Student Policies

At College of Western Idaho (CWI), the wellbeing of our students and their opportunity for success is a constant priority. In order to help ensure you have the chance to flourish in our community, we have created policies geared specifically toward the CWI student body. You can find information here that covers Grievance Policies, the Student Handbook, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with our Student Policies, and ask questions about any areas that are not clear to you.

Grievance Policies

The purpose of the grievance procedure is to allow for the resolution of student grievances alleging accommodation violations of anti-discrimination laws, specifically Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Student Handbook

CWI and the surrounding community expect all students and employees to adhere to a high level of academic and profes­sional honesty and integrity. The College must and will enforce appropriate action in order to create and maintain a positive learning environment in which the rights, privileges, property, and self-worth of every individual in the College community are preserved.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.