LIFE ON CAMPUS

Activities and organizations offer fun and entertaining events every week, making it easy to get involved and have an enjoyable experience at Iowa Wesleyan University. Students involved in co-curricular activities have the opportunity to develop social and professional networks in addition to building strong resumes. All Iowa Wesleyan students are eligible and encouraged to participate in all student activities of the University.

Individual organizations and/or activities may establish minimum standards for eligibility (for example, minimum grade point average). All organizations are expected to use non-discriminatory selection practices, including those based on race, creed or national origin.

Learning Outcomes - What to Expect

  • Students will grow personally and professionally through effective and appropriate communication and interaction with others.
  • Students will better understand the benefits of being an engaged participant in community events and experiences.
  • Students will develop deep, meaningful relationships with others of diverse backgrounds.

Clubs

Clubs and Organizations

The Purpose of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society shall be to function as an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. Its activities shall be designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences.

Contact Information:

Beta Beta Beta Advisor: Gail Kunch: Gail.Kunich@iw.edu

Welcome, Future Tiger Cheerleaders!

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in becoming a member of the Iowa Wesleyan University Cheerleading Squad! Iowa Wesleyan University Cheerleading Squad is an inclusive team, welcoming to all those with school spirit.

Tryouts for current IW campus students interested in being a part of the Cheerleading Squad will be held each academic year towards the end of the spring semester. Tryout information will be posted around campus and on the Tiger Guide App.

Any interested incoming freshman and transfers, and current students who can’t make tryouts, may submit an audition video.

We have four categories that are involved in tryouts and they should also be in audition videos.

  • Cheers
    • Prepare one cheer that they believe best showcases their abilities and school spirit.
  • Jumps
    • Please pick two jumps that you are comfortable doing. This can be any jump you feel shows your skills the best.
  • Answer three questions. Please limit your answers to a maximum of 5 minutes total.
    • What does it mean to you to be a cheerleader?
    • What do you bring to the squad?
    • What has been your greatest accomplishment/pride while being involved in Cheerleading?
  • Extras
    • Put together a stunt group, show off tumbling skills, or any other things you think we should see as we consider you to join our squad!

Videos can be sent via email to lashawnda.roberts1@iw.edu and d.vanness@iw.edu. These can be shared as a Google Drive link, but please make sure to allow access for both coaches to view your video.

 

Cheerleading Constitution and Agreement: Download Cheerleading Constitution

Assumption of Risk and Liability Form: Download Risk and Liability Form

The Criminal Justice Society is comprised of students with a shared interest in the field of Criminal Justice. The Criminal Justice Society was created to provide better insight into possible Criminal Justice career paths and to give students the ability to make connections with Criminal Justice professionals and agencies.

The Criminal Justice Society is one of the newest Iowa Wesleyan University and is open to all students. The Criminal Justice Society seeks to provide interesting events, employment opportunities, and valuable skills to students interested in the field of Criminal Justice such as Law Enforcement, forensics, Corrections, Law, and Criminology. The Criminal Justice Society was established to assist students with their academic and professional goals through network and skill building, while also assisting the community through community service.

Contact Information:

Criminal Justice: Stephanie Johnson: Stephanie.Johnson@iw.edu
Criminal Justice Advisor: Richard Buffington: Richard.Buffington@iw.edu

Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ.

Cru is a Christ-centered movement on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan University. Open to believers and non-believers, we strive to have meaningful, relevant conversations about who God is and the impact He can have on our lives.

Contact Information:

CRU: Lena Henrickson: Lena.Henrickson@iw.edu
CRU Advisor: Asher Smale: Asher.Smale@iw.edu

Purpose Statement: To provide information on different cultures, both Hispanic and non Hispanic. Fuse will be a safe space for Spanish speakers, and will also represent a growing population of Hispanic/Latino students at Iowa Wesleyan University.

Contact Information

FUSE: Irias Lopez: Irias.Lopez@iw.edu
FUSE Advisor: Luis Aranda: Luis.Aranda@iw.edu

The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Club provides a safe environment for students regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity. GSA’s goal is to create a platform to fight gender, racial, and LGBTQ economic justice. We want to educate our fellow Iowa Wesleyan University students and advocate for the LGBTQ community.

