Student Support

Red Folder Project

Western's Red Folder Project is a campus-wide initiative to help faculty and staff recognize, respond effectively to, and refer students in distress. The Red Folders are designed to be used as a quick-reference guide when supporting students who are experiencing distress.

Find additional resources for helping students below.

Counseling, Health and Wellness Services

The Counseling and Wellness Center

The Counseling and Wellness Center provides students with multiple pathways to wellness, including individual, couples, and group counseling; survivor advocacy services; crisis support; drop-in wellness workshops and community check-ins; and self-help wellness resources you can access any time from our website. 

Location: Old Main 540

Phone: 360-650-3164

The Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides as broad a range of care as you would find in a family practice physician's office.  A team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and health counselors staff the Health Center.  

Location: Campus Services

Phone: 360-650-3400

Office of Student Life

To advance Western Washington University’s educational mission, the Office of Student Life provides help for students, faculty, staff and family by:

  • Supporting students experiencing crisis or difficult situations and coordinating resources at Western and in the community;
  • Educating students on Western’s Student Conduct Code, and holding accountable students who engage in misconduct;
  • Assisting students in understanding and navigating the University’s policies and processes.

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty are often the first to notice when a student is struggling or in distress. Faculty are encouraged to know the resources available at Western Washington University and speak directly to the student to acknowledge their distress and connect them with these resources.

Student Assistance

The Office of Student Life can assist students with…

  • Dean's withdrawals
  • leaves-of-absence for non-medical emergencies
  • advice on university policies, procedures, and grievances
  • support while experiencing a crisis
  • information on university resources