Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Mission

About DEI

As part of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (“CSCU”) system, Western Connecticut State University (“WCSU” or “University”) is committed to offering affordable undergraduate and graduate instruction leading to degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, fine arts, applied fields, and professional disciplines. The mission of the WCSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (“DEI”) is to advance and extend knowledge, research, learning and culture while preparing students to enter the workforce and for all campus constituents to contribute to the civic life of Connecticut’s communities.

University Affirmative Action Plans

Affirmative action plans from 2017 – Present

Additional Resources

Title IX

What is Title IX?

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights  (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex/gender in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:  “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Our Staff

Scott A. Towers, M.S.

Interim Title IX Coordinator / Pride Center Coordinator


Keisha Stokes

Administrative Assistant


Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

181 White St,
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Danbury, CT 06810
FAX:  (203) 837-8530