Student Affairs

Student Affairs encompasses many aspects of the overall student experience and houses a number of student services including the Assessment and Testing Centers, the Center for New Directions, Counseling Services, Clubs and Organizations, Retention and Orientation, Student Conduct, Student Disability Services, Student Engagement and Success, Student Leadership, Tutoring Services, and Veterans Services. If you are looking for support or community, we can help you get connected.

Mission
Student Affairs believes in equitable access to meaningful educational experiences within and beyond the classroom that are transformational individually, locally, and globally.

Vision
Student Affairs strives to serve and give voice to all students by empowering them through opportunities of self-advocacy, connection, leadership, and mentorship to achieve their individual goals.

Office of Student Engagement and Success

Getting involved with clubs and organizations isn't just a way to stay busy at CWI; research shows that student engagement is directly linked to better academic performance, connectivity to the institution, and higher levels of satisfaction with your collegiate experience. 

The Office of Student Engagement and Success makes it possible for students to build connections in college life. There are also opportunities for students to be heard and represented at Associated Students of the College of Western Idaho (ASCWI) meetings (e.g., Student Leadership Circle) and student forums. All activities are educationally driven; based on student interests, concerns, and the desires of the current student body; and are aimed at enhancing each student’s experience and personal development.

The College supports these elements of student engagement to foster retention and student success by developing programs such as Registered Clubs and Organizations (RCOs), Student Governance, and Student Events. The Office of Student Engagement creates opportunities for students to have a voice in the governance of our campus and centers, create specific student-run groups to directly respond to student interest, and foster student leadership within the College and the greater community.

Student Engagement staff can be contacted at:

Amber Eubanks | Assistant Director, Student Engagement
Phone: 208.562.2416 | Email: ambereubanks@cwi.edu

Student Governance

The Associated Students of the College of Western Idaho (ASCWI) consists of all tuition-paying members of the College of Western Idaho. The purposes of ASCWI include serving as the “official voice” of the student body by acting as a liaison between the student body and the administration. ASCWI initiatives are driven by the mission to enhance the student experience through developing student activities, providing resources to students, and exemplifying good citizenship. Those engaged with ASCWI have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through student participation in college service activities and civic engagement opportunities.

ASCWI serves as the umbrella for all Registered Clubs and Organizations (RCOs) through its Executive Council (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations). All elected and appointed officers of ASCWI must be enrolled in at least six (6) credits and maintain a 3.0 semester and cumulative grade point average (GPA). Officers for RCOs are required to be enrolled in at least six (6) credits and maintain a 2.0 GPA unless stated otherwise by the RCO governing documents.

For more information about these services, please visit the Student Affairs web page.

Student Conduct

As a student at CWI, you have the opportunity to benefit from a quality educational experience. In exchange, you are expected to learn and uphold the College's standards for behavior - inside and outside of the classroom. You can learn about what is expected from you by reading the Student Code of Conduct and other policies located in the Student Handbook, CWI policies, your instructors’ syllabi, and reading departmental and office procedures. While the campus conduct process is different than criminal or civil proceedings, rights are provided to students, along with the expectation that students fulfill their responsibilities in the process. Students or others who fail to respect the rights of others or the process may be excused from a class, a meeting, or a proceeding and the process will continue in their absence.

Policies, procedures, and processes (grievances, appeals, etc.) are defined within the Student Handbook. It is the student’s responsibility to read and understand the CWI Student Handbook.

For more information, please contact the Dean of Students at 208.562.2106.