May 23, 2024  
2014-2015 Catalog with Addendums 
2014-2015 Catalog with Addendums [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services


Book Store

The university Bookstore, located in the Heritage Village portable 2500, is owned and operated by Heritage for the benefit of students, faculty and staff. The Bookstore sells supplies, supplies, gifts, clothing, greeting cards, snacks and beverages. Students have the option of paying by cash, check, or credit card or debit card.

To order books online, go to, scroll over to “Current Students” or “Future Students,” and click “Bookstore.” This link connects to the bookstore website eCampus. To purchase books online, students can either charge it to their student account by using a financial aid credit or by paying with a major credit card.

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

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, will be turned in to the Physical Plant Office in the Cottage.

Contact Information

Physical Plant Office
On campus: Cottage Building
Phone: 509-865-8631 or 888-272-6190

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 Café located in Heritage Village portable 3500 is owned and operated by Heritage University and is available Monday through Friday to all students, faculty, staff and their guests.

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 of Student Affairs housed the following departments and programs:

The Advising Center

The Heritage University advising serves pre-major undergraduate students (freshman, transfer and re-admit) attending Heritage through the Toppenish campus. 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.

For more information, contact Heritage University Advising Center at 509-865-0726 or

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 career services office to receive assistance with resume and cover letters, placement files, mock interviews and researching employment opportunities

For more information, contact Heritage University Career Services at 509-865-0726 or

HU CARES/Student Advocacy

The mission of the Heritage University Student Advocacy program is to provide outreach and support services to promote student 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-development and self-actualization. The HU CARES system is a planned institutional intervention strategy to promote student success and retention. Students who are experiencing personal issues impacting their academic performance should contact Student Affairs.

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. Student s may contact the Northwest Employee Assistance Program at (509) 575-4313 to schedule an appointment.

Students with Disabilities

The Office of Student Affairs coordinates appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities or special needs. Trained staff works 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 accommodations.

Contact Information
On campus: Student Affairs
Phone: 509-865-8555 or 888-272-6190 (toll free)
Fax: 509-865-0724


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 your 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)
Fax: 509-865-0724


Student Support Programs

There is 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.

TRiO Student Support Services (S3)

TRiO Student Support Services 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. S3 offers academic and personal support services including: free tutoring, mentoring, , grant aid, graduate school exploration, cultural experiences, and student success workshops.

Contact Information
On campus: Poplar Hall
Phone: 509-865-0447or 888-272-6190 (toll free)
Fax: 509-865-0724


College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

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 Affairs
Phone: 509-865-8695 or 888-272-6190 (toll free)
Fax: 509-865-0724


Student Policies and Procedures

All Students admitted to Heritage University are required to conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.

Heritage University Student Handbook

The Heritage University Student Handbook provides detailed information on student policies and procedures: general information such as health and safety issues related to campus; and resources for students, faculty, advisors, and staff. View the Student Handbook.

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 conduct were developed with the intent of providing clear expectations for behaviors that promotes a culture of respect. As an educational institution, Heritage’s mission focuses on creating learning opportunities that encourage growth and development. The intent of this policy is to focus on personal development while working within a 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). View the Student Rights and Responsibilities.