Student Services

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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 goal is to contribute to the personal growth, career success, and meaningful lives of our students.

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Student organizers of The Fashion Show 2016 are among two College of Human Sciences groups launching crowdfunding campaigns this spring through the Iowa State University Foundation’s new FundISU platform. File photos by Blake Lanser.Human Sciences groups try their hands at crowdfunding

Iowa State University groups looking for a way to raise money can now use the popular method of crowdfunding. Two College of Human Sciences groups are among those ready to give it a try.



Iowa State dancers learn from guest artists Melecio Estrella and Andrew Ward, who visited Orchesis I and the dance department in advance of the annual Barjche` concert. Contributed photo.Modern dance celebrates 70 years of performances

Iowa State University dancers in the Orchesis I Dance Company are celebrating more than 70 years of Barjche` modern dance productions.



Safwan Elkhatib, a senior in kinesiology and health, is one of 12 peer advisers who will hold resume-coaching sessions with College of Human Sciences students. Photo by Ryan Riley. Career services offers new peer advising sessions

College of Human Sciences students needing help with their resumes have a new resource in the career services office: peer advising sessions.

Beginning today, the student advisory team — a dozen human sciences students trained to provide resume help, lead ambassadors at career fairs, and give career presentations to classes — will hold office hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in 131 MacKay Hall.



Students gather for the Iowa State Dance Marathon to support families with children treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Contributed photo.Students celebrate with the families they support through Dance Marathon weekend

Six-year-old Reese has a special extended family of Iowa State University students.

Reese was born with a spinal cord tumor that affected the function of organs in her body. She endures daily treatments to keep healthy.

Hundreds of Iowa State students on Friday and Saturday will participate in the Iowa State Dance Marathon in the Memorial Union. The fundraising event supports Reese and many other children treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in North America.



Iowa State\'s Katy Swalwell spent a semester observing students at an affluent, private school to understand how they learn about social justice problems. Photo by Christopher Gannon. Teaching privileged students about social justice necessary for change, says ISU professor

Social justice educational initiatives often focus on giving a voice to students of color and low-income students, but Katy Swalwell, an assistant professor of education at Iowa State University, says such efforts alone may not be enough to bring about real change.



Ann Thye and Chris Wise, faculty advisers for Trend magazine, hold the 19th edition of Trend magazine at the release party with co-editors-in-chief Mary Kate Knabel and Jessi Wilson. Photo by Andrew Lorenzen.Trend celebrates 10 years of student success

Trend magazineIowa State University’s student-run magazine focusing on fashion, beauty, body, and lifestyle for men and women — celebrates 10 years of fashion journalism this year.



Anne Oldham in food science and human nutrition (left) and Christina Hillman in child, adult, and family services (right) are among 12 women featured in this year’s Women Impacting ISU calendar. Photos by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center.Two College of Human Sciences women featured in calendar

Two College of Human Sciences women — a nationally acclaimed student athlete and a dedicated academic adviser who bleeds cardinal and gold — are being recognized for their leadership at Iowa State University.

Christina “Tina” Hillman, a senior double-majoring in psychology and child, adult, and family services, and Anne Oldham, an academic adviser in food science and human nutrition who’s director of the didactic program in dietetics, are among 12 women featured in the 2016 Women Impacting ISU calendar.



Iowa State students Hannah Yokiel in child, adult, and family services (left) and Kelly Rudnicki in global resource systems (right) volunteered at a Madison, Wisconsin food bank during winter break as part of the Alternative Breaks program. Contributed photo.
Iowa State students help Midwest families in need

A dozen College of Human Sciences students are among 27 from Iowa State University who spent part of their winter break helping those in need.

Through the university’s Alternative Breaks programs, the students distributed meals through the Second Harvest Food Bank in Madison, Wisconsin; assisted teachers at University City Children’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri; and helped low-income families through Phoenix Family in Kansas City, Missouri.



Iowa State apparel students Chelsea Blake (left) and Josie Saunders (right) developed a fashion-themed umbrella for the Textiles and Clothing Museum’s Mary Alice Gallery in Morrill Hall. Photo by Ryan Riley.
Iowa State apparel students create innovative new products for organizations

Jewelry, blankets, even wall art — new merchandise developed by Iowa State University students could be coming to a retailer near you.



Iowa State University graduating senior Valerie Villa has a passion for managing events. Photo by Christopher Gannon.Iowa State graduating senior Valerie Villa is confident in any event

An Oxfam Hunger Banquet on campus ... an international conference in D.C. ... a James Taylor concert at the Well ... Iowa State University graduating senior Valerie Villa has helped manage them all.



  • Contact Information

    Human Sciences Student Services
    131 MacKay Hall
    Ames, IA 50011-1124
    hsss@iastate.edu
    515 294-6466

    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)

    Student Services Staff Directory