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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog
Central Washington University
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life


Associated Students of CWU
The Associated Students of Central Washington University (ASCWU) board of directors (BOD) is the student government board elected by the CWU student body to serve as policy-development officers. Executive responsibility is vested in the seven-member ASCWU-BOD with the senior director of Campus Life serving as the primary advisor. As a vehicle from which students may share different views, the ASCWU is an integral part of the shared governance of CWU. The ASCWU-BOD recognizes and approves student clubs, student organizations, and student appointments to committees in order to serve and represent a variety of student needs and interest areas.
 

Campus Life
The Department of Campus Life is dedicated to enriching students’ experiences outside the classroom by providing social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs, services, and apprenticeships. Campus Life is comprised of the functional areas including Campus Activities, Campus Life Administration, Campus Life Publicity Center, KCWU 88.1 the ‘Burg Radio Station, SURC Custodial & Maintenance, Student Union Operations & Scheduling, and University Recreation.

Campus Activities offers a variety of events including music, comedy, speakers, concerts, performances, and special events such as Homecoming, Family Weekend, Boo Central, Ware Fair, and Student Appreciation Day.

KCWU 88.1 the ‘Burg Radio Station seeks to educate, inform, and entertain the public while teaching students lifelong communication, public speaking, accountability, teamwork, and leadership skills. We seek to develop and present programming that represents a full spectrum of world culture, ethnicity, art, and expression.

The Publicity Center provides comprehensive design, marketing/media, and web service to the Department of Campus Life and the division of Student Affairs, with particular emphasis on Services & Activities fee-funded areas.

Student Union Operations provides seamless, quality services through centralized scheduling, event coordination, and technical support of university facilities or all university and non-university events.

University Recreation is committed to offering recreation programs that provide personal and professional development for a diverse university community. Our nationally recognized facilities and services support the university mission by promoting an inclusive campus environment. Our programs contribute to the wholeness and wellness of our patrons while providing co-curricular activities that complement other avenues of learning and aid individuals in achieving balance and well roundedness. Through excellent customer service and care for the individual, University Recreation seeks to provide a sense of belonging that enhances retention for students, faculty, and staff.

Campus Life representatives serve on organizing committees for campus events such as Discover! New Student Orientation, Wildcat Welcome Weekend, and Homecoming. Campus Life employs 200-plus students each year in paraprofessional positions, offers internships and practicum experiences, and provides a range of services for university departments, student organizations, and the community.

Center for Disability Services
The Center for Disability Services (CDS) facilitates access to university programs, activities, and services for students with disabilities. Utilizing documentation of disability and information obtained in consultation with the student, CDS staff assesses the affects of a student’s disability on his/her ability to access the educational process and identifies reasonable academic adjustments/accommodations. In addition, DSS works to sensitize university faculty and staff to the needs of students with disabilities and helps students obtain the materials, equipment, and assistance necessary to successfully pursue their education. Students wishing to request disability accommodations are responsible for contacting CDS.

Appropriate accommodations/academic adjustments are determined for each student on an individual basis. Examples of the types of accommodations available include textbooks and academic materials in accessible formats (digital audio, large print, Braille, electronic text), alternative examination procedures, sign language interpreters, speech-to-text transcription, tape-recorded lectures, note-taking assistance, early registration, priority snow removal, special classroom furniture, access technology, assistance with library research, and temporary disability parking permits.

Center for Student Empowerment
The Center for Student Empowerment, located on the second floor, of the SURC in room 250, offers programs and services that support the overall development of students. It strives to empower students to reach their full potential, both academically and personally, by facilitating various types of learning opportunities that focus on gender, violence prevention, nontraditional students and veterans.
Some examples of educational programs are: Women’s History Month, Manuary (men’s activities and discussion groups), Women’s Achievement Celebration, National Women and Girls Sports Day, Operation E.L.F. (nontraditional student holiday event), and the Nontraditional Student Welcome Back Events.
The Center of Student Empowerment team includes the Early Childhood Learning Center, Family Resource Center, and Student Affairs (Westside Centers). It can be reached at 509-963-2122 or online at www.cwu.edu/~ecenter.

Central Transit
A student transportation system in its seventh year of operation, Central Transit has been extremely popular. Highly visible mini-busses operate year round, connecting students with the Ellensburg business community. Central Transit boasts 25 signed pick-up and drop-off locations both on and off campus. Central Transit experienced significant growth with more than 35,000 student rides annually. Students have enjoyed the convenient stops at shopping areas, restaurants, and movie theaters.

