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Iowa Western Community College

Consumer Info

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public. Iowa Western Community College works hard to maintain compliance with laws regarding the disclosure of certain information to our students, prospective students, parents, and the community at large. More information and paper copies can be made available upon request by each office. 

Below is a list of resources and links to many of those disclosures.

Resources and Links
Academic Programs Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Missing Student Procedures
Accreditations Information Financial Aid Refund Policy, Withdrawl and Return of Aid
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Financial Aid Calculator Registered Sex Offenders 
Confidentiality of Records/ FERPA Gainful Employment Student Body Diversity
Computer Conduct Gifts and Contracts Textbook Information
Cost of Attendance Graduation and Retention Rates Transfer of Credit and Agreements
Disability Services Intercollegiate Athletics Vaccination Policies
Drug and Alcohol Policy Locations Voter Registration
Drug Law Violations Misrepresentations  

 

Academic Programs

Contact: Director of Admissions| admissions@iwcc.edu | 712.325.6878

Information: Information about current educational programs and descriptions is available at Iowa Western Community College Catalog and Academic Programs website. 

Accreditation Information

Contact: Dean of Institutional Research and Accreditation| bgodden@iwcc.edu | 712. 325.3230

Information: Iowa Western Community College is accredited as a post-secondary institution by the Higher Learning Commission. In December 2005 the college was accepted into the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). This alternative accreditation process is predicated upon a continuous improvement model developed by the HLC. In 2012 IWCC received Reaffirmation of Accreditation through 2019 via the AQIP Pathway.

Iowa Western is also accredited by the Iowa Department of Education. The College successfully completed its ten year state accreditation review in May 2013.

Confidentiality of Records and FERPA

Contact: Registrar | registrar@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3285

Information: Annually, Iowa Western Community College informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. This Act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designed to protect the privacy of education records to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the institution for compliance with the provision of the Act. Iowa Westerns Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) information is available in the Registrar Office, Student Handbook and College Catalog. The Registrar Office holds all information on student records and confidentiality.

Computer Conduct

Contact: Director of IT | jmahlberg@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3218

Information: Information on computer conduct including copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing can be located in the Student Handbook.

Cost of Attendance

Contact: Financial Aid Office | financialaid@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3277

Information: The cost of attending Iowa Western includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board and any additional costs for specific programs. Iowa Western provides a Net Price Calculator to help students in estimating the cost of attendance. 

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Contact: Dean of Student Life and Student Success | khenry@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3207

Emergency Phone: 911| Iowa Western Safety and Security | security@iwcc.edu | 402.659.4939

Information: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Iowa Western Community College publishes its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report by October 1 of each year. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Iowa Western Community College and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as the policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

A paper copy of the 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available upon request from Dean of Student Life and Student Success. 

Disability Services

Contact: Disability Services Coordinator|  disabilityservices@iwcc.edu  | 712.256.7023

Information: Our Academic Success Office provides an array of accommodations for students who qualify. Students with disabilities are encouraged to take an active role in advocating for their needs and securing services to attain reasonable, effective, and appropriate accommodations. Visit Disability Services located in the Student Center- 2nd floor for more information on services and resources available. 

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Contact: Dean of Student Life and Student Success | khenry@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3207

Information: College students, faculty, staff, and guests are subject to local, State and Federal laws regarding the unlawful possession, distribution, or use of alcohol or illegal drugs. Possession, Use, Manufacturing, Distribution, or in the Presence of Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, Synthetic Substances and other Controlled Substances on Campus. The aforementioned substances and paraphernalia are strictly prohibited on the College campus, including the all facilities, regardless of the age of the individual.

Information about risks associated with alcohol and drug use, laws and sanctions, and campus resources can be found in Student Handbook and Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Drug Law Violations: Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties

Contact: Financial Aid Office | financialaid@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3277

Information: Information regarding federal financial aid penalties pertaining to drug law violations is available upon request from the Financial Aid Office. 

Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

It is the policy of Iowa Western Community College to provide equal educational opportunities and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, citizenship, or medical condition, as those terms are defined under applicable laws, in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, as required by Iowa Code sections 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C.§§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination:

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Kelly Fischer
Director of Human Resources/Equal Opportunity Coordinator for Employees
2700 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 325-3413
kfischer@iwcc.edu

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

Keri Zimmer
Dean of Advising and Academic Success/ADA Coordinator for Students with Disabilities
2700 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 388-6844
kzimmer@iwcc.edu

TITLE IX and OTHER FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION

Kim Henry
Dean of Student Life and Student Success/Title IX and Equal Opportunity Coordinator for Students
2700 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 325-3207
khenry@iwcc.edu 

Inquiries and complaints may also be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.

