Campus Resources

The following list include resources that students with disabilities may find helpful as they navigate their college experience and strive for academic success.

  • Academic Life Navigator (ALN) - A role and program within Student Disability Services (SDS) that is intended to provide skills for students with disabilities pertinent to their academic careers. The ALN is meant to be a resource for those with ASD and ADHD to help empower them to achieve all that they can at the University of Iowa. 

  • Academic Resource Center (ARC) - Home to the University of Iowa’s Supplemental Instruction (SI) program which is FREE, course-specific, peer-facilitated group study sessions that was developed to improve retention and academic success within historically challenging courses. SI sessions are designed to be a fun and interactive way to learn the course material through group activities, discussions, and games! Refer to the website to learn about the benefits of the SI program along with the schedule of SI session offerings.

  • Academic Support and Retention (ASR) - Academic Support & Retention coordinates campus-wide programs and initiatives that facilitate the academic success of all undergraduate students.

  • Access and Construction Alerts Map - Facilities Management has established a new Access & Construction Alert system which automates notification to important partners like Public Safety, Parking & Transportation, University Relations, City of Iowa City, City of Coralville, etc. and will help provide important information about accessible paths of travel to individuals with disabilities.

  • Active Minds (student organization) - The purpose of Active Minds is to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on campus. The mission is to provide mental health education and advocacy in an effort to increase students' awareness of mental health issues. 

  • ADA Coordinator - The ADA Coordinator ensures that appropriate processes are in place to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and inquiries from university students regarding compliance with the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws regarding discrimination on the basis of disability.

  • Best Buddies (student organization) - Best Buddies is a recognized student organization on campus that pairs people with intellectual disabilities in one-to-one friendships with college students. The mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). 

  • Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness (student organization) - The purpose and goal of BIEDA is to encourage a positive, sustainable lifestyle through body image and eating disorder awareness and campus/local resource identification.

  • Campus Accessibility Map

  • Celi-Yaks Club (student organization) - Celi-Yaks is an organization for those with Celiac Disease, gluten-intolerance, and anybody who is interested in joining and supporting the effort to improve the lives of those affected by gluten! There will be discussions, support, group activities, advocacy, community involvement, and most of all, FUN! 

  • Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE) - Offers support and services to students who identify as racial/ethnic minorities, veterans and their dependents, students with seen or unseen disabilities, first generation students, low-income students, and students in the LGBTQ+ community. 

  • Chemistry Resource CenterGraduate teaching assistants hold office hours for their courses in the Chemistry Resource Center. These instructors are available to assist students in their chemistry courses. Students utilize this room to prepare for exams, request help on homework, work on laboratory reports and general study for chemistry. 

  • Chronic Illness Alliance (student organization) - The mission of Chronic Illness Alliance is to provide an inclusive community that offers social and emotional support and a variety of resources to those who live with or have loved ones affected by chronic illnesses. Those who want to be allies and learn more about living with chronic illnesses are also welcome. Our goal is to create a support system on campus to make maneuvering through college a bit easier. 

  • College Diabetes Network at Iowa (student organization) - The University of Iowa Chapter of the College Diabetes Network was founded for the purpose of connecting college students with and affected by Type 1 Diabetes in the hopes that these connections will create a support network which will enable students to fulfill their potential and limit the negative psychological and physical effects of Diabetes. CDN at Iowa serves to offer a place of peace, support, and advocacy on campus and in Iowa City through fellowship, fundraising, and outreach. 

  • College Students Care (student organization) - As an organization Students Care provides a multitude of services for students with disabilities.  We provide full time care, tutoring, on call response, close friends, and so much more.  We meet with each individual student and work to create a plan of care that includes everything they want and need to enjoy the college experience with no boundaries. 

  • Community for Persons with Disabilities - Link to the UI Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's Resource page for Disability resources, including Offices and Units, Programs, Awards and Scholarships, Organizations, Resources and News and Events. 

  • Computer Science - Approved Tutors - List of approved tutors for Computer Science or Informatics undergraduate courses. 

  • Council on Disability Awareness (CDA) - A group of staff, faculty, students, and citizens working towards the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life at the University of Iowa.

  • Dean of Students - Creating and supporting positive and inclusive communities of students and scholars through advocacy, education, and engagement.

  • Diversity Networking Night - Diversity Networking Night will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 5-6:30 PM  in the Currier Multipurpose Room. This event will allow you the opportunity to meet and network with employers who are committed to equitable workplaces. You can learn more about career paths and make connections for future internships and jobs.

