• You Are Welcome Here

    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!

    • Learn more about applying for admission as an international student:
    • Learn more about our International Programs services for international students:
    • Learn more about joining others from countries around the world in improving your ability to speak and understand English at our Intensive English Language Institute:
    • If you are a current international student, current exchange student or scholar, or a newly admitted international student or exchange student/scholar, we invite you to stay informed about services provided by our International Programs Office at (Login with WSU credentials is required.)

    Government Policy Programs

    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.

    Campus Programs

    The Multicultural Affairs Office and Latino Education Institute help underrepresented minorities prepare to enroll and succeed in college.

    • Multicultural Affairs is one of many offices that provide support services to students of color. The office takes a comprehensive and intensive approach to increasing the effectiveness of minority, low-income, first-generation college students—including programs for pre-college years. Staff mentor students who belong to the Third World Alliance student organization and organize the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Breakfast. Its signature programs are:
      • Alternatives for Individual Development
      • Upward Bound
    • Each year, the Latino Education Institute serves more than 2,800 families in the city of Worcester with programs in education, literacy, leadership, civic engagement, health, and violence prevention. Visit for a list of programs and services.

    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.