Make an appointment

Student Care and Assistance is here to support undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in whatever manner preferred (in-person, virtual, phone). Please feel free to contact us using the below information or stop by our office in 132 IMU. You can also share a concern through this form

  • Visit us at 132 Iowa Memorial Union during the hours of 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
  • Call us at 319-335-1162
  • Email us at dos-assistance@uiowa.edu
  • Schedule with us

About Student Care and Assistance

Student Care and Assistance provides assistance to University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students experiencing crisis and emergency situations. These situations may include:

  • Hospitalization
  • Medical emergencies or long-term illness
  • Mental health concerns
  • Chronic conditions
  • Death of a family member
  • Natural disasters - fire, tornado, flood
  • Off campus living concerns
  • Unexpected events or challenges

We know that students may experience a variety of challenges during their college career. Student Care and Assistance is a central location that provides coordinated efforts along with campus partners to assist students with overcoming challenges to be successful and continue towards graduation.

Meet the staff

Student Care and Assistance is comprised of a team of individuals dedicated to supporting students experiencing circumstances that impact their success. Much of the assistance we are able to provide is in large part due to the partnerships with colleagues and offices throughout campus and the community. All of the team can respond to concerns and we encourage you to use our general contact information (dos-assistance@uiowa.edu, 319-335-1162) when seeking assistance.


Stephanie Beecher, M.A.

Basic Needs Coordinator
Email: stephanie-beecher@uiowa.edu

I assist students that:

  • May be experiencing a crisis or emergency situation working with Student Care and Assistance
  • Need support regarding basic needs or the student emergency fund
  • Have questions about the Office of the Dean of Students
  • Are wanting to learn more about our food pantry and/or clothing closet

Cody Howell

Student Care Coordinator
Email: cody-howell@uiowa.edu

I assist students that:

  • Are experiencing high level mental health concerns
  • Hold marginalized identities navigate mental health concerns
  • Are having thoughts around suicide or self-harm
  • Need additional mental health support and connecting to resources
  • May interact with law enforcement following crisis intervention

Elley Mohling

Student Care Coordinator
Email: elley-mohling@uiowa.edu

I assist students that:

  • Are experiencing high level mental health concerns
  • Hold marginalized identities navigate mental health concerns
  • Are having thoughts around suicide or self-harm
  • Need additional mental health support and connecting to resources
  • May interact with law enforcement following crisis intervention

Anna Holbrook, M.S.

Assistant Director
Email: anna-holbrook@uiowa.edu

I assist students that:

  • Need help in overcoming challenges or concerns to find success at Iowa
  • Are working with Student Care and Assistance during a crisis or emergency situation to find support
  • May need assistance or have questions about basic needs resources such as the Hawkeye Meal Share program as well as the campus Basic Needs committee
  • Would benefit from support through connection, outreach, and/or presentation opportunities
  • Have questions about the Office of the Dean of Students

Cesar Perez

Graduate Assistant
Email: cesar-o-perez@uiowa.edu

I assist students that:

  • Have any questions about the Food Pantry, including how to volunteer
  • Need support with living off campus
  • Are having problems overcoming an obstacle at Iowa
  • That just want to connect and chat 
  • Have questions about the Office of the Dean of Students

Nikki Hodous, M.A.

Director
Email: nicole-hodous@uiowa.edu

I assist students that:

  • Are encountering unanticipated concerns and barriers to their success by providing support and access to resources.
  • Would benefit from the partnerships between other University offices to coordinate response and assistance for their individual needs, including the help of the Early Intervention Team.
  • Faculty, staff, friends, and families are worried about. Our office will consult with concerned individuals to provide resources and coordinate possible next steps to assist the student.
  • Are navigating difficult situations that could be assisted through access to a Student Care and Assistance programs/initiatives, such as Hawkeye Meal Share, Support Fund for Student Name Change, Student Life Emergency Fund, Clothing Closet, and Food Pantry.
  • Have off-campus living concerns to provide general support and to identify possible options for assistance.