|World Research Club||Robotics Club|
|Student Vintner Society||American Society of Civil Engineers|
|Student Entertainment Board||The Patriots Club|
|Orchestra Club||Psychology Club|
|Humanities Club||Crimson Scrubs|
|Holistic Health Club||Dreamers|
|Environmental Club||Gaming Club|
|Compass Club||Crimson Crew (Dance Club)|
|Boxing Club||Business Network Society|
|ASWSUTC||Belly Dancing Club|
|American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME||Pre Health Club|
|Men's Soccer||Women's Soccer|
|Women's Volleyball||Men's Rugby|
The Services and Activities (S&A) Fees Allocation Committee convenes every spring to collect and review proposals from any groups, organizations, or individuals at WSU Tri-Cities, which request funds to support non-academic, student activities, programs, and projects on the WSU Tri-Cities campus.
The Associated Students of Washington State University Tri-Cities (ASWSUTC) maintains limited, year-round funding opportunities for students and student organizations. For more information, please visit the ASWSUTC website.
Washington State University Tri-Cities recognizes the increasing need for developing and engaging student leaders, in order to prepare all professions and sectors of society. It is our belief that leadership can be learned in the classroom, in the community, throughout mentoring and internships, as well as through a wide range of collaborative leadership activities outside of the classroom.
The Chancellor’s Leadership Certificate is committed to assisting students:
The Chancellor’s Leadership Certificate requires:
*All documentation is housed on COUGSYNC in “My Involvement”. There is a maximum of 30 hours per Engagement and Development Category. The Leadership Engagement and Development Category is required as one of the three categories completed.
Volunteer Programs at Washington State University Tri-Cities is your link to getting involved in the community. We are here to help you find meaningful opportunities to give back to the community. We offer on-campus volunteer opportunities as well as service projects in the local community. Whether you are an education major or biology major we can help you find something to match your interests. If you have yet to decide your major, volunteering in the community is a great way to explore careers! While you are sharing your time and talents for free, you are also, in return, receiving a free educational experience! It also means taking the time to think through the skills that will be needed to further your career and choosing a volunteer opportunity that will allow you to develop these skills.
See the calendar of events for Second Harvest Tri-Cities to see when they are sorting food and hosting local events: http://secondharvesttricity.volunteerhub.com/Events/Index
Tri-City Union Gospel Mission
Tri-City Union Gospel Mission needs help with food box distribution and at the women’s shelter. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission, visithttp://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/OD?FROM=24755
Family Learning Center
The Family Learning Center needs assistance with limited English speaking students with their homework after school in a multi-cultural environment. Individuals would undergo an application and background check prior to volunteering. To learn more about this opportunity, contact Theresa Roosendaal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-551-2800
|Agency||Contact & Email||Phone #||Description||Requirements|
American Red Cross
Kelsey Kinsey White
Assisting with blood drives, volunteer coordination and outreach, general administrative duties (some can be done at home).
Autism Resource Center
Assisting autistic children
Benton-Franklin CASA/GAL Program
Advocates for abused and neglected children
Training and must be over the age of 21
Benton-Franklin Department of Human Services
509-783-5284 ext 3976
Assisting with events such as the homeless fair
Benton-Franklin Youth Suicide Prevention
Representing YSPP at health fairs and distributing suicide prevention materials on WSU campus.
Children’s Reading Foundation
Tutoring 1st–3rd graders in reading
Domestic Violence Services
Advocacy at shelter or in court. Community outreach available without training.
Training and Background Check
Edith Bishel Center for the Blind
Assist with fundraisers, activities and committees
Assist with different tasks throughout the clinic
Habitat for Humanity
509-943-5555 ext. 207
Assist with events such as Impact Day
509-783-5284 ext. 3976
Assist with events such as Point in Time Count
Mary Anne Smith-Fewell
Care for adoptable pets
Application, Age 14+
Ignite Youth Mentoring
Application, Age 18+
Kennewick General Hospital
Escort and information desks.
