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Awareness and Educational Programs

Western New England University is committed to excellence inside and outside the classroom and to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all members and guests of our campus community. Together we make our University a better place to live, learn and grow.

As part of that commitment, Western New England University expects all new incoming students (undergraduate, graduate, full or part-time) to complete a very important online training program before the semester begins. 


Get Inclusive: Voices for Change  trains students to develop the knowledge and skills to become active bystanders who intervene whenever anyone is being disrespected, harassed or endangered.  Themes of the training include: Identity & Inclusion, Consent and Sexual Violence, Alcohol & Other Drugs, and Hazing & Intimidation.

The training is interactive, thought provoking and empowering.  We need to embrace and reflect our understanding of these issues now more than ever.  Watch your Western New England University email for your invitation or you can START THE TRAINING HERE.


BASICS  Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students  is a personal and confidential 2-session “check-up” on student’s use of alcohol with our Alcohol and Drug Educator.  Students may be required to attend a meeting or can meet with our Alcohol and Drug Educator voluntarily should they have questions or concerns about their personal relationship with alcohol.  The schedule an appointment, contact Counseling Services at 413-782-1211


PLEASE NOTE: Western New England University acknowledged that it is legal, but not decriminalized and marijuana consumption is NOT ALLOWED on campus.  Sometimes, students have questions about marijuana use, especially now that it is legal for consumption for those individuals over the age of 21.  A program entitled Marijuana Echeckup to Go is available for students to complete on their own accord and is confidential.   For more information about this program, please the Alcohol and Drug Education page.

know your ixs day

Every month, the University acknowledges the importance of Title IX and provides awareness through the wearing of a Know Your IXs T-shirt.  Our goal, to build safe and supportive communities, is advertised through this passive program.  T-shirts are free and may be obtained from the Office of Community Standards and Education, located in Campus Center room 226.