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Resources – Vancouver

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The list below includes confidential and non-confidential resources at WSU and in the Pullman community.

Confidential Resources

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

WSU Counseling Services

WSU Counseling Services offers individual, couples, and group counseling, psychological testing, workshops, and crisis and consultation services. We also help by referring students to other services on campus and to community resources that can offer more specialized or longer-term assistance.   360-546-9238.

Clark County Crisis Line

Mental health crisis line.  360-696-9560 or 800-626-8137.

WA State Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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.

Clark County Crime Victim Services

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.  1-888-425-1176.

Community Health Services

Information about free and low-cost health care options.

BetterHelp

BetterHelp is a counseling service available to students who have WSU’s graduate or international student health insurance. Professionally licensed counselors are available via ongoing text communications, live chat, phone, video, or groupinars.


University 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.

Center for Community Standard

As part of the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Student Conduct addresses any disciplinary action, as appropriate, after the preliminary investigation is complete. The Office of Student Conduct administrates the student conduct system, and addresses potential violations of WSU’s Standards of Conduct for Students.  Additionally, The Office of Student Conduct can assist you in coordinating resources and support, such as making 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.  360-546-9573. To learn more, visit the Vancouver Center for Community Standards. 

 Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs houses the Title IX Liaison.  The Title IX Liaison works closely with OEO on student conduct cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.  The Title IX Liaison participates in preliminary investigative meetings and helps make findings of fact, and determine whether the WSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct (Executive Policy 15) was violated.  360-546-9571. To file a grievance or learn about grievance procedure at the Vancouver campus, visit Vancouver Campus Grievance Procedure.

 Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO)

OEO works closely with the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) 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.  Interpretive services available.  509-335-8288.

WSU Vancouver Human Resources

Human Resources can provide you with information and answers about employment issues.  360-546-9094.

WSU Vancouver Disability Resources

WSU Vancouver Disability Services works with students, staff, and faculty to create, improve, and maintain access for students with disabilities.  They are available to address questions and assist with understanding accommodations and next steps.

WSU Vancouver Veteran Services

The WSU Vancouver Veteran Center is a place for veterans to relax, study, or connect with other veterans.  The Center also houses the Vet Corps Navigator whose function is to help veterans navigate the world of higher education.  The Vet Corps Navigator can provide knowledgeable answers to your questions and also direct you to resources both on campus and in the Vancouver community.

The Veteran Coordinator at WSU Vancouver assists student veterans with all veteran educational benefits that are available thru the VA, WSU, and Voc Rehab.  The Coordinator oversees all veteran related activities and issues.  The position also provides training for faculty and staff on the unique qualities and needs of veterans.  The Veteran Coordinator’s office is located in the Student Services Center on campus.  360-546-9570.


Police Resources

WSU Vancouver Police Department

Law enforcement.  360-546-9001. Pager number: 360-690-1527.

City of Vancouver Police Department

Law enforcement.  360-487-7400.

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.  You can also visit the CLEAR website for legal education materials and tools.  1-888-201-1012.

All documents are available in alternate accessible formats upon request.


In addition, printer-friendly resource flyers are available here:

Resources

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Campus Resources

If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct, there are organizations available to help you. Please see the below resource lists for your community to access information on university offices, legal advocacy, medical services, mental health services, and law enforcement.


Other Resources


Federal Resources

The federal government has also compiled helpful resources for victims of sexual assault.

 

Accessible Web Content for All Users

WSU is committed to ensuring that all of its web content is accessible to all web users.  To do so, WSU strives to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA, which specify how to make content accessible for people with disabilities as well as for all users across platforms.  WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines are published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet.

REPORT A WEB ACCESSIBILITY ISSUE

If you are having trouble accessing content on a WSU website, please provide us with information about your concern.  We will work to address the issue as quickly as possible.  To report a concern, please visit  Web Accessibility Complaint

If you would like to file a formal discrimination complaint regarding web accessibility, you may do so at File an Accessibility Complaint