CASAS is a safe, confidential resource for students who have been affected by violence.
(360) 650-3700 • OM 585B
CASAS believes that violence can happen to anyone and it’s never the survivors fault.
Regardless of your identity, all students are welcome.
Consultation and Sexual Assault Support (CASAS) service is Western’s compassionate response to acts of violence. The CASAS Coordinator assists students by providing emotional support and by accessing all available resources to ensure students continue to be academically successful while they move through their healing process. CASAS also provides support to friends or family members of those who have experienced violence.
Anyone who has ever experienced any kind of violence is encouraged to utilize this resource, whether it occurred 10 days ago or 10 years ago. It is available to students who have experienced any of the following:
• Attempted assault • Sexual assault • Dating violence • Attempted rape • Harassment
• Physical violence • Domestic violence • Hate crimes • Rape • Indecent exposure
• Incest • Stalking • Molestation • Unwanted touching
CASAS can assist with the following:
Medical/ Legal Assistance
Information about medical services
Information about reporting options
Emotional Support & Counseling
Brief or ongoing
Location of on- or off-campus counseling resources
Support Group Resources
Information about support groups for sexual assault survivors offered quarterly on campus
Connection to other support groups in the Bellingham area
Orders of Protection
Information and assistance obtaining an order of protection
(protection order, restraining order, anti-harassment order)
Communication with professors to assist in creating an appropriate academic plan
Assistance with withdrawal from class or school
Assistance petitioning for tuition refund
Financial Aid Services
Information about waivers and financial aid options
Assistance with changing housing or phone number
Information about local shelters and temporary housing
Information about University no contact orders
Assistance in making a report to the Office of Student Life