Iowa Wesleyan’s program of intercollegiate athletics is organized and conducted as an integral part of the educational program. The University is a full member of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and is a member of the CAC (Continental Athletic Conference), NSAA (North Star Athletic Association) for football, and the HAA (The Heart of America Athletic Conference) for Wrestling. Iowa Wesleyan offers intercollegiate teams for women in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball and wrestling. Iowa Wesleyan offers intercollegiate teams for men in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, track & field, and wrestling. All students, regardless of major, who might be interested in these sports at the intercollegiate level, are encouraged to contact the head coach of the desired program about possible participation.


The intramural program is designed to provide campus wide interaction and social involvement among students, faculty, and staff. To this end, it promotes competition, sportsmanship, a healthy lifestyle and most importantly fun. We offer various individual and team sports that have a competitive season, along with special “one time only” events. Intramurals include sports, as well as video and card games, and non-athletic sports.


Student organizations at Iowa Wesleyan University offer a variety of involvement opportunities. Groups focus on special interests, professional organizations, religious groups and so much more! Students can explore new interests or feed their passion in the existing organizations. If there is not something you like, then form a new organization.

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


For an “up-to-date” list of student organizations, please visit the IW web site


Theta Sigma Rho is a local sorority founded by Iowa Wesleyan University Women. This is a great opportunity to grow sisterhood and develop Greek life at Iowa Wesleyan University.

Omega Delta Alpha is a local fraternity founded by Iowa Wesleyan University men and focuses on shaping undergraduate students for leadership outside of college, creating everlasting bonds with community, and growing as individuals. With their development in the fraternity, members shall possess their fraternity’s core values of integrity, respect, honesty, and brotherhood.

Zeta Psi Mu is a local fraternity founded by Iowa Wesleyan University men and focuses around four core values: Responsibility, Honesty, Hard work, and Community.

Cheerleading is offered as a club sport at Iowa Wesleyan and managed by the Student Development Office. The purpose of cheerleading is to promote, create and uphold team spirit, pride and loyalty, develop good sportsmanship and relations in the community between teams and squads during events. The group promotes enthusiasm of spectators at athletic events.

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 IW students and advocate for the LGBTQ community.

Upon invitation, honorary societies are open to students with outstanding academic records. Each honorary society has its own academic requirements for membership. The following honor societies have chapters on the Iowa Wesleyan University campus:

Beta Beta Beta is a national biological honorary society for students and biology majors of high scholastic standing, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study.

The purpose of this group is to welcome new student and their guests to Iowa Wesleyan University during summer and fall New Student Orientation.

A wide variety of organizations make it possible for every student to find friends and activities to fit his/her own interest and aptitudes. These are:

  • American and Iowa Choral Directors Association—For students interested in choral music.
  • Behavioral Science Club—open to Psychology and Sociology majors and others with an interest in society and its workings
  • Music Education Chapter 37—National Association for Music Educators – open to any student interested in music education
  • Student Nursing Association—open to students enrolled in nursing or interested in healthcare

Association of Student-Athletes (ASA)
The association of Student-Athletes (ASA) is for the student-athletes who are leaders or have the potential to develop into one. These student-athletes can be the voice for their teammates and other athletes on campus. This group provides a platform for student-athletes to voice their opinions or issues of concern, brainstorm new innovative ideas, create a positive fan experience and offer feedback to the NAIA membership and propose legislation or policy changes. ASA offers these student-athletes the opportunity to develop their leadership skills as they represent and empower all NAIA student-athletes.

The purpose of the Student Government is to coordinate the interests and activities of the student body and share in the responsibilities of University governance as it directly affects student life.

The Campus Activities Board promotes student activities on campus, igniting your social life! CAB brings a wide variety of performers to campus such as musicians, magicians, hypnotists, speakers, comedians and much more. The group coordinates events like Bingo, Live Acts, Spring Thing and the list goes on.