Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center (JWECC)

jweccThe Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center is named in honor of Dr. Josephine White Eagle for her involvement in advocacy and mentorship of Native students on campus and someone who was involved in the early developments of a culture center for Native students.  Its first home was in Knowlton Residence Hall and in 1993 was relocated to Chadbourne Residence Hall. 

Redacted from History of the Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center by Paul Oberheim, Cultural Center Fellow, spring 2018.

Hours of Operation:
The Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center is open from 1:00-9:00pm Monday through Thursday.  It is located in Chadbourne Residential Hall.  Sign in at registration desk with student ID.

Parking available on lot 49 after 5:00 pm.   Transportation Services  offers additional information for parking on campus.

To access the center please call (413) 545-4932 to ask a staff to meet you at the main entrance of Chadbourne Hall and open the door for you.  During the hours of 8:00pm-9:00pm you will be asked to sign in and show identification at the security desk and confirm a visit to the center, and to sign out before leaving the building. 
For additional information visitors are encouraged to review the Security and Safety Guidelines for Residential Hall AccessFall 2018 Calendar of Activities

naive heritage monthNative American Heritage Month Dinner
November 15, 2018
5;30-7:30 pm
Amherst Room, 10th floor, Campus Center

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the Native Heritage Month Dinner to celebrate identitites, identify common values and strengthen community over table conversations.


jwecc open house thumbnailOpen House
Wednesday, September 12
Fun, munch and mingle.

Come and meet the staff and learn the programming they prepared for the fall semester.  Everyone's welcome!



Success Coaching

Wednesdays starting September 12
Walk in to plan for your student success.

Study Hours
Wednesdays & Finals Week
Bring your books; we provide snacks and motivation.


Beading Project
Every other Tuesday starting September 18
6-8 PM
Make earrings, for any skill level.
Dates:  September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 29
December 5

Native Voices
One Monday per month starting September 24
Invited guests share experiences and cultural knowledge.
Dates:  October 22, November 5 and December 3

Rock your Mocs Unity Day
Stay tuned!  Coming to you sometime in November!


Wednesday, December 12
This is an annual winter gathering celebrated by some southern New England tribes.  It originates from a traditional Narragansett give-away celebration. This community-union involves gift giving so this year, we are inviting our community to donate items for the Student Care Supply Closets.