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  • In Case of Academic Difficulty

    • Contact the professor of the class in which you are struggling. Your professor may have ideas for improvement, or may know of campus resources that can be helpful. The sooner you contact your professor, the better!
    • Work with the course TA, if one is available. Also attend study sessions if they are offered, or meet with other class members to work in study groups.
    • Meet with your academic advisor. You can request or change an advisor by picking up a Change of Advisor(s) form from the registrar's office or printing the form from this link and returning to the registrar's office.
    • Take advantage of campus academic supports, including the Composition Commons, math labs, supplemental instruction opportunities and world language tutoring (see Academic Tutoring & Resources).
    • Contact educational support services, on the second floor of the HUB. This is particularly important if you have a documented learning disability. Information is available at
    • Student Success Coaches: Sign up for success coaching or learn more about the program. 
    • Take the SIGI 3 interest inventory in career services to help determine majors that fit your interests.
    • Take GE 148 (Planning: Major and Career) to explore your strengths and interests. This course is typically offered in the spring.

    Career Services: 509.777.3272


    Tiffany Riddle
    Director, Career Services


    Kimberly Ortiz 
    Assistant Director 
    Experiential Learning & Employer Engagement 



  • Academic Tutoring & Resources

    Fall 2021

    General Study Skills

    SI (supplemental instruction) is a learning enhancement program offered for historically challenging classes including introductory courses in biology, chemistry and physics. The SI sessions are optional collaborative learning sessions that provide students with a systematic and disciplined approach for processing the subject material assigned by the professor. Therefore, SI sessions focus on group activities involving critical thinking and problem-solving exercises centered on the course material. They are scheduled outside of class time in the evening and they are led by trained student leaders who’ve received the department’s or professor’s stamp of approval. All the sessions are free and open to all students enrolled in the class. Students attending SI sessions tend to average half a letter grade higher. See the opportunities listed below.

    Core Program

    Core 250 Tutoring 



    S.I. General Biology (140)  



    S.I. General Chemistry I (161)


    S.I General Chemistry II (181)


    S.I. Organic Chemistry II (271)


    Computer Science

    CS tutors are available and responsive on the CSWU Discord server. This server is also populated with students who have volunteered to be "experienced students" who are available and willing to support others who are looking for help. If you would like to get connected to the server, email Scott Griffith ( or any CS faculty for an invite.


    Librarians will be available throughout the semester to assist students with research through chat and email. Both can be found on the library's webpage, as well as tutorials to help with research and access to library resources from off campus.


    Math Lab will be available in-person Monday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m., in the auditorium of Eric Johnston Science Center (Sci #233). Students are asked to please wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and observe room capacity limits. Tutoring will continue to be available online via WebEx. Math Lab is available for students in any 100-level course and most 200-level courses.

    Mondays, 7-9 p.m. 

    James Holtz:
    Cassie Esvelt:



    General Physics (151) 


    Success Coaching

    General educational support is available with peer coaches who are trained to encourage essential skills such as time-management, goal-setting, study skills, test-taking strategies, etc. Email or learn more here

    World Languages & Cultures

    Spanish Tutoring (All Levels)


    Get access instructions from your course Blackboard. Join SNWU: With questions, email:

    Spanish Mesa


    Enjoy casual lunch conversation to practice your language skills via Zoom: (Meeting ID: 509 777 4642). Contact or your Spanish instructor for more information.

    French Tutoring 


    German, Japanese and Chinese Tutoring 

    While these languages currently do not have set tutoring hours, teachers assistants from these sections are available to help students when needed.

    Writing Assistance: Whitworth Composition Commons (WCC)

    The Whitworth Composition Commons (WCC) offers individual and small-group writing consultations to any person affiliated with Whitworth. You can visit the Commons for feedback on any aspect of writing, including getting started on an assignment, developing an argument, or final revising and editing. PowerPoint presentations, conference posters, and other multimodal compositions are also welcomed! Sessions are somewhat short (30-60 minutes), so come with some specific questions about your project.  To make an appointment for a consultation, navigate to, click on the "Make an Appointment" button, and follow the instructions provided.

    The WCC will offer a limited number of in-person (offline) writing consultations Spring 2021. Consultants available for offline services will have NO designated label below their name in the WCOnline scheduler and will meet clients for writing consultations in the Whitworth Library room #242. Consultants available for online consultations will have the label "ONLINE ONLY" below their name and will meet clients through the WCOnline scheduler.

