Health & Wellness

These Health & Wellness resources are made available to Gonzaga University School of Law students by Gonzaga University, the Law School, the Washington State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association in an effort to provide for the health and wellness of a student’s whole person while at Gonzaga.

Many of these resources are available for free or low cost to students. If you have any questions, contact Assistant Dean of Students, Camesha Little

Health Center

704 East Sharp Avenue, on the corner of Sharp and Dakota, (509) 313-4052

Gonzaga University operates an on-campus, walk-in Health Center that provides primary medical care (evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses and minor injuries) and health education for full-time students. Fees incurred for use of the Health Center are the responsibility of the student (and the student’s insurer, if any).

Gonzaga Law School highly recommends that all students obtain adequate health and accident insurance to ensure access to adequate medical care and to avoid the interruption of their education by high medical expenses.

For emergencies call 9-911 (on campus) and then notify Campus Security at extension 3222 or (509) 313-3222. Taxi service is available for urgent care by calling the switchboard at ext. 0.

Counseling Center

324 E Sharp Ave, (509) 313-4054

Part of being a professional is recognizing when you need assistance. When students experience life events or academic pressures that leave them feeling anxious, confused, lonely, angry, depressed, or overwhelmed, it is often helpful to speak to an unbiased professional. Confidential evaluation and counseling services are available for law students through Gonzaga University’s Counseling Center.

There is no fee for the individual counseling services. If students are in need of specialized services and are referred by a counselor to off-campus professionals, the cost of these services are the responsibility of the student.

Disability Resources

Foley Library, 2nd floor, East Wing. (509) 313-4134

Disability Resources, Education, and Access Management provides access services to Gonzaga University’s programs, services, activities, and facilities for qualified students with disabilities in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Washington State laws. DREAM recommends appropriate academic adjustments, reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, assistive technology, advocacy, and other types of assistance for students with disabilities.

In order to receive reasonable accommodations, students are responsible for requesting accommodations and for providing the appropriate documentation to DREAM. Any information about a disability shared in an application is treated as confidential by the law school’s admissions office and is not shared with DREAM. If you are requesting accommodations, you still need to contact DREAM, and provide documentation. Students MUST contact DREAM at least four weeks prior to each semester for which they are requesting services. Lack of advance notice may delay the availability of accommodations. However, DREAM continuously evaluates student documentation and requests for accommodation throughout the school year.

To learn about DREAM’s specific guidelines or to review its documentation policies, you may contact DREAM directly or visit their website.

Student Wellness Resource Center

1111 N. Cincinnati Street, (509) 313-592
Contact

The Student Wellness Resource Center operates many of the Gonzaga student wellness programs and services such as:

  • Sexual assault prevention and response (for emergencies, call (509) 328-4220)
  • MVP – Men’s Violence Prevention
  • Basics Alcohol Program
  • Healthy lifestyle and stress relief programs and information

Sexual Misconduct Resources & Support

At Gonzaga, sexual misconduct is a term broadly used to describe many behaviors including sexual harassment, rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual exploitation, sexual coercion, and/or discrimination and harassment based on sex or gender. These behaviors run 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 have experienced any of these things, we want to help. There are various people and services at Gonzaga and beyond that are available to support you. There are many ways that you can get help after experiencing sexual misconduct. Below is a list of confidential and non-confidential resources on campus. Keep in mind that no matter who you talk to, we want to provide support and resources to help you heal. You have lots of options, so let’s talk about the difference between confidential and non-confidential options. Please note that any options below that have two stars (**) after them are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Online Report Form

Fitness Center

The Kermit Rudolf Fitness Center is located across the parking lot from the School of Law. Membership cost for law students is $150/semester.

WSBA Lawyers Assistance

The Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) promotes the health and well-being of WSBA members and Washington state law students. LAP provides: individual consultation for mental health and addictions issues; group counseling for job seekers and unemployed attorneys seeking support; and phone consultation for attorneys/students outside the Seattle area. They also provide education, outreach, resources, and referrals. All services are confidential according to APR 19. More information can be found on the WSBA website.

ABA Law Student Mental Health Initiative

The ABA Law Student Mental Health Initiative is a national program designed to support the ABA Law Student Division’s commitment to law student mental health. The goal of the Initiative is to educate law students regarding mental health and substance abuse issues and to provide students with the information necessary to access support through their state bar associations LAP program or through other local service providers.

The Gonzaga Law Parenting Collective

The Law Parenting Collective is a group of members of the Gonzaga Law community that are parents of or wish to support parents of young children. Partners, co-parents, and spouses of Gonzaga Law community members are welcome. The collective provides support and community through social activities, informal discussions, and a service component.

The Law Parenting Collective will announce their meetings to the law school community. For more information, contact Professor Pearson, Professor Kiser or Sarah Guzman.