Student Handbook

Student Safety Quick Links

WSU Police: 911 for emergencies, (509) 335-8548 for non-emergencies; offers a full range of traditional police functions, public programs, and more

Women's Transit: Wilson-Short Room 8, WSU-267-SAFE (978-267-7233); free walking services for students, see website for more details

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse(ATVP): Off Campus, 1-877-334-2887; 24 hour emergency and supportive services to family and sexual violence victims and survivors and their children

For more information, please watch the video below on some of the different resources available.

Student Safety Resource Guide

COUGAR SECURITY PATROL

335-8548; Public Safety Building;

WSU student members make up the Cougar Security Patrol, working night and auxiliary patrols.

  • The night patrol provides safety for people and property by observing and reporting of crimes, security deficiencies, and safety hazards, as well as providing escorts for those in need.
  • The auxiliary patrol assists the night patrol and works special events like football and basketball games, concerts, and dances.

FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Emergencies: 911; Business: 332-8172; 2 stations: 620 S Grand Ave and 55 NW Terre View Drive

Fire and Basic and Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services are provided by the City of Pullman Fire Department.  The department has three fire engines, one ladder-pumper, five ambulances, one rescue/combination pumper, three hazardous material and technical rescue response vehicles, and four administrative support vehicles. There are 32 career employees and 25 reserve personnel. All fire departmental personnel are trained and certified by National and State of Washington professional standards. The department offers First Aid, CPR and Fire Safety Education.

OFFICE FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (OEO)

335-8288; French Ad 225; 8am-5pm, M-F;

The Office for Equal Opportunity seeks to integrate principles of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, fairness and equality into all academic and employment activities and practices throughout Washington State University (WSU). To meet that objective, our department:

  • enhances the human rights education of all WSU students, faculty, and staff, by developing innovative and interdisciplinary programs, trainings, and activities;
  • seeks to ensure all WSU employment and recruitment practices comply with state and federal equal employment opportunity and affirmative action mandates;
  • assesses, develops and implements WSU’s affirmative action plan in compliance with state and federal regulations;
  • reviews and investigates all complaints of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct and advises faculty, staff, and students on appropriate management of such issues; and
  • aims to enhance WSU’s academic and organizational effectiveness through proactive assessment of workplace and classroom climate issues, development and implementation of action plans, and climate monitoring.

We work closely with professionals in the field of law, human resources, and conflict resolution to address individual and university concerns, and act as an information resource for state and federal agencies.

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (PTS)

335-PARK(7275); Corner of Colorado and D Street; 7am-5pm, M-F;

The Department of Transportation Services is part of WSU Finance and Administration.  The University Transportation Task Force provides an open review process, available to all campus groups, to deal with issues relating to parking and transportation.  The Transportation Advisory Group is a sub-group of the University Transportation Task Force and was formed in order to review the effectiveness of current transit services, review proposed changes or additions to future transit services, review financial plans that support transit services, and to solicit and evaluate feedback from various stakeholder and constituent groups.

Parking on the Pullman campus is governed by the Washington Administrative Code, follow this link to see the Parking Rules.  The state of Washington has mandated that parking at its colleges and universities will be "self supporting." Your parking fee is a "user" fee which enables WSU to build new parking facilities and maintain existing ones. Without these fees, we would not be able to provide adequate parking facilities.

POLICE DEPARTMENT (WSU)

Emergencies: 911; non-emergency service or business: 335-8548; Public Safety Building;

Offers a full range of traditional police services and functions

  • All officers are certified through the State Training Commission
  • Traffic control
  • Campus lighting surveys
  • Assistance with vehicle lock-outs and building lock outs under limited circumstances
  • Crime prevention information and presentations
  • Presents a variety of public programs
  • Conducts foot patrol in university facilities, including academic and buildings open to the public
  • Monitors the general safety of campus facilities and public events
  • Internships

SAFETY AND HEALTH

335-3041; Environmental Health and Safety Building; ehs@wsu.edu;

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is a non-academic service department dedicated to promoting and supporting the university's efforts to protect human health, safety and the environment.

EH&S, with the administration, faculty, staff, and students, develops and implements WSU's safety policies and procedures to establish and maintain a safe and healthy university community. EH&S provides consultation and services in the areas of public health, air and water quality, worker health and safety, and chemical waste disposal and cleanup.

STUDENT STANDARDS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

335-4532; Lighty 260; 8am-5pm, M-F;

The Office of Student Standards and Accountability provides student-centered educational services that promote personal development and individual responsibility.  The Office of Student Standards and Accountability is responsible for administering the Standards of Conduct for Students which describes behavior acceptable in a living and learning environment conducive to educational pursuits.  The Standards of Conduct for Students can be found on our website.

Services provided include assisting students in understanding university expectations as well as their rights and responsibilities as members of the community.  The office also conducts individual and student organization educational programming. Programs are designed to help students realize their educational goals by providing opportunities to develop critical thinking and leadership skills.

The Office of Student Standards and Accountability also enables faculty, staff, students, and members of the university community to address allegations of misconduct and academic dishonesty.  Misconduct can be reported online at standards.wsu.edu.

For more information, please watch this brief video on some of the resources available.

WOMEN’S TRANSIT AND CAMPUS WALKING SERVICES

335-6830; Wilson-Short Hall 8; Women’s Resource Center; Women’s Transit Hours: 8pm-midnight, Sun.-Th; 8pm-2am, Fri.- Sat; Campus Walking Services Hours: 8pm – 12am Mon.-Sun. (Limited to campus areas only)

The WT program provides free door-to-door transportation and walking services for women (and others) who would otherwise have to walk alone after dark. WT Values service learning as well as practical alternatives for women’s safety on campus by providing education and intervention around issues of sexual assault and violence against women.

Volunteers are needed for the WT program; visit www.women.wsu.edu.