#CougsGive might be over, but you can still make your gift here.
Student Affairs - Pullman Student Wellbeing
Student Wellness on the Pullman Campus

Student Wellness on the Pullman Campus

In Student Affairs, we focus on whole-person wellness and believe health encompasses many things: physical and mental well-being, opportunities for exercise and movement, access to nutritious food, connectedness and community, and rest. Donor support to many of our programs and spaces allows Pullman Cougs to find opportunities to explore and maintain all aspects of their health.

This CougsGive, we’re asking for the Coug community to rally around two areas of wellness for Pullman students;

  1. access to healthy, nutritious food and basic hygiene products 
  2. and access to opportunities for recreation – from safe exercise equipment to club and intramural sports teams to outdoor excursions 

WSU Pullman Food Pantries for Students 

Your donations provide food such as grains, proteins, soups, canned vegetables and fruits, and other non-perishable items that fill the Pullman campus food pantry. Food pantry provides students experiencing food insecurity with healthy food and hygiene options, allowing them to better focus on their studies and families.  According to a Washington Student Achievement Council survey in fall 2022, “Nearly 4 in 10 students surveyed (38.3%) reported experiencing food insecurity in the last 30 days”. The report goes on to say that some groups are disparately impacted by basic need insecurity with American Indian/Alaska Native students and Black students experiencing basic needs insecurity at rates 20 percentage points higher than white students. Students formerly in foster care reported the highest rates of basic needs insecurity: 67.5% experienced food insecurity. 

Your gift helps ensure that no WSU Pullman student has to worry about where their next meal will come from or if they will be able to buy hygiene products. 

UREC Development Fund and University Recreation For All 

University recreation is so much more than the buildings and equipment. While facilities are vital to providing an outlet for physical and mental health, it’s just a small part of what University Recreation is and does. URec also facilitates community building through friendly competition in the form of group fitness classes, intramural and club sports, as well as group outdoor excursions.

URec facilitates outdoor leadership and educational training and certifications that provide participants with experiences that help develop basic, intermediate, and advanced technical skills and facilitation and leadership methods to manage groups during outdoor activities. Examples include: Back Country Travel and Leadership workshops, Wilderness First Aid and First Responder certifications, Climbing Wall Instructor and Ropes Course Facilitator classes.

A gift to the URec Development Fund supports equipment replacement and upgrades for the Student Rec Center, outdoor excursion gear,  student staff professional development, as well as, facility maintenance and upkeep.

A gift to the URec For All fund allows students to apply for support to participate in University Recreation programs when they are facing a financial barrier. Giving to this fund allows students with limited financial resources to still take full advantage of the wellness programs available to them. Examples include: Covering $35 fee for a group fitness class, $31 for an Intramural Sports pass, $40 personal training session to create an accessible workout routine, and partial support towards a $465 spring break excursion to a national park.

Your gift today is critical to ensure that URec can continue to serve all WSU students in their wellness journey and eliminate financial and location barriers to participation.

The Noon Stretch $500 Challenge
Woo Hoo! Challenge unlocked! BIG thanks to all of our donors and to Chancellor Chilton!
5 / 5 Gifts
Dinner Rush $500 Challenge for WSU Pullman Food Pantry
Challenge complete! Big thanks to all of our donors, and a very special thank you to Bill '1 and Mary Ellen Hundley!
10 / 10 Gifts
Campus, College, and Program Gifts Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will receive the most gifts during #CougsGive?
Rank Campus, College, Program Gifts
1 College of Veterinary Medicine 309
2 College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences 150
3 College of Arts and Sciences 116
4 WSU Vancouver 101
5 Cougar Athletic Fund 87
The Most Important Meal of the Day $500 Challenge
Challenge UNLOCKED! Thanks to all of our donors and Chancellor Chilton for feeding Cougs!
15 / 15 Gifts
Campus, College, and Program Dollars Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will raise the most dollars during #CougsGive?
Rank Campus, College, Program Raised
1 College of Veterinary Medicine $152,863.05
2 College of Arts and Sciences $96,000.00
3 Libraries $54,790.00
4 College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences $53,925.00
5 Cougar Athletic Fund $26,190.00
Share on social with #cougsgive
Don't forget to share!

Questions? See our FAQ.

Or you can contact us at annual.giving@wsu.edu.