Helping Cyclones Succeed

Meeting the demands of college academics is something to be extremely proud of. When you want support to reach -- and even exceed-- your academic goals, the Dean of Students Office has programs, tutoring, and other resources that can help you succeed. 

You want a place where you feel like you belong. Maybe you want to find new ways to meet people outside of the classroom. Maybe you want to know more about leadership opportunities on campus. No matter what you're looking for, count on the Dean of Students Office for support so you can discover a positive student experience at Iowa State. 

As an Iowa State student you get to be part of a diverse and thriving community so we encourage you to make the most of it! Start with the Dean of Students Office to learn about Iowa State campus life, and find out how you can make our community stronger. 

Whenever you have a question or concern about your life, start with us. 

Getting involved in the Cultural Ambassador Program through ISSO was one of the most eye-opening, enjoyable, and rewarding experiences I have been a part of in college! I met so many fellow students from around the country and world and learned about different cultures, countries, and people.

Maddie H., Communication Studies and Environmental Studies

Core Commitments 

Helping Cyclones Succeed

The Dean of Students Office's primary goal is to empower every Cyclone to thrive at Iowa State University. Whether through our academic enrichment initiatives, programs designed to help all students experience a sense of community and belonging, or support resources we provide to help students navigate challenges that sometimes arise during their college journey, we seek to help students experience success in every aspect of their college experience. To this end, our programs and initiatives are grounded in three core commitments: 

  • Student Success & Retention
  • Social Justice & Inclusion
  • Global & Community Engagement 

We also serve as a resource and partner with other campus departments, recognizing that students benefit from a collaborative network of resources.