The university encourages victims and witnesses to promptly and accurately report all crimes to the University Police Department or other appropriate police agencies.
WWU Policies on Sexual Misconduct:
Campus Reporting Options:
If you have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault or sexual violence, you have reporting options. If an incident occurs, you can report it to:
- University Police, (360) 650-3911
- Bellingham Police Department, 911
- Equal Opportunity Office & Title IX Coordinator: Sue Guenter-Schlesinger, Old Main 345, (360) 650-3307, Sue.Guenter-Schlesinger@wwu.edu
- Dean of Students Office, (360) 650-3706
Western’s Discrimination Complaint Procedure provides for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging violations of Title IX.
We encourage you to see a confidential counselor at Crime and Sexual Assault Services (CASAS) to discuss your reporting options in detail, and to have someone there for you while you report. The 24 hour CASAS help line is (360) 650-3700.
CASAS (Crime & Sexual Assault Support Services)
Women’s Empowermant and Violence Education (WEAVE)
Men's Violence Prevention (MVP) Peer Health Educators
Preventive Programs and Response Procedures
Student Health Center
Community Resources:Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services is a county-wide, volunteer based organization that serves individuals of all ages affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. The agency provides client-centered, accessible services which promote empowerment, choice, and safety. For 24 hour help & information for yourself or someone you know, call (360) 715-1563 or (877) 715-1563.
Local hospital: St. Joseph Hospital, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham. Call (360) 737-5400.