Campus Life

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Campus Life hosts a wide variety of social and educational events every year. Some of our favorite events include ThinkFast Trivia, The Hook Up, and Jim Wand – Hypnotist! All Campus Life events are free for current Iowa Western students to attend; some may require a student ID.

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Clubs and Organizations Clubs & Organizations

As a student at Iowa Western, you can join departmental, pre-professional, and/or special interest clubs and organizations. Participating in a club or organization is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and enhance your growth as a student and scholar!

In addition to joining an existing club or organization, students can create their own at any time throughout the academic year! All clubs and organizations must have a staff or faculty advisor in order be approved by Campus Life. For more information on clubs and organizations, please contact Campus Life at campuslife@iwcc.edu or stop by Ashley 155.

Active Clubs

As a student at Iowa Western, you have the opportunity to join departmental, pre-professional, or special interest Clubs. Participating in the club(s) that interest you is a great way to meet people, have fun, make a difference while enhancing your growth as a student, and compliment the academic program of your choice. You also have the option to start a new club at any time throughout the year.

Young Democrats & College Republicans

These are new clubs and members are needed in order for them to get established!

More information:
campuslife@iwcc.edu  

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa (or PTK) is Iowa Western’s Honor Society and way of honoring our best and brightest students. Iowa Western has two active chapters of PTK, with one representing the main Council Bluffs campus and one representing the four Center locations combined. Membership is by invitation only, and invitations are sent once per semester to all students who have earned a 3.50 cumulative GPA after completing 9-12 credit hours, depending on the student’s major.

More Information:
mklocke@iwcc.edu for Council Bluffs-Based Students
kmsmith@iwcc.edu, hbabka@iwcc.edu for Centers-Based Students

www.ptk.org

7 Thunders Bible Study Club

The mission of 7 Thunders is to provide an open place for students to explore the Bible in-depth through the study of scripture where all questions are welcome with no prejudice.

Black Student Union

The Black Student Union (BSU) was established to focus on the cultural, social, and academic needs of black students at Iowa Western Community College. The group provides a central forum for open dialogue of cultural, social, and academic conditions in our community. The BSU is open to all students, regardless of race, color, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation.

Zion Campus Fellowship Student Club

The main goal of this fellowship is to provide an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of God and to interact with other students who have a shared interest in Christianity. The fellowship’s meeting will vary every semester according to the members’ schedule.

Pride Alliance

Our purpose is to support the Pride Community by providing a safe and inclusive place for students who identify with LGBTQIA+.

Tabletop Gaming Club

Have an interest in exploring new tabletop games? This club is for you! We play games as a large group, but also can break out into smaller gaming sessions. Contact the club representative to see what game is currently being played!

Craft Club

Promotes all types of crafting, is open to all crafting abilities, and provides opportunities to learn new crafts! This includes painting, sewing, crocheting, knitting, scrapbooking, and more.

V.E.T.S – Veterans Eager to Succeed

Provides academic and peer support to student veterans and service members, increases retention and completion rate of student veterans, and aids in the transition from military service to student. In addition, raises awareness of issues related to service-related disabilities and complies resources available to veterans while striving to represent student veterans and IWCC and increase veteran enrollment at Iowa Western.

Frisbee Golf Club

The main goal of the Frisbee Golf Club is to get together and enjoy a game or two on Iowa Western’s beautiful campus! Contact the club representative to get more information on the next golf outing.

If you are interested in starting a new club, or would like more information on clubs and organizations, please contact:

Campus Life is in Ashley 155-157.
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
Phone: 712-325-3728
Email: campuslife@iwcc.edu


Voices for Change, learn the skills to become an upstander

Be an Active Bystander – Be an Upstander!

Iowa Western Community College holds standing up and looking out for one another’s safety as a core value and important component of campus life. One way in which our school commits to this value is by providing all students with bystander intervention training. We want each student to have the knowledge and skills to be an active bystander, who intervenes when they see a potentially unsafe situation or interaction. The bystander intervention training provided is sent to all new students via their Iowa Western email at the beginning of the fall and spring semester. The name of the training is Voices of Change and is available to students throughout their entire time at Iowa Western. Completion of the training is highly recommended due to the importance of the content.

Contact Information

Campus Life is located in Ashley 155-157.
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Phone: (712) 325-3728

Social Media:

FB/TWITTER/INS @IWCC_CampusLife


Galley Food Service Galley

Reiver Galley and cafeteria seating.

The Galley is laid out similar to that of a “food court”. Stations available for your convenience are:

  • Pizza
  • Burgers and Chicken
  • Soup and Salad
  • Entrée’s
  • Custom Sandwiches/Panini
  • Dessert
  • Beverage

All of the stations are self-serve and will feature a variety of food items.

It is buffet style so you may may eat as much or as little as you want at each meal service.

  • Food may not leave the dinning area
  • Food is not to be shared with others
  • School I.D. is required to eat if you are on a meal plan
  • Missed meals cannot be made up

You will need your ID (Meal Plan) Card to be swiped each time you go through the line. Carry it with you at all times if you want to eat.

*We can accommodate most special diets and food preferences.


Service Learning

Service Learning

Service-Learning, community service, activities, and civic engagement are essential components of the comprehensive education Iowa Western provides its students. Iowa Western offers a variety of ways for students to learn how to become active citizens in both the local community and in our larger diverse global society. Iowa Western students participate in service-learning projects connected to courses, provide valuable community service for local nonprofit organizations, and are encouraged to become active in civic issues.

Faculty and staff, in partnership with representatives of nonprofit community organizations, design service-learning projects based on two main objectives:

  • Meeting community needs, which helps strengthen the community.
  • Advancing the students’ understand of specific course content and related civic learning objectives. Strong reflective components are built into the course to help students consider relationships between their service, the course curriculum, and its impact on their personal values and professional goals. There are more than 100 nonprofit agencies in Council Bluffs and surrounding areas that utilize volunteers on a regular basis. There are a number of courses in a variety of disciplines at Iowa Western that include a service-learning component within their curriculum.
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President's Honor Roll
PHI THETA KAPPA Honor Society

Iowa Western scholars who have completed 12 or more college-level credit hours and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher are invited to become members of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College. The society invites eligible students each semester.

In addition to being outstanding scholars, members of PTK serve as role models at school and in the community through their involvement in service and college projects. Phi Theta Kappa Officers are elected by their fellow members and represent the society and IWCC at local, regional, and international events.

There are many scholarship opportunities for members, including transfer scholarships to four-year universities nationwide. Each semester, new members are able to participate in a formal induction ceremony, where they are recognized by family members, fellow students, and college faculty, staff, and administrators. Phi Theta Kappa Scholars are also recognized at the Iowa Western Graduation Ceremony in a few ways; one optional way is through the purchase of an official PTK Honors Stole and/or Tassel.

Contact Information

Council Bluffs-Based Students:
 Malory Klocke

Centers-Based Students:
Heather Babka 
Kristin Smith