The Hixson-Lied Student Success Center opened its doors in 2007 and is dedicated to supporting academic achievement and increasing student retention and graduation rates at Iowa State. The center provides academic counseling, tutoring centers, a resource library, computer labs, individual and group study rooms, meeting rooms, a university writing center and classroom spaces.
The Rod and Connie French Athletic Academic Center is located on the second floor of the building and assists student-athletes in need of customized academic and personal development programs. Study groups, academic counselors, tutoring, mentoring and other services are available to support student-athletes in completing their degrees. Additional resources are available to prepare student-athletes to excel in life after graduation, including resume/cover letter development, interview preparation, and assistance with the job search process and graduate school applications.