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Western New England University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1215 Wilbraham Road
Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center
Springfield, Massachusetts 01119
Phone
(413) 782-1321
Email address
learn@wne.edu
School Information
"From our modest beginnings in 1919 as a satellite division of Northeastern College (University) to our first charter as a distinct college in 1951, to our transition to a comprehensive university in 2011, Western New England has evolved into a leader in higher education, attracting students from around the globe. At the dawn of its second century, WNE is rising to meet the moment of unprecedented change as a model for the "New Traditional University," one renowned for graduating students who are both work-ready and world-ready, prepared to contribute to society and a constantly-evolving workforce" (Source: https://www1.wne.edu/about/index.cfm?n). The total undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,500 and the total enrollment is approximately 3,700. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors and 30 minors in addition to 44 graduate programs.
General Information
Western New England University has required that all law school graduates take an "Anti-Racism and Cultural Competency" course, effective 2022. The law school also offers anti-racist programming. The school has received a grant to build a Diversity Task Force. WNE requires mandatory anti-racism training for undergrads. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The university announced that, "Effective for the incoming class of 2022, all students will be required to satisfactorily complete at least one Anti-Racism and Cultural Competency (ARCC) course."
Program and Research Funding
  • With a $1,275 Alumni Association grant, WNE started the United and Mutually Equal Mentoring Program in order to provide a mentoring program for underrepresented students.
  • The Alumni Association gave WNE a $2,400 grant to build the Diversity Task Force.
Resources
  • The WNE School of Law's Center for Social Justice offers anti-racist programming.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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