Division of Student Affairs

Helping Students in Distress 

It is important that in challenging times, our Cougar community comes together to care for one another. Please follow this link for a comprehensive printable guide with campus-specific resources that you can use to identify signs of distress and understand how to respond with compassion to our fellow Cougs. 

Students in the MSS space having a conversation.

Cougar Community 

We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive campus community for all students through programs, services, and spaces.  


Students smiling at a conference.

Engagement & Leadership

Cougs are involved in student organizations, student government, sports, the arts, community service and more. 


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Places & Spaces

Places and spaces for Cougs to find programming and services are located all around the WSU Pullman campus. 


Residence Life Student Staff during Move-In

Safety & Campus Living

Cougs, find the resources you need to make WSU Pullman a safe and comfortable home away from home. 


Meet the VP

Mary Jo Gonzales brings a wealth of experience and an abundance of enthusiasm to her position of VP Student Affairs at WSU. 


Students taking a selfie during MSS graduation.


Learn more about Student Affairs' ongoing division and university-wide campaigns and initiatives.



Multicultural Student Services hosts DACA/Undocumented Myth-busting Workshops

Multicultural Student Services is hosting a series of DACA/Undocumented myth-busting workshops this January and February. All students and staff, regardless of the status, are encouraged to attend and learn more. See a full myth-busting workshop schedule here.

Her sights set on law school, WSU senior thankful for her GIESORC family

Washington State University Senior Kylie Lynch has much more on her plate than the usual end-of-the-semester papers and exams. She’s also busy applying to law schools. Her dream is to combine her love of the outdoors with her fascination with law, perhaps working someday for a large outdoor recreation corporation. It wasn’t an easy process for Lynch to come to this realization. Read more about Kylie. 

U.S. Department of Justice grants $300,000 to WSU Spokane for victim services

Student Affairs leaders from the Spokane and Pullman campuses are collaborating to expand efforts to address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. After 6 years and $600,000 of funding on the Pullman campus, Paula Adams, associate director of Health and Wellness Services at WSU Pullman, collaborated with Dr. Jim Mohr, vice chancellor of student affairs at WSU Spokane, to continue 3 years and $300,000 of funding on the Spokane campus. Read more about this program. 

In crisis, the Access Center was there for her

There was never a doubt in Nicolle Peterson’s mind where she was going to college. Her family has strong connections with the University of Washington and she was excited about becoming a husky following graduation from high school in Sumner, Wash.  Read more about the Access Center