Services and Resources
We encourage you to explore this site to learn more about the many aspects of student life at Western New England University.
Center for Health and Wellness
The Center for Health and Wellness is directed by a full-time certified family nurse practitioner and staffed with nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, and a part-time physician. It is one of the most comprehensive facilities of its kind in the region and offers both medical services and educational programs to promote a healthy community.
The college years are a time of growth, change, and major transition for all students. During this time it is not uncommon for students to experience personal, social, or educational concerns that they would like to discuss apart from family or friends. Counseling services and Alcohol and Drug Education Services offer individual, couple, and family counseling, as well as crisis intervention, consultation, and referral in a supportive, confidential setting.
First Year Program
Whether living on campus or off, in the First Year Program you will be welcomed and supported by our team of professors, administrators, and upper-class student mentors committed to helping you make your first year on campus your best year yet!
Whether you are from Massachusetts or Japan, the Office of Inclusive Excellence promotes the understanding, appreciation, and celebration of differences. Students have the opportunity to participate in outreach activities that help them to understand the similarities as well as the unique qualities that makes us all one human race.
The Kevin S. and Sandra E. Delbridge Career Center assists students and alumni with career planning, occupational exploration, job search strategies, and the graduate school application process
The Math Center is committed to helping students do their individual best in the mathematics courses they take at Western New England University. The staff of peer tutors strives to offer support and promotes the understanding of course material so that key concepts may be mastered. These endeavors include the appropriate placement of every student, tutoring, supporting students in math classes, helping instructors to provide immediate feedback, and collaborating with other departments.
Office for Student Volunteerism
W. B. Yeats said, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” The Office for Student Volunteerism provides students with learning opportunities to support their exploration of active citizenship and their role in the community. The Office offers students, faculty, and community partners opportunities to share knowledge, skills, and resources to enhance student learning meet the needs of the community. Through available resources, students can enroll in workshops and training's on service and engagement, tutor in public schools and/or participate in an Alternative Break. Through intentional direct service with community partners and reflection, students explore, analyze, and discuss social issues, diversity, leadership, and their collective roles in creating change in the community.
The Office for Student Volunteerism is located on the second floor of the St. Germain Campus Center and can be reached at 413-782-1638.
Residence Life offers students a wide variety of accommodations in university housing. Each area has its own distinct characteristics. Students can also participate in a living-learning environment and may earn "extra credit" towards housing placement.
Spiritual Life provides programming and spiritual counseling services for all students.
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) serves as a resource for students with diagnosed disabilities providing accommodations and advocacy assistance to support equal access and the full participation of students with disabilities in all University programs, activities, and education. As a Western New England University student with a disability, you can register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to be approved for accommodations. Accommodations are designed to eliminate disability-related barriers in the environment and curriculum so that you have an equal opportunity for access and success.
Student Involvement and Leadership
Student Involvement and Leadership is the gateway to over 70 active clubs and organizations that students are invited to join. From groups that are affiliated with academics to those that reflect the interests of the student body, such activities are considered to be a complement to the more formal academic program. Cocurricular participation helps students learn valuable life skills and creates learning beyond the classroom experiences.
Student Success Center
The Student Success Center (SSC) promotes academic success, enriches students’ academic experience, and encourages student development. The SSC provides several services geared towards helping students reach their academic potential. Services range from Peer Tutoring to Academic Progress Monitoring to providing students with new study strategies and time management skills. The SSC staff works to create a supportive learning environment in which students can develop the skills needed to achieve their academic goals while being held accountable for their own progress.
Vanech Family University Advising Center
The Vanech Family University Advising Center offers students a central location to access the resources they need to plan for their future. The mission of the Center is to foster a culture of student-centered collaboration with multiple offices across campus to ensure holistic student support and personal development.
The Writing Center acknowledge that not all concerns within a given paper or project can be addressed in one single tutoring session. Teaching the writing process requires not only an incremental but also a developmental approach. For this reason, they hope to establish a pattern of multiple visits to the center, thus encouraging students to approach writing as a process of critical thinking. The center is open 56 hours per week and offer one-on-one tutoring for all students.