Nov 24, 2020  
2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services


Book Store

Heritage University Bookstore, located in Petrie Hall, is owned and operated by Heritage University for the benefit of students, faculty, and staff. The Bookstore sells used textbooks and supplies, reading materials, gifts, clothing, greeting cards, and snacks.

Some used textbooks for on-campus classes are available for purchase at the store. Before going online to order books, visit the bookstore. Textbooks may be in stock and sold at reduced prices.

Students have the option of paying by cash, check, credit card, or, if eligible, the university voucher system. Order forms containing all pertinent information are available in the bookstore or in Student Services. To order books online, go to, scroll over to “Current Students” or “Future Students,” and click “Bookstore.” This link connects to the Missouri Books web site. A major credit card is needed to order books online.

For more information, contact the Bookstore at (509) 865-8511

Campus Facilities

A map of the campus, illustrating the location of various offices, classrooms, and laboratories, is available in the Student Services Center. Tours of Heritage University are provided to interested persons upon request.


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

Students of Heritage University, their families, and guests are welcome to use the facilities of the campus in accordance with the guidelines issued by local campus administrators. Procedures for using campus facilities for events are available through the Physical Plant Office.

Child Care Center

Heritage University offers a child care/preschool program, serving children ages 1 year through 5 years. Students wishing to enroll their children must preregister. Services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited and charges do apply.

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

Dining Services

Owned and operated by Heritage University, the Heritage Café is available Monday through Friday to all students, faculty, staff, and their guests and is located in the Jewett Center. Vending machines located in Petrie Hall are also available.


Locker space is available to Heritage University students for a fee. Lockers may be rented per semester or for the academic year. Locks are furnished by the Business Office. Contact the Business Office staff for more information.

Lost and Found

Everyone is responsible for the protection of his or her personal belongings while on campus. Missing articles, if found, will be turned in to the front desk in the Student Services Center.

Office of Student Affairs

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Student Affairs is to provide Heritage University students with the tools and resources to promote, support, and complement the academic mission of the university. The office exists to assist students with academic planning, facilitate learning activities that promote college success, and provide accommodations and guidance as needed for students in need. The Student Affairs staff members are committed to providing leadership and support to students in a confidential and safe environment.

The Office of Student Affairs housed the following departments and programs:

The Advising Center

The advising center provides services such as: course registration academic planning and advising, declaration of major, and assistance with connecting students to local and on campus resources.

The Career Services Department is also housed in the Advising Center. 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 career services office to receive assistance with resume and cover letters, placement files, mock interviews, and researching employment opportunities

Contact Information
On campus: Student Services Building
Phone: 509-865-0440 or 888-272-6190 (toll free)
Fax: 509-865-8659

Student Life Center

The Student Life Center 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 Center.

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 Student Government Association. 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 University.

Student Clubs: 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 bring their suggestions.

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

Contact Informtion
On Campus: Simpkins Building
Phone: 509-865-0420 or 888-272-6190 (toll free)
Fax: 509-865-8659
Fax: 509-865-8659


Student Support Programs

There are an array of programs designed to support specific groups of students with specific academic and college enrichment. Students are encouraged to research the various programs and apply for assistance.

Student Support Services (S3)

S3 is a grant program funded by the federal government that offers support services to low-income, first generation students and students with disabilities whose goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree within six years. It is the program’s mission to help students overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to higher education by offering academic and personal support as well as offer exposure to different educational and cultural opportunities. Services offered include: free tutoring, mentoring, grant aid, graduate school exploration and student success workshops.

Contact Information
On campus: Student Services Building
Phone: 509-865-8500 ext. 1651 or 888-272-6190 (toll free)
Fax: 509-865-8659


College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally funded program designed for first-year college students from migrant and seasonal farm worker families. CAMP at Heritage University provides college transition services to develop the skills and understanding necessary to excel in a four-year college environment. The CAMP staff is committed to four service areas: academic assistance, career planning, cultural enrichment, and support services. While enrolled full time, all CAMP students are eligible to receive a tuition stipend to supplement financial aid from state and/or federal sources. Throughout the year, CAMP activities may include trips, workshops, guest speakers, seminars, and events to stimulate personal, cultural, and academic growth. To be eligible for CAMP, students must be first-year students at Heritage University who participate, or whose immediate family participates, in migrant and/or seasonal farm work or who have participated in the Title I Migrant Education Program. For more information, please contact the CAMP program at (509) 865-8695.

Contact Information
On campus: Student Services Building
Phone: 509-865-8695 or 888-272-6190 (toll free)
Fax: 509-865-8659


HU CARES/Student Advocacy

The mission of the Heritage University Student Advocacy program is to provide outreach and support services to promote students retention. Students who need assistance can receive academic advisement and counseling services through a trained academic advisor, mentor, and /or counselor. The main priority of the HU CARES program is to advocate for students on campus and to assist, motivate and empower students for self-developement and self-actualization. HU CARES system is a planned instutional intervention strategy to promote student success and retention. Students who are experiencing personal issues impacting their academic performance should contact the Advising Center for assistance.

Contact Information
On campus: Student Services Building
Phone: 509-865-0440 or 888-272-6190 (toll free)
Fax: 509-865-8659


 Counseling Services

Students who are currently enrolled at Heritage University who are experiencing personal issues impacting their academic performance can work with licensed mental health counselor free of charge. These services are free and totally confidential. Students are encouraged to contact the Advising Center for information on resources and referrals to improve personal circumstances.

Students with Disabilities

The Office Student Affairs coordinates appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities or special needs. Trained staff work with each student on an individual basis. Faculty and staff of Heritage University work closely with the Vice President of Student Affairs to ensure access to academic programs, services, events, and activities for all students. Students are responsible for making a formal request for appropriate and reasonable accommidations.

Contact Information
On campus: Student Services Building
Phone: 509-865-8515 or 888-272-6190 (toll free)
Fax: 509-865-8659


Student Policies and Procedures

All Students admitted to Heritage University are required to conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner. The Heritage University Student Handbook provides detailed information on student policies; the handbook is a guide as well as a resource for students, faculty, advisors. and staff. The handbook provides a complete statement of the policies and procedures that concern students while attending Heritage University. General information such as health and safety issues related to the campus is also included in the handbook. If needed, a printed version of th student handbook is available upon request in the Student Affairs Office.

Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Action

Heritage University’s mission is based on the principle of deep respect for the value of each student. The policy and procedures for student conducts were developed with the intent of providing clear expectations for behaviors that promotes a culture of respect. As an educational instution, Heritage’s mission focuses on creating learning opportunities that encourage growth and development. The intent of this policy is to provide a catalyst which to promote growth and development. The intent of this policy is to provide a catalyst which to promote growth and a learning experience that allows each student to reach his/her potential while working within safe and supportive atmosphere. All students are responsible for knowing the expectations outlined in the student handbook, as well as any additional programmatic standards (i.e. nursing or education).

Heritage University Student Handbook

A printed version of the student handbook is available upon request in the Student Services Center. The handbook provides a complete statement of the policies and procedures that concern students while attending Heritage University. General information such as health and safety issues related to the campus is also included in the handbook, which is updated annually.