Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is recognized every April to support the survivors of sexual assault, harassment and abuse. This is a time to come together and show support and solidarity with survivors, educate ourselves on the issues, and take action to help end sexual violence.
Help Cougar Health Services and the Women*s Center raise awareness and show your support this April by participating in our upcoming events and sharing the resources available through the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
Sexual Learning Ultimately Tailored for Students, Teachers, Residents, Uniting Today
Join Cougar Health Services and the Women*s Center for SLUT STRUT, a peer-led weeklong series of inclusive sex ed workshops covering a variety of topics!
- Methods of Protection
- Online Dating
- Anatomy & Pleasure
- Body Modifications
- Self Love Yoga
*If you need accommodations to attend please contact Cheyenne Bell at email@example.com
**This event has sexually suggestive content. You must be 18 years of age or older.
Count on Cougs
Count on Cougs
Count on Cougs is a violence prevention program that focuses on making our campus safer by empowering bystanders, like you, to become active members in reducing gender-based violence (intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault).Count on Cougs will teach you to recognize warning signs and acts of gender-based violence, so you can take action to help someone at risk of experiencing harm. During this workshop, we’ll also talk about the resources WSU has to support you and the wellbeing of all Cougs. After training, you’ll feel confident in your ability to recognize violence and be motivated to prevent it from happening.
Watch this video to get an introduction to bystander intervention at WSU and sign up for our upcoming workshops below!
Wednesday, April 7
Open to Global Campus students.
Wednesday, April 14
Open to graduate/professional students on all WSU campuses.
Friday, April 16
Open to faculty/staff on all WSU campuses.
Tuesday, April 27
Open to undergraduate students on all WSU campuses.
In most instances, service providers from the following resources can speak with you confidentially about your concerns:
WSU Cougar Health Services offers a range of health services for students on campus, including confidential and private Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Promotion, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy, and Vision Clinic. The Medical Clinic provides confidential, patient-centered care to victims of sexual assault. We offer evidence collection through Sexual Assault Nursing Exams for students who choose it. Advocacy and support are available on site through a partnership with ATVP. Washington Building, 509-335-3575
Mental health crisis line 1-866-871-6385
To learn more about the mental health crisis line visit Washington Healthcare Authority.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps WA State Government employees and their family members resolve personal or work-related problems. Using your EAP does not cost you anything. 1-877-313-4455
ATVP provides supportive services to all victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, and stalking. Among the many supportive services offered (shelter, crisis intervention, support group, etc…), ATVP’s legal advocates can help you assess safety needs and help you obtain protective orders. Services are confidential, free of charge and offered without discrimination. The hotline is available 24 hours a day. ATVP also houses the Whitman County Crime Victim Service Center, which offers many of these services to all victims of crime. 509-332-4357 or 1-877-334-2887.
Pullman Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department is open 24 hours, providing confidential care. Pullman Regional Hospital can offer care for victims of sexual assault, and can offer prophylaxis treatment and education. The Social Services department can provide emotional support and counseling and help people learn about their options and additional community resources. 509-332-2541
Information about free and low-cost health care options in the state of Washington.
BetterHelp is a counseling service available to students who have WSU’s graduate or international student health insurance. Professionally licensed counselors are available via ongoing text communications, live chat, phone, video, or groupinars.
Become a Hotline Volunteer for Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse!
Volunteer with ATVP!
The hotline volunteers at Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse are the first voices survivors hear when they call us. They're passionate, committed, caring people, and we rely on them to continue to provide 24-hour advocacy to both Whitman and Latah counties. We train volunteers twice a year in the spring and fall, and ask for a year's commitment from everyone who joins us. Do you want to help survivors? Consider becoming one of our volunteer advocates!
ATVP will host our 40 hour virtual advocate training this Spring! All training dates are mandatory. Weekend, holiday, and summer hotline shifts will be required. For more information, visit atvp.org/stay-connected/fundraisers/i-want-to-help/volunteer/.