Mission Statement

Engaging students, supporting positive community behavior, and enriching the college experience through educationally-purposeful activities, service, and community building.

About the Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students has a variety of initiatives and programs that support students' in overcoming challenges in order to succeed at the University of Iowa. The office is a campus leader and partner in creating meaningful learning experiences and supporting positive and inclusive communities of students and scholars. We are here to provide assistance, advocacy, and support. 

The Dean of Students team shapes the student experience and supports student success in a variety of ways including assisting with navigating a new environment, getting involved in activities and organizations, supporting social justice change, and determining options for addressing challenges. The Dean of Students team is comprised of staff members in the following departments and programs: Iowa Hawk Shop, Iowa House Hotel, Iowa Memorial Union, Leadership and Engagement, including Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement, and Student Engagement and Campus Programs, Student Care and Assistance, Student Accountability, and Student Legal Services.

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Key Statistics


Students supported by Student Care & Assistance.


Individual students served through Hawkeye Meal Share.


Meals provided through Hawkeye Meal Share.