Financial Aid

Contact: Financial Aid Office | financialaid@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3277

Information: Information regarding federal financial aid is available in our online  resources and in the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Calculator

Contact: Financial Aid Office | financialaid@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3277

Information: Student can use the Financial Aid Net Price Calculator to estimate cost of attendance. 

Gainful Employment

Contact: Financial Aid Office | financialaid@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3287

Information: Gainful Employment per program can be found online or by contacting the Financial Aid Office.

Gifts and Contracts

Contact: Vice President of Institutional Advancement| foundation@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3306

Information: Information on foreign gifts and contracts >$250k and other foundation information can be made available upon request.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Contact: Registrar | registrar@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3285

Information: Iowa Western graduation and retention rates as is reported to IPEDS (US Department of Education). Based upon First‐time, Full‐Time, 2013 Cohort Students

2016-2017 Enrollment, Retention, Graduation, and Transfer information

Intercollegiate Athletic Program 

Contact: Athletic Director | jcapo@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3402

Information: The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men's and women's teams.

IW Student Athletes 2013 Cohort

Location

Contact: Admissions | admissions@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3200

Information: Located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, near Omaha, Nebraska. The college was founded in 1967, and offers 84 programs in both vocational and technical areas as well as in liberal arts. Center locations include Clarinda, Cass County, Page/Fremont County and Shelby County. Learn more about Iowa Westerns beautiful campus and centers.  

Misrepresentation

Contact: Coordinator of Student Conduct and Civility | studentoutreach@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3728

Information: Falsifying information or documentation given to College personnel is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to engaging in forgery, altercation, or misuse of any college records or documentation, college keys or keycards, or student or staff identification cards, disclosing any confidential information gained through student employment. 

Missing Student Policy and Notification Procedures

Contact: Dean of Student Life and Student Success | khenry@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3207
Contact: Director of Residence Life | smathews@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3487
Contact: Director of Safety and Security | kbollinger@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3727

Information: Iowa Western Community College takes student safety very seriously. The policy and procedure has been developed in order to assist in locating Iowa Western student(s) living in on-campus housing, who based on the facts and circumstances known to the College, are determined to be missing. This policy is in compliance with Section 488 of the Higher Education Act of 2008 and can be located in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and Student Handbook.

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Federal Financial Aid

Contact: Financial Aid Office | financialaid@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3287
Contact: Registrar | registrar@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3285

Information: Information regarding refund, withdrawal, and return of federal financial aid is available in College Catalog and Financial Aid Office. 

Registered Sex Offenders

Contact: Student Support and Outreach | Studentoutreach@iwcc.edu | 712.329.4750

Information: Registered sex offender’s information - IOWA, NEBRASKA

Student Body Diversity

Contact: Dean of Institutional Research and Accreditation| bgodden@iwcc.edu | 712. 325.3230

Information: Information on student body diversity can found on our graduation and retention reports. 

Based upon First‐time, Full‐Time, 2013 Cohort Students

2016-2017 Enrollment, Retention, Graduation, and Transfer information

Textbook Information

Contact: Iowa Western College Store | CollegeStore@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3231

Information: Textbook information is available at The College Store and can be ordered online. Individual textbooks for the student’s registered classes can also be accessed from the student schedule on
Roc under Registration ->View/print my schedule ->scroll to the bottom and Click “View the books for these courses”

 

Transfer of Credit and Articulation Agreements

Contact: Dean of Distance Education & Pathway Development | mmancuso@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3434
Contact: Registrar | registrar@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3285

Information: Information regarding transfer credit and articulation agreements can be found online.

Vaccination Policies

Contact: Dean of Student Life and Student Success | khenry@iwcc.edu | 712.325.3207

Information: Iowa Western does not have a College-wide vaccination policy. However, some academic programs at IWCC have vaccination policies based on field placement and clinical requirements. Please review the program’s requirements in order to learn more about its specific vaccination policy.

IWCC suggests students consult with their healthcare provider regarding recommended vaccinations/immunizations recommended by the American College Health Association when deciding whether or not they may want to be vaccinated.

Voter Registration

Contact: Director of Student Support and Outreach | studentoutreach@iwcc.edu | 712.329.4750

Information: Information regarding voting in local, state, or federal elections, including a copy of the Iowa Voter Registration Form, may be accessed at Iowa Secretary of State.