WSU students create endowment to address sexual assault and mental health issues on campus

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Associated Students of Washington State University created an endowment with the WSU Foundation to address sexual assault and mental health issues on the Pullman campus.

“Mental health and sexual assault are two prominent issues that negatively impact students and our WSU community as a whole,” said Garrett Kalt, ASWSU vice president and endowment project lead. “We hope this fund will provide financial support to our advocacy efforts as we continue to address these issues and provide adequate resources to the student body.”

The endowment, called the ASWSU Coug Health Fund, aims to help promote mental health and wellbeing and the prevention of sex and gender-based violence among undergrads.

According to the endowment:

“The intent of this fund shall be to develop student engagement and student driven programming surrounding mental wellbeing and gender-based violence prevention. The fund shall have the ability to pivot to meet the ever-changing needs of students, while ensuring all funds shall be used to support the promotion of mental health and the prevention of sexual and gender violence among the students of WSU.”

You can donate to the ASWSU fund here.