Jul 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services

Office of Student Affairs

Mission Statement

The Office for Student Affairs at Heritage University exist to serve ALL students; we provide services, support, and advocacy that empowers students to achieve their educational, professional, personal, and spiritual goals.


The Office of Student Affairs houses a variety of programs and services to support students:

  • Student Life, Student Government Association, Clubs, and Greek Life
  • Undergraduate Advising
  • Financial Aid
  • Campus Security
  • Career Services
  • Eagles Café
  • Social and Mental Health Counseling
  • Ability Services and ADA Requests for Accommodations
  • Placement Testing Services
  • New Student Orientation
  • Title IX Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
  • HU Cares Emergency Assistance Program
  • Student Complaints and Advocacy
  • Grant Programs:
    • TRiO Student Support Services
    • College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
    • High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
Career Services

The Career Services office exists to provide guidance, resources, and opportunities to students and alumni seeking to achieve their career goals relevant to their academic interests. We facilitate and support connections between employers, our students and alumni. Students can visit the Office of Student Affairs to recieve assistance with resumes and cover letters, placement files, mock interviews and researching employment opportunities.  

Social and Mental Health Counseling Services

Students who are currently enrolled at Heritage University who are experiencing personal issues impacting their academic performance can work with a licensed mental health counselor. These services are free and totally confidential. Students may also choose to contact the Northwest Employee Assistance Program at (509) 575-4313 to schedule an appointment.

Ability Services

The Office of Ability Services coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and works with each student on a case by case basis. Faculty and staff at Heritage University work closely with the Office of Ability Services to ensure students have access to academic programs, services, events, and all activities on campus.  

Students are responsible for contacting the Office of Ability Services to make a formal request for appropriate accommodations. For more information, please call (509) 865-8515, email TheOfficeofAbilityServices@heritage.edu

For more information on Guidelines and Procedures or to request accommodations visit: Office of Ability Services (ADA) | Heritage University.

Titel IX

Title IX, the federal gender equity law, states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX, Title VII, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Washington State law, and Heritage University policy collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity.

In August 2020, the U.S. Department of Education changed how higher education defines sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. The definitions are more narrow and have specific procedures for investigating and adjudicating allegations that meet the federal definitions and other criteria, such as where alleged conduct occurred, and more rights afforded to those accused. Heritage University will continue to work with victims, to ensure they are afforded academic accommodations, safety plans, and support should victims those to file a formal complaint or not. To learn more or report case, please contact the Title IX Coordinator to schedule an appointment.

For more information please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 509-865-0411 and ask for the Title IX coordinator.

Student Life Department

The Student Life Department is dedicated to enriching the college experience for Heritage University students. Student clubs, Student Government Association, and all student events and activities are coordinated through the Student Life Department.

Student Government Association (SGA): All currently enrolled full-time students are members of the SGA and may participate in the election of representatives to its chief governing board, the SGA. The responsibilities of the Student Government Association are to serve as the organized student voice to faculty and administration regarding students’ needs and opinions in matters of students’ life and welfare, and to plan extracurricular activities that enhance the educational and interpersonal experiences of students while they are at Heritage.

Student Clubs: The Heritage University values the importance of student participation in clubs and organizations and recognizes that they play an essential role in student and campus engagement. By joining a club or organization, students have the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests, learn new things, and participate in activities and events. Students who would like assistance in planning and financing student activities are encouraged to contact the Student Life Coordinator.

Intramural Sports: Participating in intramural Sports is another avenue for Heritage students to get involved and collaborate with their peers. Students that are interested in participating in existing leagues within the Yakima and Lower Valley have the opportunity to create a university team and compete. 

Contact Information
Phone: 509-865-0701 or 888-272-6190 (toll free)
Email: studentlife@heritage.edu

Campus Facilities

The map of the Toppenish campus illustrates the locations of various offices, classrooms and laboratories. Tours of Heritage University are provided to interested persons upon request. View the campus map.


Students and guests are required to park in the main parking lot, located off Fort Road near the Student Services Center.

Lost and Found

Everyone is responsible for the protection of his or her personal belongings while on campus. Missing articles, if found, may be turned in to Security.

Campus Security

Safety and security at Heritage University is a shared responsibility between individuals and the institution. Participation by administration, campus security officials, faculty, staff, and students should work together to mitigate domestic threats, crime, violence, natural disasters, and other hazards.  In the event of imminent threats, actual violence, and or criminal activity, individuals should (1) take necessary action to protect themselves and others; (2) call 9‐1‐1, and (3) contact campus security in that order.

Students attending courses off site at other institutions should follow that host institutions safety and security procedures.

For more information, including services and support visit Heritage University Campus Secuirty

Contact Information

Campus Security is located in the Community Training and Business Center 2200 Building.
Phone: 509-865-8555
In an emergency, dial 9-911 from a campus phone

Early Learning Center

Heritage University Early Learning Center offers an early learning program designed to offer experiences that enhance and enrich each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical and creative development. The HUELC believes that good child care is good family care. However, our basic philosophy is one of freedom to learn, grow and make good choices. We believe that children learn through play, and we have structured the environment to reflect that belief.

For more information, contact Heritage University Early Learning Center at (509) 865-8630.

Dining Services

Heritage University offers a wide range of food options and dining services through The Eagles Café. Dinning services are open to public.  For more information, including hours of operation and contact information, Visit the Eagles Café webpage

Catering services and meeting spaces are also available for external and internal groups on campus.  Please contact Food Services Director, Timothy Newbury at 509-865-8616 or email Newbury_t@Heritage.edu for more information.