About Student Affairs

The mission of the Student Affairs Division at Idaho State University is to provide outreach, activities, services, programs and advocacy for students that:

  • supports their needs and goal attainment
  • facilitates learning and development
  • promotes health and wellness
  • creates challenging yet supportive environments
  • strengthens diversity and embraces global perspectives.

These goals are achieved both on campus and in the community, through partnerships and collaboration.

Additionally, Student Affairs provides advice and guidance to those who seek to understand, appreciate, mentor and assist students.

Student Affairs Vision Statement

The Division of Student Affairs recognizes that each ISU student is unique and can achieve success if given the opportunity, resources and tools.


We will empower our students through service and leadership to reach their potential by becoming well-rounded individuals who are ready to achieve their future goals as contributing and valued members of a global society.



Vice President's Message

Lowell Richards

Our role at the university is to enhance the learning environment for students. Our programs and services make the campus more dynamic, and welcoming for everyone. Whatever the interest or need, we are committed to help students find their place at ISU and thrive as they explore and participate in our programs, services, and facilities. Read More.

Student Affairs Departments

Bennion Student Union- Idaho Falls

Phone: (208) 282-7880

Bennion Student Union website

Director: Ches Barnes

Career Center

Phone: (208) 282-2380

Career Center website

Director: Lance Erickson, LPC, NCC


Early Learning Center

Phone: (208) 282-2769

Early Learning Center website

Director: Kerry Williamson

New Student Orientation, Leadership & Service

Phone: (208)282-2973

NSO website

Director: Brooke Barber


Pond Student Union

Phone: (208)282-2427

Pond Student Union website

Director: Lowell Richards



Phone: (208) 282-3435

ASISU website

Director: Lowell Richards


Reed Gym, Campus Recreation and Intramurals

Phone: (208)282-3151

Campus Recreation website

Director: Doug Milder


Disability Services

Phone: (208)282-3599

Disability Services website

Director: Karina Mason-Rorris, MMRC SPHR

Bengal Newspaper

Phone: (208)282-4812

Bengal Newspaper website

Director: Jerry Miller


Phone: (208)282-3691

KISU FM website

Director: Jerry Miller

Student Organizations and Activities

Phone: (208)282-3451

Student Organizations website

Director: Valerie Davids


University Counseling & Testing Service

Phone: (208)282-2130

Counseling and Testing website

Director: Donald L. Paulson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC


University Housing

Phone: (208)282-2120

Housing website

Director: Craig Thompson

Veteran Student Services Center

Phone: (208)282-4245

Veteran Student Services Center website

Director: Todd Johnson


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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