Support Groups are offered as a drop-in friendly service where students with shared identities and/or shared experiences can come together to offer each other support and build connections. These are drop-in friendly spaces.

Spring 2024 Support Groups

Success, Not Excess

With University Counseling Service and Student Wellness

Description: "Success, Not Excess" provides a safe and supportive space for UI students wanting to make or considering changes in their alcohol or other drug use. The group emphasizes success in academics, relationships, mental and physical health, and other goals through abstaining or reducing alcohol and other drug use. The group operates from a “no pressure” approach by encouraging discussion of shared experiences and achieving success on campus by removing the barriers created by substance use.

Tuesdays: 4:00 - 5:00pm at University Counseling Service, Westlawn
Thursdays: 5:30 - 6:30pm at the IMU Recovery Room 208

ADHD Support Group

With Molly Rathe, LMHC

Description: The ADHD Support Group is for students with ADHD to connect and talk about resources, tips/tricks/advice about managing ADHD, and share experiences of navigating college and relationships with ADHD. All ages, races, genders, and majors are welcome as a variety of identities help students connect across diverse experiences and perspectives. Students are welcome to participate as often as they would like - weekly or only during weeks that are convenient.

Day/Time: Fridays Noon - 1:00pm
How to Join: Please email Molly Rathe at for zoom link.

ACCESS Support Group

With Marie Adams, Ph.D. and Student Disability Services Staff

The ACCESS Support Group is designed to help students experiencing chronic physical and mental health concerns have a space to experience advocacy for co-occurring conditions and to help them establish skills and support on campus. Topics can include ways to better understanding a diagnosis, learn how to embrace and communicate with others about it, how to develop and maintain any accommodations plans, how to advocate for yourself while going through a life transition with your health. We can also talk about ways to better communicate with professors, build friendships, and talk to your partner, family, or friends regarding your physical or mental health concerns, how to manage symptom flares, learn self-soothing and self-compassion skills, develop a self-care routine, and more.

This support group is co-facilitated by staff from University Counseling Services and Student Disability Services.
Day/Time: Every Tuesday, 3 - 4:00pm
How to join: Come in person to the SDS office conference room and/or join us virtually (, Meeting ID: 935 5908 1347)