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The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is charged with the responsibility of taking care of our thousands of students during the 150-plus hours a week when they are not in class. Obviously, this is an enormous undertaking, but our care and dedication to the students makes the challenges easier. If you have a question or concern about an aspect on-campus and don’t know where to start, our office can assist you. Here are some of the services provided to students by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs:
- Assist students in navigating the University and serving as Ombudsperson
- Advise students on University Policies and Procedures
- Oversee and Assist with Student Grievance Process . State Authorization Regulation information for students that reside out of state are available at the WOU Center for Academic Innovation link Student Complaint Resolution
- Administer WOLF Ride: WOU’s Safe Ride Program
- Oversee Student Travel. Link to Student Travel Forms Travel Forms Flow Chart
- Approve flyers and posters displayed on-campus: Links to Poster Location Handout and to Campus Posting Policy
- Review Requests for Students to Work Over 20 hours per week On-Campus: Link to Request Form
- Administer National Student Exchange Program (NSE) Study Away in North America!
- Guide to Campus Resources brochure
- Register students to vote
- WOU has a partnership with the UhaulCarShare service on our campus — “car sharing made easier.” There are no fees to join and the cars are available to licensed drivers 18 and older. Rates start as low as $4.95/hour plus mileage and daily rates start at $62/day, which includes 180 miles. WOU students have easy access to renting a car (parking lot H): uhaulcarshare.com
Awards Season at WOU – Nominations Open
Letters of nomination are requested for the following annual student awards (#1 and #2) no later than February 16, 2018.
#1. Outstanding Graduating (Undergraduate) Students: Delmer Dewey and Julia McCulloch Smith Awards. The two students that receive these awards speak at Commencement in June. Award Criteria for Nominees: Receiving their degree this year, have strong academic (relative to GPA) and scholarship (appropriate to discipline) achievement, have a diversity of involvement in campus activities, have had great success in academics and activities (leadership roles), and have made the most of the opportunities available at WOU. The 2017 recipients of these awards: Connor Thompson and Aleisha Douthitt.
#2. Outstanding Graduate Student Award. This student also speaks at Commencement. Award criteria: must possess positive character, leadership and initiative as demonstrated by sustained and exemplary engagement in courses, must have demonstrated superior efforts beyond required coursework for their degree program, possess an ethical disposition, have evidence of leadership roles, and evidence of involvement with their profession through volunteerism, internships or regular work experience. The 2017 recipient: Jennifer Kepka
#3. WOU Outstanding Student Citizen Award. Nominations are due for award #3 no later than February 9, 2018 (Friday).
Nominations should consist of a short paragraph stating why the student is deserving of this award. Award criteria: Students nominated must be involved in service and/or volunteer activities in the local area. Service activities may be on- or off-campus. These activities exclude practicum and internship experiences. Preference is given to students that are juniors and seniors at WOU, students that have a minimum 3.0 cumulative G.P.A., and students that have consistent service/volunteer involvement during their time at WOU. The 2017 recipient: Caitlin Masterson.