- Contact the professor of the class in which you are struggling. Your professor may have ideas for improvement and can provide helpful campus resources. The sooner you contact your professor, the better.
- Meet with your program advisor to discuss options.
- Take advantage of campus academic supports, including the library and the Whitworth Composition Commons (see Academic Resources).
- Contact educational support services, located on the second floor of the HUB. This is particularly important if you have a documented learning disability. Information is available at whitworth.edu/ess.
General Study Skills
Librarians are available to assist students with any and all research. Visit Ask a Librarian to chat, email, call or make an appointment with a librarian. Also, check out the library's research guides for research help by subject.
Writing Assistance: Whitworth Composition Commons
The Whitworth Composition Commons (WCC) offers free writing consultations to any person affiliated with Whitworth, for both individual and group projects. Visit the WCC for feedback on any aspect of writing, including getting started on an assignment, developing an argument, and final revisions and editing. PowerPoint presentations, conference posters and other multimodal compositions are also welcome. Sessions are only 30-60 minutes long, so come with specific questions about your project. To make an appointment for a consultation, visit whitworth.edu/compositioncommons, click "Make an Appointment" and follow the instructions provided. Appointments can be made online or through walk-ins at Cowles Library #242.
Utilize Whitworth Career Services (509.777.3272) to discover your unique talents and abilities and effectively initiate and implement career plans.
For students in the College of Arts and Sciences, contact Tiffany Riddle.
For students in the School of Education, contact Katherine Smith.
For students in the School of Business, contact Addie Grow.
In the case of an on-campus medical emergency, call 911.
In the case of a non-emergency situation, contact campus security at 509.777.4444.
Marriage & Family Therapy Center
Graduate students have access to free counseling at the Whitworth Marriage & Family Therapy Center. Therapy services are provided by advanced graduate students in Whitworth University's Marriage & Family Therapy program, under the supervision of experienced faculty practitioners.
Call 509.777.3411 to schedule an appointment.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Title IX Resources
If you believe you have been subjected to (1) sexual harassment by university faculty or staff or (2) any other form of gender discrimination under Title IX, you may report such misconduct or file a formal complaint with the Title IX coordinator, Rhosetta Rhodes at 509.777.4536 or TitleIXCoordinator@whitworth.edu. The entire complaint procedure can be found at whitworth.edu/studenthandbook.
If you are a student who believes you have been or are the victim of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, by another university student, you may report such conduct or file a complaint under Title IX with Associate Dean of Students Craig Chatriand at 509.777.4655 or TitleIXCoordinator@whitworth.edu. Complaints of student sexual misconduct are also addressed in the student handbook, which may be found at whitworth.edu/studenthandbook.
For confidential reporting options, see the sexual harassment info and resources page. For absolute confidentiality, you should speak with an on-campus or off-campus mental health counselor or call off-campus rape crisis resources – the Lutheran Social Services 24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line (509.624.7273) or the 24-Hour Crime Victim Crisis Line (866.751.7119) – for assistance. In addition, you may speak with chaplain clergy or health center staff, who will also keep your report confidential upon request.
Chaplain Services: 509.777.4345
Health Center: 509.777.3259
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed noon-1 p.m. Monday-Friday
Closed 10:55-11:35 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday for chapel
You can find more information regarding graduate student financial aid at whitworth.edu/financialaid.
For financial aid questions or concerns, contact the financial aid counselor for graduate students.
If you have questions about satisfactory progress (for receiving financial aid), including the number of credits you must take and the grade-point average you must maintain for aid, please contact the financial aid counselor.
For questions or concerns regarding your student account balances or payment plan options, please contact your student account representative.
For questions about VA benefits, resources and programs, please visit Military & Veterans or reach out to our university contacts.
Whitworth's Computer Help Desk can assist installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and problem resolution for all Whitworth hardware and software systems. Contact us at 509.777.3911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visit Resources for Students to locate user guides for campus network issues, Office 365 and the wireless network.
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This section provides expectations for personal conduct, enforcement of student conduct, and sexual/gender harassment and non-discrimination policies and reporting procedures.
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