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Count on Cougs

What is Count on Cougs?

Count on Cougs is a violence prevention program that focuses on making our campus safer by empowering bystanders, like you, to become active members in reducing gender-based violence (intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault). We are phasing out our Green Dot bystander intervention program and will instead implement Count Cougs, a workshop specifically developed for our WSU community which students will attend online this fall.

Count on Cougs will teach you to recognize warning signs and acts of gender-based violence, so you can take action to help someone at risk of experiencing harm. During this workshop, we’ll also talk about the resources WSU has to support you and the wellbeing of all Cougs. After training, you’ll feel confident in your ability to recognize violence and be motivated to prevent it from happening.

Count on Cougs is mandatory

Count on Cougs is a mandatory program for all incoming first-year and transfer undergraduate students on the WSU Pullman campus. This includes all students who live in a residence hall, Greek residence, or who have an exception to the first-year, live-in rule.

Incoming students who are part-time, non-degree seeking, or post-baccalaureate are not required to attend this program.

To ensure you receive credit for attending the Count on Cougs Workshop, please have your student ID number available.

Other mandatory programs

Count on Cougs is part two of the Safety on Campus training you did during ALIVE orientation. In addition to Count on Cougs, you may need to complete other mandatory programs.

When should I attend?

Incoming students will be able to register to attend a virtual mandatory program during Week of Welcome. You will be able to sign up to receive text messages during your Alive! orientation to find out which mandatory programs you are required to complete and to receive instructions on how to register for these programs. If you did not sign up to receive text messages, you can register online here.

What happens if I cannot attend?

If you do not complete your mandatory Count on Cougs program, a Count on Cougs registration hold will be placed on your student account and prevent you from registering for classes next semester.
It’s your responsibility to attend one of the limited make-up workshops during the semester. You will be able to register for a Count on Cougs make-up workshop online. Registration link for Fall will appear here once it is available.
Attending a Count on Cougs make-up workshop is the only way to remove your Count on Cougs hold on your account. Temporary removal of a hold is not an option. Holds will be lifted every Friday after we receive confirmation that you have attended a workshop.
If you’ve already attended a Count on Cougs workshop and have a hold on your account, please email us and include:

  • Your full name
  • WSU ID number
  • The date, time, and location of the workshop you attended

Please allow two business days to process all requests so that we may review our attendance files.

Additional questions

If you have any additional questions, please email us at (Note: Per WSU’s email policy, responses to emailed inquiries may only be sent to your official WSU email account.)