Hate Has No Home at UMass

Through the Hate Has No Home at UMass initiative, we stand united in defense of diversity and inclusion. Now more than ever, we must show that we reject all forms of bigotry and hatred.

Together, we reaffirm UMass Amherst’s commitment to ensuring a safe and welcoming living-learning environment for every member of our community.

Join us in actively making UMass an inclusive campus for all.

Erase the Hate

Erase the Hate is a national movement against hate in America, to create awareness, dialogue, connections, support and ultimately real and lasting change. Together, our voices can be louder than hate.

Digital and Social Media Toolkit

Get involved with the campaign by downloading profile photos, cover photos, and more

Interested in getting your own campaign materials, such as buttons, stickers or posters? Contact us.

Hate on College Campuses

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks extremists groups, notes that outside extremist groups target college campuses because we embrace diversity, tolerance and social justice. To learn more review their resource, “The Alt-Right on Campus, What Students Need to Know.”

Fighting Anti-Semitism and Hate

Acts of Hate motivated by anti-Semitism have been rising. Whether swastikas defacing property or displays of Nazi flags, the American Defamation League tracks these incidents and provides tools to educate the broader community.

Understanding Hate Crimes

Hateful and offensive speech or symbols, although repugnant, are not necessarily violations of civil rights law or crimes. In fact, the FBI, which tracks all hate crimes, is careful to protect freedom of expression and civil liberties. Hate crimes are traditional crimes that are motivated by the offender’s bias toward the victim because the victim is a member of a protected group. Learn more.

Not on Our Campus

The original Not In Our Town film sparked a movement and citizens across the United States came together to stop hate in their respective communities. Check out their resources for college campuses to launch student initiatives to combat hate. Learn how to be proactive in helping others. Need a more extensive how-to guide? Download Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry, a resource guide from the SPLC.

Reporting Options

If you, or someone you know, has experienced an act of hate, please report it and get support. Reporting hateful acts enables us to track incidents, observe patterns, and take corrective steps. In addition to the online reporting mechanism, UMass has several methods through which you can report a hateful act. Learn more about your reporting options here.

Crisis Support

If you or someone you know is hurting after experiencing a bias or hate incident, please learn more about the resources available to help. This should never be a part of the UMass experience and we want to counteract the harm experienced and ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all. Visit the Take Care of Yourself page for tips for self-care in the aftermath of hate.

Responding to Hate

Review the hate response protocol to better understand how the university responds, seek out local resources for advocacy and support, as well as national outlets, such as Partners Against Hate or Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD),  for training and tools to combat hate.