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Student Support and Intervention

The Student Support and Intervention staff is here to help students navigate through the many new opportunities and challenges that occur during a college career. The staff is dedicated to providing students with guidance and support in the following areas: mental health support, making connections to community resources, sexual health, emergency financial assistance, food and personal item insecurities, student conduct, and sexual violence/harassment advocacy. Contact Student Support and Intervention with any questions: studentsupport@iwcc.edu or 712-325-3728

Mental Health Support:

Mental health support is a FREE service offered to students who may be struggling with emotional, social, family, relationship, or substance abuse concerns. When students reach out for mental health support, it is our goal to provide short-term counseling, helpful information, and referral resources so students can become better equipped to deal with personal problems that may be impacting their academic performance. Students are urged to seek help before personal problems seriously damage academic performance or the future quality of their life. If you are in need of assistance, please contact studentsupport@iwcc.edu or 712-325-3728.

Emergency Assistance:

The Emergency Assistance Fund is a one-time grant provided to students who are experiencing an unforeseen financial emergency that could negatively impact their ability to do well in the classroom. Financial emergencies include but are not limited to unforeseen, non-academic expenses such as rent, groceries, car repairs, child care, utility bills or personal expenses. The maximum amount awarded per student is $500.00. Staff across campus are available to help with the application process. Stop by the Welcome Center, Student Center, Cyber Library, Academic Success, Residence Life, or any of our center locations for help today!

Rocky’s Emergency Pantry:

Rocky’s Emergency Pantry helps students who are struggling with food and personal hygiene insecurities. Iowa Western recognizes that having basic needs met is an important component to students success. Students who need to utilize the pantry can complete an online application through the internal ROC site, or by completing an in-person application in Ashley Hall 170-174. If you have questions about the Pantry, including information on how to donate, please contact studentsupport@iwcc.edu or 712-325-3728.

Student Conduct and Civility:

The core values of Iowa Western Community College are: Caring, Commitment, Challenge. These values are the hallmark of the College and will be protected vigorously. When students choose to attend Iowa Western Community College, they accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the College’s academic and social community. Each person has the right and ability to make personal decisions about his or her own conduct. Just as importantly, each person has the responsibility to live with the consequences of his or her decision-making.

The Student Code of Conduct, Disciplinary and Appeals Procedures, describes misconduct that is inconsistent with the essential values of Iowa Western Community College. It lists procedures to respond to such behaviors, and it provides for sanctions that are intended to educate and to safeguard members of the College community. If you have any questions about the Student Code of Conduct, Disciplinary and Appeal Procedures, please contact the Office of Student Support and Intervention at studentsuppport@iwcc.edu or 712-325-3728.

How to Report Sexual Misconduct

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Iowa Western Community College is committed to having a positive learning and working environment for its students and employees and will not tolerate Sexual Misconduct.

Iowa Western Community College encourages students to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct to the police. A guiding principal in the reporting of sexual offenses is to avoid re-victimizing the sexual offense survivor by forcing the person into any plan of action. Survivors of sexual offenses may contact any one of several college departments or community services for assistance. The following resources provide immediate aid or on-going consultation for survivors of sexual offenses:

Sexual misconduct reporting and resources

Faculty-Staff Clery Act Handout 

Faculty-Staff Sexual Misconduct Handout 

REPORTING NUMBERS:
Council Bluffs Police Department 911
Mental Health Practitioner (712) 256-8057
Associate Dean of Residence Life (712) 325-3234
Dean of Student Life and Student Success (712) 325-3207
Director of Student Support and Intervention (712) 325-3728
Iowa Western Security (Council Bluffs Campus) (402) 659-4939 (text or call) 
8000 from any campus phone
Iowa Western Security Supervisor (712) 325-3727
Sexual Assault Program (712) 328-0266
24-Hour Rape Crisis Line (712) 328-0266 

 

Questions about Title IX Contact:

Kim Henry
Dean of Student Life & Student Success
Title IX Coordinator
Office phone: 712-325-3207
Email: khenry@iwcc.edu