Student Services

CAMPUS HEALTH AND WELLNESS. Campus Health and Wellness provides medical care, preventive health and health education services to a campus population of approximately 1700 students and 300 faculty and staff as well as their immediate family members. In addition, Campus Health & Wellness contracts with health care facilities in Billings and Missoula for our MSW students, and Portland for our nursing students.

Main Campus. An on-campus University clinic with a highly qualified staff provides acute and some chronic care services for students requiring medical attention. Referrals for other chronic or emergency conditions will be made to the local clinics and hospitals; however, the student is responsible for charges incurred. Campus Health and Wellness bills only WWU related insurances; personnel will assist with insurance billing questions when needed.

Portland School of Nursing. The Adventist Health Ventura Park Clinic provides health care for students on the Portland campus. This clinic accepts students with WWU student insurance or most other insurance providers. If a condition warrants, the student may be referred to a specialist. If referred, the student is responsible for making financial arrangements with the provider.

COUNSELING AND TESTING. Counseling and Testing Services (CTS) provides counseling and testing services for WWU students.

Counseling Services. The services provided by CTS are designed to help students deal with the pressures of university life. Students can receive help in dealing with personal problems, learning more about themselves, and in planning their future.

The counselors on staff are qualified to discuss a wide variety of issues, including loneliness, depression, stress, time management, test anxiety, study skills, relationship problems, eating disorders, incest and rape survival, dysfunctional family situations, and marital and premarital counseling. Issues may be worked through on an individual basis or in a group setting, and all counseling is strictly confidential.

Testing Services. Counseling and Testing Services is the official testing center for most standardized tests administered on campus. These tests are given on dates specified in advance by the testing companies, and most require advance registration. Many of these tests require a fee to be paid by the student directly to the testing company. Registration materials are available at the CTS Office. Tests administered at CTS include:

  • ACAT (Art majors)
  • American College Testing (ACT) Residual Test
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Correspondence/Distance Learning Tests
  • English Placement Tests and Language Placement Tests
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (subject tests only)
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Major Field Test (MFT)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • PRAXIS and Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Test
  • WEST-E (Education)

Addiction Support Services. Counseling and Testing Services also provides services for students who are dealing with substance-use problems (alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc.). University policy prohibits the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. Recognizing that not all students make choices consistent with this philosophy, CTS provides individualized assessment, testing, counseling, and referral services as well as a prevention program. Counseling and Testing Services works closely with residence hall deans and the Vice President for Student Life and Mission to insure that students receive adequate help and support to remain substance-free.

Services are also provided for students with other addictive behaviors such as: eating, gambling, computer (internet, gaming, etc.), and relationships.

Fees and Scheduling. Most services offered by Counseling and Testing Services are free to students, with the exception of a few tests. Students requesting counseling services are asked to complete a short information form before a session is scheduled. The forms are available at CTS on the main floor of Meske Hall or at the CTS web site. If students have any questions they are free to call CTS at 527-2147 during office hours.

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES. The policy of Walla Walla University is to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, regarding students and applicants with disabilities. The University is committed to providing access to programs and services to qualified individuals who have a documented disability. To receive assistance, students must submit formal documentation to the Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator and request an appointment to determine appropriate accommodations. Since accommodations are not retroactive, it is in the student's best interest to submit documentation as soon as possible. Documentation guidelines are available through the University website (see below) or by calling a request copy.

The staff works with students to arrange needed accommodations based on their documentation and individual needs. Examples of accommodations are: exam accommodations, books and other print material in alternate format, equipment and technology access, classroom relocation, notetakers, accessible housing, and other services.

The DSS office is located in the lower level of Village Hall. For more information contact: Disability Support Services, Walla Walla University, 204 S. College Ave., College Place, WA 99324. Phone: 509-527-2366.

INFORMATION SERVICES. Information Services operates computer systems for the use of faculty, staff, and students of WWU. All systems are connected to the internet by a campus-wide wired and wireless computer network. Thus all computer systems are available from any location on campus. To do their classwork, students can use computer labs on campus, desktops in their room or their own laptops connected to the campus wireless network.

A wide variety of software applications are available for the use of faculty, staff, and students. These include popular programs for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, programming languages, graphic design, CAD, communications, and mathematical computation.