Application and Background Check
Project Literacy RSC-AmeriCorps
Reading with 1st–5th graders
Background Check, Orientation and References
Responding to Autism Center
Assisting children with different activities
The Chaplaincy and Hospice
509-783-7416 ext. 2029
Hospice program, chaplain services, and grief support
Therapeutic Innovation & Recovery
General support, clerical duties
Tri-Cities Soccer Association
Coaching or refereeing
United Way of Benton and Franklin County
General office tasks
YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities
509-374-1908 ext. 108
Assist with events, volunteer coaches
Girls on the Run
Leading girls in lessons and games involving running while elevating mental, social, physical, and emotional health
Interest in girl empowerment; Woman 21 years old minimum (head coach); woman 18 years old minimum (assistant); 1 day of training; First Aid/CPR certification
On-call crisis advocate and on-call hospital advocate
Background check, age 18+
Assisting with annual bowling classic and various special projects.
Tri-Cities Pregnancy Network
We use volunteers in a large variety of roles; including on-going, in-center volunteers and project-focused volunteers. Projects include lawn care, landscaping, building maintenance (painting, repairs, etc.), sorting clothing donations, administrative tasks, diaper drives and baby shower host.
18 years of age or older. Other requirements vary.
Explore: Volunteering is an excellent way to explore new challenges and discover new career options. Volunteering can help you determine what you really want to do and if it’s right for you.
Gain Work Experience: Volunteering is an excellent way to gain valid work experience that employers are looking for. Volunteer work enhances your résumé.
Develop Interpersonal Skills: Volunteering helps you learn and develop important skills such as leadership and effective communication.
Improve Life and Career Skills: Volunteer opportunities can help you practice and improve your skills in areas like setting and achieving goals, time management and organization. Volunteering is also a way to develop initiative and motivation.
Gain Self-Confidence: Volunteering can make you feel better about yourself. It makes you feel needed and valued by others.
Empower: Volunteering helps you relieve negative feelings like guilt, powerlessness or loneliness because you get involved, do good, and interact with others. Volunteering empowers you.
Contribute: Volunteering allows you to give back to your community or show gratitude to individuals or organizations that have helped you in the past. It allows you to support a cause you believe in and to act in a socially responsible way (i.e., helping those less fortunate, improving the quality of life for others).
Network: Volunteering is a good way to meet new people, to interact with people from all over Montreal and even from around the world.
Understand: Volunteering leads to a better understanding of the people and organizations in your community. This in turn will help you to better understand yourself.
Enrich Your Life: Volunteering allows you to enrich yourself in many ways and on many levels, while you also enrich the lives of others.
Since WSU Tri-Cities does not have a child care facility we offer the Child Care Reimbursement Program.The CCRP through WSU Tri-Cities reimburses students up to $300.00 for the first child and $150.00 for the second child. The student must be enrolled in at least six (6) WSU Tri-Cities campus credits and be using a state licensed day care provider. To learn more click here.
The Copy/Mail Center provides many services to the students attending Washington State University Tri-Cities. Copies can be done in black and white or color and in many sizes. For more information click here.
Our goal is to provide free non-perishable food items to needy students at WSU Tri-Cities. This program helps bridge the gap for students so they can successfully meet the basic needs of their family. To learn more clickhere.
Short term mental health care for current Washington State University Tri-Cities’ students is available on campus from Aphrodite Beidler, LMHC. Aphrodite is located in West 263. There is no fee for services, and strict confidentiality is maintained in accordance with the legal and ethical guidelines. We offer services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students. To check of the services offered please clickhere.
Reasonable accommodations are available for students who have a documented disability. If you have a documented disability, even temporary, make an appointment as soon as possible with the Disability Services Coordinator. To learn more click here.
The Den, located in West 138, provides students with an area to work out and attend physical education classes. The facility is open 12 hours a day, five days a week.
Fitness Club Membership Reimbursement Program
WSU Tri-Cities sponsors a partial reimbursement program for students who are member of a local fitness club. To learn more click here.
If you are an expectant mother attending school at WSU Tri-Cities you’ll be glad to know about our on-campus lactation station. Located through the women’s restroom on the second floor of the East Building you will find a private, secure, comfortable, and clean space.
The Max E. Benitz Memorial Library serves the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus.The Benitz Library includes an on-site collection of books, periodicals, and microfiche. Reference and information specialists are available to answer questions and assist with library research when the library is open. Questions may also be sent to email@example.com (Please be sure to include your WSU ID number in the email). Laptop computers are available to enrolled WSU Tri-Cities students and may be checked out from the library’s circulation counter. The laptops have built-in wireless and come with the full suite of Microsoft Office applications and other software. Laptops may be checked out from the library’s circulation counter. To learn more click here.
