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.


Crime Prevention and Safety

The Department of Public Safety/University Police regards the safety of the University community and the prevention of campus crime as a priority. The Department has many programs that strive to inform and educate all those who work, study and live at the university.

To report a crime or any suspicious activity call the
Department of Public Safety/University Police at 413-572-5262, or access our Report a Crime web page.

One of the major crimes on campus is theft. The Department of Public Safety/University Police is trying to prevent this crime by encouraging both students and staff to lock their doors. If a member of the Department finds an open door he/she will secure the open door.

The Department has engravers available for public use to engrave names on valuables. If a valuable is lost or stolen its much easier to claim it if your name is on it.

University Police Officers are also available to present programs on campus. Such programs include RAD, crime prevention/safety, Run-Hide-Fight, drug awareness and others. More information regarding Campus Safety Programs is available at the Department of Public Safety/University Police.