Mission & Vision

We at ISU Student Counseling Services would like to welcome and affirm you and all of your identities.

We recognize that many identities and communities experience discrimination and oppression, we strive to provide an inclusive and healing space that acknowledges those impacts.

We are dedicated to advocacy, dialogue, and empowerment for the well-being of all individuals and communities.



Mission Statement

Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides clinical and campus-based services to help students achieve their educational and personal goals. SCS supports the holistic well-being of every Iowa State student and promotes a healthy and inclusive community through clinical services, outreach, consultation, crisis intervention and collaboration with campus partners.




Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides confidential prevention, intervention, information and referral services to Iowa State students.

Assistance is available for students coping with relationship problems, low self-esteem, stress, loneliness, depression, cultural differences, sexual assault recovery, childhood abuse, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, career/major, academic motivations and other concerns. Students can initiate services at SCS during the walk-in hours or during business hours if crisis counseling is needed.

Most professional services of Student Counseling Services are provided by the university at no charge to students.

We are conveniently located right on Iowa State University’s campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Services Building.

Life can be many things, especially as college students. You’re discovering exciting passions, exploring new possibilities and beginning more and more of life’s adventures.

But it can also be stressful and hectic. It can be depressing and scary. Sometimes it can be overwhelming. We’re here for when life hits those down moments, where you feel like it’s impossible for anything to go right in your life.

Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides assessment and treatment for a variety of issues many students face.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Adjustment concerns
  • Identity and personal goals
  • Family and relationship concerns
  • Questioning and coming out
  • Academic concerns
  • Career/Major concerns
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma recovery