Protection Provider is a FREE program brought to you by Counseling & Wellness Services! This service is for students living in the residence halls (If you do not live in residence halls you can pick up free condoms at our wellness office in URC 201). You can order condoms and other barrier devices to be delivered discreetly right to your mailbox!
Goals of the program:
- Promote use of barrier methods during sexual activity
- Reduce STI transmission rates among students.
- Remove obstacles to accessing safer sex supplies, including privacy and embarrassment.
- Promote consent and STD testing
Are you Ready to Order?
Take a moment to learn about what available options are best for you.
Browse our FAQs and resources below for more information:
This program addresses public health concerns, as well as direct health concerns of a college aged population.
- 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STI by the age of 25;
- Less than half of WA state high schools (45%) provide sexual health education and often it doesn’t include information on how to obtain and use barrier devices;
- 38% of EWU students used a barrier device the last time they had vaginal intercourse within the last 30 days. Many STDs can be prevented with proper and consistent use of barrier devices;
- Of those sexually active; the last time students had vaginal intercourse, 60% reported using a contraceptive (as follows):
- 55% Male Condom;
- 46% Birth Control Pill (no protection against STDs);
- 27% Withdrawal (no protection against STDs and pregnancy).
[EWU NCHA data 2018]
Any EWU student that lives in a Residence Hall on campus can order condoms for FREE!
Your Protection Provider Pack will arrive discreetly in your residence hall mailbox, typically within 5-7 days after your order is placed.
*This service will not operate during breaks (winter break, spring break, and summer break) or weekends.
- Place an order for your products using our online request form;
- Receive an email order confirmation with an estimated shipping date;
- Check your residence hall mailbox for your protection provider pack!
Each Protection Provider Pack will come with up to five products chosen by YOU! Students can browse our options to see what will best meet their needs and choose from the following:
- External/Male Condoms (varying brands)
- Non-Latex External/Male Condoms
- Internal/Female Condoms
- Oral Dams
- Personal Water Based Lubricant
Fill out our request form with your chosen items. You'll receive a confirmation email and your pack will arrive discreetly in your residence hall mailbox.
All orders are received by staff in the Health, Wellness & Prevention Services office. Our office’s services are private, and we will not share information about students’ utilization of Protection Provider with parents, academic advisors, professors, or anyone else outside of our office.
Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. Consent is about communication and should happen every time. Consent means actual words or conduct indicating freely given agreement to the sexual activity. Consent cannot be inferred from silence, passivity, or lack of active resistance. There is NO consent where there is a threat of force of violence or any other form of coercion, intimidation, deception, physical or psychological.
This video illustrates a variety of ways you may or may not obtain consent.
Rules of Consent
Consent is about everyone involved in a sexual or possible sexual interaction.
- The best way to know is to ask.
- Consent can always be withdrawn.
- Consent isn’t something we just do or give once.
- Nothing makes consent automatic or unnecessary.
- Some situation, full, informed and free consent cannot be given [for example, incapacitation].
- If you don’t have consent, then stop.
How do you ask for consent? (Examples)
“Would it be okay with you if…?”
“I’ve always wanted to try [blank], what do you think?”
“This feels good for me, does it feel good for you?”
“Are you comfortable with this?”
“How do you feel about this?”
“Do you like this?”
“What are you comfortable with?”
“What do you like?”
“May I kiss you…?”
“What turns you on?”
How NOT to ask for consent (Examples)
“I want you so bad”
“You know how much I like this?”
“But we already started…”
“But you said you would”
“You’re okay, right?”
For additional consent information, visit EWU Title IX Sexual Misconduct.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) - also known as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) - are passed from one person to another through sexual activity including vaginal, oral, and anal sex. Many STDs do not present any symptoms at all, so it is possible to have an STD and not even know.
All STDs are preventable, so it is important to protect yourself and your partner(s) if you’re having sex.
STD rates are up across WA state and nationally among persons aged 15-24:
- 14% increase in Chlamydia since 2014
- 65% increase in Gonorrhea since 2014
- 71% increase in Syphilis since 2014 (WA State Dept of Health)
Below is brief information on the most common STDs, but not an extensive list of all possible sexually transmitted infections.
