Student Affairs encompasses many aspects of the overall student experience and houses a multitude of student services including the Center for New Directions, Counseling Services, Clubs and Organizations, Retention & Orientation, Student Conduct, Student Disability Services, Student Engagement & Success, Student Leadership, and Veteran Student Services. If you are looking for support or community, we can help connect you to resources.
Student Affairs believes in equitable access to meaningful educational experiences within and beyond the classroom that are transformational individually, locally, and globally.
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 College of Western Idaho (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.
Student Engagement and Success makes it possible for students to become engrossed 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 and student forums. All activities are educationally driven based on student interests, concerns, and 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 & 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 to foster student leadership within the College and the greater community.
Student Engagement staff can be contacted at:
David G. Michener | Director, Student Engagement & Success
Phone: 208.562.3245 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amber Eubanks | Coordinator, Student Leadership
Phone: 208.562.2416 | E-mail: email@example.com
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 (clubs/organizations) and the faculty and administration; promoting educational and social student activities, as well as leadership development; and encouraging responsibility, self-discipline, and good citizenship through student participation in college service activities and civic engagement opportunities.
ASCWI serves as the umbrella for all Registered Clubs & Organizations (RCO) through its Executive Council (ASCWI President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Servant of Order), and Legislative Council (ASCWI Senators) Branches. All elected and appointed officers must complete a minimum of six (6) semester hours per semester and maintain a grade point average of 2.50 each semester.
For more information about these services, please visit the Student Affairs webpage.
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, reviewing 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 CWI Student Handbook. It is the student’s responsibility to read and understand the CWI Student Handbook, which can be found here.
For more information, please contact the Dean of Students at 208.562.2106.