HelpVan (515)-294-4444


Student, faculty, staff or visitors at Iowa State are eligible for assistance from the HelpVan on campus.

HelpVan is a free service provided on ISU Campus property. Call 515-294-4444 and DPS personnel will provide the equipment for any of the following services.

  • Jump-start.

  • Jacks, lug wrenches, or other tools needed to change a flat tire.

  • A ride to and from the nearest service station for assistance in getting fuel.

  • A shovel to allow you to scoop snow.


Department of Public Safety personnel can provide the necessary tools and instructions for changing a tire.  It is up to the officer's discretion to perform the actual tire change.


Hours of Operation:

24 hours, 7 days a week (University Holidays subject to Availability)

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    Safe Ride

    ISU Police runs the SafeRide program from 6:00 p.m. - 5:30 a.m. daily. Click the link above for more information.