Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Life

A college education expands a student’s academic and personal development. Supplementing both areas are a number of extracur­ricular activities, which include intramurals, social events, commu­nity events, and student clubs and organizations. Students are en­couraged to participate and assist in the planning of events through the various clubs and organizations. For more information, contact the Dean of Student Life. 

Residence Life

Residence Life provides an atmosphere that nourishes the learn­ing, growth, and personal development of each resident within a cooperative community. Three types of housing are available at the Council Bluffs campus. Students may choose to live in the Reiver Suites, Reiver Village, or Reiver Tower. The Reiver Suites are de­signed to house four students comfortably with four bedrooms and two bathrooms per suite. The apartment-style Reiver Village is de­signed to house four students. A double room in the Reiver Tower houses two male residents. In addition to the services and facilities provided, there are many activities, programs, and leadership op­portunities available in Residence Life to help individuals, as well as the community, achieve educational and personal goals. For more information, contact the office of Residence Life.

Intramural Activities

Iowa Western Community College provides a wide range of intramural sports and recreation opportunities for students at the Council Bluffs campus. Team activities such as flag football, sand volleyball, basket­ball, dodgeball, bowling, and Ultimate Frisbee are offered throughout the year and are free to all students. For more information on intramu­ral activities, contact the Dr. John and Jean Marshall Wellness Center.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Students at the Council Bluffs campus may participate in the fol­lowing intercollegiate varsity athletic programs:

Women: basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, sport shooting, track and field, volleyball
Men: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, sport shooting, track and field, wrestling

Iowa Western Community College is a member of the National Ju­nior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Iowa Commu­nity College Athletic Conference (ICCAC). Participants must meet all academic requirements for participation, as outlined by both the NJCAA and ICCAC.

Spirit Squads

Students at the Council Bluffs campus may participate in two pro­grams designed to support the College’s athletic teams, the Reiver Cheer Team, which competes locally, regionally, and nationally, and the Reiver Dance Team. The team members are selected through tryouts. Contact the Athletic Office for more information.


The Iowa Western Community College Music Department offers a wide range of performance ensembles in vocal and instrumental music. Students are selected through audition for most ensembles. For more information, contact the Music Department.


The Iowa Western Community College Theatre Department offers opportunities for involvement in two productions a year. Auditions for theatre productions are open to anyone. Work on the produc­tions can be for credit or non-credit. For more information, contact the Theatre Department.