Division of Student Affairs

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Student Engagement & Leadership

Cougs can get involved in student organizations, student government, sports, the arts, community service and more! WSU has over 350 different student organizations, provides countless opportunities for students to make a difference in the community and has numerous resources to help them be successful both in and out of the classroom. Additionally, Student Affairs also offers a wide variety of programs such as TRiO, First Scholars and more to assist students with disabilities, first-generation students, low-income students and others who are in need of additional support.   

Access, Equity, and Achievement 

The Office for Access, Equity and Achievement hosts outreach and comprehensive support services programs to assist first-generation, low-income, or otherwise underrepresented students in higher education, including students with disabilities and students with undocumented family backgrounds. Learn more about the Office for Access, Equity & Achievement.

  • Location: Lighty Student Services, Suite 260
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM 
  • Contact: 509-335-1280 or aea.front.desk@wsu.edu
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College Assistance Migrant Program

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) provides outreach, academic support and financial assistance to effectively transition students from migrant and seasonal farmworker backgrounds to successfully complete the first academic year at WSU and to continue in postsecondary education.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM
  • Contact: (509) 335-4503 
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Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) facilitates student and faculty engagement with communities to promote shared knowledge, research, and service to society. Learn more about the Center for Civic Engagement.

  • Location: Compton Union Building, Lower Level, Room L48 and L45
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM
  • Contact: 509-335-7708 or cce@wsu.edu

First Scholars

First Scholars is a four-year scholarship program designed to increase the graduation rate of first-generation college students and provide them with personalized leadership and professional development training and mentoring. Learn more about First Scholars. 

  • Location: Lighty Student Services, Suite 260
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM
  • Contact: 509-335-3167 or firstscholars@wsu.edu
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Health and Wellness Services

Health & Wellness Services supports the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of students through behavioral health counseling, psychological services, medical services, a pharmacy, and a vision clinic. Learn more about Health and Wellness Services.

  • Location: Washington Building
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM, Saturday 9 AM-1 PM
  • Contact: 509-335-3575 or hws@wsu.edu

High School Equivalency Program

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) assists migrant and seasonal farmworkers or their children in transforming their lives by providing opportunities for higher education, a long-term vocation or training, or military career by earning their high school equivalency diploma. Learn more about HEP.

  • Location: Lighty Student Services, Suite 260
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM
  • Contact: 509-335-7633 or hep@wsu.edu
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Student Involvement

The Department of Student Involvement inspires and empowers students and organizations to prepare for life after Washington State University through meaningful involvement. Learn more about Student Involvement.

  • Location: Compton Union Building, Room 320
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM -5 PM 
  • Contact: 509-335-9667 or sild.infodesk@wsu.edu
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Student Media 

The Office of Student Media supports, facilitates and empowers student Freedom of Expression through multiple, accessible student-run media formats while promoting engaged citizenship by serving the campus and public with student-created news and information. Learn more about the Office of Student Media.

  • Location: Murrow Hall, Room 113
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM -5 PM 
  • Contact: 509-335-4573 or student.media@wsu.edu

TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support Services is a “retention-until-graduation” program for eligible students who are either first-generation, low-income or have a documented disability by providing personalized services developed through the program’s MAP (My Academic Plan). Learn more about TRiO Student Support Services.

  • Location: Lighty Student Services, Suite 260
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM 
  • Contact: 509-335-7324 or sssp@wsu.edu

Upward Bound

Upward Bound supports low-income and first-generation Okanogan County high school participants in developing the skills, motivation, and cultural competencies necessary to complete high school, succeed in post-secondary and contribute as citizen-leaders in their communities. Learn more about Upward Bound.

  • Location: 21 Ash Street North, Omak, WA
  • Contact: 509-826-7208