UMass Amherst Stonewall Center

The Stonewall Center at UMass Amherst
Photo - inside the Stonewall Center

News and Announcements

UMass Amherst has been rated as one of the top 50 LGBTQ-supportive campuses in the country for 2014. This is the 4th year in a row that we have been among the top ranked schools.


The Stonewall Center Is Hiring UMass Work-Study Students for 2014-15

To apply, send a resume and an application (available at to Interviews and hiring will be done on a first come, first served basis.

New LGBTQIA Peer Mentor Program

The Stonewall Center is beginning a peer mentor program, pairing incoming UMass students with returning students who can help them with social and academic support and getting accustomed to campus. If you are an incoming student and would like to be a mentee, please fill out the form here. If you are a returning student and willing to be a mentor, please fill out the form here.

Vote on the Trans Films You Want to See
Please take a second to fill out this poll for possible movie screenings for Trans Awareness Week (TAW) in November! The Pioneer Valley TAW planning committee wants to know what films our communities are interested in seeing so that we can try to get them. The link is here

LGBTQIA Coming Out Support Group Reception
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8 p.m.
102 Wilder Hall

Are you coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual? Are you already out, but want a place of support to talk about being LGBTQIA? Then come to the opening reception of this weekly support group. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health.

Stonewall Center Open House
Thursday, Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m.
Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall

Kick off the school year by visiting the campus LGBTQIA and ally center and meeting new and returning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual students and allies. Vegetarian dinner provided. Facebook event page:!/events/782274321838775. The first Pride Alliance meeting will be held at the center following the Open House.

MassQUEERade: LGBTQIA and Ally Welcome Back Dance
Saturday, Sept. 6, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Student Union Ballroom

Free and open to all students, with glow bracelets and mask-making supplies provided. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center. Facebook event page:!/events/618606354922560

Trivia Night for LGBTQ Students in Engineering, Computer Science, and Math
Sunday, Sept. 7, 7-9 p.m.
Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall

Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the LGBTQ in Technology/Engineering/Math Group.

Queer Conversations: “What is Queerness?: Exploring Expectations and Supporting Realities”
Monday, Sept. 8, 7-9 p.m.
Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall

This is the kick-off to a year-long series of dialogues about a wide range of topics that affect queer people. In our first discussion, we want to know if you have ever felt like you were not queer enough, or too queer. This is a conversation for those who identify as LGBTQ+ to dismantle standards of queerness and build inclusive queer spaces.

Free, Anonymous STD and HIV Testing
Tuesday, Sept. 9, Noon-3:30 p.m.
174-76 Campus Center

No appointment is necessary and no blood is involved, just oral swabs. An HIV test will take about 20 minutes. Testing is conducted by Tapestry Health. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center.

8th "Where’s Love 101?" Program -- On or Off the Hook: Experiences with Hookup Culture
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m.
917 Campus Center

A panel of students of different races, ethnicities, genders, and sexualities will discuss their hookup and dating experiences at UMass and what advice that they would give new students. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center, the Student Legal Services Office, and the Women of Color Leadership Network. Facebook event page:!/events/1464301753853740

The mission of the Stonewall Center is to provide support, resources, programming, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) and allied students, staff, and faculty at UMass Amherst and for the larger Pioneer Valley. We also seek to educate the campus and local community about heterosexism, genderism, other forms of oppression, and the intersections of identities and oppressions in order to strengthen and sustain an inclusive climate for LGBTQIA individuals and their allies. We work closely with other campus departments and offices and local organizations to foster student learning, development, and leadership; promote academic excellence; build LGBTQIA communities; and enhance the lives of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.