Discussion Topics:

  • What brought you here
  • Identification
  • Comfort at IW
  • Healthy relationships
  • Overcoming social issues

Contract Information:

GSA: Irias Lopez: Irias.Lopez@iw.edu
GSA Advisor: Nathan Hough: Nathan.Hough@iw.edu

Orientation Crew (O Crew) sole purpose is to welcome new students and families to Iowa Wesleyan University. The O Crew is made up of students from sophomore year and up. These students set the tone for our incoming students that shows what it is really like to be a Tiger! Joining this crew means that you know what it takes to be a Tiger and you want to share that experience with new students!

O Crew helps welcomes new students during the summer and fall months. Applications to join O Crew will be announced closer to the end of the spring semester.

The purpose of the Pre-Law Club is to bring together all students interested in the legal field and law school. The Pre-Law at Iowa Wesleyan University brings together students with an interest in law school through guest speakers, law school programs, and a variety of other events. Students will learn more about applying to law school and becoming a lawyer. The Pre-Law Club will provide students with assistance in the law school process and a way for interested students to form LSAT study groups, connect with peers, and discuss law school opportunities.

Contact Information

Pre-Law: Carter Jensen: Carter.Jensen@iw.edu
Pre-Law Advisor: Richard Buffington: Richard.Buffington@iw.edu

The purpose of SAAC is for select student-athletes from each sport to have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas on how to improve IW athletics; host fun and engaging events relevant to the student-athlete experience; increase fan support at athletic contests; voice input on proposed NCAA legislation; and support the campus and community through community outreach efforts, with a primary focus on the NCAA Division III SAAC and Special Olympics partnership.

IW SAAC Handbook

Contact Information:

SAAC Advisor: Derek Zander: Derek.Zander@iw.edu

Student Government Association coordinates the interests and activities of the student body and shares in the responsibilities of university governance as it directly affects student life. Each student organization, as a requirement of recognition, must have a representative present at all open SGA meetings. Each full-time student becomes a member of the Iowa Wesleyan University student government upon registration.

Contact Information:

SGA Student Leader: Athena Bester: Athena.bester@iw.edu
SGA Advisor: Adrian Smith: Adrian.Smith@iw.edu

Forms

For information on the Student Government Association, contact the Office of Student Development at 319-385-6256.

Constitution of the Student Government

Student Government By-Laws

To assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide of the highest quality of health care; to provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interests and concerns; to aid in the development of the whole person, his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life.

Contact Information

Student Nursing Fellowship: Hailee Woosley: Hailee.Woosley@iw.edu
Student Nursing Fellowship Advisor: Nancy Wagner: Nancy.Wagner@iw.edu

Student Union Board (SUB) is a student run organization whose mission is to bring entertainment and engagement to the students of Iowa Wesleyan University. We host a wide variety of events ranging from live acts that include hypnotists, improv groups, and magicians to bingo night where students have the opportunity win prizes to bubble soccer and dodgeball tournaments among many others.

We are always finding new and improved events and acts to liven up campus while having a blast doing so. SUB is a great way to get involved in an awesome group while meeting many amazing people along the way! If bringing fun and excitement to campus sounds like something you would be interested in, SUB is the organization for you!

Contract Information:

SUB Student Leader: Gianna Lopez: Gianna.Lopez@iw.edu
SUB Advisor: Adrian Smith: Adrian.Smith@iw.edu

After coming to Iowa Wesleyan and seeing all the things they offer I thought to myself thinking, this is a great school. I started to enjoy a month at Iowa Wesleyan, but I knew something was missing about me. I was getting homesick calling my mom everyday saying I just want to come home to my family and all she would say is, “do something that keeps you busy, you can’t come home”. Me and my friends would dance in my room but it was never nothing serious. Therefore, one day we were dancing and I say let’s start a dance club, they thought I was joking at first, they started laughing and I said ok watch. I went to the student development office and I received so many papers and I started to give up. Weeks after receiving those papers I got them done.

My purpose of creating this dance club is because dancing is something I really enjoy doing. I started dancing in 7th grade at McKay elementary school and continued since than. Bringing a dance club to Iowa was great because it’s a way to open up different personalities and learn different dances. This dance club really means a lot to me and is something I would want to continue until I graduate, and even when I graduate I would want others to continue to dance.

Student Organization Requirements

Iowa Wesleyan wants all students to live out their passions. Start a new organization! All new student organization should fill out a New Student Organization Form and turn into the Student Government Office or Student Development Office.

Once an established organization, groups are encouraged to attend monthly Student Government (SGA) meetings. Groups are eligible to request funds, room rentals, and marketing promotions through SGA.