The resources in this section focus on how diversity is handled administratively at UMass Amherst. These are the departments and units that create or maintain our policies or monitor legal aspects of diversity on campus.
While we hope you may never have to use them, UMass has several methods through which you can report an incident of bias or receive support. This page will help guide you to these resources. If you are not looking to report a specific incident and instead are looking for support systems or someone to talk to, please visit the UMatter@UMass website.
The programs and organizations listed in this section work hard to enrich your time outside of the classroom by providing speakers, events, support groups, and a sense of community.
UMass Amherst embraces disability as a natural part of diversity and seek to build capacity to appreciate and value individual differences, including differences in ability, to create inclusive community. We are fully committed to to providing full and equal access to information and services for all current and potential members of our community.
The Offices of Equity and Inclusion and Human Resources are launching the UMass Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as of Spring 2020. This initiative will provide UMass staff and faculty with resources for professional development, networking, and mentorship, while also promoting the recruitment, retention, and advancement of employees who are underrepresented in our community.
UMass Amherst recognizes each faculty recruitment as an opportunity to better serve our mission and identify talent that propels us forward as an institution and advances our diversity goals. The resources in this section will help support your faculty searches.
Mentoring is important to building our campus community, and we are proud to host several mentoring programs for faculty and students across campus. New faculty should check with their dean's office for unit-specific mentoring programs.
UMass Policies and Procedures are housed on the central, UMass Policies website. Key policies as they relate to diversity, equity, and inclusion are summarized in this section.