For Current Graduate Students
The Department and University provide many resources that are
designed to help the student succeed. Some of these are academic
resources and others are for general well being.
The Statistics Reading Room
is located in 2101 Snedecor Hall. The Reading Room is normally locked but students, faculty,
and staff have access using their ISU keycards.
The Reading Room contains many of the major statistical journals and many textbooks to
help you with classwork or research. These materials can only be checked out
using the computer terminal in the Reading Room.
The Department of Statistics provides computing facilities in four labs (Gilman 2122, Snedecor 1105, 1207, and 3121).
Snedecor 1207 is our undergraduate help lab for computing, typically help with JMP. The other labs are used for teaching
and are available to students when not in use. The thin-clients in the labs connect to Terminal Servers that only allow
students access. The scheduling page for the labs can be found here.
The University Library
is a great resource for additional research materials. You should take
a Library tour during orientation so that you can use this resource
The University provides health services through the Student Health Center.
All full time students pay a student health fee which gives them access
to this Center. Graduate assistants are eligible to participate in the
ISU Student and Scholar Health Insurance Plan. The Graduate College has
a brochure that describes this plan.
If a graduate student has a personal conflict with another
student, a staff member or a faculty member, he/she may discuss this
issue with an advisor, DOGE or Department Chair. If the problem is not
resolved at the departmental level, the student may appeal in writing
to the Dean of the Graduate College.
See the Graduate College Handbook
Graduate students often find graduate study and assistantship
duties stressful. When this happens, it is often helpful to discuss the
situation with your colleagues, your instructors, or your advisor. If
this does not solve the problem, there is professional help available
through the Student
Counseling Service. Counseling services are offered at no
cost to ISU students and the counseling is strictly confidential.
The University has strict policies on issues such as conflict
of interest, academic misconduct, and sexual harassment. Please see the
Graduate College Handbook for information on how these policies apply
to graduate students.
The Department helps students find employment when they are close to graduation.
Job Opportunities are posted on the web.
Each October the Department prepares a list of "students planning to graduate within
the next 12 months." This list is sent to many industrial and
government organizations. Be sure to get your name on this list when
you are within a year of graduation. See the DOGE if you have questions
or concerns about placement.