Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics

Founded in 1992, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics provides leadership development and educational opportunities for women and men interested in politics, public policy and administration, and public service through programs blending the resources and scholarship of the academic environment with the actual experiences of individuals in the public and private sectors.

Student Wellness

A department in the Division of Student Affairs focuses on holistic wellness and work with students to create a university environment that promotes health and wellbeing.   They are a one-stop department for information and resources related to student wellness and provide programs and opportunities that are designed to equip students with life-enhancing skills so they can thrive academically and personally at ISU and beyond. 

Couple and Family Therapy Clinic

The clinic is open year-round, and offers sessions to students for $5; non-students' session fee is determined by a sliding-fee scale. We do not turn away clients who cannot afford to pay. To set up an appointment, the clinic number is 515-294-0534. The clinic is located on the first floor of the Palmer HDFS Building.

Dean of Students Office

The mission of the Dean of Students Office is to enhance the quality of life of Iowa State University students by supporting the university's commitment to the academic success and holistic development of each individual student. The Dean of Students Office specifically fosters intellectual, physical, and social development through programs and direct services which challenge and support students as they develop attitudes, abilities, and skills for life-long learning within a global environment.

Department of Public Safety Iowa State University

The Department of Public Safety strives to make the Iowa State campus a safe place to learn, live, and work. DPS consists of two divisions: ISU Police and ISU Parking. Both units are committed to providing you with the highest level of service. We operate 24 hours a day, 7days a week. (515) 294-4428.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Services

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Services is a unit of the Dean of Students Office at Iowa State University. LGBTSS offers support, education, advocacy, and referral on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Alliance (LGBTAA)

ISU's LGBTA student organization providing a variety of social activities and interest groups. Office is located in G46 (East Student Office Space). Phone: 294-2104. Email:

Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance

The ultimate goal of the University's Equal Opportunity and Compliance Program is to reflect the diversity of the population in a high quality faculty and staff. The real success of translating the letter and spirit of the program into progress toward that goal rests with the members of the University community who render the initial recommendation with respect to which applicants are to be considered for employment as well as those who make the final determination. Thus, each individual's commitment to the University's goal is vital to its successful achievement.

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost - Work / Life at Iowa State University

ISU is committed to maintaining a first-class academic environment in which its employees and students are able to manage both work responsibilities and personal commitments. The university has a strong set of policies and programs designed to support members of the ISU community in their multiple professional and personal roles.

In fall 2008, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost established a Work/Life Advisory Committee to help the university strategize about best ways to build and refine its commitments to ensuring that ISU is a great place to learn and work.

Story County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

The Story County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) consists of specially trained professionals from nine agencies who provide a community coordinated response to sexual assaults. Members of SART represent the fields of law enforcement, health care, advocacy/counseling, and prosecution and are employed in university, city and county governments, medical clinics, and nonprofits. SART identifies the barriers that keep sexual assault victims/survivors from coming forward and works to overcome those barriers through its sensitive, survivor-centered approach.

Student Counseling Service

The mission of the Student Counseling Service (SCS) is to help students enhance their academic and personal well-being. The Student Counseling Service provides prevention, intervention, information, and referral services to Iowa State students. SCS also provides consultation and training to faculty and staff to assist them in addressing the psychological needs of students.

Thielen Student Health Center

Iowa State University's full-service ambulatory care facility was completed in 1997 and is conveniently located on the corner of Sheldon Avenue and Union Drive on the West side of campus. The Thielen Student Health Center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, and provides information, treatment, and resources for the ISU community.

Women's Studies Program

The Women's Studies Program at Iowa State University offers both a major and a minor in Women's Studies. Women's Studies may be defined as the critical and scholarly pursuit of knowledge about women from feminist, interdisciplinary perspectives.