The resources available to students are often overlooked; WSU offers a wide range of products for all demographics
As students return to campus for the new semester, preparing for life becomes more important than ever in Pullman. Even for the more experienced people in the group, it can be very difficult to get through another semester after such a long break. It’s an easy lie to believe that you need to fight through it on your own, but that shouldn’t be the case with the amount of resources offered to students.
The number of resources available to students may seem overwhelming at first. You may not know where to start or what to look for. However, this is not something to be ashamed of, and this article will highlight some of the resources available to you around the campus.
The key word, of course, is being some. This article is by no means an exhaustive list of all the resources on campus, but rather a guide for beginners to highlight some useful resources to get you started. We hope that getting your feet wet through this article will encourage you to other resources in the area.
One of the first resources that will be highlighted is over sClear, the office of the Dean of Students.
“We are working with more than a thousand students who are looking for additional support,” said Jill Creighton, Dean of Students and Co-Vice President of Campus Life. “We are kind of a hub for student resources in many ways. One of our jobs is to find out about all the resources on campus.”
The Dean of Students’ office is a great place to start. If you can’t find what you need, they will help point you in the right direction.
One of the many services the office provides is to help students work in harsh conditions. These include emergency loans, dealing with extraneous financial conditions or issues such as food and housing insecurity.
The best way to start using this big-ticket resource for students is to search files website And contact them by phone or visit them in the French administration building.
Another valuable resource available to students is the Center for Academic and Career Success, also located in the French Administration Building. You can access this resource through website Or by visiting them in person during business hours.
ASCC is a great place to start if you are looking for academic resources, such as cross-campus peer tutoring or academic training. This is a great tool to learn how to study successfully or get help with time management.
“We saw large numbers of tutoring last fall,” said Alicia Petersen, assistant director of the ASCC.
The center offers tutoring throughout the semester, and the ASCC also provides career services. Students may see advisors who will guide them in internships, cover letters and build resumes.
The student does not need to struggle to access the resources at ASCC; They are available to any student who goes to WSU. Like the Office of the Dean of Students, Petersen said the ASCC also helps direct students to other resources on campus.
“Don’t come too late. Come see us so we can help you! We want to meet students where they are and help them succeed… It’s important that they take that first step,” Petersen said.
The final resource in this little guide is TRIO Student Support Services. Like the others, this office is located in the French administrative building and more information can be found at website.
TRIO SSS is a federally sponsored program that provides academic, personal, and other resources to students who qualify for the program. If at least one of the three qualifications applies to you, the website provides the next steps for the application process. You must be a first-generation college student, demonstrate financial need as per federal guidelines, or have a documented disability.
“TRIO aims to help address student concerns that they have in college,” said Lucila Loera, Executive Director of the Office of Access and Opportunity and Interim Director of SSS. “The program is comprehensive, comprehensive and interacts with the students.”
This program helps qualified students address obstacles and challenges they may encounter in college while also enhancing their abilities through helpful support services. Enrollment in the program is limited, and those who can apply early are encouraged. The application steps are available on the WSU TRIO SSS website.
“Students who sign up for the program find a community, and they will find someone who will be in their corner no matter what,” Loera said.
Again, this small set of resources is not an exhaustive list. Take this article as a way to put your foot in the door to the wonderful world of resources available to students at WSU. All three of these available resources can be accessed in a variety of ways, online, by phone, or in person.
I encourage you to do more research if you don’t find what you were looking for here, as there is likely something to suit your personal needs in the system waiting for you to get to it.