With the beginning of a new academic year, UMass Amherst has launched ‘Hate Has No Home at UMass,’ a campaign reaffirming the university’s core values and its commitment to ensuring a safe and welcoming living-learning environment for every member of the campus community.
News, events and resources related to the ongoing campaign can be found on the ‘Hate Has No Home at UMass’ website, http://www.umass.edu/diversity/hate-has-no-home-at-umass.
The site includes a downloadable digital toolkit for those who wish to support the campaign on their social media channels and in their email messages.
The campaign calls on everyone in the community to actively make UMass Amherst an inclusive campus for all, a message that was emphasized to students throughout move-in weekend and Welcome Week.
Across campus, the campaign’s message is visible through banners and other signs.
A student rally is being scheduled to support the campaign and show solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia, where violence erupted at a white nationalist rally in August. Details and a date will be announced soon.
Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy launched ‘Hate Has No Home at UMass’ with a statement on Aug. 15, just days after the events in Charlottesville, that asked “every member of our community to reject hatred in all its forms and to stand united in defense of tolerance, diversity and inclusion.”