Washington State University Tri-Cities Campus Health and Wellness provides opportunities for faculty, staff and students to strive for balance and wellness. Wellness is an active, ongoing process which involves becoming aware of and taking steps toward a healthier, happier, more successful life.
Mission: The Washington State University Tri-Cities Campus Health and Wellness initiative promotes, maintains, and improves the health and well-being of the campus community in support of the academic mission. This will be accomplished through enhancing personal health and development; supporting the campus community through education and public health activities; and, providing a variety of learning opportunities for students.
Vision: To lead students, faculty, and staff toward a healthy campus environment that promotes student learning, scholarly and professional success and enhances all aspects of well-being.
Values: The Campus Health and Wellness Initiative will create a healthy campus where:
FOR EMERGENCIES: Call 911
Health care services are not available on the Tri-Cities Campus
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
WSU Employee Assistance Program:
Tri-Cities Campus Counselor
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:
Students in need of short term mental health care on campus information is available by calling 509-372-7153 or clicking here
Faculty and staff can contact Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 1-800-313-4455 or click here for the EAP Website
Recognizing these warning signs might help prevent a suicide attempt:
If you think someone you know may be considering suicide:
Here is a new resource that includes tutorial videos, information on the warning signs, tips, and personal stories: SeizetheAwkward.org
At Washington State University Tri-Cities, we strive to create an environment of safety and accountability. People experience these forms of violence regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, or disability. There are some groups that experience violence at rates higher than others, but it can happen to anyone. Sex- and gender-based violence (such as sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking) can occur here just like on any other college campus.
State law and university policy prohibit all forms of sex- and gender-based violence.
Resources for students and faculty are available by clicking here
Plain language definitions are listed below.
Relationship violence is harm or threat of harm in an intimate relationship. It can also be called domestic violence or dating violence. This can include (but is not limited to) physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
Stalking is a course of conduct directed toward an individual that would cause a reasonable person to feel afraid. Stalking can occur in person or through technology. Most victims are stalked by someone they know, such as a current or former partner.
Stalking interactions can mirror behaviors that many of us engage in every day, with one major difference: these interactions are unwanted and intimidating, and cause someone to fear for their safety or the safety of people around them.
Sexual assault is any sexual activity lacking clear, knowing, and voluntary consent. This can include nonconsensual sexual intercourse or other physical contact. Sexual assault most frequently occurs between people who know each other. They may be friends, romantic partners, co-workers, roommates, classmates, or casual acquaintances. They may have just met at a party or online.
While a significant portion of sexual assault on college campuses includes the presence of alcohol or other substance, sexual assault can also occur outside of a typical party scene.
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The Federal Drug Administration defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year”.
WSU Tri-Cities provides free non-perishable food items to needy students. This program helps bridge the gap for students so they can successfully meet the basic needs of their family.
Fill out an application by clicking here
At times, students may encounter challenges that can impact all aspect of their lives. Please fill out the Cougar Cares form here if you have a concern that you would like the team to address.
If there is an emergency or the student is in immediate danger, please call 911 immediately and then contact Student Support Services at 509-372-7433.
Personal Food Security and Wellness Project
The Personal Food Security and Wellness project seeks to deepen the understanding of food insecurity among students, faculty, and staff, and mobilize efforts to ensure the campus community at Washington State University Tri-Cities is food secure. The project will include a campus-wide food security survey, expansion of our existing food bank and community garden, campus wellness education, and development of a robust campus and community educational partnership pertaining to food security and related life skills.
Project team members:
Sarah Newcomer, Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
Jordyn Creighton, Student Financial and Support Services Manager
Cheryl Farabee, Community Garden Leader
For more information on activities and how you can be involved- contact Sarah Newcomer (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone 509.372.7170)
Learn more about the project here
Health Care Services in the Tri-Cities Area:
Kadlec Regional Hospital
Tri-Cities Community Health
Lourdes Counseling Center