Central Transit operates two routes during the academic school year. Summer hours vary, for additional information; hours and a map of the routes please visit the website at www.hopesource.us/routeMap.html.

David Wain Coon Center for Excellence in Leadership
The David Wain Coon Center for Excellence in Leadership (CEL) provides leadership learning opportunities to all CWU students. Training opportunities include leadership retreats, workshops, conferences, and a broad collection of resources.

Over 2,000 students participate in CEL programs each year. Current leadership programs include the Experience Leadership Project (a three-day retreat for first-year students), Cross-cultural Leadership Program, Leadership Quest (mini-retreats for all CWU students), and the annual Winter Quarter Leadership Conference. Students can also choose to live in the Kennedy Leadership House, join Omicron Delta Kappa (the national leadership honor society), and build their official CWU Leadership Transcript.

In addition to leadership programs and workshops, the CEL collaborates with faculty from multiple departments to offer leadership courses. Currently, the Emerging Leaders course and Cross-Cultural Leadership program are credit-bearing opportunities. Additional leadership courses are currently being developed and proposed. The David Wain Coon Center for Excellence in Leadership recognizes that every student has leadership capacity and will have ample opportunities to demonstrate leadership throughout their lifetime. Through CEL programs, workshops, and resources, CWU students are equipped to make a positive difference within their communities. For more information, please contact CEL by phone at 509-963-5124 or via e-mail at cel@cwu.edu.

Dining Services
All students living in CWU residence halls are required to select a meal plan. There are five to choose from, and all are set up as a prepaid dining debit account, which allows for purchase of meals or snacks at any campus dining location. Students living off-campus may also purchase a meal plan for the convenience of dining and buying beverages and snacks on campus.

Dining Services’ staff is dedicated to your dining satisfaction. Its mission is to provide exceptional food service and customer service to the campus community. This is evident in fresh, appetizing, and nutritionally balanced menus along with the hospitality offered at each of its distinctly different dining locations on campus. These include:

  • Central Market Place, located in the SURC, offers a la carte service in six restaurants: Taglianno’s Pizza and Pasta, Totally Tossed Salads, Lion’s Rock Broiler, El Gato Loco, Pan Asia, and Wrap and Roll Deli Bar
  • Holmes Dining Room, located in the SURC, offers an a la carte breakfast followed by all-you-can-eat service for brunch and dinner
  • North Village Café, located in Green Hall on the north side of campus, offers a la carte service for meals and snacks throughout the day
  • Wellington’s, a casual waited service open for lunch on the south side of campus in Tunstall Hall. It offers organic options and supports local growers.
     

You may also use your meal plan at any of CWU Dining Services’ espresso bars or convenience stores:

  • Backstage Coffee House located on the second floor of the Milo Smith Tower Theatre
  • Cat Trax East Espresso and Smoothie Bar, Cat Trax West Espresso, and Cat’s Convenience Store in the SURC
  • Cat Trax North Espresso in the Brooks Library
  • Coach’s Coffee House in the Wendel Hill Hall
  • NVC Espresso Bar and NVC Store in the North Village Café and Store

Dining services are available on campus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night meal service on weekdays, and for brunch and dinner on weekends.

If you have questions about the dining options available at CWU Dining Services, call 509-963-1591, or contact us via its webpage at www.cwu.edu/~dining. Dining also has a Facebook page and can be found on Twitter.

Nutritious Foundations
Dining Services offers nutritious menu selections, based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food pyramid, to support your healthy lifestyle. You’re encouraged to adopt a diet rich in balance, variety, and moderation by exploring the nutrition foundation that Dining Services provides in all dining arenas.

Special Events
Several special dining events are offered quarterly to enrich your dining experience. Some of these events include the Welcome Back BBQ on the first day of class, a holiday season buffet, a seafood buffet extravaganza, theme and ethnic dinners, the Student Appreciation BBQ, and the commencement luncheon.

Employment Opportunities
Dining Services is the largest employer on campus, hiring between 250-350 students annually for part-time work. Consider joining the team where you will meet new friends and earn money.
Dining Services is a member of the National Association of College and University Food Services, and an active supporter of the academic mission of the university through participation in many out-of-classroom events and activities held throughout campus.
 

