April 2020
University Housing – COVID-19 Challenges Presented, Successes Achieved

Our ISU residence hall students, like everyone else, have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Our priorities have not shifted, and our job remains the same: we are here to help our students succeed.  Although our delivery of that help has changed, it is our one constant. Read More
SWOT Student Affairs Participant Request

As part of the university's strategic planning process, we are completing Phase 3, which involves the identification of our university-level strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). This information will ultimately be used to help the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) frame the initial draft of what will become our Idaho State University mission, vision, goals and objectives.   Read More
New Student Orientation

 We are in an unprecedented season at Idaho State University. The COVID-19 protocols have created a unique opportunity to protect the health of our community while also ensuring that student support services like New Student Orientation are still available for the transition of our newest Bengals. Read More
We have asked our teams to brag about themselves and tell us the great things their units are doing right now to provide service and support to our students. This is what they shared.

 Over the past three weeks I have requested that all of our professional and departmental advisors, approximately 35 people, take on two monumental tasks within this very short time frame. First, was to move all advising activities and recently designed advising and registration initiatives, to set those aside, and transition all of those plans into a fully remote format. Read More
Career Center

We have not skipped much of a beat at the Career Center. We are still able to offer every service 
and resource for our students. Many CPI students are doing their internships remotely and accomplishing great things. We miss seeing everyone in person, but we are still meeting by Zoom, phone, and through email.

Counseling and Testing Service

Counseling and Testing is most proud of how we've rapidly shifted to providing a wide array of options for supporting student mental health. We are providing telehealth to students seeking counseling as well as connection drop-in groups on Zoom and wellness tips online.
Dean of Students

Student Care and Assistance has seen a 200% increase in requests for the Student Emergency Fund. Benny’s Pantry has been a huge help, and Stephanie has been instrumental in advocating for students with other departments and connecting them to resources. KISU has continued to broadcast the news at a time when reliable news is paramount in keeping our community informed and safe.
Enrollment Management

Financial Aid & Scholarships, Admissions, Orientation, and the Registrars office have adjusted deadlines, programs, and services to meet the needs of our students. Financial Aid & Scholarships extended scholarship deadlines to June 1 and acceptance deadlines to July 1. We also recently posted a BOSS tutorial on the website to help students apply.

ISU TRIO Student Support Services distributed $18,025 in Supplemental Grant Aid to 167 TRIO SSS students the first week of April to help with emergency costs related to having classes moved to a virtual setting.

ISU TRIO Veterans and ISU TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (pre college adult) Programs are working towards... Read More
Veteran Student Service Center

Our VA VITAL Peer Mentor Team, under the leadership of Social Work-senior student, Jesse Case, developed a simple and effective online survey that they sent to Veteran and military-connected students to determine their needs and current emotional status. They have received nearly 100 responses that they have addressed personally. Read More
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