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    Our Mission

    The mission of the Iowa State University Academic Success Center (ASC) is to provide comprehensive academic support services that ensure the success of Iowa State University students. We empower students to seek academic support and collaborate with our trained peer leaders to promote impactful learning and community for all. The ASC is committed to offering resources, guidance and support, and facilitating academic excellence for all students. Our goal is to create an environment conducive to academic achievement and holistic development as aligned with the mission of the University and Division of Student Affairs. We support, you succeed.

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    Our Vision

    The Academic Success Center will connect all Iowa State students to impactful academic support services. We center the student voice and empower them to grow into collaborative and self-directed lifelong learners. 

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    Our Values

    The ASC believes in... 

    Community: We value peer-to-peer learning environments, student-centered innovation, and the power of relationships in student success.  

    Accountability: We use data to ensure that we are providing consistent, effective, and accessible student success and retention efforts. 

    Collaboration: We communicate with students, faculty, and staff across campus to collaborate in innovative ways.    

    Holistic Wellness: We seek to understand the whole student to best support their academic growth. 

  • Here is a word cloud capturing what our staff has to say about ASC's values:

    Word cloud of words such as "supportive", "strengthen", "empowerment", collaborative", "welcoming", etc.