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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

You belong at UMass Amherst. Your voice, experiences, and background shape our community. We are a campus of diverse people and ideas, but together we are one UMass Amherst.

UMass Amherst Undergraduate Admissions is committed to the responsibility of providing access and opportunities for all, while actively upholding diversity as a priority, demonstrating our commitment to inclusion of historically underrepresented communities. We believe that a multicultural and diverse campus is essential to achieving academic excellence, allowing students of all identities and backgrounds to thrive at UMass Amherst. 

Visit the Office of Equity and Inclusion to learn more about the university’s commitment to building an inclusive campus community by combatting racism and all forms of bigotry.

Points of Pride

Diversity is nothing new at UMass, we opened our doors to students of color and women in the late 1800s and have since committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community!
  • Top 15 African American student enrollment for public flagship universities
  • One of the first state flagship universities to have an African American member of the faculty
  • Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly campus for the 8th consecutive year
  • Home to students representing 85 countries  

URep UMass

URep UMassWe take our commitment to building  an inclusive community seriously. It matters to us because YOU matter and YOU Represent UMass Amherst. For this reason, we host a number of URep UMass events throughout the year to support our students and our local communities throughout the admission process and beyond. 
 
To learn more about the different events and sessions we are hosting this year, visit our page for prospective students and our page for admitted students
 

UMass Amherst Campus Partners and Resources

Admissions Diversity Fellow Program

The Admission Diversity Fellows are a team of undergraduate students who work for the UMass Amherst Undergraduate Admissions Office, and assist the team with the goal to increase the number of underrepresented students on our campus, and support them while they are here. The Diversity Fellows serve as mentors for prospective students applying to college, and newly admitted students deciding on a college home. They ensure that historically underrepresented students are on track for academic and social success. Diversity Fellows are essential in achieving our goal to make UMass Amherst a more diverse and inclusive campus, where students from all walks of life can feel like they belong.
 
If you would like to learn more about becoming an Admission Diversity Fellow and/or want to get touch with a current Admission Diversity Fellow, email us at urep@umass.edu.