Campus Resources and Policies
The Campus Public Safety and Security department facilitates the safety and security of the students, staff, faculty, visitors, and property of Gonzaga University. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Officers are professionally trained in public safety methods. Officers make regular checks of all University buildings, with emphasis on the residence halls. Officers also answer calls for service, provide escorts and jump starts, check alarms, and investigate suspicious situations. Criminal activity and requests for police service that are outside the authority of campus officers are directed to the Spokane Police Department. The University possesses a collaborative working relationship with local law enforcement and emergency service provider.
Campus Public Safety and Security officers can provide a security escort to any area on campus, as well as a portion of the Logan neighborhood adjacent to GU. We can't give escorts to bars, businesses, downtown, etc. For a security escort, please call ext.2222 (313-2222 from off-campus).
The University also works with the Gonzaga Student Body Association to offer a "safe ride" with a local taxi company. This no-cost ride can get you home from a potentially unsafe or compromising situation. Call 568-8000 to arrange a ride.
The Career Center & GAMP (Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program) office is here to assist you with your career development needs. Here are some ways we can provide support to students and alumni:
- Learn about the job search process: career planning, networking, applying, and interviewing
- Locate a job, internship, or volunteer service program
- Explore careers related to majors, including graduate and professional school
- Reflect on and articulate the market value of your academic pursuits and co-curricular activities (internships, clubs, teams, service, etc.)
- Connect with a GAMP mentor
- Prepare your resume and cover letter
- Develop and distribute your credentials in your electronic placement file (Teachers)
- Learn proper etiquette for dining with employers through our Etiquette Dinners
- Use ZagTrax.net to get information about jobs, internships, networking and recruiting events, and mentors. Post your resume, cover letter, writing samples--build a secure portfolio.
Disability Resources, Education, and Access Management (DREAM) provides access services to Gonzaga University's programs, services, activities and facilities for qualified students with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Washington State laws. DREAM serves students with permanent or temporary disability. DREAM may arrange or provide appropriate academic adjustments, reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, assistive technology, advocacy, and other types of assistance for students with disabilities. Students should contact DREAM to inquire about the procedure for securing academic adjustments or accommodations. The University recommends that students contact DREAM at least four weeks prior to the semester for which they are requesting services. However, DREAM continuously evaluates student documentation and requests for accommodation throughout the school year.
The campus Health Center provides medical treatment for illness and minor injuries, provides health education, and promotes physical and mental health. A referral service is also provided. The Health Center is open weekdays during the academic year except for holidays. The physician, nurse practitioner, and registered nurses are available for confidential treatment and consultation with an emphasis on personal responsibility and wellness. All registered students are eligible for these services.
The Leadership Resource Center, located on the main level of Crosby Student Center, is here to help students in any phase of their leadership journey, from connecting freshmen to over 100 clubs and organizations to the creation of a leadership portfolio for seniors seeking jobs or applying to graduate school. Visit the LRC webpage to discover the services provided to help students make meaning from their leadership experience and transform that learning into valuable leadership skills.
At Gonzaga, sexual misconduct is a broad term used to describe many behaviors including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and/or discrimination and harassment based on sex or gender. These behaviors include things such as rape, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, sexual exploitation and coercion and others. Sexual misconduct runs contrary to Gonzaga's mission, values, and Ethos Statement. In addition to being prohibited by University policy, sexual misconduct is also prohibited by a federal law known as Title IX. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its programs and nondiscrimination is required by Title IX.
If you feel you have experienced any type of sexual misconduct or harassment you may report the incident in a number of ways:
1) IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, GET TO A SAFE PLACE AND CALL THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENT - 911
2) Assistance is available from the University 24 hours a day year-round by calling the Campus Public Safety & Security Dispatch Center at 313-2222 or extension 2222. You can request a Security Officer to respond and take a report, or request to speak to a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) First Responder. You do not have to file a Security incident report to speak with a SART First Responder
3) During regular business hours you may also contact a professional staff member in the Student Life Office, College Hall 120, 313-4100 or extension 4100
4) An anonymous incident report can be completed on-line by using the anonymous report form via the Gonzaga University website at www.gonzaga.edu/sexualmisconductform
5) A report can be made with a SART First Responder, Security Officer or a Professional staff member from the Student Life Office
- You may report the incident without disclosing your name, the name of the accused person or requesting any action. However, withholding your name, the name of the accused or requesting no action may limit how the University can deal with the situation
- You may report the incident and request an investigation and/or University judicial action
- You do not have to decide whether or not to request University judicial action at the time you make the report. This option to request action is open to you as long as you and the accused person are students of the University
6) File a criminal report with the Spokane Police Department. You can report directly to SPD by calling 911. It is important to preserve any evidence. Do not shower, douche, wash clothes, brush teeth, eat or drink after an assault. The police may want to collect evidence for a potential criminal investigation.
Notifying the Spokane Police Department will generally result in the reporting party, and in some cases the accused, being contacted by a police officer. The police department determines if a criminal investigation will occur and if the case will be referred for prosecution. A case not referred for criminal prosecution will still receive a University response.
A report made only to Gonzaga University is not the same as a report made to local police. The University process and the criminal justice process are two separate courses of action. If you wish to file a report with the Spokane Police Department, a Gonzaga Student Life Professional staff member will assist upon your request. The University will not file a police report about your incident or on your behalf unless compelling circumstances exist. The University's response to a report is not impacted by the reporting party's decision to file a criminal complaint, or the outcome of the criminal investigation. You can pursue a criminal complaint and a complaint through the University at the same time. In some cases the University's investigation may be delayed while the police investigation is being done.
The Student Wellness Resource center is available to all Gonzaga University students. The center promotes healthy lifestyle choices, encourages a holistic philosophy and balance to life, and combines a proactive positive approach to healthy living, emphasizing the whole person. The staff of the center provide wellness information and resources via workshops, activities, one-on-one interactions, programs, fairs, etc. Some of the wellness issues addressed at the center include: alcohol and drug use, sexual assault and harm prevention, healthy relationships, eating disorders, stress reduction, healthy eating, etc.
Peer Educators, known as Gonzaga Peers Listening and Understanding Students (G+) are available to talk with students about relationships, depression, or other concerns. GPLUS (G+): promotes student respect for uniqueness of self and others, focuses on reducing student risk for injury and illness, creates awareness for healthy lifestyle habits through education, challenges students to contribute to a healthy university environment and practices skills for health and well-being.
The primary purpose of the Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC) is to proactively assist and provide leadership that supports an inclusive campus community, enhances cultural competency and increases diversity awareness through educational programs, relevant social justice initiatives, events, cultural celebrations and various workshops. The staff at UMEC assists Gonzaga University by integrally supporting and actively promoting the value of diversity in its many forms in the context of a larger commitment to the institutional commitment to social justice.