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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.

    Center for Career & Professional Development: 509.777.3272


    Tracy Mouser
    Director, Center for Career & Professional Development  

    Kimberly Ortiz 
    Assistant Director for 
    Internships & Employer Relations  


    • For further information about academic options, please contact Stacy Hill in academic affairs or Landon Crecelius in student success.
  • Academic Tutoring & Resources

    Spring 2023

    *New eTutoring Subjects available to all students:

    General Study Skills

    S.I. (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. Learn more about SI here: Student Guide to Whitworth's Supplemental Instruction Program.

    Core 150 & Core 250 Tutoring, Writing 

    Core 250 Tutoring 

    • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. in Dixon 206
    • Sundays 7-9 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser 103

    General Biology S.I. 

    Day and Time Subject SI leader Room SI Office hours
    Wednesday 6:30-8 p.m. BIO 143 Kae Benton Robinson 141 Monday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Robinson 202
    Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m. BIO 143 Marie Fenske Robinson 141 Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Robinson 202


    Day and Time Subject SI leader Room SI Office hours
    Sunday 6-7:30 p.m.  Bioorganic Ana Tishchenoko Robinson 229 Thursday 11 a.m.-noon in Robinson 105

    Chemistry Tutoring 

    Sunday-Thursday 7-9 p.m.  Robinson 302 

     General Chemistry  S.I.

    CourseFacilitatorsSession Day/TimeLocationOffice HoursOffice Hours Location
    CH 161 Casey Moddrell Wednesday 7-8:30 p.m. Robinson 229 Tuesday 11 a.m.-noon

    Robinson 301

    General Chemistry II S.I.

    CourseFacilitatorsSession Day/TimeLocationOffice HoursOffice Hours Location
    CH 181 Joel Zoolkoski  Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m. Robinson 229 Tuesday 10-11 a.m.

    Robinson 301

    CH 181 Kristi Shaka Monday 6-7:30 p.m.  Robinson 229 Thursday 4-5 p.m. 

    Robinson 301

    Organic Chemistry S.I.

    CourseFacilitatorsSession Day/TimeLocationOffice HoursOffice Hours Location
    CH 271 Kacie Foster Sunday 6:30-8 p.m. Robinson 141 Tuesday 2-3 p.m.

    Robinson 301

    CH 278 Lance Verst Sunday 7-8:30 p.m. Robinson 126

    Tuesday 2:45-3:45 p.m. 

    Wednesday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Robinson 301

    Anatomy & Physiology - HS 220 Open Lab

    • Monday and Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m., 6:30-7:30 p.m., and 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Robinson 225
    • First come, first served
    • Try to limit to no more than 24-30 students in the lab at one time
    • Students are asked to limit themselves to one hour of open lab per week to allow everyone an opportunity

    Computer Science

    CS tutors will be available in the upstairs CS lab in Eric Johnston Wednesday and Sunday.

    CS tutors, class TAs, faculty and “experienced students” are accessible on the CSWU Discord server. This server is set up to support all CS classes at Whitworth and is a great way to get quick support. If you would like to get connected to the server, email Scott Griffith ( or any CS faculty for an invite.

    Available both in person (Eric Johnston Science Center 308) and via Discord during the following times:

    Accounting and Finance

    • Accounting and finance tutors will be available in Weyerhaeuser 203 on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


    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.

    Peer Research Navigators available:

    • Tuesday and Wednesday 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Student Success Center (HUB, second floor)


    • Math Lab
      • Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 7-9 p.m. in Robinson 345
        *Math Lab will not be open if there are no classes the following day 
    • Math: Algebra, Geometry, Calculus 1 
      • Tuesdays in the Student Success Center (HUB, second floor) noon-1 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m.
      • Wednesdays in the Student Success Center noon-2 p.m.
      • Email Trinity Poage at to sign up for a tutoring session during those times. 
    • Math eTutoring


    General Physics S.I.

    CourseFacilitatorsSession Day/TimeLocationOffice HoursOffice Hours Location
    PS 133 Helio R. TBA TBA TBA


    PS 153 Caleb E. 

    Mondays 7-8:30 p.m.

    Thursdays 7-9 p.m. 

    Mondays Robinson 141

    Thursdays Johnston 121 


    Robinson 202

    PS 153 Olivia M.  Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m. Robinson 141 Monday 10:25-11:25 a.m.

    Robinson 202

    PS 133 &
    PS 153
    Connor F. Sundays 7-9 p.m. Johnston 121    

    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 and sign-up here

    World Languages & Cultures

    Spanish Tutoring

    • Open to all levels: Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. in Library 208, Mondays 8-9 p.m. in Library 208 
    • *See instructor for special exam review sessions
    • Spanish eTutoring

    French Tutoring 

    • Mondays and Thursdays 8-9 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser 103

    German 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. Drop-ins also welcomed.

    The WCC will offer a limited number of online writing consultations in Spring 2023. Consultants available for online consultations will have the label “ONLINE ONLY” below their name and will meet clients through the WCOnline scheduler.  Consultants available for offline (in-person) services will have NO designated label below their name in the WCOnline scheduler and will meet clients for writing consultations in Whitworth Library Room 242.

  • 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. If a student is experiencing a mental health crisis call the 24/7 mental health access line at 509.777.3259, press 1 to speak to a professional counselor. 

    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


    Kristiana Holmes, Director, Health Center



    Chaplain Services: 509.777.4345

    Forrest Buckner, Dean of Spiritual Life


    Lauren Taylor, Campus Pastor

    Stephy Beans, Associate Chaplain for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Ministry




  • 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. 

    Financial Aid Counselors

    Last Names A-G

    Leslie Kunkel
    Financial Aid Counselor

    Last Names H-L

    Traci Spoon Stensland
    Assistant Vice President, Student Financial Services

    Last Names T-Z

    John Breneman
    Associate Director, Systems, Student Financial Services

    Last Names O-T

    Lori Johnson                     
    Assistant Director

    Student Account Representatives

    Last Names A-G

    Ethan Starosta
    Student Account Specialist

    Last Names H-P 

    Jocelyn Arguinzoni
    Student Account Specialist

    Last Names Q-Z

    Rebecca Walker
    Senior Student Account Specialist

    All Graduate and Continuing Studies Students

    David Barnes
    Senior Associate Director

    Scholarship Coordinator/International Students

    Anna Nelson

    Program Coordinator Student Financial Services

    Simon Mai

    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