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Campus Public Safety

(503) 838-8481
(503) 838-9000 (24/7 Campus Emergency Line)


Campus Public Safety officers and staff strive to ensure the safety of all people at WOU. Campus Public Safety is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



(503) 838-8221

The CARE Team at WOU assesses, discusses, and recommends intervention for problematic student situations, including medical and/or psychological concerns.


Gender Studies

Gender Studies is available as a 26-28 credit minor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This program explores scholarship on women and gender. Historical and cross-cultural perspectives, critical theory, and interdisciplinary approaches are employed to examine questions of gender difference, inequality, and exclusion. In keeping with the philosophy of liberal arts education, the goal of gender studies is to better understand and ultimately transform our lives and the world in which we live.


Green Dot

(503) 838-8791

The Green Dot Program at WOU offers training and education that aims to reduce power-based personal violence through bystander intervention. Green Dot is part of the WOU Wellness Education program in the Student Health and Counseling Center.



Office of Student Conduct

(503) 838-8311

As part of The Division of Student Affairs, The Office of Student conduct handles violations of the Code of Student Responsibility. The office is located within the Office of University Housing in Ackerman Hall.


Pregnancy and Parenting Support

If you are a pregnant and/or parenting student needing to take a leave of absence or are experiencing discrimination, contact the university’s Title IX Coordinator Judy Vanderburg at 503-838-8490 or The university is obligated under federal guidelines of Title IX to offer accommodations to pregnant and parenting students so that they may have a positive and equitable educational experience.

Read about your rights and support available to you as a pregnant student at Western Oregon University: Pregnancy Brochure

Learn about non-traditional student support services available in Student Leadership and Acitivities in the Werner University Center:

Find lactation stations for breastfeeding and/or pumping mothers in the Werner University Center and the Administration Building on campus by viewing the Map of Campus Accessibility and Inclusion: Accessibility map


Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Reporting

This site is designed to assist students who are recipients of unwanted sexual behavior by providing available resources, reporting options and other information related to sexual misconduct. For more information, please call the Vice President for Student Affairs office at 503-838-8221 or the Student Health & Counseling Center at 503-838-8313.


Student Health and Counseling Center

(503) 838-8313

The Student Health and Counseling Center at WOU provides medical care, sexual health services, mental health counseling, and wellness education, prevention, and referral services to WOU students.


Veteran’s Success Center

(503) 838-9246

Located in Werner University Center Room 108, the Veteran Success Center offers a comfortable lounge space, access to events, workshops, mentors, and tutors, as well as opportunities to get connected with peers through our chapter of the Student Veteran’s of America.
Visit the Center or Email More information for Veteran’s support can be found here:


WOU SafeZone

The WOU Safe Zone program seeks to form an ally network of students, faculty and staff committed and trained to provide safe, non-judgmental and supportive contacts for all WOU community members regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Ally, and Asexual identities.






Abby's House

(503) 838-8219 | or e-mail:  | Location: Werner University Center, Room 106