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Campus &
Community Resources

On Campus Resources

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator

Reid Center 202, (509) 527-5208/(509) 529-1082

Barbara Maxwell, the Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator, serves as the College’s ‘point’ person in helping students impacted by sexual misconduct to access resources and services. In addition to providing support and information, Barbara can also assist a student with:

Barbara Maxwell is not required to report an incident to the Dean of Students and will maintain confidentiality.

Health Center

11 Merriam Street, (509) 527-5295

The College urges students involved in an incident of sexual misconduct to visit the Student Health Center to seek medical attention or referrals as soon as possible. The Health Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the academic year. They offer:

The Health Center is not required to report an incident to the Dean of Students and will maintain confidentiality.

Counseling Center

502 Boyer Avenue, (509) 527-5195

Whitman College Counseling Center provides free, confidential counseling by mental health professionals. In certain circumstances, students may also arrange a facilitated conversation within the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center provides:

To contact a counselor after 5pm Monday-Friday, or on the weekend, please call (509) 527-5295.

The Counseling Center is not required to report an incident to the Dean of Students and will maintain confidentiality.

Whitman Security

117 Memorial, (509) 527-5777

Whitman Security is committed to providing a safe campus environment and offers the following services:

Whitman Security reports incidents of sexual misconduct to the Dean of Students Office

Dean of Students Office

302 Memorial Hall, (509) 527-5158

In order to provide a safe learning environment for all students, the Dean of Students Office will initiate an investigation of alleged sexual misconduct if enough identifiable information about an incident is reported. The Dean of Students Office:

Investigations of sexual misconduct are conducted with respect for the privacy of all students involved. The name of the students and details of the incident will only be disclosed to those who have a legitimate need to know.

Off-Campus Resources

YWCA of Walla Walla

213 S. First Street, (509) 525-2570/(509) 529-9922(24-hour hotline #)

The YWCA is a community agency that provides comprehensive advocacy services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The YWCA makes the services below available free of charge to students:

Walla Walla Hospitals

All local hospitals provide 24-hour emergency medical services and examinations for evidence using a Sexual Assault Forensic Kit. The Sexual Assault Forensics Kit is most effective within 72 hours of an incident. In order to preserve evidence, it is important not to bathe or shower prior to seeking medical attention. Students should place any articles that could be used as evidence, such as items of clothing, sheets, cushions, etc., in separate bags. Early medical intervention also allows for the detection of hidden injuries, the presence of STDs, and, in the case of women, the detection of pregnancy.

Providence Saint Mary Hospital
401 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 525-3320

Walla Walla General Hospital
1025 S. Second Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 525-0480

Walla Walla Police Department

911 (emergency), 527-1960 (non-emergency)

The College will inform students of their right to report an incident to the police. The Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator and/or the Dean of Students Office will assist students who choose to report an incident of sexual misconduct to the Walla Walla Police Department. Reporting an incident to the police and preserving evidence does not obligate a person to file a criminal complaint, but a prompt accounting of the event allows the victim to keep the option of filing a criminal complaint