Services and Resources

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Student Success

Tutoring Services*
Dr. Monica Howard, Assistant Dean of Veterinary Student Success

Veterinary students may use tutorial services available through the Office of Academic and Student Affairs at the College. Tutors are selected students who have successfully completed the courses for which they provide tutorial sessions through individual and/or small sessions. To arrange for a tutor, contact:

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CVM Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA)*
Dr. Monica Howard, Assistant Dean of Veterinary Student Success

Assist with professional program questions, and provide guidance to resources for students who may 
be experiencing or having concerns in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Violation of Title IX or other federal, state, or local laws require OASA reporting to the appropriate units. Students also can directly contact the below resources. Notifying OASA as well is often helpful for a more rapid resolution of the issues.  

ISU Student Legal Services
Funded entirely by the Government of the 
Student Body, Student Legal Services (SLS) 
is a legal aid office for students currently 
enrolled at Iowa State University and registered Iowa State University student groups. It is staffed by two attorneys who advise and often represent students in a variety of cases and are available for consultation with respect to most 
legal concerns. 

ISU Counseling Service
Veterinary students have access to secure and confidential counseling services on site in the College of Veterinary Medicine. CVM students also have the option of attending counseling on central campus. To schedule an appointment, call 515-294-5056 and let them know that you are a Vet Med student or email  

ISU Dean of Students Office
Kipp Van Dyke, Assistant Dean of Students/
Director for Student Assistance and Outreach

Focus on connecting students to emotional support and 
advocacy assistance, as well as assisting students with class assignments or schedules, leaves of absence, 
withdrawal or other academic concerns, safety planning, and housing. The office can assist with complaints. The 
office staff can also assist the student in notifying ISU Police or local law enforcement if the student so requests.

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Student Accessibility Services
Adriana Gonzalez-Elliott, Director of Student Accessibility Services,, 515-294-7220

Evaluate and approve accommodations (Notification Letters (NL)) and 
assist colleges in providing reasonable accommodations. Dr. Monica Howard is the CVM liaison and point of contact after NLs are approved for CVM approvals prior to 
student-instructor discussions.

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Veteran’s Center
Veterinary students, staff, faculty and 
their immediate family (spouse, domestic 
partner, children) can find support, information and a shared camaraderie at the Veterans Center on main campus.

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ISU Equal Opportunity (EO) and Title IX 
Mary Howell Sirna, Interim Equal Opportunity Director
Dr. Monica Howard, CVM Deputy Title IX Coordinator

The Equal Opportunity Office focuses on investigation, 
accountability, and compliance regarding Title IX and 
serves as a contact for any report related to sexual 
harassment and misconduct. If an immediate threat, 
contact the police. The EO office on campus can be 
contacted directly at:

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Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) 
Information Advisors 
Members of the University community who have received extensive discrimination and 
harassment training, conducted by the Director of the 
Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) or designee, act as 
information advisors on topics pertaining to discrimination and harassment and have general knowledge about 
applicable laws, university policies and procedures. 
This position is not a confidential reporting system and 
violations of federal laws have to be reported

Student Safety

Students Who May Be Victims 
of Sexual Misconduct

If you or someone you know may be a victim of 
sexual misconduct or assault, you are strongly 
encouraged to seek immediate assistance.

Assistance can be obtained 24 hours a day, 
7 days a week from:

  • ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and 
Support) 800-203-3488 for a confidential advocate
  • Mary Greeley Medical Center 
515-239-2011 for a confidential health examination or services
  • ISU Police
 911 from a campus phone or 515-294-4428
  • Ames Police 911 or 515-239-5133

During business hours, you may also seek 
assistance from the ISU Dean of Students Office 

Sexual Assault/Misconduct

Story Co Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

Free Medical Assistance for Sexual Assault

  • Mary Greeley Medical Center 515-239-2011
  • Thielen Student Health Center 515-294-5801
  • Planned Parenthood 515-292-1000

Immediate Law Enforcement response

  • ISU Police 515-294-4428
  • Ames Police 515-239-5133
  • Story County Sheriff’s Office 515-382-6566

ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and 
Support) is the local advocacy and support organization whose mission is to address the roots and impact of 
domestic and sexual violence through services that 
enhance safety, empower survivors, and promote 
understanding and social justice within our community.

29-ALERT or 515-292-5378
Assault Care Center

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ISU Police Department
If students need emergency 
assistance they should call the ISU Police Department 
at 294-4428 or 911.

Financial Resources

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Financial Counseling
Financial planning begins the day a student matriculates. A financial literacy advisor provides seminars and individual guidance in financial planning. Topics include: Credit and Credit Scoring, Student Loan Repayment Options, Retirement, Investment and Job Benefits, etc. Individual financial planning afternoon appointments (Wednesdays 12-4pm), currently in OASA. To schedule an appointment contact

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Financial Aid
Understanding and planning for financial aid is an important part of your financial portfolio. An advisor is available for afternoon appointments, currently Tuesdays (12-4pm) in OASA. 

Rural Iowa Veterinarian Loan Repayment Program

Tara Joyce, Financial Aid Advisor
Office of Student Financial Aid
0210 Beardshear Hall