Chlamydia: is the most commonly reported STD in the United States; affecting females age 20-24 the greatest. Most chlamydia is asymptomatic (no symptoms), but if left untreated can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. Urine test is often used to test for chlamydia and treated with a prescription antibiotic. It can be prevented with proper and consistent use of barrier devices.
Gonorrhea: is transmitted through sexual contact with penis, vagina, mouth or anus of an infected partner. Ejaculation does not have to occur for gonorrhea to be acquired. Gonorrhea is often asymptomatic (no symptoms), but if left untreated can cause infertility in women and men and spread to other parts of the body. Urine test if often used to test for gonorrhea and treated with a prescription antibiotic. It can be prevented with proper and consistent use of barrier devices.
Herpes: Genital herpes is a common STD that any sexually active person can get. Most people don’t have symptoms but can still spread to their sexual partners. It is also possible to get genital herpes if you receive oral sex from a partner who has oral herpes. There is no cure for herpes, but medications can help prevent or shorter outbreaks. It can be prevented with proper and consistent use of barrier devices.
HIV/AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) destroys the important cells in the human body that help fight disease and infection. HIV is spread through sexual contact, sharing needles to inject drugs, and mother to baby during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding. AIDS is the most severe phase of HIV infection. Currently there is no cure for HIV or AIDS, but medication has advanced and can help people with the virus live longer. It can be prevented with proper and consistent use of barrier devices.
HPV: there are many different types of HPV, some can cause health problems such as warts and cancer. HPV is spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex even when an infected person shows no signs or symptoms. There are currently vaccines to help reduce the risk of acquiring HPV, but there is no cure for HPV. It can be prevented with proper and consistent use of barrier devices.
Syphilis: is caused by direct contact with a syphilis sore during vaginal, anal or oral sex and can cause serious health problems if left untreated. Syphilis is divided into stages, many of which do not have typical STD type symptoms, and can include symptoms such as painless sores, skin rash, swollen lymph nodes and fever. A blood test is used to test for syphilis and can be treated with prescription antibiotics in the early stages. It can be prevented with proper and consistent use of barrier devices.
For more information about sexually transmitted infections and symptoms click here
For more information about STD testing for EWU students click here
Multicare Rockwood Clinic
19 N. 7th Street
Cheney, WA 99004
ALL EWU STUDENTS taking at least 6 credits are covered for STD testing through their comprehensive health fee. Students can receive services at any family clinic Multicare Rockwood in Spokane County. Show your Eagle card. Laboratory tests covered include:
- HIV 1 & 2
- Herpes Culture (lesions only)
**Prescription antibiotics to treat STDs are not covered through the comprehensive health fee and will be billed to private insurance or responsibility of the patient.
Health, Wellness & Prevention Services
FREE external/male latex condoms, non-lubricated condoms, latex free condoms, internal/female condoms, orals dams, and flavored lubricant.
FREE external/male latex condoms, non-latex condoms, non-lubricated condoms
Women’s and Gender Education Center
Monroe Hall 207
FREE external/male latex condoms
EWU Pence Union Building
1st Floor Gender Neutral Bathroom
Varies hours (check webpage)
Vending Machine with products for purchase including external male latex condoms, emergency contraceptive, and Tylenol. *debit or credit card only*
Multicare Rockwood Clinic
19 N. 7th Street
Cheney, WA 99004
ALL EWU STUDENTS taking at least 6 credits are covered for reproductive health through their comprehensive health fee. Students can receive services at any family clinic Multicare Rockwood in Spokane County. Show your Eagle card. The following covered services include:
- Pregnancy test
- Cryotherapy for genital warts or molluscum
- Routine pap test
- Annual female well exam with breast & pelvic exam
- Male well exam 1-3 years based on risk factors
- Consult & education
- Contraceptive counseling
- Urinary tract infection test
**Obstetrical services, birth control, other medications and treatments are excluded unless otherwise specified.