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Student Care and Assistance

Student Care and Assistance supports University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in crisis and emergency situations, such as hospitalization, medical emergencies, mental health concerns, chronic conditions, family deaths, natural disasters, off-campus living issues, and unexpected events. As a central campus resource, SCA collaborates with campus partners to provide coordinated efforts that help students overcome challenges and succeed on their path towards graduation.

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Student Health

Student Health provides registered students with services that are comparable to what one would receive from their hometown healthcare provider, with added expertise in the care of college students. Student Health is staffed with board-certified MDs who specialize in family medicine, gynecology, and psychiatry, as well as certified physician assistants who provide additional support.

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Student Wellness

Student Wellness provides a range of services to support students' physical and mental well-being. These services include appointments, group workshops, and events that focus on topics such as nutrition, fitness, stress management, alcohol and drug awareness, tobacco and e-cigarette use, sexual health, and sleep. By offering these essential resources, Student Wellness works to ensure the health and success of our student population.

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Basic Needs

Basic Needs is a set of resources for students to support students during times of need. Our site serves as a directory of campus and community resources that address essential needs, including food insecurity, child care, mental health, and health and wellness. By offering these resources, we strive to promote student well-being and academic success.

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University Counseling Service

University Counseling Service (UCS) supports the Division of Student Life mission for student success by providing mental health services and support to University of Iowa students. The service boasts an inter-disciplinary multicultural team of psychologists, social workers, graduate interns, practicum students, and administrative professionals. The training and interests of the team span a broad range of counseling approaches, with a focus on the unique challenges that college students experience.

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Upcoming Events

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Success, Not Excess

Thursday, February 29, 2024 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Supporting Students Desiring a Change Success, Not Excess provides a small, safe and supportive space for UI students wanting to make or considering changes in their alcohol or other drug use. The group emphasizes success in academics, relationships, mental and physical health, and other goals through reducing alcohol and other drug use. Meetings are provided by the UI Collegiate Recovery Program. For more information, please visit our website. This is not a treatment group and will not...
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Connection & Resilience Workshop

Friday, March 1, 2024 12:00pm to 1:30pm
University Capitol Centre
The UI Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is offering a four-week workshop based on Brené Brown's Connections Curriculum. The goal of this workshop is to examine the roles of shame, resilience and empathy and the impacts on how they view themselves and their relationships. This interactive workshop will include group discussions, opportunities to practice coping strategies and selected readings from Brené Brown. Brené Brown's Connections Curriculum, is a multifaceted approach, developed to...
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Red Watch Band Training

Friday, March 1, 2024 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
Get FREE CPR/AED certification and alcohol bystander training. Over 1,800 students each year die on campuses across the country from preventable alcohol-related injuries. Be prepared to save a friend! The Red Watch Band program is open to all UI students and aims to prevent alcohol poisoning deaths on our campus by providing knowledge, skills, and confidence to act in situations when every second counts.  Registration is required. 
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Women's Basketball Game Viewing Party

Sunday, March 3, 2024 11:30am to 3:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join CAB & the CRP to cheer on the Hawks for Senior Day on Sunday, March 3. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. in the IMU Hawkeye Room, enjoy snacks and be entered to win one of three grand prizes. Go Hawks!