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Washington State University Compliance and Civil Rights


The list below includes confidential and non-confidential resources at WSU and in the Yakima community.

Confidential Resources

In most instances, service providers from the following resources can speak with you confidentially about your concerns:

WSU Counseling – WSU Yakima Counseling Services

Lesley Brown, MSW, LICSW

To schedule an appointment:

WSU Mental Health Crisis Line

Mental Health Crisis line: 509-368-6500

HealthiestYou App

Free online counseling through the HealthiestYou App, a 24-hour telehealth service that connects you with a board-certified physician via phone or video chat.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps WA State Government employees and their family members resolve personal or work-related problems.  Using your EAP does not cost you anything.  1-877-313-4455.

Aspen Victim Advocacy Services

(509) 452-9675 |

Provides free and confidential victim-centered services to survivors of sexual violence.

YWCA Domestic Violence Awareness Service


Provides a 24-hour crisis line and comprehensive domestic violence program and confidential services.

Lower Valley Crisis & Support Center

(509) 837-6689

Yakima 24-hour Crisis Line

(509) 575-4200 | For People in Crisis Call 24 Hours a Day


1-800-273-TALK (8255) Press 1 for veteran’s services.

Community Health Services

Provides information about free and low-cost health care options.


BetterHelp is a counseling service available to students who have WSU’s graduate or international student health insurance. Professionally licensed counselors are available via ongoing text communications, live chat, phone, video, or groupinars.

University Resources

Nursing – Student Resources

Compliance and Civil Rights (CCR)

CCR works closely with OSC on student matters or HRS on employee matters involving discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.  CCR conducts investigations, makes findings of fact, determines whether the WSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct (Executive Policy 15) was violated.  CCR also provides training about discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.  Interpretive services are available.  509-335-8288.

Center for Community Standards

CCS administers the student conduct system and addresses potential violations of the WSU Standards of Conduct for Students.  CCS participates in investigative meetings with CCR and addresses any disciplinary action, as appropriate, after the investigation is complete.  French Ad 130, 509-335-4532.

WSU Spokane Access Services

WSU Spokane’s Access Services works with the Office of Student Affairs and other university and community offices to eliminate barriers so that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to be successful.  509-358-7816.

Office of Veterans Affairs & Student Veterans Center (SVC)

The WSU SVC is a place to meet fellow veteran students, relax between classes, use the ample table space for study groups, take advantage of student computers and printers, learn about VA education benefits and University resources, employment, and involvement opportunities, and attend various workshops.  Located within the SVC, the Office of Veterans Affairs can answer questions concerning VA education benefits, while serving as a liaison to other university offices, schools, the VA, and the military services.  The transition from military service to higher education can be challenging.  The SVC and Office of Veterans Affairs can provide you with the support to help you reach your goals.  509-335-1234.

Police Resources

PNWU Campus Police Security

509-823-3346   | 509-249-7726

YVC Campus Police Security


Yakima Police Department




Legal Resources

Northwest Justice Project Free Legal Hotline (CLEAR)

CLEAR is Washington state’s publicly funded legal aid program.  CLEAR provides free legal assistance and representation to those who qualify on the basis of income. To learn more, visit the Northwest Justice Project. You can also visit the CLEAR website for legal education materials and tools.  1-888-201-1012.

All documents are available in alternate accessible formats upon request.

Yakima Printable Student Resource Flyer (PDF)

Employee Printable Resource Flyer (PDF)