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Wellness Center
Phone (509) 963- 3213
Email: Wellness@cwu.edu
Location: SURC 256

Vision

CWU is a campus community that is free from interpersonal violence.

Mission

The mission of P.A.T.H. is to educate the campus community and promote active bystander intervention using a public health approach, while supporting and empowering survivors of interpersonal violence to remain academically and personally successful.

Title IX

If you would like more information about Central Washington University's Title IX responsibilities, please visit the Civil Right Compliance Website

Services

P.A.T.H. is a variety of services that can include confidential services for students who have experienced sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence, or sexual assualt.

All services provided by the Wellness Center are confidential and can be provided virtually.

Our office uses Microsoft Bookings to schedule appointments. When you open our page, you can click the "i" icon for a description of each service to find the best fit for you. For advocacy services, select a "P.A.T.H. Confidential Consult" appointment. Once you select the service, the calendar below will show you current availabilities. You will have the option between in-person or virtual appointment styles (Microsoft Teams platform is used for virtual meetings).

To schedule an appointment with a confidential advocate, visit our Bookings Page.

Support

The Wellness Center can also provide support to friends, partners, and family members of someone who has experienced violence.

  • Emotional Support

    Seeking emotional support can be very helpful in the healing process. The following resources can help you process your emotions, work through what happened, and provide information about your options.

    P.A.T.H. - Prevention, Advocacy, Training, Healing

    Wellness Center - SURC 139 - (509) 963 - 3213

    PATH@cwu.edu (Email is not a secure or confidential form of communication - this is for general inquires and scheduling only)

    Provides consulation, emotional support, advocacy for accommodations, reporting options, and connection to both legal and medical services.


    ASPEN - Off-Campus Advocacy Services

    ASPEN Website

    220 West 4th Avenue - (509) 925 - 9384

    Provides 24-hour confidential advocacy along with support groups and legal and medical assistance. Can also connect you to counseling through Comprehensive Healthcare.


    Student Counseling Services

    Student Counseling Services Website

    Corner of 11th and Poplar St. - CWU Campus - (509) 963 - 1391

    Counseling@cwu.edu (This is not for crisis response - this is is for general inquiries and scheduling only)

    Provides CWU students with confidential individual counseling and crisis appointments.

  • Medical Attention

    Seeking medical attention can be critical to assessing your overall health needs and collecting evidence that could be used in legal proceedings. Staff at these facilities are sensitive to your needs and concerns.

    Kittitas Valley Healthcare

    603 S. Chestnut Street - (509) 962 - 9841

    Provides healthcare including emergency contraception, treatment for injuries, sexually transimitted infections, and pregnancy. A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) can complete a free rape kit assessment. ASPEN advocates (see emotional support) are available on-call to accompany students. Open 24 hours.


    Student Health Services

    Corner of 11th and Poplar Street - CWU Campus - (509) 962 -1881

    Provides confidential healthcare including emergency contraceptive options and treatment for injuries and sexually transimitted infections. Open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm (Summer and Holiday hours are subject to change).

  • Reporting Options

    You may choose to report an incident of sexual misconduct. You have options. You may file a complaint with the university and/or file a report with law enforcement.

    Title IX Coordinator

    Thomas Pedersen - 509-963-2031

    The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for processing and responding to all reports of sexual misconduct. The Title IX Coordinator will work with the Complainant and/or Third-party Reporter to discuss their rights, options, and resources.


    Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

    Bouillon 205 - 509-963 -1817

    The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (OSRR) collaborates with the Title IX Coordinator in their response to reports of sexual misconduct involving students..


    Human Resources

    Mitchell - 1st Floor - 509-963 -1202

    Human Resources collaborates with the Title IX Coordinator in their response to reports of sexual misconduct involving employees, including student employees, faculty, and staff.


    Law Enforcement

    CWU Police - 1211 N. Wildcat Way - 911 (Emergency) - (509) 925 - 8534 (Dispatch)

    Ellensburg Police Department - 100 N. Pearl Street - 911 (Emergency) - (509) 925 - 8534 (Dispatch)

    Can take criminal reports and provide information on protection orders. Reports through law enforcement may result in criminal charges.

  • Additional Information About Reports

    About protection orders:

    An order of protection is an official court order that can stop someone from contacting or harassing you. For more information, contact P.A.T.H., ASPEN, or law enforcement.

    About complaints:

    A complaint begins an investigation through the university and does not begin a criminal investigation. Involved parties talk with investigators individually. Stuents can be provided with assistance needed during the investigation, including:

    • modified campus living
    • modified academic classes / schedules
    • safety planning
    • referral to Student Counseling Services
    • No Contact Order through university
    • assisted liason for academic processes