Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

Iowa Western Community College is required to provide both continuous and annual notices of our Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement; this memo serves as the annual notice. We encourage you to review the following statement and to make note of the individuals who have been designated to handle inquiries and complaints. The Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement is also available online at and can be accessed through a link at the bottom of our webpage.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

It is the policy of Iowa Western Community College to provide equal educational opportunities and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, citizenship, medical condition, and actual or potential parental, family, or marital status as those terms are defined under applicable laws, in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, as required by Iowa Code sections 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C.§§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). 

Iowa Western offers career and technical programs in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Architecture & Construction, Arts, A/V Technology & Communications, Business Management & Administration, Education & Training, Finance, Health Science, Human Services, Information Technology, Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security, Manufacturing, Marketing, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, Transportation, and Distribution & Logistics.

College admission criteria and any program-specific admission criteria are included on each academic program webpage. Due to accreditation, licensing, or other determining factors, additional admissions requirements are required for the following programs.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination:


Robyn Porter
Director of Human Resources/Equal Opportunity Coordinator for Employees
2700 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 325-3413


Reanna Heim
Dean of Student Life/Title IX, ADA, and Equal Opportunity Coordinator for Students
2700 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 325-3207

Inquiries and complaints may also be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: