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Washington State University Office for Equal Opportunity

The list below includes resources available to Global Campus students at the Pullman campus, nationally, and globally.

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.

Office of the Dean of Students Home Page

DOS can assist you in coordinating resources and support, such as making changes in classes or your schedule.  This office also can help your resolve housing issues, notify faculty if you will be leaving campus for a short time, and assist you with other challenges you may encounter.  This office also has Student Conduct Advisors available to help students understand the conduct process, resources, and their options.  French 134,  509-335-5757. To learn more, visit the Dean of Students Home Page.

Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO) Home Page

OEO works closely with 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.  French 225, 509-335-8288. To learn more, visit the Office for Equal Opportunity Home Page.

Office of Student Conduct (OSC) Home Page

OSC administers the student conduct system and addresses potential violations of the WSU Standards of Conduct for Students.  OSC participates in investigative meetings with OEO and addresses any disciplinary action, as appropriate, after the investigation is complete.  Lighty 260, 509-335-4532.  To learn more, visit the Office of Student Conduct Home Page.

Office of the University Ombudsman

The ombudsman is designated by the university to function as an impartial and neutral resource to assist all members of the university community.  The ombudsman provides information relating to university policies and procedures and facilitates the resolution of problems and grievances through informal investigation and mediation.  The office does not replace or supersede other university grievances, complaint, or appeal procedures.  509-335-1195. To learn more, visit the WSU Ombudsman Home Page.

Access Center

The Access Center provides accommodations and services to incoming and current WSU students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the educational environment. 509-335-3417. To learn more, visit the WSU Access Center Home Page.

Office of Veterans Affairs & Student Veterans Center (SVC)

The WSU SVC is a place to meet fellow veteran students, relax between classes, use the ample table space for study groups, take advantage of student computers and printers, learn about VA education benefits and University resources, employment and involvement opportunities, and attend various workshops.  Located within the SVC, the Office of Veterans Affairs can answer questions concerning VA education benefits, while serving as a liaison to other university offices, schools, the VA, and the military services.  The transition from military service to higher education can be challenging.  The SVC and Office of Veteran Affairs can provide you with the support to help you reach your goals.  509-335-1234. To learn more, visit the WSU Veterans Affairs Web Page.

Global Campus

The WSU Global Campus provides online degrees, builds global connections, provides eLearning services, and provides non-credit online learning opportunities.   In addition, Global Campus provides information on student grievances and complaints processes for non-residents on their WSU Global Campus Student Complaint Process Web Page. 1-800-222-4978, 509-335-3557. To learn more, visit the WSU Global Campus Home Page.

ADDITIONAL NON-WSU RESOURCES – NATIONAL

In cases of emergency, please dial 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

To learn more about RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Web Page.  RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) which provides free, confidential services 24 hours a day.  RAINN also partners with many local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline (1-877-995-5247) for the Department of Defense.  Information about local counseling centers and victim advocates can also be found on their website. 1-800-656-HOPE.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)

NDVH provides confidential and free support to victims of domestic violence 24 hours a day.  Advocates can provide information on safety planning and local resources, as well as provide referral services. 1-800-799-7233. To learn more, visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) Web Page.

ADDITIONAL NON-WSU RESOURCES – GLOBAL

U.S. Department of State – Travel Information by Regions

The State Department’s Office of American Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security.  Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program. To learn more, visit the Learn About Your Destination Web Page by the U.S. State Department.

9-1-1 Emergency Contact Numbers Abroad

U.S. consular officers are located at over 260 Foreign Service posts abroad. There are also consular officers in 46 foreign cities without U.S. embassies or consulates. They’re ready to provide assistance if you need it. From the U.S. or Canada, call 1-888-407-4747, or from overseas call 202-501-4444. To learn more, visit the Emergencies Abroad Web Page by the U.S. State Department.

U.S. Department of State – Help for U.S. Citizens of Crime Overseas

Consular officers, agents, and staff work with crime victims and help them with the local police and medical systems.  Overseas Citizens Services will stay in touch with family members in the United States and help provide U.S.-based resources for the victim when possible.  From the U.S. or Canada, call 1-888-407-4747, or from overseas call 202-501-4444. To learn more, visit the Help for U.S. Citizen Victims of Crime Overseas Web Page.

U.S. Department of State – Help for U.S. Citizens of Crime Overseas

Consular officers, agents, and staff work with crime victims and help them with the local police and medical systems.  Overseas Citizens Services will stay in touch with family members in the United States and help provide U.S.-based resources for the victim when possible.  From the U.S. or Canada, call 1-888-407-4747, or from overseas call 202-501-4444. To learn more, visit the Help for U.S. Citizen Victims of Crime Overseas Web Page.