Units of the Dean of Students
Programs and Support Initiatives
Basic Needs and Support
campus and community resources that help support basic needs. Food insecurity, child care, health and wellness, mental health, and others are examples of resources you'll find in the directory.
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
We provide a wide range of awesome activities for students every week throughout the year!
Our mission is to provide undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Iowa with access to quality, new or used, professional clothing at no cost.
Critical MASS mentors provide support and a faculty/staff/graduate student connection for referred students. The program creates a “check-in” system meant to increase accountability for personal behavior on the student’s part and implements an early intervention system that facilitates referrals for needed academic and other support services.
Early Intervention Team
Student success can be hindered by many issues: physical and mental health, personal problems, substance abuse, and finances. The Early Intervention Team (EIT) provides additional support and coordinates the necessary resources to assist the student in getting back on track to success.
This fund was created to assist and support University of Iowa students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event which would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education at the University of Iowa. The fund is supported by the University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) and the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG).
The University of Iowa is fully committed to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and encourages open dialogue, free inquiry, and healthy, vigorous debate, which are the essence of a public research institution.
The Food Pantry at Iowa provides free nutritious food and basic necessities for University of Iowa students, graduate and professional students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. Food accessibility and affordability is important for college students to survive, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to concentrate in classes.
Graduation Support Program
The Dean of Students (DOS) Graduation Support Program provides financial assistance for graduation apparel and materials to students experiencing a financial hardship and unable to afford to participate in graduation ceremonies at the University of Iowa.
High-risk drinking is a serious public health issue being addressed on just about every college campus across the country. The University of Iowa determined it was necessary to take a proactive and comprehensive approach to reducing high-risk drinking and related harms to our students.
Hawkeye Meal Share
Hawkeye Meal Share is an initiative that gives students the opportunity to donate their unused guest meal swipes online to any undergraduate, graduate, or professional student in need at the University of Iowa. Students experiencing food insecurity are able to receive meals by contacting Student Care & Assistance or visiting the Hawkeye Meal Share website.
Leadership & Service
Students can enroll in for credit academic leadership classes to discover more about leadership and the skills necessary for effective leadership. Students learn about leadership models and develop a personal philosophy of leadership. Student leaders are encouraged to take part in many leadership activities throughout each semester.
Mindful and Engaged Hawkeyes
The Mindful and Engaged Hawkeyes initiative encourages UI students to engage in advocacy, be active in their communities, learn from and listen to others, and be inspired to lead change.
Student Advisory Board
The Dean of Students (DOS) Advisory Board provides insight on items, issues, and concerns regarding students at the University of Iowa, discusses matters relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and provides advice on shaping the student experience.
Student Government - GPSG
The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) represents and advocates for the University of Iowa's graduate and professional students. Their mission is simple - improve the experience of graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa. GPSG is a representative democracy, with delegates elected from all graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa.
Student Government - USG
University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) serves and represents all UI undergraduate students. They are the student's voice to local and federal legislators, the Board of Regents, and the State of Iowa. UISG works with students and UI faculty and staff to see that students needs are accounted for, and creates solutions for problems that students face.
Get involved on campus. There are so many ways to take your education beyond course work at Iowa. Choose from nearly 500 organizations, ranging from Aikido to Dance Marathon, or start your own group!
Trans* Support Fund
This fund is to assist and support University of Iowa trans students who desire to pursue legal name and document changes, but have limited financial means to complete the process. Issues related to identity and the ability to legally change documents and names can sometimes limit a student’s ability to fully participate academically and socially on campus, thus preventing them from continuing their education at the University of Iowa.