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 Tina Bones, Benefits Manager, at 413-572-5274. 

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 Human Resources, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (OHRIDE) fosters this commitment through a collaborative approach to employee relations, benefits administration, learning and development opportunities, and celebrating all individuals, regardless of their identities, within this community of students and educators.

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.