As centuries-long injustices against black and brown persons continue today, the University remains committed to supporting and educating students, faculty and staff on our mission and values centered on inclusion, diversity and equity. Read more


Westfield State University was recently made aware of disturbing social media matters. We take these matters seriously and the University is assessing and addressing them under appropriate policies and procedures. Read President Torrecilha’s message to the campus community on this matter.

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Office of Retention & Engagement

Westfield State is Committed to Your Success

The mission of The Office of Retention and Engagement (The O.R.E.) is to identify at-risk populations and to help get them connected to a support service.  Whether that support service is academic or non-academic, we aim to create a circle of care around our students to help support them in reaching their goals at Westfield State.  

The O.R.E does this by:

  • Encouraging faculty to complete progress surveys using our online retention software, WSU360, alerting our advising staff to students struggling during the term.
  • Outreach to students to assist them in registering for the next term.
  • Taking data from Institutional Research to help make decisions regarding the necessary strategies needed for our students to be successful.
  • Communicating to faculty about ways they can be engaging with students in the classrooms to encourage them to seek support from campus resources.