Support for Cyclones

Getting Started

We know there are a lot resources on campus and it can be hard to figure out where to start. These resources are a great starting point for you. They focus on helping you connect to other resources and share more information about what can help you be successful.

Self-Guided Help

We get it, you have really busy schedules and it can be hard to prioritize fitting everything in. We know time and schedules can stand in the way to engaging in activities that support your wellbeing. To help – we created a series of self-guided programs and have some resources available that you can do on your time!

Community Resources

College is hard, filled with many highs and sometimes some lows. Staff are here to help assist you throughout your adventure at ISU. ISU has many resources available to you to help with health and wellbeing concerns, social connection, and more.

24/7 Crisis Support

Call       911
             Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988
             ISU Police: 515-294-4428
             Central Iowa Crisis Line: 1-855-581-8111
             Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

Text      ISU Crisis Text Line: Text "ISU" to 741741
Chat     Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Visit     Emergency Room at Mary Greeley Medical Center 
             1111 Duff Ave., Ames

Here for You

As members of our Cyclone family, you have the opportunity to discover new passions, embark on exciting research, meet friends from all over the world, and grow in a creative and innovative environment that challenges and supports you. Your time at Iowa State is expected to be fun and exciting, but sometimes the college experience can also be overwhelming. Iowa State is committed to supporting your wellbeing inside and outside the classroom. We care about your physical and mental health, personal safety, and wellbeing. That's why we have a broad set of resources, services, and people dedicated to helping you be your best; whether you need to speak with a professional or simply connect with others who may be experiencing similar struggles. We are here for you, fellow Cyclone. 

Did you know?

Most students respect peers who seek support for their mental and emotional wellbeing, and peers who intervene when others are facing a crisis situation.
of college students shared their wellbeing
is just as important as their academic rigor
of ISU Students receive counseling
for mental health concerns
visitors to the SHOP in '20-'21
SafeRide rides in 2019
of students who used Student Counseling
Services would recommend SCS to a friend
of ISU students use
Recreation Services