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.
Career Development Center
The Career Development Center assists students and alumni with career planning, occupational exploration, job search strategies, and the graduate school application process
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.
Diversity Programs and Services
Whether you are from Massachusetts or Japan, the Office of Diversity Programs and Services 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 Office of Health Services 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.
Center for Civic Engagement
Center for Civic Engagement
W. B. Yeats said, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” The Center for Civic Engagement provides students with learning opportunities to support their exploration of active citizenship and their role in the community. The Center 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 Center for Civic Engagement 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. The office consists of a full time Jewish Rabbi, a Catholic lay person, and a Protestant Minister.
Student Activities and Leadership Development
The Office of Student Activities 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.