CASAS provides emotional support and information about available resources to students who are survivors of sexual violence. CASAS also supports friends and family members of people who have experienced sexual violence. Staff and peer advocates can assist survivors with obtaining protection orders, changing housing, accessing medical services, understanding options for financial aid and emergency leave, and considering reporting options. In addition to daytime appointments, evening appointments are available.
The Counseling Center provides individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, and self-help resources for Western students. For Fall 2018, the Counseling Center is providing a Queer Connections support group. Crisis services are available 24 hours a day throughout the year, and the Counseling Center reserves daily appointment times for students with urgent concerns as well as crisis phone support when the Center is closed.
The Equal Opportunity Office/Title IX Coordinator serves students, faculty, and staff with concerns related to discrimination or harassment. Washington law and Western’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity prohibit discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, as well as race, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. People can request assistance or file a discrimination complaint with the EO Office, or can raise a concern of bias anonymously via the EO Office’s Bias Incident Reporting Form.
The Ethnic Student Center, a student-run organization within the Associated Students, helps students affirm their identity, build community, and cultivate leadership. The ESC provides comfortable lounge space, cable TV, desk space, computers, supplies, and a supportive staff. ESC clubs are cultural/ethnic organizations that offer social connection and a variety of activities.
Peer Sexual Health Educators educate and empower students to live sexually healthy lives. Information sessions and outreach programs are designed to help students experience their sexuality and sexual relationships in ways that are empowered, healthy, positive, and pleasurable. Peer Sexual Health Educators provide free, confidential, one-on-one information sessions for students for students of all genders and sexual orientations interested in learning more about sex and sexual health.
The Student Health Center provides primary medical care for Western students. Services include sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention counseling, STI testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV prevention, contraception, and emergency contraception. Condoms are available for free in the Health Center.