Student Development Center

Located in the Lower Level of Village Hall
Walla Walla University, 204 S. College Ave., College Place, WA 99324
General e-mail and phone number: (509)-527-2313 | |

The Student Development Center (SDC) houses Career Development Services, Disability Support Services, and Peer Tutoring. The SDC provides free services to current students, helping students to progress academically and personally to achieve their educational goals.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES. Deciding on and developing a career path are very important parts of one’s educational experience. The staff at the Student Development Center are dedicated to providing students with a multitude of experiences and resources that will enable them to make informed career decisions. The staff also provides comprehensive career planning to students and alumni. These services include career advising, career assessments, internship coordination, graduate school personal statement support, job and internship listings, job shadow resources, LinkedIn evaluations, mock interviews, and résumé and cover letter assistance.

Career Coaching and Testing. Use assessments and meeting with a career counselor to look at what you’ve done so far, and what you might like to do to determine your true interests. Once you’ve conducted your research create a list of short and long-term career goals.

Career Events. Various events are hosted and coordinated through Career Services, such as career fairs, career and professional panels, career workshops, graduate school fairs, graduate school visits, and professional etiquette workshops.

Internships. Internship support and job shadowing integrates academic learning within a work environment. Students may receive academic credit for pre-arranged work experience. (See listing under specific departments/schools for credit and grading applicable to the major.) Career Services monitors students’ progress, while the internship advisors evaluate learning objectives and assign grades.

For more information, contact Career Development Services at:; (509) 527-2664; or visit their website.

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 to request a 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, note-takers, accessible housing, and other services.

For more information, contact Disability Support Services at:; (509) 527-2366; or visit their website.

PEER TUTORING. The Student Development Center offers drop-in tutoring free of charge and private tutoring for a minimal fee to all students enrolled at Walla Walla University. Tutoring is offered to students taking classes in the areas of business, mathematics, engineering, languages, science, and writing. Tutoring in additional areas is available upon sufficient demand. The writing center helps students with papers assigned for any class. Learning style assessments are administered by trained professionals upon request.