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 free, short-term, confidential counseling to all Iowa Western students. Here are just a few reasons why a student may need support from our mental health services:

  • 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.

If you are concerned about a student who may need mental health support, please submit a CARE referral.

Food Pantry Rocky’s Emergency Pantry

Almost half of all college students struggle with hunger and we understand that Iowa Western students are no exception. Rocky’s Emergency Pantry is available for students who need food, personal hygiene, and toiletry items. 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 AssistanceReiver Relief Fund

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 Reiver Relief Fund (RRF) is available to help you with unexpected financial burdens so you can get back on track with your life and with the school. The RRF is only available to students enrolled in the current semester. For information about the RRF, 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 free 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