To advance Western Washington University’s educational mission, the Office of Student Life provides help for students, faculty, staff and family by:
- Supporting students experiencing crisis or difficult situations and coordinating resources at Western and in the community;
- Educating students on Western’s Student Conduct Code, and holding accountable students who engage in misconduct;
- Assisting students in understanding and navigating the University’s policies and processes.
Staff members in the office work closely with students (and their family members), faculty, and staff, in support of this mission and are available to provide general assistance with problem solving and referrals; supporting students in crisis; advising students on university policies and procedures, including the Student Conduct Code; and processing dean’s letters and letters of recommendation.
The Office of Student Life is part of the Dean of Students unit in the Division of Enrollment and Student Services and operates under the leadership of the Assistant Dean of Students.
How to Contact Us
Because of our temporary location due to the construction of the new Multicultural Center, we encourage calling or emailing.
You’ll likely reach our office assistant Renee Gayden or a student staff member.
Our Location: Viking Union 547 (check in at the VU Info Desk located on the fifth floor)
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Telephone: (360) 650-3706
Office of Student Life, MS-9105
Western Washington University
516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225-5996
Email us at email@example.com