  • Mental, Physical & Emotional Health Resources

    Interventions for Students with Health or Emotional Issues

    In a medical emergency, call 911.

    In a non-emergency situation, contact the Whitworth Health & Counseling Center, located in Schumacher Hall.

    If the student is reluctant to schedule a counseling appointment, offer to call the counseling center and assist in making the appointment. Students receive 10 counseling appointments per year. Call 509.777.3259 for an appointment.

    In any emergency, even on campus, 911 should be your first call. On campus non-emergency security matters should be reported to the Whitworth Security Office at 509.777.4444.

    If you're calling from a campus landline, dial just the last four digits of the telephone numbers listed below.

    Health & Counseling Center


    Medical Appointments


    Counseling Appointments


    Molly Dewalt, Director, Counseling Services


    Amy Cutler, Director, Health Center



    Chaplain Services: 509.777.4345

    Forrest Buckner, Dean of Spiritual Life


    Lauren Taylor, Campus Pastor


  • In Case of Financial Difficulty

    Please make an appointment with your financial aid counselor, located in McEachran Hall. Counselors are assigned by the first letter of your last name:

    All staff have undergraduate caseloads assigned by last name. The alphabet distribution is indicated as well as specific student populations. 

    Student Last Name A-D

    Kate Martinez
    Financial Aid Counselor

    Student Last Name E-J, Transfer & Graduate Students

    Kurtis Kelly
    Financial Aid Counselor

    Student Last Name K-L

    Traci Spoon Stensland

    Student Last Name M-O, International & Continuing Studies Students

    David Barnes
    Senior Associate Director

    Student Last Name P-V

    Lori Johnson
    Assistant Director

    Student Last Name W-Z

    John Breneman
    Associate Director

    Veterans and ACT SIX Students

    Jennifer Keen
    Scholarship Coordinator

    Leslie Kunkel
    Financial Aid Systems Specialist

    Anna Nelson
    Program Assistant

    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 your financial aid advisor.

    Balance Your Bucs Workshops: Balance Your Bucs is a student-led personal-finance group that seeks to provide a foundation for a lifetime of financial well-being for every student on campus. 

  • In Case of Emergency

    • Call: Call 911 for any potential safety or medical emergency. (When in doubt, call 911.) Then call Whitworth Security (509.777.4444) and notify the nearest Whitworth staff member. If circumstances clearly don't warrant an emergency response, contact the health & counseling center (509.777.4450) or another staff member or student leader about the best course of action.

    • Assess/Act: Use your best judgment to ensure your personal safety and the safety of those around you.

    • Monitor: Monitor university channels for information in case of a large-scale or general campus emergency. These channels include the university website, email, text messages, the switchboard and local media.

    For additional information on services provided by the health & counseling center, please visit &counselingcenter.

  • Helpful Phone Numbers

    Academic Affairs: 509.777.3203

    Randall Michaelis, Associate Provost for Instruction; Transfer Seminar


    Melissa Rogers, Director of First-Year Programs





    Chaplain Services: 509.777.4345

    Forrest Buckner, Dean of Spiritual Life


    Mindy Smith, Campus Pastor, Small-Group Ministry Coordinator



    Student Success: 509.777.4973


    Landon Crecelius, Director of Student Success


    Emma Almquist, Student Success Specialist 


    Purnima Karki, Student Success Coordinator 



    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    Beverly Kleeman, Registrar





    Alan Jacob, Associate Director of Student Housing



    Intercultural Center/International Center

    David Garcia, Assistant Dean for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


    Lulu Gonzalez, Assistant Director for International Student Programs


    Marie Whalen, Associate Director of International Admissions & Recruitment



    Registrar: 509.777.3715


    Beverly Kleeman, Registrar


    Lorrie Workman (Last names A-K)


    Kerry Templeton (Last names L-Z)


    Mike Ediger, Health Sciences/Nursing Advisor 
    Julia Stronks, Pre-Law Advisor
    Mike Sardinia, Pre-Med Advisor



    Security: 509.777.4444



    Student Accounts: 509.777.4495


    Darla Freeborn, Manager
    Student Accounting Services


    Kathy Goligoski, Account Specialist 
    (Last names A-K)


    Carol Volkmuth, Account Specialist 
    (Last names L-Z)


    Amber Rogan, Account Specialist 
    (Last names O-Z)



    Student Life: 509.777.3271


    Rhosetta Rhodes, Vice President & Dean of Student Life


    Tim Caldwell, Director of Residence Life


    Taja D Davidson, Associate Dean 
    Community Standards and Compliance