The Benitz Library also serves as a gateway to the U.S. Department of Energy Public Reading Room. More information about the Reading Room may be found here.
Starting in the fall all students will get Microsoft Office 365 account linked to their network ID’s.
Unlike many campuses WSU Tri-Cities does not charge for parking. Yes, parking is FREE!
After January 2016 advice for filing taxes will be available to all WSU Tri-Cities’ students!
The Learning Center is located in the Consolidated Information Center, on the second floor of the Library. Tutoring in the Learning Center is free of charge. To review tutoring availability or learn more click here.
The Writing Center is located on the second floor of the library next to the Learning Center. The WSU Tri-Cities Writing Center is dedicated to supporting student writers at all skill levels and from across the disciplines as they navigate the writing process (from prewriting and researching, to drafting and revising). The Writing Center is a positive learning environment where students composing in any medium or genre (including research papers, resumes, proposals, creative narratives, lab reports, DTC projects, etc.) can find resources and meet with our peer writing consultants. To learn more click here.
The U.S. Department of Education’s TRiO Programs (TRiO) are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO programs are targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. To learn more click here.
At WSU Tri-Cities, we strive to help veterans succeed in higher education by increasing awareness of veterans programs, implementing policies that foster social support, and promoting a welcoming environment that meaningfully acknowledges the contributions of veterans. For more information about the resources provided by the Office of Veteran Affairs please click here.
The Veterans Center in West 203 is staffed by veteran work-study students and the VetCORPS navigator and in West 269D by the Campus Certifying Official. The office provides assistance for student veterans seeking information about educational benefits and community resources.
Certification of Veterans
For assistance with certification questions, contact the Campus Registrar, who is the School Certifying Official at WSU Tri-Cities, at 509-372-7351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Veterans
For questions about assistance with medical benefits, housing, or community resources, phone the VetCORP navigator at 509-372-7143 or email@example.com
“I was born and raised in Kennewick. I graduated from Southridge high school in 2001. Shortly after graduation I joined the United States Coast Guard. I served 10 years activity duty as a Machinery Technician. From 2001-2006 I served at USCG Station Seattle where I performed law enforcement, homeland security and search and rescue missions. From 2006-2008 I served on the USCGC Boutwell, a high endurance cutter that performed counter narcotic patrols in the South Pacific Ocean. From 2008-2011, I served with the National Strike Team, an environmental disaster response unit. I have been studying Mechanical Engineering at Washington State University tri-cities since 2011, and will be graduating May 16′. I currently live in Pasco, with my wife and 18 month old daughter.”
Danielle Kleist, M.Ed.
Director of Student Life and Services
Danielle Kleist joined WSU Tri-Cities in September 2014. Prior to joining the EMSS team, Danielle was the Director of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement at the University of Miami in Florida. She also previously worked for NASPA as the Assistant Director for Educational Programs & NASPA Foundation in Washington, DC. Danielle earned her Bachelor of Science from Central Washington University and her Master of Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Brandon Fox, M.Ed
Assistant Director of Student Life and Services
Brandon Fox joined WSU Tri-Cities in September 2015. Before that, Brandon was the Coordinator of Student Activities and an Adjunct Faculty Member in Graphic Design at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Brandon earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Kansas State University and his Master of Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
RJ Aubert, M.S
Recreation and Fitness Coordinator
RJ joined WSU Tri-Cities in August 2015. Before moving to the Tri-Cities area he was the Intramural and Club Sports Intern at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. RJ received his Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Dubuque and his Master’s Degree from Lasell College.
Interim Program Coordinator
Austin Wingle graduated from WSU Tri-Cities with a degree in Digital Technology & Culture. Austin joined the Office of Student Life as the Graphic Design Assistant in the summer of 2015. As of July 2016 Austin became the interim Program Coordinator.
Graphic Design Assistant / Orientation Leader
Dana Parmenter is currently a junior at WSU Tri-Cities studying Computer Science and Digital Technology and Culture. Dana started working for the Office of Student Life as the Graphic Design Assistant in the summer of 2016 and Orientation Leader in the winter of 2015.