  • Engineering Tutoring - Engineering Tutoring provides free group tutoring to students taking foundational and core courses in the Engineering curriculum. Engineering Tutoring is staffed by undergraduate students who have been successful in the courses they tutor.

  • Facilities Management at Your Service (FM@YourService) - Facilities Management partners with the campus community to provide a physical environment that promotes University excellence such as snow removal, etc.  Facilities Management can be reached for assistance at 319-335-5071. Anyone with a Hawk ID can utilize FM@YourService portal to report non-emergency needs or place a requisition.

  • First Generation at Iowa (1stGen@Iowa) - The 1stGen@Iowa initiative aims to bring awareness to campus and work towards a strategic, collective approach to celebrating and supporting first-generation students. The initiative seeks to inform and educate the campus community, support first-generation students in their academic and career endeavors, and ensure that students ultimately succeed at The University of Iowa.

  • Food Pantry at Iowa - Our mission is to provide nutritious food and basic necessities for University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff in need, and to fight food insecurity through education and advocacy.

  • History Teaching and Writing Center - Provides assistance to undergraduate students with writing assignments for history courses.

  • Housing & Dining Medical (ADA) Accommodations - University of Iowa Housing & Dining (UIHD) welcomes and encourages students with a variety of disabilities and chronic medical conditions to live in campus housing and values the contributions all students make in our communities. UIHD will work with any student who requests housing or dining accommodations on an individual basis. It is important to communicate early and thoroughly with UIHD staff to ensure needs can be met most effectively.

  • IT Accessibility@IowaUniversity of Iowa is committed to providing information technology and systems that are accessible to all users, including users with disabilities and users of assistive technologies. In support of this commitment, the University maintains a Web Accessibility Policy, along with standards and practices that define a minimum degree of accessibility. Housed within the Information Security and Policy Office (ISPO), the IT Accessibility Group provides assistance with policy and technical guidelines, training, consultation, and advocacy for accessibility efforts at Iowa. 

  • Iowa Veteran Education, Transition, and Support (IVETS) - To not only help Veteran and military-affiliated students adjust to life at a large public university, but also assist them in becoming active and contributing members of the general campus population. Resources, guidance and assistance available. 

  • Language Media CenterProvides students with facilities and services for traditional language laboratory work as well as for foreign language video and computer-based activities

  • Library Assistance for People with DisabilitiesThe University of Iowa Libraries affirms its commitment to provide all members of the University community with access to library information resources and services. Wherever possible, UI Libraries’ staff will remove barriers that prevent equitable access for persons with disabilities.

  • Math Tutorial Lab - The Mathematics Tutorial Laboratory is a place for students to get assistance studying for their math classes. Its primary function is to provide students with the opportunity to receive one-on-one help from tutors ready and able to answer questions; the Math Tutorial Lab gets over 10,000 student visits each semester.

  • Multicultural & International Student Support & Engagement (MISSE)Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement is committed to supporting student success on the University of Iowa campus through planned activities at the four UI Cultural and LGBTQ Resource Centers, annual diversity programs, and student organization events.

  • Office of the OmbudspersonThe Office of the Ombudsperson is a resource for any member of the university community -- including students, faculty, and staff -- with a problem or concern. We provide informal conflict resolution, mediation services and advocacy for fair treatment and fair process.  Our services are confidential, neutral, informal, and independent.

  • Physics Help Center - Provides assistance to students enrolled in physics courses.

  • Pomerantz Career Center Disability Resources - List of resources to help students with disabilities better understand these challenges and highlight resources and services that will advance their career success.

  • Rays of Reach (student organization) - Purpose of RAYS of REACH is to: 1) Increase campus and community awareness about the UI REACH program 2) Develop and enhance relationships between and among traditional UI students and UI REACH students 3) Create a means to stay connected to UI REACH supporters following graduation

  • Report a Concern- Students who would like to report a concern or seek assistance with specific departments or departmental units may use the following resources.

  • Scholarships and Awards - Limited list of disability-related scholarships for students.

  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication Student CenterThe Student Center, located in Room E350 Adler Journalism Building, is a place for students to study, relax between classes, work on group projects, check e-mail, do research, and browse key publications in the field of journalism and mass communications. 

  • Speaking Center - The Speaking Center, housed in the Rhetoric Department in Rooms 410, 412, and 414 EPB, offers quality, one-on-one and small group tutoring and consultation to students and instructors on campus who would like to work on any aspect of oral communication.

