The Office of Student Affairs helps you thrive at Western. Have fun and get involved with the numerous clubs, activities and resources to make the most out of your time on campus. We’re here to provide support and guidance in the academic, social and emotional development of students. Student Affairs sets you up for success at Western.
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Get involved and discover your strengths through the programs, services and opportunities offered on campus and in the community. Receive assistance with academics, join clubs and organizations and learn more about the many opportunities Western has to offer through the Office of Student Affairs.
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Students can meet friends, learn and become better leaders through Western clubs and organizations.
We are committed to building an open, inclusive, intellectual and multicultural community.
The Office of Student Affairs is committed to working with students, faculty and staff from all areas of the university to build an open, inclusive, intellectual and multicultural community.
You’ll find support and assistance with your academic work and as you seek co-curricular activities. We urge you to further enrich your classroom experience by joining the clubs and organizations offered through the Student Government Association, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Wilderness Pursuits, the Fitness Center or any of our other activities that interest you.
The Office of Student Affairs exists to support to students, as well as their friends and family, in times of crisis. This may include referral for academic and personal problems, crisis outreach or helping a student feel supported in the university environment. Our goal is to provide caring services to students in to assist them during times of need.
The programs offered through Campus Life give students the chance to join activities involving their academic, emotional, physical, spiritual or career-related development.
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- Can offer assistance or referrals regarding university policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Assists in resolving student-based problems and conflicts.
- Neutral and impartial listener—emphasis is on resolving issues informally or through mediation.
- Helps promote fair and equitable treatment within the Western.
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Community Standards provide proactive programming and educational interventions in an effort to foster the development of personal and community responsibility.
Handbook & Policies
See various resources for Western policies and the student handbook.
Critical Aid Relief Emergency Support (CARES)
The Critical Aid Relief Emergency Support fund (CARES) assists Western students by providing financial support when they need assistance with unexpected emergency expenses surrounding…
Student Health Insurance
Western does not offer a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). The following health insurance companies offer SHIPs.
Students are placed on academic probation status as a warning that their academic progress is not satisfactory and that they should take steps to improve their academic performance to avoid dismissal from the University.
Testing Services, located in the office of Student Affairs and the Academic Resource Center, is responsible for the coordination and administration of testing programs available to Western students and community members.
After the official Add/Drop period for courses, but before the withdrawal deadline, a student wishing to withdraw entirely from the University will be given a grade of “W” for all courses except variable-credit courses.
Western will not “excuse” a student from classes. However, the Office of Student Affairs will send out memos to a student’s faculty if they have missed class or plan on missing classes.
State and Federal laws require that Western students receive immunization records for all full-time students. In addition, certification of registration with Selective Service is required for all males over the age of 18.
See various resources and frequently asked questions for student immunization.
The mission of the Geiman Fellows program is to develop leaders capable of excelling in today’s marketplace and being productive members of our global society.
Title IX/Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Policies
Title IX/Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policies serve all members of the university community, including students, faculty and other academic personnel…
Dean of StudentsGary C. Pierson, M.A.
Dean of Students
Executive Assistant to the VP for Student AffairsSukhi Bains
Executive Admin for Student Affairs, Standardized Testing Administrator, COSI Administrator
Interim Title IX CoordinatorEmma Hempel
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Western Colorado University
Taylor Hall 301
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231