On Campus Resources
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:
- 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.
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.
137 Memorial, (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 7 p.m.-1 a.m. during the academic year
Whitman Security reports incidents of sexual misconduct to the Dean of Students Office
325 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.
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:
- 24-hour hotline 509-529-9922
- 24-hour rape/sexual assault medical, legal and court advocacy
- Individual counseling and support groups
- Safe temporary shelter
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
Walla Walla General Hospital
1025 S. Second Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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.