Student 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.

If a situation with a student arises or you have questions, concerns, or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 319-335-1162, by email, or by sharing a concern through this form.

Angie Reams | Associate Dean of Students

mini angieMy goal is to provide support, care, and access to resources to assist students who encounter challenges or concerns in achieving success at Iowa.  Many students experience difficulties during college that impact their ability to fully participate academically and socially on campus.

These challenges may come in the form of crisis and emergency situations, such as death of a family member, victim of a violent crime, accident, apartment/house fire, medical emergency, or a concern in which a student needs direction to the appropriate resource on campus. I provide assistance to students in a manner that best meets the student’s needs by partnering with family members, campus colleagues, and through my work with the Early Intervention Team and Threat Assessment Care Team. 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 or to discuss a student concern or issue.   

Nikki Hodous | Assistant Director, Student Care & Outreach

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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.