Bowman House Occupancy

Despite some tweaks and minor changes, the Bowman House programs and culture have been consistent since 1996. Bowman House instills a sense of tradition in the residents; a sense that they are part of something bigger than themselves. Composite pictures on the wall and many other elements combine to remind us of the men who have gone before us (some of whom are IWU faculty and staff). The men of Bowman House are brothers living, maturing, and growing together, past and future, just as the Church is a family following Christ together.

Bowman House is smaller than most other halls on campus. However it is also known for being one of the best places to find a tight knit, deep community. These two points are linked. Students get to know each other quickly and support and challenge each other. We grow together as we do life alongside each other.

Building Features

  • Furnished
  • Study Room
  • High-speed Internet
  • Cable TV (Optional)
  • Heat/AC
  • + Kitchen, Chapel, Exercise Room, TV Lounge
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Bowman House RD

'I enjoyed my time here during my undergrad and I look forward to being there for the residents of Bowman in such a formative time of their life.'

My name is Luke Johns, and I am the Resident Director in Bowman House. This is my second year in this position. As an IWU student I spent my freshman year in Bowman and then stayed on staff for 3 years. My wife Lauren and I are both excited about living in Bowman this year. We have been married for three years now and had our first son this past December. I earned my BA from IWU in Philosophy and Theology.

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Colleges Attended: Indiana Wesleyan University
Degree: B.A. Philosophy & Theology
Best ResLife memory: Late nights, longs talks and lots of smash brothers.
Best thing about my job: Bowman Staff and my office chair.
Best thing about IWU: Spiritual environment that is set on campus is inspiring.

Community Outreach

At the Boys and Girls Club, Bowman House residents make a positive impact in the lives of children by mentoring, tutoring, playing with the kids, and talking to them. They've been able to influence many of these kids' lives simply by being there.


Building History

Bowman House was founded in 1996 through an intentional transition from a female hall ("Bowman Hall") to a specifically freshmen male "House". It was designed to pattern the positive aspects of fraternity living with intentional Christian mentoring of first-year guys.

Street Address

Bowman Sign

Bowman House
4102 S. Nebraska St.
Marion, IN 46953

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Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953