Campus Resources Directory
The Academic Advising & Student Achievement Center (AASAC) provides a comprehensive set of services (1) to support students’ academic advising needs, (2) to help in navigating campus resources, and (3) to gain a better understanding of Western’s academic policies. Professional and peer advisors can assist with course selection and registration, GUR reviews, choosing a major/minor, and reviewing requirements for graduation. The AASAC also provides peer mentoring and other specialized services for additional academic and personal support in meeting the holistic needs of the students we serve.
Old Main 387, 360-650-3100, https://aasac.wwu.edu/
email@example.com for advising related questions
firstname.lastname@example.org for general questions directed to the center
Handles questions concerning credit and online degree evaluations, the course catalog, registration, course requirements, adding and dropping classes, graduation requirements, commencement, grade changes, transcripts and related information requests.
VU 752, 360-650-3110
Associated Students of WWU (ASWWU) is an organization designed and run by Western students and governed by elected student officials. ASWWU seeks to ensure a fulfilling college and academic experience for all university students through numerous services, facilities and programs. Whether you are looking to embark on an excursion with the Outdoor Center, attend a concert with AS Productions, or jam out in the comfort of your own home with the student-run radio KUGS 89.3 FM, the AS has a way to get you connected.
Visit as.wwu.edu for more information or check out ASWWU on Facebook and @WWU_AS on Twitter
The Career Services Center helps students connect academic interests and strengths with careers, develop post-graduation goals, gain internship and career-related experience, and make a successful transition after graduation whether to employment or continuing education. Access to individual support and recruitment events available to current students and alumni.
Old Main 280, 360-650-3240, email@example.com, careercenter.wwu.edu
The Director of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance is Western's Title IX and ADA Coordinator. Western students have the right to an educational environment free of discrimination and harassment based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, citizenship or immigration status, pregnancy, use of protective leave, genetic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, creed, religion, veteran or military status, disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. Students with discrimination or harassment concerns may contact CRTC for assistance or to file a complaint.
The Ethnic Student Center (ESC) is an organization within ASWWU that offers resources and a safe environment where students can work on event programming, study or just hang out. The ESC supports clubs that assist students in transitioning to Western, developing cultural identity, providing a sense of community and being active in social justice.
Looking for Gender Neutral Restrooms & Facilities? Find restroom and facility locations, along with a printable map, for Western's Bellingham campus at this website: lgbtq.wwu.edu/gender-neutral-restrooms/
LGBTQ+ Western advances the holistic thriving of diverse LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff at Western through education, connection to resources, advocacy and celebration. We hold weekly office hours in VU753, and the LGBTQ+ Western website shares information about LGBTQ+ student groups, on and off-campus resources for LGBTQ+ students, and opportunities to study LGBTQ+ topics.
Off Campus Living is here to help students learn about renting, tenant rights and responsibilities, and to support commuter students on and off campus. We also help connect students living off campus to their neighborhood, City and WWU community.
VU 751, 360.650.2889
The Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) creates initiatives and programming to support Western Washington University’s strategic goals in equity, excellence, and inclusion for our students. The MSS strives to create and ensure an inclusive Western Washington University community by centering and amplifying the voice of students with underrepresented and marginalized identities and supporting student success. We do this through collaboration, celebration, advocacy, and the development of learning spaces that focus on the topics of race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and ability.
OSL staff are here to help students who are experiencing a crisis or difficult situation. This includes sharing advice on support resources; academic and administrative policies, procedures and grievances; information on university resources; basic needs assistance; Dean’s withdrawals; and leaves of absence for non-medical emergencies. OSL is a good office to contact if a student doesn’t know where to get help.
Transportation Services coordinates bus passes and late-night transportation services for students and provides bicycling support and education, commute trip reduction information, and trip planning assistance. They also manage all operations and services related to parking on campus and is involved in campus transportation planning.
Western Washington University strives to welcome and serve undocumented students with resources and services which support their academic and co-curricular success. We recognize the challenges and barriers you have overcome to reach Western, and we look forward to celebrating your successes while you are here. Visit our website.
University Residences engage in a community unlike any other, where they explore their passion, purpose and place at Western. Our student and professional staff serve as resources within each community to provide the tools students need to support their personal wellness and academic success.
The Viking Union (VU) welcomes and engages Western students, faculty, staff and guests in building a diverse community and supporting student leadership, campus involvement and creative expression. It is the center for Associated Student organizations, programs, activities, clubs, concerts, resources and events. The Multicultural Center, Vendor’s Row, the Underground Coffee House, a dining café/market, and the campus post office are just a few of the many highlights when you visit.
WSS is a program designed to increase opportunities for former foster youth and unaccompanied homeless youth to connect with one another and with a network of supports, services, workshops and group-building activities aimed at helping these students succeed and graduate.
WIN is your go-to resource for campus events, clubs and support services across campus! The website is mobile friendly and you can also download the Corq app for event and club information. Visit win.wwu.edu.
Visit Western's Calendar of featured events to locate activities on campus under the following areas of interest:
- Arts & Entertainment
- Family Calendar
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Bias Response Team's (BRT) role is to identify and collaboratively coordinate caring, prompt, and effective responses to bias incidents in order to:
- support Western students, staff, and faculty who are targeted or impacted by these incidents and
- educate the Western community about impacts and histories of such bias and actions to prevent future similar acts
The BRT does not replace or supersede processes through the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Student Conduct, or University Police to investigate alleged violations of university policy or civil rights or criminal law. The BRT’s role is one of support and education; the BRT does not impose discipline or sanctions. Learn more: www.wwu.edu/sebrt.
The Counseling and Wellness Center offers multiple pathways for students to thrive at Western and beyond, from therapy groups and individual counseling services to drop-in wellness outreach programs to self-care resources available on our website. We offer a unique volunteer opportunity through our Wellness Advocates program for students interested in contributing to a safe and healthy campus community, and we also contribute to the mental health professions by serving as a training site for graduate students in psychology and counseling. Students enrolled in 6 or more credits are automatically eligible for services, and students registered for fewer credits may access services by paying the Health Services Fee.
The SHC is staffed by a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and support staff who educate and assist students with preventive health care. SHC staff also evaluate, diagnose and treat physical and mental health concerns, illnesses and injuries.
Campus Services Building, firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-emergency, call 360-650-3555
On-campus emergency, call 360-650-3911
University Police has primary responsibility for law enforcement on campus and also works closely with other law enforcement agencies. All officers are fully commissioned by the state of Washington and invested with the same authority as other police officers in the state.
Billing, Payments, Debt Recovery
The Student Business Office, SBO for short, is here to help students and payers navigate their Western Account Online. We strive to instill fiscal responsibility in all WWU students by helping them understand tuition and fees, charges, payment options, and due dates.
The Western Card Office connects you with your Western Card. Your card is used for access to Academic Technology & User Services, Wilson Library, Wade King Rec Center, dining, WTA buses and more. Students can visit us at westerncard.wwu.edu and get their Western Card today.