  • Statistics Tutorial Lab - The purpose of the Statistics Tutorial Lab (University Library Commons, Room 1113 Red) is to make extra help available in introductory statistics courses. Sometimes your instructor's or TA's office hours don't mesh well with your schedule. Sometimes you may be reluctant to ask your own teacher for help. The Statistics Tutorial Lab is here to help make up for such difficulties! The courses that we can help you with are: STAT:1010, Statistics and Society, STAT:1020, Elementary Statistics and Inference, STAT:1030, Statistics for Business, and STAT:2020, Probability & Statistics for Engineering & Physical Sciences

  • Student Care and Assistance - Provides assistance to University of Iowa students experiencing crisis and emergency situations that may impact their class attendance or academic performance. These situations may include hospitalization, medical emergencies or long-term illness, mental health concerns, chronic conditions, death of a family member, natural disasters (fire, tornado, flood), off campus living concerns, or unexpected events or challenges. 

  • Student HealthStudent Health provides primary medical care for registered University of Iowa students--the same care you would receive from a healthcare provider in your hometown. We have physicians who are board certified in family medicine, physician assistants, and psychiatrists so that we can provide primary care for almost any health concern that may arise. Call 319-335-8394 to schedule an appointment with one of our providers!

  • Student Sparkles (student organization) - The University of Iowa Hawkeye Sparkles is a spirit squad set up to include students with disabilities. These students with disabilities will practice along-side of peer-mentors in the areas of dance and cheerleading and perform at events on campus. The Hawkeye Sparkles are seeking new members that share the love of cheerleading and dancing and have a passion for inclusion. 

  • Student Wellness - We offer appointments, group workshops, events and other programming for students on nutrition, fitness, stress management, alcohol and drugstobacco/e-cigarettes, sexual health and sleep.

  • Success in Rhetoric (SiR) - Success in Rhetoric is a free resource that helps you figure out how to be successful in your rhetoric course.  You can drop in for help with papers, speeches, projects, reading assignments or anything else related to RHET:1030, RHET:1040, or RHET:1060.

  • Support for Students: Neurodiversity and Autism Spectrum Disorder - Includes resource pages with inclusive and practical support for various audiences who may interact or benefit from learning more about the university’s ability and mission to support neurodiverse and ASD students in addition to students with behaviors consistent with ASD.

  • Tippie Undergraduate Academic Support & TutoringNeed tutoring or extra help in a class? Take advantage of our tutoring and online lab resources.

  • Transfers Leading Change (student organization) - We're made of new and existing transfer students here at the University of Iowa, and our goal is to aid the transfer process socially, academically, and emotionally. As fellow transfers, we understand there's a unique struggle to transferring mid-degree and would love to help you adjust and connect with others who do as well. 

  • Transit Services for Persons with Disabilities - Specialized transportation service for persons with disabilities. It is a demand-response, curb-to-curb service designed to serve the needs of University students, faculty, and staff within most areas of Iowa City and Coralville.

  • TRIO Student Support Services - TRIO SSS within the Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE) is a federal grant program that serves first generation students, low-income students, and/or students with documented disabilities. TRIO success coaches are charged with ensuring the academic and personal success of participants within the program. The TRIO program offers free tutoring, individualized coaching, success planning, financial support where relevant, cultural events, transition courses, free printing, and much more.

  • Tutor Iowa An excellent resource to find academic assistance and mentoring for your University of Iowa courses. This includes resources such as the Speaking Center, Writing Center, Math Tutorial Lab, and much more. 

  • UI Graduate & Professional Student Government (GPSG)Representing and advocating for the University of Iowa's graduate and professional students.

  • UI Student Government (UISG)The University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) exists to represent, serve, and empower all University of Iowa undergraduate students. UISG also has consituency senators, including a UISG Disability Consituency Senator

  • UI Students with Disabilities Advocacy & Awareness (UISDAA) (student organization) - Home of the Hawkeye Accessibility Ambassadors. Student disability organization that promotes and advocates for a supportive and inclusive environment for students with disabilities on campus and in the University of Iowa community. 

  • University Counseling Service (UCS) - Offers a variety of group and individual counseling services for currently enrolled Iowa students. UCS also offers workshops and programs to assist students with everything from depression and anxiety management, to suicide prevention, to helping others in distress.  Services have no additional costs.  The UCS is located in multiple campus locations for your easy access.  All services are confidential!

  • Writing Center - The Writing Center assists with all writing projects, including multimedia projects, at any stage of development. Our services are free and available to anyone in the University of Iowa community. Our job is to help you become a better writer, reader and critical thinker.