Tel: 319-335-3555
Fax: 319-353-2537

2750 University Capitol Centre
200 S Clinton St
Iowa City, IA 52242

Offices are open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Kelly Bridenstine, Secretary
Margaret Kaus, Academic Coach
Alma Apolonio Bernal, Academic Coach


As part of the Center for Inclusive and Academic Excellence (CIAE), Campus Outreach Services (COS) provides one-on-one academic coaching and facilitates academic and cultural services geared toward supporting:

  • Students with disabilities
  • Students with marginalized racial/ethnic identities
  • First-generation college students
  • Low-income students
  • LGBTQ+ students

In academic coaching, students will meet one-on-one with a university staff member to gain holistic support throughout their undergraduate experience. In these meetings, staff will focus on the following areas:

  • Academic support
  • Financial literacy
  • Career development
  • Health and well-being
  • Sense of belonging
  • Learning at Iowa framework

Interested in meeting with an Academic Coach? You can schedule an appointment through MyUI. To make an appointment, please log onto MyUI ( and select “Advising Appointment” then “CIAE”. Make sure to select your assigned Academic Coach. If you do not know who your assigned Academic Coach is, please email to find out. If you do not have an assigned Academic Coach, please make an appointment with any of our available coaches.