Student Assistance

Here to Help

Chances are, you have a lot more going on in your life than classes. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, unsure, or simply burned out, our team is here to listen. We offer a range of services to help you stay healthy and on track.

Mental Health Mental Health Services

College is stressful for many students, whether or not you have existing mental health concerns. Our mental health practitioners provide short-term support in the following areas:  

  • Personal tragedies or events that impact your ability to be successful
  • Depression, suicidal thoughts, or emotional disturbances
  • Homesickness or trouble adjusting to college life

For more information about mental health supports or services, email or see the Student Assistance page in ROC.

Food Pantry Rocky’s Emergency Pantry

One in eight Americans struggle with hunger and we understand that Iowa Western students are no exception. That is why we have a food pantry with food and personal hygiene and toiletry items that are available to our current students. To learn more about our food pantry, or to donate, email Current students can access more information on the Student Assistance page in ROC.

Emergency AssistanceEmergency Assistance

We understand that a flat tire, broken bone, or other unexpected expense can be financially and mentally draining. Unfortunately, these things happen and when they do, school is probably the last thing on your mind.

The emergency assistance fund (EAF) is available to help you with unexpected financial burdens so you can get back on track with your life and with the school. Current students may receive emergency assistance one time for up to $500. For information about the emergency assistance fund, email or visit the Student Assistance page in ROC.

Disability Services Pottawattamie Co. Public Health

Iowa Western has partnered with the Pottawattamie County Department of Public Health to offer services located on campus in the Student Center on the 2nd floor, room 2036.

Services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Vaping and Smoking Cessation tool kits, education, and resources
  • Covid-19 vaccines, guidance, test kits, education
  • Sexual Health Education, STI/HIV testing/treatment, free safe sex supplies 
  • Referrals as needed

No appointments needed, walk-ins accepted.

For more questions, please call Sarah Hiller at 712.828.1386