Preparing for WWU – Online Resources & Information
Your academic success, and overall health and safety, is a priority for the staff in Enrollment & Student Services. To help you prepare for the start of your academic career at Western, a number of offices have developed online orientation materials that will allow you to become familiar with the resources and policies that support your success. Over the coming months, online orientation modules will include:
Academic Advising Center:
To help you prepare for advising and course registration, the staff in the AAC have developed online modules for incoming freshmen, transfer students and post-baccalaureate students. The online modules for advising will be available in preparation for course registration at programs like Summerstart, Transitions and Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer Orientation, as well as mid-quarter as you prepare to register for classes for the coming quarter. Watch your Western email for links to these helpful modules a few weeks prior to program dates.
Prevention & Wellness:
Starting college can be an exciting time of encountering new situations and challenges. To help you navigate these new experiences, Prevention & Wellness Services (PWS) and EverFi are offering two on-line trainings: Haven* and AlcoholEdu.
*Please note: Completion of the online training, Haven, is required of all new, full time students (freshmen, transfer, and graduate students) attending classes on Western’s main campus.
Haven addresses the creation of healthy relationships, emphasizes the importance of obtaining consent in sexual situations, describes ways you can help strengthen our safe, positive university community, and provides information on Western’s policies, resources, and reporting options regarding sexual violence.
This training reflects Western’s culture and values, and is part of a national effort across college campuses, aimed to decrease sexual violence and increase safety for all students. By learning about this important issue and completing this training you will join over 10,000 Western students who have already completed HAVEN, in supporting WWU’s commitment to creating a safer community. Detailed instructions will be provided after enrollment confirmation.
AlcoholEdu offers an interactive experience addressing choices about drinking, preventing unwanted and unintended experiences, identifying potentially risky situations, and learning skills to have a good time while keeping yourself, your friends and your community safe -- whether you choose to drink or not. For more information visit their website. This training will be available after class registration and we strongly encourage you to participate and join the majority of current Western students in supporting Western’s commitment to creating a safer community.
Dean of Student’s Office/Office of Student Life:
To help you be a good friend, roommate, and classmate, it helps to know how to identify when someone may be in distress. College can be a difficult for some. Watch for the 30-minute “At-Risk on Campus for Students,” online orientation that will help you recognize when a friend is in distress and how you can help refer classmates to campus resources. Information will be sent out 2-3 weeks before the start of the quarter, and more information about suicide prevention at Western can be found at: www.suicideprevention.wwu.edu
Student Outreach Services:
To help students learn more about their readiness for the demands of the university experience, the College Success Inventory (CSI) will be provided for First Generation and/or Pell-Eligible freshmen. The CSI provides you with personalized recommendations to support your academic success. This survey will be sent prior to the start of fall quarter.
disAbility Resources for Students:
Details about the accommodation process and required documentation, and an introduction to the staff and services available through DRS will help students connect with the resources and support available at Western. For more information, visit their website here.