Make an appointment

Student Care and Assistance is here to support you in whatever manner you prefer (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

About Student Care & Assistance

Student Care & Assistance provides assistance to University of Iowa 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 & 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.

Nikki Hodous | Director, Student Care & Assistance

I work to provide assistance to students who encounter challenges or concerns in achieving success at Iowa. This may be through my work with Student Care, collaborations with campus partners, or support through the Campus Inclusion Team. I strive to ensure students receive support in a manner that best meets the their needs.

In addition to Student Care and the Campus Inclusion Team, I manage training and outreach for the Office of the Dean of Students. I organize training for campus partners on conduct and care as well as provide programming for other departments regarding resources and support for students of concern. The Office of the Dean of Students is a central location that provides coordinated efforts to assist students with overcoming challenges to be successful and continue on a path towards graduation.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding student assistance, the Campus Inclusion Team, or training opportunities.