Division of Student Affairs

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Cougar Community 

We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive campus community for all students through programs, services, and spaces.  


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Engagement & Leadership

Cougs are involved in student organizations, student government, sports, the arts, community service and more. 


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Places & Spaces

Places and spaces for Cougs to find programming and services are located all around the WSU Pullman campus. 


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Safety & Campus Living

Cougs, find the resources you need to make WSU Pullman a safe and comfortable home away from home. 


Meet the VP

Mary Jo Gonzales brings a wealth of experience and an abundance of enthusiasm to her position of VP Student Affairs at WSU. 


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Learn more about Student Affairs' ongoing division and university-wide campaigns and initiatives.



Student discovers her true calling while tutoring in the Multicultural Center

For as long as she can remember, McKayla Wixom wanted to be a veterinarian. Nothing seemed more rewarding to her than helping a sick or injured animal regain its health and live a full and happy life. She studied hard in high school to make her dream come true—even graduating as her class valedictorian in Vancouver, Wash. Read more about McKayla.

Her sights set on law school, WSU senior thankful for her GIESORC family

Washington State University Senior Kylie Lynch has much more on her plate than the usual end-of-the-semester papers and exams. She’s also busy applying to law schools. Her dream is to combine her love of the outdoors with her fascination with law, perhaps working someday for a large outdoor recreation corporation. It wasn’t an easy process for Lynch to come to this realization. Read more about Kylie. 

U.S. Department of Justice grants $300,000 to WSU Spokane for victim services

Student Affairs leaders from the Spokane and Pullman campuses are collaborating to expand efforts to address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. After 6 years and $600,000 of funding on the Pullman campus, Paula Adams, associate director of Health and Wellness Services at WSU Pullman, collaborated with Dr. Jim Mohr, vice chancellor of student affairs at WSU Spokane, to continue 3 years and $300,000 of funding on the Spokane campus. Read more about this program. 

In crisis, the Access Center was there for her

There was never a doubt in Nicolle Peterson’s mind where she was going to college. Her family has strong connections with the University of Washington and she was excited about becoming a husky following graduation from high school in Sumner, Wash.  Read more about the Access Center