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 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.
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.
Students at the Council Bluffs campus may participate in the following intercollegiate varsity athletic programs:
||basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, sport shooting, track and field, volleyball
||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.
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.