Campus & Community Resources

Helpful Campus Resources

Alcohol and Drug Awareness Project (ADAP)
Pattie J. Groves Health Center
Phone: 413-538-2616

Campus Police
Phone: 413-538-2304
Emergencies dial 1-911 from a campus

Career Development Center
Daniel L. Jones Building 
Phone: 413-538-2080

Counseling Service
Pattie J. Groves Health Center
Phone: 413-538-2037 

Dean of Students
Mary Lyon Hall
Phone: 413-538-2550

Health Service
Pattie Groves Health Center 
Phone: 413-538-2121 

International Student Support/Dean of International Students
McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives
Dwight Hall (first floor)
Phone: 413-538-2072

LITS (Williston Library, Miles-Smith, Info Commons, MEWS) 
LITS Contacts

Ombudsperson
Carol Stewart
Safford Hall
Phone: 413-538-2413

Religious and Spiritual Life 
Eliot House
Phone: 413-538-2054 

Speaking, Arguing, and Writing Center (SAW)
Mon & Tues 3pm-9pm
Wed & Thurs 9am-12pm, 3pm-9pm 
Friday 9am-12pm
Sunday 1pm-9pm
The SAW Center is located in the MEWS on the main floor of Dwight Hall
SAW Center Phone 413-538-2651

Community Resources

Mass Match

Through partnerships with community-based organizations, MassMATCH promotes the use of assistive technology and assistive technology services to enhance the independence of people with disabilities, enabling equal participation in all of life's activities. Among other programs, the MassMATCH Short-Term Device Loan Program allows you to borrow equipment, free of charge, from the inventory of the Assistive Technology Regional Centers (ATRCs). 

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
Western Mass: (800) 332-2772

Provides homemaker services to legally blind persons under the age of 60 who have a serious medical problem in addition to their blindness that is preventing them from performing necessary homemaking tasks. 

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Springfield State Office Building
436 Dwight Street, Suite 204
Springfield , MA 01103
Contact: Pam Korzec
TTY/Voice: (413) 788-6427
Pam.Korzec@state.ma.us

Stavros Center for Independent Living, Inc.
262 Cottage Street
Springfield, MA 01104-4002
TTY/Voice: 413-781-5555
Fax: 413-733-5473
lnettles@stavros.org
Services include:

  • peer mentoring for deaf and hard of hearing people
  • self-advocacy training
  • training on a wide range of independent living skills topics such as the use of assistive technology, communication skills, how to manage money for daily needs, how to find a job, how to find support groups, etc.
  • topical workshops for consumer education
  • access support and recreational groups and activities
  • loan of assistive communication equipment: TTYs, caption decoders, and one-to-one listening devices
  • information and referrals

Diocese of Springfield, Ministry with the Deaf
21 Maple Street
Chicopee, MA. 01020-2626
TTY/Voice: 413-592-4071
Fax: 413-592-8702

Disability Transportation


Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Paratransit Service: The PVTA provides ADA paratransit service for people with disabilities. This service provides a shared-ride, door-to-door van transportation for individuals with disabilities that prevent them from riding the fixed route bus service. PVTA provides paratransit service throughout the Pioneer Valley within 3/4 mile of a fixed route. The paratransit service runs on all days that the fixed-route bus service operates.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
MCB issues photo card to eligible persons with vision impairments, which allows free travel on fixed route buses, trains and subway.
Phone: 617-727-5550
Fax: 617-626-7685

Academic Coaching and Tutoring
Learning Solutions for Learning Success, LLC
Suite B002, 8 Trumbull Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 413-584-0265

The Learning Edge, Academic Assessment and Coaching for Collegiate Success
Dr. John Body
413-584-4781 

Academic Coaching and Writing (ACW), for graduate students
Web-based service www.academiccoachingandwriting.org 

Other Helpful Agencies
Veterans
GI Bill Information
United States Department of Veteran Affairs
Phone: 888-442-4551

Mental Health and Substance Abuse
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 
Phone: 800-950-6264

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Presidential Task Force on Employment of People with Disabilities

If you need referrals to services not listed here, contact AccessAbility Services and we can aid you in locating information.