Diversity Education Center
The CWU Diversity Education Center (DEC) takes pride in its diverse student body and offers events, programs, and space that foster greater cross-cultural understanding, that celebrate diversity and inclusion, and honor individual perspectives. Our signature, thematic, and outreach programs include heritage months, Bias Incident response, Safe Space workshops, and much more. We provide resources to students on a variety of topics including diverse populations, LGBT issues, and social justice issues. All students are invited to participate in the center’s activities.
 

Early Childhood Learning Center
The Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) provides early learning to the campus community serving children aged one-month to eight-years of age. There are two sites; 1900 Brook Lane Village, Suite 100, serves children aged two years to eight years of age; Michaelsen Hall, room 109, serves children aged one month to 28 months. The program consists of early learning activities especially designed for young children; including music, language, physical activities, stories, science and math experiences, games, puzzles, blocks, and dramatic play. Nutritious meals and snacks are served throughout the day. Operating hours during the academic year are 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Summer hours vary slightly according to need. Call 509-963-1744 or e-mail at eclc@cwu.edu for more information.

Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center (FRC) serves CWU, Ellensburg, and Kittitas County by utilizing a family perspective to enrich and improve the quality of individual and family life. The FRC offers educational programming to support families throughout their lives, coordinates family related research and civic engagement opportunities, and serves as a clearinghouse of information for resources of interest to families in the region. The FRC can assist students or other members of the community to identify services that can help to meet their family related needs and advocate for the needs of families on campus. The FRC works in close collaboration with the Center for Student Empowerment and the Early Childhood Learning Center, and seeks to partner with academic departments and community agencies to improve the access to information and knowledge that can strengthen families at CWU and the surrounding community. It is located in Michaelsen Hall, room 328, and can be reached at 509-963-2785. It’s also online at www.cwu.edu/~frc

Financial Aid
Each year approximately 80 percent of CWU students receive financial aid. To be eligible for federal aid a student must be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen.

Financial aid is available to matriculated students seeking a degree or certification in an eligible program. Most financial aid programs require a minimum of half-time enrollment, which is 6 credits at the undergraduate level and 5 credits at the graduate level. Students who have a first baccalaureate degree and are not admitted to a master’s program will be classified as a post-baccalaureate student. Post-baccalaureate students are eligible for federal loans.

Students must apply and be accepted for admission to the university (matriculated) to receive financial aid. Students and their families must complete a Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). Paper copies are available in the Financial Aid Office and at most high schools or libraries. The web version is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

The application should be submitted to the federal processor as soon as possible after January 1. March 1 is the cutoff date for priority consideration for limited gift aid. Accurate preparation of the FAFSA and timely response to all requests for additional information or documentation are critical.

Students who have been admitted to the university and have listed Central Washington University Title IV code #003771 on the FAFSA will have a student financial aid file delivered to the university electronically. Once that file has been reviewed and verified, the student will receive an award letter.

The award letter will indicate the estimated student budget, the federally determined expected family contribution, and an offer of aid including the type and amount. You must accept or cancel your aid on Safari. Loans are disbursed quarterly in equal amounts. If you have not already signed a master promissory note, you may sign electronically at www.studentloans.gov.

Students are expected to maintain “good academic standing” while receiving financial aid. A minimum CWU cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for undergraduates after two years of attendance; post-baccalaureates are required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA; and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduate students. Financial aid recipients are required to make reasonable progress toward a degree.
Additional financial aid information is available in the Financial Aid Office, Barge Hall, room 115; the Student Employment Office, Barge Hall, room 103; the Financial Aid Resource room, Barge Hall, room 102; and through the Financial Aid Offices at each University Center, at 509-963-1611, finaid@cwu.edu, or on the CWU Financial Aid home page at www.cwu.edu/~finaid/.

Scholarships
Scholarships are gifts of money which do not have to be repaid. Central Washington University’s Scholarship Office (Ellensburg Campus, Barge Hall, room 102) makes available the most recent scholarship application information at the website www.cwu.edu/~scholar. Scholarship eligibility is based on a variety of criteria including, but not limited to, academic proficiency, specialized talent, community service, leadership, and financial need. College and departmental selection committees as well as the Financial Aid Office select scholarship recipients. To be fully considered for all scholarship opportunities students should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid, www.fafsa.ed.gov, and any college or departmental scholarship applications for which the student is eligible that are available in the Scholarship Office. In addition, students with talent in athletics, art, music, and/or theatre should contact the department(s) directly for specific audition or exhibition opportunities. Most institutional merit aid is awarded to meritorious students who submit a FAFSA. Need is not always a criteria.

