Helping Undergraduate Students in Distress

Emergency Numbers and an Overview of Resources

CLAS Undergraduate Programs
The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and office staff consult with CLAS instructors on a range of concerns, including student absences; SDS accommodations; poor grades and academic probation; student behavior; academic misconduct; complaints about grades; late or retroactive withdrawals; or other issues. Visit this directory page for more information.

120 Schaeffer Hall
(319) 335-2633

NEW! Concerned about an undergraduate student? The academic staff in CLAS Undergraduate Programs (120 Schaeffer Hall) have created a reporting form for instructors to use when concerns arise related to a student in one of their courses. If you have a student you are concerned about, please fill out the online reporting form. You will be asked to share your name, the student’s name, and a brief summary of the concern. You can choose whether to remain anonymous or not, and the CLAS staff will determine the appropriate outreach and resources to support the student.

Reasons instructors might use the CLAS Undergraduate Student Academic Concern Form:  

  • Student has stopped coming to class or stopped submitting assignments with no communication for more than a week.
  • Student has not responded to your attempts to outreach via email or ICON website.
  • Student appears to need support related to their well-being based on in class behavior or information they have shared with you.
  • Student might need to be connected to additional resources on campus.
  • Student has shared concerning information with you.

Please also refer to the Dean of Students Quick Help Guide for supporting students. The Dean of Students has a student concern/issue reporting system that can be used for concerns related to the code of student life, student conduct, fraternity/sorority concern and other matters related to student behavior or concern around student wellness and basic needs.

    Assessment and Care Team (UI)
    The Assessment and Care Team is composed of Assessment and Care Specialists (ACS) with mental health and law enforcement expertise. The ACS are the primary contacts for the University Community concerned with behaviors and situations which have a potential for self-harm and/or harm to others. Note that University offices, including this one, are closed on weekends. Please call 911 for help or (319) 356-5275​, Iowa City Police; police will check on a person and their safety if a concern arises. 

    Eli Hotchkin, Director
    (319) 384-2955

    Dean of Students (UI)
    The Office of the Dean of Students provides assistance to students experiencing a crisis or an emergency situations. Call or email to report a concern or to consult about a student who is having problems. Also contact the CLAS office above for help.
    135 Iowa Memorial Union
    (319) 335-1162

    ​Early Intervention Team (UI)
    If you have a student who could benefit from additional support, call the Early Intervention Team (EIT). The EIT provides support and coordinates the necessary resources to get the student back on track.
    Nikki Hodous, M.A.                                             
    Office of the Dean of Students                       
    (319) 335-1162                                                                                        

    University Counseling Resources (UI)
    Westside: 3223 Westlawn S.
    Eastside: UCC Suite 1950

    (319) 335-7294
     8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

    • Guide for Faculty and Staff from University Counseling
    • University Counseling Appointments: Same Day and Crisis Management
    • Kognito, an online, easy to use, avatar based training program to assist you with identifying the markers for suicidal thinking and intent. Kognito walks you through the steps of identification, teaches you easy to use language for intervening with a student for whom you have concern, and then shares with you resources for the University of Iowa campus.  Takes no more than an hour, is highly interactive, and can provide you the information you need to act in confidence in critical situations. Enrollment Key: Iowa 29

    Sexual Harassment Resources (UI)
    The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) coordinates the university's response to reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking when those reports involve members of or visitors to the university community. Call or visit the web page to report or to confer.
    455 Van Allen Hall
    (319) 335-0705

    Student Disability Services (UI)
    The office facilitates academic accommodations based on a student's eligibility. The student must apply and present the required medical documentations. The student must request accommodations for each semester needed. The office also consults with faculty, staff, and students about related issues.
    (319) 335-1462