We're here to help.

A lot can happen in college, and whether you need academic or social support, we have ways to help. Check out the resources below to know what's available and who to contact.

Report a Concern or Need

If you have any type of concern, we'd like to help. To report a need for support for yourself or another student, fill out the online form here or contact the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities at (503) 517-1008. The form works for reporting:

  • Student Care or Concern Reports
  • Anonymous Incident Reporting
  • Bias Incidents
  • Title IX Reports
  • Other Concerns

For any emergencies, please call 911. You may also call Campus Safety for urgent, non-emergency follow up at (503) 250-1730.


Academic Advising

What major is best for you? What classes do you need to graduate on time? Professional academic advisers are here to help you understand your options during your first two years at WPC, and faculty serve as your advisers during your Junior and Senior years. To request a meeting with an academic adviser, call (503) 517-1322.

If you'd like to speak with a mentor from our Center for Career and Calling about your major choices, internships, or the job that might fit your skills and interests, you may contact them here.


Request Accommodations for a Disability

 

Do you have a documented disability that requires classroom or campus accommodations? The Disabilities Resource Center provides support to help you fully participate in your classes and succeed in college. For any student seeking accommodations, contact the Disability Resource Coordinator as soon as possible, ideally 30 days prior of each semester in which you are seeking accommodations. For processes and information, visit their webpage.

To contact the Disabilities Resource Coordinator, Jann McCaul, call 503.517.1577, email jmccaul@warnerpacific.edu, or stop by her office Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Her office is located in Smith Hall, Room 208, on the Mt. Tabor campus.


Counseling Center

Welcome to the Counseling Center!  Our goal is to provide a supportive, safe, and confidential environment to address your concerns and needs that will lead toward academic success and holistic health.  Our services are designed to help you understand yourself better, strengthen your coping skills, foster healthy relationships, and improve your academic performance and community engagement through a variety of resources, practical tools, and support. All counseling services are free of charge to registered students. In addition to individual and group counseling, the counseling center also provides mediation, crisis management, evaluation, referral, and community outreach.

Common issues in counseling include:         

  • Stress, anxiety, and fear
  • Depression and loneliness
  • Grief, loss and sadness
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Adjusting to college and feeling overwhelmed
  • Academic motivation
  • Organization and procrastination
  • Concentration and Study skills

 

Making an Appointment

Please email:  counseling@warnerpacific.edu and request a counseling appointment, including your name and phone number as well as ALL times you are available M - Th 9am – 5pm. You will receive a reply email with a counseling appointment time and date, your counselor’s name and further instructions on how to prepare for your first session.  Please follow the instructions and complete all forms before coming to your fist session. 

Hours of Operations

Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm.

Emergencies

If a student is experiencing a mental health emergency, the Director of the Counseling Center may be contacted at 503.517.1119. The Multnomah County Crisis Line may also be contacted for crisis support and evaluation services at 503.988.4888.

Individual Counseling sessions last 45-50 minutes once a week with your assigned counselor.

Group Counseling provides an opportunity for students to come together to share, learn from, and support one another in a safe and confidential space. Group sizes are usually between 6-8 members and meet once a week for 60-90 minutes.  Group Counseling is available upon request.  Please contact the Director of the Counseling center with your request at counseling@warnerpacific.edu.  

Confidentiality

Counseling services are confidential.  All communication shared with your counselor, including registration for services will be kept strictly confidential and will not be revealed to anyone outside the Counseling Center without your written permission. There are a few exceptions in which consent may not be necessary.  These include, but may not be limited to: 

  • Any present evidence of child, elder, & disabled person abuse.
  • Threat of bodily harm to yourself, others, or animals.  Any threat or implication to commit a harmful crime.
  • In the case of a legitimate subpoena issued by a court of law.
  • In the defense of claims brought against the counselor.
  • If you are a minor (under the age of 18).

 

Location

The Warner Pacific University Counseling Center is located at 2211 SE 66th Avenue, at the end of the street in a white house called the Caldwell House.


Tutoring Services

Working with a tutor can be a really helpful way to reinforce your understanding of course material or to become a better student overall. Tutors can help with reviewing class notes, clarifying concepts, suggesting study methods, brainstorming paper topics, organizing thoughts, and much more. So whether your goal is to pass a difficult course, to raise your grade, or to simply learn, tutoring is available for all types of learners. Here are several ways to access our tutors:

  • Academic Success Center (ASC): Otherwise known as the tutoring center, the ASC is located on the main floor of the Otto F. Linn library during the school year, and PGS's Centre 205 campus during the summer. Tutoring is available on a first-come-first-serve basis, but appointments can be made if you coordinate with the tutors directly. 
  • Brain Food: As an extension of the ASC, Brain Food is located in the Cafeteria and offers limited tutoring during lunch hours. It's a relaxed alternative to the library, so feel free to bring your lunch and study with our tutors!
  • Online Writing Help Desk: You can submit your writing assignments to the Help Desk and receive constructive feedback from a writing tutor between 24-72 hours. This is a great resource for busy students on the go!

To find the tutoring schedule and to access the Online Writing Help Desk, check out the Academic Success website and The WPU Life Academic Success page.

Questions about tutoring? Contact the Academic Success Coordinator, Tirzah Allen, at 503.517.1692 or tallen@warnerpacific.edu. Her office is located in Student  Life, located near the Tabor Grind, on the Mt. Tabor Campus.


Library Services

If you would like assistance navigating all the Otto F. Linn Library offers you, the library staff is available for support. Here’s just a sampling of what the library staff can help you with:

  • Checking out or ordering books and other media
  • Finding scholarly research articles from respected periodicals, journals, and online websites
  • Signing up for your free subscription to The New York Times
  • Giving tutorials for how to use EBSCOHost, Academic Search Premier, and other databases
  • Learning how to navigate the library website and research guides, and much more!

Feel free to contact any one of the library staff with your questions. Their offices are located in the Otto F. Linn Library on the Mt. Tabor campus.


Academic Mentoring

Would you like help setting and prioritizing academic goals, establishing good study habits, learning effective time management skills, and maximizing your potential for college? Through academic mentoring, you would be given the opportunity to work with a mentor for an entire semester to do just that. Your mentor would be intentionally chosen from Warner Pacific's staff and faculty, and paired with you for ongoing one-on-one meetings. Currently, this program is only offered to traditional students.

If this is something you'd like to participate in, contact the Director of Academic Success, Rod Johanson, at 503.517.1010 or rjohanson@warnerpacific.edu. His office is located in Smith Hall, Room 215, on the Mt. Tabor campus.