Student Wellness provides consultations on alcohol and other drug use. Confidential consultations are available with our substance abuse counselor or health educators for any questions you may have or issues you may be experiencing.

Student Wellness does not offer treatment for substance use dependence, but can refer to an agency in the community if treatment is needed.


General consultations and self-referrals are free for UI students. There is a charge for mandated consultations.

There is a charge for programs or evaluations that are mandated and/or require documentation of completion.


Consultations are available virtually (via Zoom) or at Westlawn. 

If you require a private space to conduct an appointment virtually, you can reserve space on campus.

Effective Wednesday, March 8th 2023, face masks will be optional for all in our facilities, except for those who have symptoms of a respiratory virus, for which masks remain required. Masks are welcome for anyone who chooses to wear one.

How to schedule an appointment

For self-referral appointments, click here or call 319-335-8394. For mandated appointments through University Housing or the Office of Student Accountability, please refer to your sanction letter or call 319-335-8394. For evaluations through another referrals source, please contact Note: We do NOT have appointments for DUI or OWI cases.

Additional resources

  • UI Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) includes an environment that is supportive to the therapeutic and educational needs of Iowa students who are in any stage of recovery from addiction, from considering changes to abstinence. The CRP provides support through community building, social support, and substance-free activities. The CRP includes two ways for students to get involved:
    • Success, Not Excess provides a small, safe and supportive space for UI students wanting to make or considering changes in their alcohol or other drug use. Meetings are Thursdays at 5:30PM in Room 214 of the IMU.
  • UI Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan includes information on alcohol initiatives on campus and outcomes

Information for parents

Read this alcohol & drug Q&A document for more information.