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Student Life

Administrative Structure
Community Standards and Policies
Residence Life and Housing
Student Programs
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Center for Career and Calling
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Health Services
Student Counseling Center
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Petitions for Exceptions to Policies

 

Student Life, recognizing that learning occurs both in and out of the classroom, is committed to providing educational opportunities and support services in accordance with the University's mission. Programs and services focus on individuals and groups with the purpose of:

  • Supporting, complementing, and coordinating experiences consistent with University learning outcomes.
  • Providing opportunities for campus and community involvement that enhance student development and campus pride (identity).
  • Addressing needs, overcoming barriers, and developing strategies for success.
  • Facilitating reconciliation in the context of diverse communities.
  • Discovering giftedness and calling with a purpose of serving the common good.
  • Promoting excellence and values in academics, athletic performance, student leadership, and Christian formation.
  • Developing self-knowledge, skills, and practices for health well-being, and effective personal and professional relationships.
  • Understanding and embodying integrity, civility, and wisdom in order to serve and lead.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE

Vice President for Student Life
The Office of Student Life (OSL) is dedicated to enhancing a vital campus community through dynamic curricular and co-curricular opportunities. To unite these functions, OSL oversees the co-curricular education of students in partnership with academic life.

To further strengthen this relationship, the vice president for student life serves as a liaison between academic work under the provost and various student life programs. In addition to managing all the units that comprise OSL, the vice president for student life acts as ombudsperson to all students to assist in resolving problems in the matter of community standards and expectations, discipline issues, and appeals.

Ombudsperson
Students may request the services of the University ombudsperson as a neutral party who can assist in resolving problems that arise with respect to academic and student life policies. The ombudsperson will help students understand procedures, including both their rights and responsibilities as students, and the rights and responsibilities of University officials. The ombudsperson role does not substitute for the University judicial and appeal channel, but may assist students in understanding and navigating processes. Students wishing the services of a University ombudsperson should contact the vice president for student life by calling 206-281-2481.

To resolve problems related to enrollment services, such as admissions, financial aid, student accounts, or registration and records policies, students may contact the Office of the Senior Vice President for University Relations by calling 206-281-2650. To appeal a decision to the senior vice president, a student must first complete the office or area process of appeal. This process is typically a written appeal to the department head. If the student is not satisfied that his or her interests were properly served by the area appeal process, an appeal may be directed to the senior vice president for university relations. The appeal should include all information that was submitted through the area appeal process.

According to Federal regulations, please note that after all internal processes have been exhausted you may contact the following agencies to seek resolution to your concerns: 

 

Washington State Office of the Attorney General

1125 Washington St SE

P.O. Box 40100

Olympia, WA 98504-0100

360-753-6200

atg.wa.gov/

 

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

8060 165th Avenue NE

Suite 100

Redmond, WA 98052

425-558-4224

425-376-0596 (fax)

nwccu.org/

 

Washington Student Achievement Council
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430

Phone: 360-753-7800

Email:  info@wsac.wa.gov

Professional Educator Standards Board

PO BOX 47236

Olympia, WA 98504-7236

Telephone: 360-725-6275

Email: PESB@k12.wa.us

Washington State Department of Health (Nursing Commission)

HSQA Complaint Intake

P.O. Box 47857

Olympia, WA 98504-7857

Local: 360-236-4700

Email: HSQAComplaintIntake@doh.wa.gov

 


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