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Worcester State University is a campus community that celebrates diversity and continually works to provide a welcoming atmosphere for all of our members.We recognize that the many backgrounds and experiences of our international students helps invigorate our campus—in and out of the classroom. We strive to make WSU friendly and hospitable for all of our international students and scholars. Rest assured that #YouAreWelcomeHere!
As a public state university, Worcester State can assist residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria who relocate to Massachusetts and want to continue their college education. Through an action by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, we can extend in-state tuition to applicants who are evacuees of these two U.S. territories. >> Learn more At Worcester State, we also are supportive of those affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Please visit our DACA Information page to learn more about recent developments and view some frequently asked questions.
The Multicultural Affairs Office and Latino Education Institute help underrepresented minorities prepare to enroll and succeed in college.
Our Student Accessibility Services Office coordinates support services and programs that enable equal access to education and university life for students with disabilities. The office also works with students to develop self-advocacy and other life skills and advises WSU’s chapter of Delta Alpha Pi, the international honor society for students with disabilities. Tying it all together, our Diversity, Inclusion, Affirmative Action, and Equal Opportunity Office plays a leading role in fostering a campus climate that promotes the intellectual examination of experiences, perspectives, and contributions of the various cultures and groups that make up the WSU community. Part of that effort involves the Campus Climate Committee, which is spending the 2017-2018 academic year carefully evaluating diversity, inclusion, and equity on campus for students and employees.