Springfield College is recognized as an institution of higher learning of collegiate rank by the Board of Collegiate Authority of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states. Membership in this association, one of six accrediting associations in the United States, indicates that the college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.
The College supports the efforts of secondary school officials and governing bodies to have their schools achieve regional accredited status, which provides reliable assurance of the quality of the educational preparation of its applicants for admission.
Springfield College is the only college officially affiliated with the National Council of YMCAs for the training of professional workers.
Policy Statement Regarding Students With Disabilities
Springfield College is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity and full participation in College programs and activities for persons with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws. The College fully supports the antidiscrimination policies expressed in state and federal legislation for persons with disabilities. It is the College’s intent that no person be subject to discrimination with regard to any College program or activity.
Springfield College recognizes the unique needs of students with disabilities and encourages these students to use the support services offered by the College to assist them in attaining their educational goals. The policy of Springfield College regarding admission and access to programs and activities prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Disabled students are invited to contact the College’s Office of Student Support Services, located in Schoo Hall, at (413) 748-3768.
Springfield College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
Springfield College complies with all federal and state requirements for a drug-free campus and workplace.
Student-Right-To-Know Disclosure Statement
Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with the Student-Right-to-Know Act (Title I of Public Law 101-542), the graduation rates of degree-seeking, full-time students are available to all current or prospective students from the Office of the Registrar and will be provided upon request.
Student Affairs Policies
Further information on College resources and student affairs policies and procedures can be found in the Student Handbook, available in the Office of the Dean of Students.
This Catalog has been prepared for the benefit of students, faculty, administrators of the College, and others wishing to know more about the Colleges programs and activities. The information contained herein is accurate as of the date of publication (August 2003). Springfield College reserves the right, without notice, to make any changes to this catalog, including, but not limited to, changes in policies, procedures, and/or regulations; changes in rates and fees, deadlines, course offerings, descriptions, grading, and/or graduation requirements.
Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its distinctive humanics philosophy—education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity. It is world renowned as the Birthplace of Basketball , a game created by alumnus and professor James Naismith in 1891; as the alma mater of William G. Morgan, inventor of the game of volleyball; and for its long-standing and close relationship with the YMCA.
Springfield College has educated more than 33,000 people who are at work throughout the United States and in more than sixty nations. Today, more than 5,000 students attend classes at the College’s main campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, and at campuses in Boston, Massachusetts; Inglewood/Los Angeles and San Diego, California; Wilmington, Delaware; Tampa, Florida; Manchester, New Hampshire; Charleston, South Carolina; St. Johnsbury, Vermont; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.