At Iowa State University, one of our key priorities is educating students and preparing them to make a difference in the world. To facilitate students' personal and academic success, Iowa State University faculty and staff partner with parents and families. This partnership enhances students' educational experiences and contributes to their well-being. This website communicates resources for parents and families to help students achieve their academic and personal goals. Knowledge of University resources also promotes an appropriate role for parents within the educational process and campus community. Together, we are all a part of the Cyclone Family!
A variety of academic and service departments across campus work collaboratively with Iowa State parents and families to help them understand students' experiences. Working in partnership, we support student learning and empower personal responsibility for all students' academic and interpersonal success.
This website is a great tool for navigating to the appropriate campus and community resources. Use the links in the navigation menu to access key information to better understand the university and support your favorite Cyclone from new student orientation through graduation.
The ISU Parents' Association
is seeking new Board Members
The ISU Parents' Association is a dedicated group of volunteers who advise the Dean of Students Office on how best to provide resources for parents and families at Iowa State. The Board meets three times annually: at Cyclone Family Weekend, in January/February, and at VEISHEA. Board members also have the opportunity to volunteer to host events during Cyclone Family Week-end, ride the Bicycle Built for Ten in the annual VEISHEA Parade, and welcome new students and families during June Orientation.
Relatively Speaking is the ISU Parents' Association E-newsletter for families of ISU students. This monthly resource is delivered directly to your e-mail inbox and helps keep you informed of timely topics and campus services that are available to help your favorite Cyclone succeed!