Community-sponsored scholarships include awards for which the recipients are chosen by organizations outside the university. Each organization establishes its own eligibility criteria and application process. More information can be found at the scholarship website www.cwu.edu/~scholar or by contacting the organizations directly. Recipients are to inform the CWU Financial Aid Office if they are receiving an award from a community organization. Checks should be made payable to “Central Washington University.” Include student’s name and identification number. Send to the CWU Financial Aid Office, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7495.

Scholarships are considered an educational funding source and may change a student’s eligibility in other state or federal aid programs.

Student Employment
CWU hires more than 3,300 students to work on campus each year. Working allows students to meet a portion of their college expenses and gain valuable work experience.  Career-related employment is strongly encouraged. Student Employment posts notices for on- and off-campus job openings on the Student Employment website and on the bulletin board on the first floor of Barge Hall, including summer job opportunities. Visit the Student Employment office home page at cwu.edu/~seo for additional information, and to view the online job board. Please see the Student Employment website regarding Work Study opportunities. Students must be eligible for need-based financial aid to be considered for Work Study. See the CWU Financial Aid home page for details on types of aid available at/. www.cwu.edu/~finaid

Student Medical and Counseling Clinic
A staff of licensed and credentialed professionals offers medical and mental health counseling services for CWU students. Students registered for 6 or more credits pay a mandatory health and counseling fee (5 or more credits for summer session) and are thereby eligible for services. There are ancillary charges for some medical services (e.g., labs, x-rays, etc.). All students are encouraged to check with the clinic business office regarding ancillary fees and charges for medical services.
 
Services are offered at the Medical and Counseling Clinic building. The clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. when classes are in session. The Medical and Counseling Clinic is closed on holidays and during breaks.

The Student Health Clinic (509-963-1881) is a complete out-patient/primary-care, on-campus facility available to registered students that have paid the medical and counseling fee. The Health Clinic is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc.

The medical staff provides routine and urgent-care services, including care for medical problems such as illnesses, injuries, and infections (e.g., colds, flu, and sexually transmitted diseases). It offers typical primary care services including routine physical examinations, sports physicals, travel exams and counseling, women’s health services (e.g., pap smears, pregnancy testing, reproductive counseling), and diagnostic laboratory tests/X-rays. In keeping with the educational mission of the university, emphasis is placed on education regarding the prevention and treatment of illnesses.

Medical appointments are taken by phone from Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to make their appointments as early as possible in the day in order to accommodate their schedules.

When the medical clinic is not open emergency medical services are available at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. The cost of hospital care is at the student’s expense. A student accident and health insurance plan is available (through an independent vendor) and is recommended to help defray medical costs.

The staff at the Counseling Clinic (509-963-1391) consists of licensed psychologists, licensed counselors, and doctoral interns working under the direct supervision of licensed staff.

The Counseling Clinic operates on the basis of a brief treatment model. Services offered include individual, couple, and group counseling. Common student issues include transitional/adjustment strain, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, stress, anxiety, and/or depression. Group counseling opportunities routinely include coping with anxiety, therapeutic lifestyle change for depression, bipolar support, and relationship difficulties. Special programs for campus groups are available upon request. Counseling services are private and confidential.
 

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Students may call 509-963-3233 and leave a confidential message and/or drop by the Wellness Center at SURC 139. Services include confidential, referral, advocacy, information and crisis response for victims, survivors, and significant others.
There is also a peer education program sponsored by the Wellness Center and advised by the Wellness Center’s health educator. It can be reached by phoning 509-963-3213. For additional information please visit www.cwu.edu/~wellness.

 

Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC)
The SURC is the community center of the university, providing services, conveniences, and amenities for all members of the CWU community and their guests. The Student Union portion of the SURC houses the following offices and departments: ASCWU-BOD student government, Campus Life administration and Club Accounting, Campus Activities, David Wain Coon Center for Excellence in Leadership, Center for Student Empowerment, Don & Verna Duncan Civic Engagement Center, Connection Card, Dining Services Marketplace, Holmes Dining Room, Diversity Education Center, Information Center, KCWU 88.1 the ‘burg radio station, Publicity Center, SURC Operations and Scheduling Services, SURC Box Office, Wildcat Shop, Wildcat Wellness Center, and a U.S. Bank branch. Facilities available for reserved use include a variety of meeting rooms, the SURC pit, a 345-seat theater, a ballroom which can accommodate up to 1,000 people, and all the necessary equipment and technology to support a quality program or meeting.

