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Welcome to Human Sciences Student Services

The College of Human Sciences (CHS) Student Services Office serves students in many areas of academic student services.  Please stop by anytime during our office hours for assistance.

Our mission

The Student Services Office in the College of Human Sciences partners with staff, faculty, and our greater community to educate and support our current and prospective students. We accomplish this by providing academic services and programming in the areas of career development, diversity, social responsibility, and globalization. Our team contributes to the personal growth, career success, and meaningful lives of our students.

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Amy Coenen, a senior in kinesiology and health, plays ball with a young boy in the Forker gym during an ExerCYse Time event. The events provide indoor play during cold months. Photo by Ryan Riley.ExerCYse is Medicine provides high-impact service learning experiences

An Iowa State University program is giving Cyclones ample opportunities for service learning — and making a big impact on healthful habits.

ExerCYse is Medicine, a kinesiology outreach program and recognized student organization, encourages regular physical activity and promotes its health benefits. The program is officially recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine.



Madie Conley and Haley Morris, both seniors in elementary education, are directors of recruitment and dancer relations for this year’s Iowa State Dance Marathon. Contributed photos.Human sciences students call work with Dance Marathon “life-changing”

College of Human Sciences students are taking their passion for helping people to make a difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Iowa State Dance Marathon, the largest student philanthropy organization on campus that raises funds and awareness for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, will hold two 12-hour celebrations of life supporting more than 80 families across Iowa this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21, in the Great Hall of Memorial Union.

Many of the 130 committee members for this year’s event are students in the College of Human Sciences. They include six of the 16 members of the Dance Marathon’s executive team, and 20 of the event’s 40 “morale captains.”



Faith Gaye, an ISU junior in kinesiology and health, will take part in a semester-long program aimed at encouraging undergraduates from underrepresented populations to pursue careers in toxicology. Photo by Christopher Gannon. Iowa State to launch new effort to mentor underrepresented students in toxicology

A new effort led by an Iowa State University veterinarian will kick off this semester to mentor undergraduate students from underrepresented populations with an interest in toxicology.



School of Education professors Michael Clough and Joanne Olson will receive the national Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers award at the Association for Science Teacher Education international conference in Des Moines. The conference is co-chaired by Olson. File photo by Wyeth Lynch.Iowa State shines at international gathering of science teacher educators

Iowa State University will showcase its expertise and leadership in science teacher education at a gathering this week of 500 science teacher educators from across the nation and world.

The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) will hold its 2017 international conference, Jan. 12 to 14 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. It’s a chance for those who prepare science teachers — from colleges both big and small — to network, present scholarly papers and posters, and attend professional development workshops aimed at informing their work and improving the preparation of science teachers.



Ann Gansemer-Topf in the School of Education (left), Margaret Van Ginkel in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach (center), and Britney Williams in kinesiology and health (right) are among 12 women featured in this year’s Women Impacting ISU calendar. Photos by Catt Center.Three human sciences women featured in 2017 calendar

Three women in human sciences are being recognized for making a difference at Iowa State University.

Ann Gansemer-Topf, an assistant professor in the School of Education; Margaret Van Ginkel, a hotlines coordinator and human sciences specialist in family finance; and Britney Williams, a senior in kinesiology and health; are among 12 women featured in the 2017 Women Impacting ISU calendar.



Callie Chambers, one of three 2016 Heddleson interns with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, today works as a primary teacher with 2-year-olds at the Vermeer Yellow Iron Academy in Pella. Contributed photo.
Iowa State provides rich training for career working with children

A summer internship with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach allowed Callie Chambers to take what she learned at Iowa State University and apply it out in the real world.



Iowa State University researchers say higher levels of the enzyme autotaxin significantly predict memory impairment and Type 2 diabetes. Just a one-point difference in autotaxin levels – for example, going from a level of two to a three – is equal to a 3.5 to 5 times increase in the odds of being diagnosed with some form of memory loss, said Auriel Willette, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State. Photo by Christopher Gannon.New biomarker predicts Alzheimer’s Disease and link to diabetes

An enzyme found in the fluid around the brain and spine is giving researchers a snapshot of what happens inside the minds of Alzheimer’s patients and how that relates to cognitive decline. 



Iowa State senior Amanda Paulsen Rohlf persevered through the effects of a head injury to graduate magna cum laude. Photo by Christopher Gannon.Iowa State senior rebounds from head injury to graduate

On her way to becoming a teacher, Amanda Paulsen Rohlf hit a brick wall. Actually it was the Coralville Reservoir. But the way her head struck the water when she flew off her boat-pulled inner tube, it might as well have been a brick wall.



From left, Monica Primacella, Joshua Nazareth and Kangzi Ren, all graduate students in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University (ISU), were named finalists in the American Society of Baking (ASB) Product Development Competition. They will travel to Chicago at the end of February to take part in the competition. Photo by Whitney Sager.ISU students selected as finalists in major baking competition

A team of three graduate students will be heading to Chicago in February to showcase their proposal for a new bakery food product.



Iowa State alumnus Todd Snyder this week opened his flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City. Contributed photo.Iowa State alumnus opens flagship store in New York City

Huxley native Todd Snyder, one of Iowa State University’s most celebrated and well-known menswear fashion designers, is inspiring students with the opening of his flagship store in New York City.



  • Contact Information

    Human Sciences Student Services
    131 MacKay Hall
    2302 Osborn Drive
    Ames, IA 50011-1078
    515-294-6466
    hsss@iastate.edu

    Student Services Staff Directory 

  • Office Hours

    Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
    (academic school year)

    Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
    (summer and break hours)