Happy & Healthy Life

We want all students to achieve a happy and healthy life at WSU. That’s why support for academic success, career readiness, wellness and mental health are some of WSU’s top priorities.

It can be tempting to buy into mainstream stereotypes of college life. But in reality, everyone has ups and downs during college. Everyone has challenges to their success depending on their family background and life experiences.

If you are struggling, don’t be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. Take advantage of all the (free!) resources on campus from the Warrior Success Center to the Integrated Wellness Center and more.

Academic Support & Career Services

Not sure what you want to major in, or what career you want? Want help crafting your class schedule? Need a tutor to help you tackle tough concepts?

Then the Warrior Success Center is your new best friend. This team has just about everything you need:

  • Advising Services – professional advisors to help you explore majors, improve academic success and more
  • Career Services-- find an on-campus job, get your resume in order and polish your career-readiness skills
  • Tutoring Services – free one-on-one and group tutoring in a variety subjects
  • Access Services – request accommodations like note-takers and low-distraction test areas if you have a documented disability

Health Services

Nobody likes to be sick, so you can count on the physician, on-site lab technologist, and three nurse practitioners in Health Services to help you get well as soon as possible.

From injuries to illnesses to immunizations, the Health Services team has you covered from head to toe with both primary care and specialty services.

Benefits of WSU Health Services


Not sure if you need to see a doctor? Have a health question and need expert advice?

Give the Ask-a-Nurse Message Line a call if you’re concerned but don’t know what to do next.

Ask-a-Nurse Message Line: 507.457.2292

Counseling Services

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health during the stressful (but exciting!) college years.

Whether you just want to talk to someone or need support during a crisis, the Counseling Services team is here to help. They provide confidential counseling in a safe environment and can connect you to even more helpful resources.

Want to help other students see the power of positive mental health?

Get involved in the Green Bandana Project and other health promotion programs.

Personalized Services

While we all look great in purple, not every Warrior is the same—and that’s something to celebrate!

That also means that some students may have unique challenges to being successful and feeling like they fit in on campus.

A few examples are:

40% of WSU students are First Generation Warriors

And there are other considerations too for students of color, LGBTQ+ students and students with disabilities. WSU is a place for everyone to be successful, and that’s why we have on-campus resources to support these groups.

The Equity & Inclusive Excellence Office offers a mentoring program, sponsors cultural events and encourages discussion about how we can all be more understanding of others.

From Mentee to Mentor 

The KEAP Center is a safe space where all are welcome to meet new friends and rest easy in their identities.

And the Warrior Cupboard is a free food shelf on campus so that getting enough food isn’t something a student has to worry about while pursuing their education.