The university continues efforts to foster a more respectful and inclusive community in response to incidents of hate. Details

×

Information following the lockdown event on Nov. 13, 2017. Details

×

Accessibility & Inclusion

Westfield State University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment for students, employees and other members of the University community, which values the diverse backgrounds of all people. The University is committed to assuring that the “university experience” is one that challenges, empowers, supports and prepares its students to live in, work in, and value our increasingly global and diverse world. This page provides information about and links to the following University offices:

Disability Services for Students

Disability Services is committed to supporting students as they learn to self-advocate and negotiate the campus and academics at the University. The program provides a wide array of reasonable, appropriate accommodations for students with learning, physical, psychological, or medical challenges. Students are expected to provide current documentation of their disabilities. Visit the Disabilities Services web page for more information.

Employees with disabilities

Employees with disabilities seeking reasonable work related accommodations should contact the Director, Non-Discrimination Compliance, Lawrence Johnson at (413) 572-8485.

Visitors with disabilities 

Visitors with disabilities inquiring about access to participate in an event and need to request reasonable accommodations should contact the Director of Event Management, Joanne Bigelow, at (413) 572-5580

Diversity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity Inclusion, & Student Activities strives to promote services and activities based on inclusiveness, leadership, and innovation.  We work to create a welcoming environment that celebrates individuality, while providing a place for students to become empowered through leadership opportunities.  We work to better the campus and student experience in diverse and thought-provoking ways, and pride ourselves as a place open to creativity and forward thinking, even as we continue to honor the traditions of our past.

The Office of Non-Discrimination Compliance

The Office of Non-Discrimination Compliance is responsible for implementing and evaluating University equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action policies and initiatives that are designed to promote an inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. 

Director, Non-Discrimination Compliance, Lawrence Johnson, 333 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA  01086-1630, (413) 572-8485.

Annual Security Report

In compliance with the CLERY Act, the department compiles and publishes annually campus crime statistics. View our Annual Security Report. Visit the Department of Public Safety.

Website Accessibility

Westfield State University is committed to achieving meaningful accessibility to this online environment for all users, including users with disabilities. Visit the Website Accessibility Statement web page for more information.