As members of our Iowa State University community, faculty and staff play a valuable role in supporting our students and our community manage difficult situations. Traumatic situations have a significant impact on the student’s functioning and ability to succeed in the classroom. Students can be impacted by traumatic events, loss (friends/family, other students, or faculty), acts of violence both nationally and locally, or struggle with their own mental health or other life difficulties. As a community of care we provide support for our students through expressing care and helping them connect with the various supports and resources at Iowa State.
Faculty and staff play an important role. You are the eyes and ears of the student experience. Depending on your connection with students, you may be the first person they turn to when experiencing challenges. Review and bookmark the Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events page (Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost).
- When terrible things happen – what you may experience (PDF) to help students learn about normal reactions to tragic events.
- Connecting with others – giving social support (PDF) shares how to care for and support students in these situations and gives tips on coping
- Student Counseling Services How to get started info Sheet (PDF)
Cyclone Support for Students
Cyclone Support is the go-to resource hub for various student needs, including crisis resources (24/7 support or call 911 in a medical emergency), basic needs, personal finance, academics and learning, mental health, sexual assault resources and prevention, overall well-being, and more. To use this graphic for your PowerPoint, click the image below to open/download the Cyclone Support Graphic from CyBox.
ISU WorkLife for Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff are encouraged to use resources from the ISU WorkLife site (Human Resources) for well-being, child care, elder care, health, partner accommodations, financial concerns, and more.