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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.

About CASAS

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)

Academic Support

Communication with professors to assist in creating an appropriate academic plan

Emergency Leave

Assistance with withdrawal from class or school
Assistance petitioning for tuition refund

Financial Aid Services

Information about waivers and financial aid options

Housing Services

Assistance with changing housing or phone number
Information about local shelters and temporary housing

Judicial Services

Information about University no contact orders
Assistance in making a report to the Office of Student Life

Page Updated 01.15.2014