Personal Resources

For students, college is a time marked by a variety of emotions from excitement and happiness to fear and indecision.  As a parent or support person, your student will often turn to you for advice, feedback or just a sympathetic ear.  Use this list of resources to support your student's health and safety, living and learning environment. 

Center for Multicultural Education

Counseling Center

Dean of Students

Department of Residence

Financial Aid/Student Employment

Student Health Clinic

Student Involvement and Activities Center

Substance Abuse Services

Wellness and Recreation Services

Violence Intervention Services

Center for Multicultural Education

Plaza Level, Maucker Union, 273-2250, www.uni.edu/cme/

The CME provides both educational and cultural activities that promote cross-cultural awareness, multicultural understanding and intercultural communication through participation in its programs by all segments of the University of Northern Iowa and Cedar Falls/Waterloo communities.  We foster success in racial and ethnic minority students, contribute to the cultural competence of all students and promote an appreciation of diversity in the university community. 

Counseling Center

203 Student Health Center, 273-2676, www.uni.edu/counseling 

The Counseling Center provides individual counseling, group therapy, couples counseling and workshops for personal growth and mental health concerns.  Students make appointments to deal with issues such as:

  • feeling depressed and/or anxious
  • coping with a disruptive relationship
  • interpersonal relationships
  • sexual issues or abuse
  • eating disorders
  • family concerns
  • stress
  • sexual identity issues

Dean of Students

118 Gilchrist, 273-2332, www.uni.edu/deanofstudents

The Dean of Students office staff is available to assist students with general advice, answer questions and help with any issues or concerns that may arise.  They are connected to a  network of campus-wide problem solvers and can refer students to an appropriate office or service, depending on the need. 

Department of Residence - Housing and Dining

Redecker Center, 273-2333, www.uni.edu/dor

Living on campus means a lot more than just places to eat and sleep.  The residence life staff and student leaders provide support and encouragement to new students as they adjust to changes in relationships and surroundings.  Year-round programs focus on opportunities for new and returning students to lay the groundwork for great communities. 

Financial Aid/Student Employment Office

105 Gilchrist, 273-2700, www.uni.edu/finaid

The Office of Financial Aid administers a comprehensive program of financial assistance for students.  The office offers all federal student aid programs as well as a variety of scholarship assistance.  Job opportunities are available on and off campus for students.  Current job postings are available by checking the Online Job Board. 

Student Health Clinic

016 Student Health Center, 273-2009, www.uni.edu/health

Health services are available to students and their spouses who have paid the health fee.  Primary health care, women's services, mental health services, pharmacy, laboratory and minor office procedures are available at the Student Health Clinic. 

Student Involvement and Activities Center

Plaza Level, Maucker Union, 273-2683, http://www.uni.edu/involvement/

A list of the more than 300 student organizations on campus can be accessed on the Web via the UNI homepage under the Student Life menu. 

Substance Abuse Services

101 Wellness/Recreation Center, 273-3423, www.uni.edu/subabuse

If you have ever wondered whether your student's alcohol or other drug use is excessive, Substance Abuse Services has many resources that can help.  Signs of a potential problem include increased tolerance, lowered academic performance, trouble with friends, family, school authorities or the police, guilt about your use, previous attempts to cut back, and failing to meet obligations and responsibilities. 

Wellness and Recreation Services

101 Wellness/Recreation Center, 273-6275, www.uni.edu/wellrec

Wellness and Recreation Services offers: programs related to personal health (e.g. healthy eating, smoking cessation, stress management, sexual health, etc.), fitness, recreation and leisure classes, intramural and club sports, outdoor recreation activities.  See our website for more details. 

Violence Intervention Services

101 Wellness/Recreation Center, 273-2137, www.uni.edu/violenceservices

Violence Intervention Services provides an array of services to victims of sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking and harassment.  Services include counseling, medical and legal referrals, arrangements for safe housing and alternate course assignments, helping in obtaining No Contact orders, assistance with academic concerns, information and support in lodging university and/or criminal complaints, meeting accompaniment and case updates.  All services are confidential and free of charge. 

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