The Recreation Center portion of the SURC houses University Recreation which includes administrative support for intramural sports, collegiate sport clubs, personal training, group fitness, Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals, climbing wall, challenge course, and summer kids camp. Use of the Recreation Center requires the payment of a quarterly membership fee. Students enrolled in six or more credits on the Ellensburg campus are automatically assessed the quarterly Recreation Center membership fee. Students taking fewer than six credits, or CWU staff and faculty members have the opportunity to purchase a membership in person at the Recreation Center.

University Housing and
New Student Programs
University Housing provides well-maintained housing facilities, with an emphasis on student development, as part of the university’s academic environment, and works to augment classroom instruction with a learning environment that is supportive of students’ educational goals, personal and interpersonal growth, and cultural awareness.  Programs such as Discover! New Student Orientation, Wildcat Welcome Weekend, and Wildcat Connections are part of new student programs.

CWU is a residential university with most students living on or near campus. The residence halls and apartments can house 3,300 students. CWU’s residence halls offer students a variety of quality living experiences and options.
The residences are within a few minutes’ walk of any classroom, library, or dining hall, which offers considerable convenience and flexibility to students. Residence hall staff provides crisis intervention and educational, cultural, social, and community services programs, as well as coordinating behavioral problem-solving interventions in cooperation with the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Life.

The residence halls offer a diverse selection of communities and environments.  The residence halls, which house between 35 and 476 occupants, offer programs and environments to enhance classroom experiences. Furniture, basic FM-TV cable service, Internet hookup, basic telephone service, utilities, and coin-operated laundry facilities are also provided. Many halls have their own pool table, piano, or ping-pong table.  All residence halls are smoke-free.

Living and Learning Communities (LLCs) are available for students interested in the following areas: education, Science Talent Enhancement Program, aviation, music, Casa Latina, Asian Pacific Islander American House, Students for the Dream, International House, Leadership House, or for those participating in the Douglas Honors College. Students may request a residence hall offering a living-learning enrichment opportunity. Hall staff and faculty from these areas of interest collaborate to provide residents with educational and social activities that integrate their field of study, enhancing their residence hall experience.

Since college is a total learning experience, Central requires all freshmen who are single and under 20 years-of-age to live in the residence halls for one academic year. Running Start students under 20 years-of-age, regardless of class standing, must also fulfill the live-in requirement. Students requesting an exception to the policy must apply through University Housing and New Student Programs.

CWU also maintains 398 apartments (studio, one, two or three bedrooms) designed for single students and those with families. The apartment complexes offer activities for residents that focus on their needs and priorities. Single student complexes feature programs and facilities that assist students in developing healthy, independent lifestyles. These programs might include wellness, self-defense, cultural awareness, lifestyle planning, career planning, and recreation. The communities in the family student complexes enjoy programming and activities tailored for the needs and interest of families and older students. Many activities for children and families are presented, such as holiday events, child safety awareness programs, domestic violence programs, and career planning.

At different times of the year, demands for apartments may exceed availability. For this reason, waiting lists are provided. Applications are accepted from students who have not been officially accepted for admission to CWU, but who plan to attend classes during the dates listed on their application forms. To be eligible for apartment housing, a student must be currently enrolled in and must maintain at least 12 credit hours of coursework.

Students who are required to live in residence halls are not eligible to live in the apartments. Each tenant is required to sign a lease, which provides for renting an apartment on a month-to-month basis. Written notice must be given at least 30 days prior to vacating an apartment.  Pets are not allowed in any area of CWU housing. Central Washington University does abide by all state and federal laws pertaining to service animals in on campus housing.

Discover! New Student Orientation: New students with less than 45 credits, and all students who participated in Running Start, are required to attend an on-campus orientation and registration program. For students starting fall quarter, this program takes place on a variety of dates in July.  For winter quarter students it is held in December and for spring quarter students it is scheduled in March. New Ellensburg campus students with 45 or more credits are urged to attend the transfer orientation. Orientation for transfer students coming fall quarter are held in July or August. For those students coming for winter or spring quarter, the orientations are held in December and March, respectively. Students attending a campus other than Ellensburg need to contact the appropriate university center for information about their orientation and registration programs.

Central changed its procedure for student alcohol violations involving underage drinking, which is a violation of Washington State law as well as the CWU Student Conduct Code governing the conduct of students. The university has a comprehensive alcohol education and prevention program. Parental notification is one part of CWU’s comprehensive sanctioning procedure for underage alcohol use.

