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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
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Sexual assault resources for survivors and their friends

Campus resources

Whitman’s list of resources, as well as the full text of the college’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, can be found here. This page includes information about the health center, counseling services on campus, and contacting the Dean of Students for things like no-contact requests and academic adjustments.

Peer resources

Many students at Whitman are available to help students who have been sexually assaulted or experienced some other form of sexual misconduct. The Pioneer has created and maintains two lists of students who have volunteered to act as peer resources for survivors and their friends.

The first group of students has received training from Peer Listeners specifically to address sexual assault. These students are available  for peer counseling, or if you just need someone to talk to about your experiences.

The second group of students have received no special training, but are concerned about sexual assault on our campus and supportive of survivors. These students are available to do things like walk you to class if you feel unsafe or offer you a place to stay if your current housing does provide a safe environment. These students have all agreed to help students who contact them without asking any questions about your reasons for doing so. You will not be asked to give any reason for reaching out to them or volunteer any information unless you choose to do so.

Students are listed here with their first and last name, gender and graduation year. You can find their email addresses via Whitman’s People Search tool. This list is updated once per semester. If you would like to add your name to the list, please contact us at [email protected].

Students available for peer counseling

Amalya “Molly” Dubrovsky, female, 2014

Corinne Vandagriff, female, 2015

Students available for general support

Rachel Alexander, female, 2013

Helen Angell, female, 2015

Amalya “Molly” Dubrovsky, female, 2014

Gabriella Friedman, female, 2013

Claire Matsunami, female, 2013

Spencer May, male, 2013

Madelyn Peterson, female, 2013

Margaret Rockey, female, 2016

Katie Steen, female, 2016

Fredo Villaseñor, male, 2013

Spencer Wharton, male, 2013


Off-Campus Resources

Local Hospitals

All local hospitals provide 24-hour emergency medical services and examinations for evidence using a Sexual Assault Forensic kit. The Sexual Assault Forensics Kit is most effective within 72 hours of an incident. In order to preserve evidence, it is important not to bathe or shower prior to seeking medical attention. Students should place any articles that could be used as evidence, such as items of clothing, sheets, cushions, etc., in separate bags. Early medical intervention also allows for the detection of hidden injuries, the presence of STDs, and, where applicable, the detection of pregnancy.

Providence Saint Mary Hospital

401 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA
(509) 525-3320

Walla Walla General Hospital

1025 S. Second Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
(509) 525-0480

Walla Walla Police, 911 (emergency), (509) 527-1960 (non-emergency)

The College will inform students of their right to report an incident to the police. The Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator and/or the Dean of Students Office will assist students who choose to report an incident of sexual misconduct to the Walla Walla Police Department. Reporting an incident to the police and preserving evidence does not obligate a person to file a criminal complaint, but a prompt accounting of the event allows the victim to keep the option of filing a criminal complaint later.

YWCA of Walla Walla, 213 First Street, (509) 525-2570, (509) 529-9922 (24-Hour Number)

The YWCA is a community agency that provides comprehensive advocacy services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The YWCA makes the services below available and free of charge to students:

  • 24-hour hotline (509) 529-9922
  • 24-hour rape/sexual assault medical, legal, and court advocacy
  • Individual counseling and support groups
  • Safe temporary shelter
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