Washington State University Office for Equal Opportunity

Resources – Tri-Cities, WA

The list below includes confidential and non-confidential resources at WSU and in the Pullman community.  In addition, a printer-friendly resources flyer is available here: Tri Cities Resource Flyer

Confidential Resources

In most instances, service providers from the following resources can speak with you confidentially about your concerns:

WSU Tri-Cities Student Counseling Services               

WSU Counseling Services provides confidential and private counseling and can provide information about referrals and options, including helping you to access services related to academics, housing, transportation, and medication referrals.  509-372-7153.

Benton County  Crisis Line  

Mental health crisis line.  1-800-783-0544.

Tri-Cities Community Health                      

Tri Cities Community Health has locations in each of the Tri-Cities and offers medical, dental, mental health, and urgent care services.  Their services are available to anyone, and a sliding fee scale is available for patients who qualify. 509-547-2204.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps WA State Government employees and their family members resolve personal or work-related problems.  Using your EAP does not cost you anything.  1-877-313-4455.

Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties (DVS)          

DVS provides free, safe and confidential shelter and support to victims of domestic violence. DVS is available 24-hours a day to assist anyone who has questions or concerns about domestic violence.  509-582-9841 or 1-800-648-1277.

Sexual Assault and Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center   

SAFeT provides victim-centered services to survivors of sexual violence, including 24-hour crisis line, medical and legal advocacy, information and referral, counseling, support groups, and education and prevention.   509-624-7273.

The Support, Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC)     

SARC provides crisis services, support, and advocacy to victims, non-offending family members, and others who are impacted by crime, 24 hours a day.  SARC services are free of charge and confidential.  509-372-0130.

The Crime Victim Service Center (CVSC)

CVSC will assist anyone who has questions or concerns about crime and the confusion that comes along with being a victim of crime.  CVSC services are free of charge and confidential.  Services are available 24 hours.  1-888-9-VICTIM, 509-374-0130.

Community Health Services

Information about free and low-cost health care options.

Non-Confidential Resources

These offices share information only on a need-to-know basis but cannot guarantee confidentiality.  Unless designated as a confidential resource, WSU employees are required to report incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct to OEO or the WSU Title IX Coordinator.

Division of Enrollment Management and Student Services  

The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Services can assist you in coordinating resources and support, such as changes in classes or your schedule.  This office also can help you notify faculty if you will be leaving campus for a short time and assist you with other challenges you may encounter. The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Services houses the Title IX Liaison and works closely with OEO on student conduct cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. This office administrates the student conduct system and addresses potential violations of WSU’s Standards of Conduct for Students. It also addresses any disciplinary action, as appropriate, after the preliminary investigation is complete.   509-372-7358.

Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO)    

OEO works closely with SSA on student matters or HRS on employee matters involving discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.  OEO conducts investigations, makes findings of fact, determines whether the WSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct (Executive Policy 15) was violated.  OEO also provides trainings about discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.   509-335-8288.

Office of Student Standards and Accountability (SSA)

SSA administers the student conduct system and addresses potential violations of the WSU Standards of Conduct for Students.  SSA participates in investigative meetings with OEO and addresses any disciplinary action, as appropriate, after the investigation is complete.  509-335-4532.

Tri-Cities Human Resources   

Human Resources assists individuals with their employment needs.  509-372-7302.

Police Resources

Richland Police Department

Law enforcement.  509-942-7340.

Benton County Sheriff’s Department

Law enforcement.  509-786-5615.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911

Legal Resources

Northwest Justice Project Free Legal Hotline (CLEAR)

CLEAR is Washington state’s publicly funded legal aid program.  CLEAR provides free legal assistance and representation to those who qualify on the basis of income.  1-888-201-1014.