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Student Services and Resources

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Student Success

Tutoring Services*
Dr. Monica Howard, CVM Director 
of Student Programs

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:

CVM Office of Academic 
and Student Affairs (OASA)*
Dr. Monica Howard, CVM Director 
of Student Programs

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 reserved slots on campus for secure and confidential counseling services. Appointment hours reserved for 
veterinary students are on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., 
5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Student Counseling Service. Hours may change, so please check when you call. Call 515-294-5056 and let them know that you are a Vet Med student.  

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.

Office of Student Disability Resources

Keith Robinder, Associate Dean of Students
Steve Moats, Director of Student Disability 
Resources, smoats@iastate.edu, 515-294-7220

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

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.

ISU Equal Opportunity (EO) and Title IX 
Robin Kelley, ISU EO and Title IX Coordinator

Melody Gustafson, CVM EO Advisor

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:

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.

  • Melody Gustafson, CVM Equal 
Opportunity Information Advisor

    Veterinary Medicine Administration


    2261 Vet Med



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


CVM Police Officer Lt. Sara Jensen*

Lt. Jensen is the liaison between the ISU Police 
Department and CVM and is available as a resource for safety and security questions 
or concerns. If students need emergency 
assistance they should call the ISU Police Department 
at 294-4428 or 911.

Lieutenant Sara Jensen, 
ISU Police Department, CVM Liaison
2248 Vet Med, Ames, IA 50011
Office Phone: 515-294-1616
24-Hour Dispatch: 515-294-4428

Emergency: 911


 *Located at the College of Veterinary Medicine