Campus resources provide services to students, community

Saige Heyer

Iowa State offers many resources for students, families and Ames residents.

Thielen Student Health Center

Located on the west side of campus near State Gym, Thielen Student Health Center is a place students can go to get help with just about any medical need.

It offers the following services:

• Allergy clinic

• Flu vaccines

• Illness and injury care

• Mental health

• Physical exams

• Physical therapy

• Prevention services

• Travel clinic

• Women’s health

Visit or call 800-524-6877 for more information. To make an appointment, call 515-294-5801.

Recreation Services

Iowa State’s Recreation Services consists of multiple facilities on and around campus. These facilities provide students with places to work out, swim, run and skate.

The facilities that make up ISU’s Recreation Services are:

• Lied Recreation Center

• State Gym

• Beyer Hall

• Forker Building

• Ames/ISU Ice Arena

• Disc golf course on 13th Street

• Various recreation fields

For more information, visit or call 515-294-4980.

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office is located in the Student Services Building. It is there to help students with not only any academic problems that they may be facing, but personal and legal problems as well.

The departments included in the Dean of Student’s Office are:

• Hixson-Lied Student Success Center

• Greek Affairs

• Hixson Opportunity Awards

• Judicial Affairs

• LGBT Student Services

• Margaret Sloss Women’s Center

• Multicultural Student Affairs

• National Student Exchange

• Parents’ Association

• Recreation Services

• Student Assistance

• Student Disability Resources

• Student Legal Services

• Student Support Services

• Vocational Rehabilitation

• Writing and Media Center

For more information, visit or call 515-294-1020.

Parks Library

Parks Library is full of books, archives, special collections and other resources students may need to use for their classes. Students can also utilize their inter-library loan system.

Other than providing these resources for students, Parks Library also provides students with a place to study or just relax between classes. Bookends Cafe resides in Parks Library as do the Grant Wood murals, part of University Museums’ Art on Campus.

IT Services

Information Technology Services is a place for students to go when they need help with their Internet, TV, university NetID and passwords, computer repair and much more. If a student need a laptop or media equipment, he or she can check them out from IT Services.

For more information, visit or call 515-294-4000.

Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety is located in the Armory on the west side of campus and includes both the ISU Police Department and the parking division.

ISU Police provides the following services 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

• General patrol

• Traffic enforcement

• Criminal investigations

• Computer forensics

• Personal threat assistance

• Crime prevention programming

• Victim/witness rights

For more information about ISU Police, call 515-294-4428. In an emergency, call 911.

The parking division is where students go to get their parking permits, register their bicycles or pay parking tickets.

The DPS provides assistance to students who need help through the HelpVan, which can be reached at 515-294-4444. Services provided by the HelpVan include jump-starting vehicles, providing tools to change a flat tire, giving rides to get fuel and providing shovels to scoop snow.

From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., the DPS provides safety escorts. These escorts will take you from where you are to your destination on any university or greek properties. To utilize these services, which are only available when classes are in session, call 515-294-4444.

For more information about the Department of Public Safety, including ISU Police and the parking division, visit