The Wildcat Wellness Center is located in SURC 139. Services and programs delivered through the center include: alcohol/drug education, prevention and referrals for assessment and treatment, Prime for Life classes, web-based alcohol and drug curriculum, peer education programs, sexual assault prevention and response coordination, and programs that promote positive health behavior. 

University Recreation
University Recreation is committed to offering recreation programs that provide personal and professional development for a diverse university community. Our nationally recognized facilities and services support the university mission by promoting an inclusive campus environment. Our programs contribute to the wholeness and wellness of our patrons while providing co-curricular activities that complement other avenues of learning and aid individuals in achieving balance and well roundedness. Through excellent customer service and care for the individual, University Recreation seeks to provide a sense of belonging that enhances retention for students, faculty, and staff. Programs include intramural sports, collegiate sport clubs, personal training, group fitness, outdoor pursuits and rentals, climbing wall, challenge course, summer kids camp, recreation center operations, and a myriad of special events including films, lectures, interactive programs, and instructional courses.

Intramural Sports (IM Sports) offers more than 20 different leagues per quarter ranging from the traditional, such as basketball, flag football, softball, and soccer to the non-traditional such as dodge ball, indoor Nerf football, and table tennis. Sports are offered in different ability levels (competitive or recreational) as well as different gender divisions (coed or open), for participation by a range of players. Students, staff, and faculty are eligible to participate in intramural programs.

Collegiate Sport Clubs allow opportunities for students, with mutual interests in a sporting activity, to represent CWU in intercollegiate competitive activities that are not available through the Department of Athletics. Each sport club is initiated, maintained, and managed by student members. Although the program is partially funded by student activity fees, fundraising is an essential element of every club.

Personal training packages are available to all recreation center members. For a nominal charge, a personal trainer will develop a challenging workout routine specifically designed to meet an individual’s fitness goals.

Group fitness classes are available to all recreation center members for a very small fee. From spinning to ballet, intense abdominal workouts to yoga, there’s something for everyone.

Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals provides both guided trips and equipment rentals to support students’ outdoor recreation desires. The fully staffed, 50-foot climbing wall in the Recreation Center offers bouldering and roped climbing, and certification courses in top-rope belay and lead climbing.

Challenge Course programming offers the opportunity to participate in team building activities to accomplish individual and group goals on both low-ropes elements and a state-of-the-art high challenge course. Our staff will provide everything your group needs to successfully participate in the challenge course experience, including equipment and instruction, as well as a pre-event meeting to determine your group’s specific needs.

Camp C-Woo provides a quality day camp atmosphere for Ellensburg-area youth entering grades 1-5.

Students enrolled in 6 or more credits on the Ellensburg campus are automatically assessed the quarterly Recreation Center membership fee. Students taking fewer than 6 credits, and CWU staff and faculty members have the opportunity to purchase a membership in person at the Recreation Center.

Veteran Services and Outreach
The Veterans Center is located in the Psychology Building, rooms 463-465. Students wishing to receive education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) must contact the Veterans Center office. Notification is NOT automatically sent to the DVA when a veteran or other eligible person enrolls. For more information, call 509-963-3028 or visit the website at cwu.edu/~regi/veteran. The Veterans Center provides information and guidance to veterans, dependents, and others regarding questions on Veterans GI Bill Education Benefits. It also provides information on veterans in foreign conflict grants and tuition waivers including police, firefighters, veteran survivors and dependents. Selected programs of study are approved by a Washington State Approving Agency for enrollment of those eligible for benefits under the Title 38 and Title 10 U.S. codes.
 

Wildcat Shop
The Wildcat Shop has everything you need right here on campus and its selling prices on textbooks are lower than 96 percent of all college stores in the country. It carries:

  • Textbooks
  • General reading and reference books
  • Magazines
  • Computer software
  • Computer hardware
  • Electronics
  • Clothing and gifts
  • School and art supplies
  • Greeting cards
  • Novelty gifts
  • Health and beauty aids
  • Stamps
  • Snack foods and more

It also provides laminating, binding, copying (color or black and white), mat board cutting, DVD and CD recording, Apple computer repair, and fax services.

Special order any book, computer, or electronic product, or supply, at no additional cost. For your convenience the Wildcat Shop buys back textbooks throughout the quarter. Contact the Wildcat Shop at 509-963-1311, 800-280-1186, or at www.wildcatshop.net online.