Occasionally a parent, friend, colleague or instructor who is concerned about a student's well-being asks the Dean of Students Office to outreach to a student. If you have reason to be concerned about an emergency health or safety concern related to a student, please call the appropriate police department:

Iowa State University Police Department (on-campus students):
Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 515-294-4428

Ames Police Department:
Emergency: 911
Non-emergency 515-239-5133

Student Assistance can attempt to contact the student via their University email address, and/or contact the student by phone if the student has a number on file with the University.  The Dean of Students Office will use its discretion to determine appropriate outreach to the student.  

Please recognize our responsibility for student privacy and understand we will use our discretion to appropriately contact the student. If you have questions please contact us and we will determine the best course of action given the circumstances.