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Division of Student Affairs

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Cougar Community 

WSU Student Affairs fosters a welcoming and diverse campus community and aims to provide services and spaces where all students will grow and succeed. Various centers and offices serve as hubs for enrichment through a variety of programming, advising and support. Follow the links below to learn even more about what each of these departments has to offer all members of the Cougar community. 

Community Mentors

Community Mentors help Cougs navigate the university and find resources and relationships to help them succeed. Students can match with mentors who share parts of their identity: culture and heritage, LGBTQ*, disabilities, and more.

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Access Center

The Access Center serves students with permanent physical, sensory and psychological disabilities, chronic health conditions and temporary injuries, with a goal of removing or reducing artificial barriers and providing equal access to learning. Learn more about the Access Center.

  • Location: Washington Building, Second Floor
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM
  • Contact: 509-335-3417 or
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Office of Equity & Diversity

Diversity Education and WSU's Culture and Heritage Houses are a part of the Office of Equity and Diversity. Each house is dedicated to the art, history, and culture of a different community of color: African/African Americans, Chicano/Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian/Pacific Islanders. These houses provide event space for workshops, potlucks, and community gatherings. Everyone in the WSU community is welcome to visit and attend events in these houses. Learn more about the Office of Equity & Diversity. Learn more about Cultural Houses and Diversity Education. 

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Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

The Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center is a supportive and welcoming place for WSU and the community to advance diversity and socially conscious research, engagement, outreach, and innovation. The building contains reservable meeting spaces, open event space, and a commercial kitchen. Learn more about the Cultural Center.

  • Location: 405 SE Spokane Street
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10 AM-9 PM
  • Contact: 509-335-2584 or
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Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center

The Gender Identity, Expression, and Sexual Orientation Center (GIESORC) develops and educates a community of allies and grows LGBTQ+ students who are connected, independent, and competent. Learn more about GIESORC.

  • Location: Compton Union Building, Room 401
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM 
  • Contact: 509-335-8841 or
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The Office of Multicultural Student Services 

The Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) seeks to facilitate the best undergraduate experience for multicultural, first-generation, and other underrepresented students through the provision of culturally relevant services that foster their successful transition, adjustment, persistence, achievement, and graduation. Learn more about Multicultural Student Services.

  • Location: Compton Union Building, Room 409
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM
  • Contact: 509-335-7852
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Women's Resource Center

The Women’s Resource Center develops programs to celebrate women’s diversity and contributions, while actively confronting societal challenges and obstacles through activism and working for change. Learn more about the Women's Resource Center.

  • Location: Wilson-Short Hall, Ground Floor
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM
  • Contact: 509-335-6849 or