Resources & Services

Campus Resources

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator
Barbara Maxwell, Associate Dean of Students/Student Programs
Reid Campus Center, Rm. 202
(509) 527-5208 (w), (509) 529-1082 (h)
maxwelba@whitman.edu

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:

  • Alternative campus housing requests
  • Academic assistance requests
  • Referrals to campus and community counseling centers
  • Referrals to campus and community health resources
  • Obtaining a college no-contact agreement
  • Reporting the incident to the College
  • Reporting the incident to the Walla Walla Police Department
  • Serving as an advisor to the complainant in a conduct hearing
Barbara Maxwell is not required to report an incident to the Dean of Students and will maintain confidentiality.


Welty Health Center
11 Merriam Street
(509) 527-5295

The College urges students involved in an incident of sexual misconduct to visit the 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:

  • Care for medical and/or psychological injuries
  • Referral for advocacy and support services
  • Pregnancy testing, emergency contraception (Plan B)
  • Testing for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and treatment if indicated
  • Referrals to area hospitals for forensic evidence collection

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:

  • Scheduled appointments
  • A daily open hour to meet with students in crisis
  • Referrals to outside agencies

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
Rm. 117 Memorial Hall
(509) 527-5777

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

  •  Information about filing a criminal and/or College complaint
  • Contacting the local law enforcement agencies, if requested
  • Referring students to campus and community resources
  • Providing safety escorts from 7pm-1am during the academic year
Whitman Security reports incidents of sexual misconduct to the Dean of Students Office.

 

Dean of Students Office
Rm. 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:

  • Provides referrals for physical and/or psychological injuries
  • Provides referrals to outside agencies and resources upon request
  • Initiates no-contact agreements, requests for safe housing including alternate campus housing, and academic adjustments
  • Provides information about filing a criminal and/or College complaint
  • Provides help contacting the local law enforcement agencies, if requested
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.

 

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Planned Parenthood
828 S. 1st Street
(509) 529-3570

Planned Parenthood provides comprehensive reproductive health services including emergency contraception, sexually transmitted infection testing & treatment, and HIV/AIDS testing and counseling.

Walla Walla Hospitals

All local hospitals provide 24-hour emergency medical services and examinations for evidence using a Sexual Assault Forensics 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  98362
(509) 525-0480

 

YWCA
213 S. First Avenue
Walla Walla, WA  99362
(509) 529-9922

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

  • 24-hour hotline (509) 529-9922
  • 24-hour rape/sexual assault medical, legal and court advocacy
  • Safe temporary shelter

 

Walla Walla Police Department
15 N. Third Avenue
Walla Walla, WA  99362
911 (Emergency)
(509) 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 later.