Important Programs and Services
Undergraduate Advising provides undergraduate students a variety of opportunities and services designed to facilitate the best academic experience possible.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to refer students to Career Services for all career development and job searching concerns.
New Students Orientation (NSO)
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in NSO to help welcome students to campus.
- Policies and Guidelines: community standards including Code of Student Conduct, Academic Honesty, and FERPA.
- Guidelines For Classroom Civility and Respect
- Staff and faculty tools and resources for diversity and active inclusion
Recognizing and Helping Students in Distress
The Assessment and Care Team (ACT)
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is comitted to maintaining a safe working, learning and living environment for all members of the campus community. The Assessment and Care Team (ACT) focuses on students who may pose a threat to themselves or others, taking action to help the individual and protect campus safety. Representatives from key student support offices meet weekly to share information and develop action plans. ACT also consults with faculty and staff in identifying problematic behaviors. Members of the campus community concerned about a student are encouraged to involve ACT by calling the Dean of Students Office, (413) 545-2684.
In an emergency, call 911 for the UMass Amherst Police Department (UMPD).
Consultation and Referral
Are you concerned about a student's physical or mental health? Has a student's behavior disrupted your class or caused you to worry about his or her future actions? You may have the opportunity to help a student avoid dangerous situations and obtain help. Talk to your supervisor or department chair, contact the resources below or call the ACT. Help is available - for your student and for you.
- UMass Amherst Police:
- University Health Services:
- Center for Counseling and Psychological Health:
After-hours: (413) 577-5000
- Center for Women and Community:
Rape Crisis: (413) 545-0800
Follow-up, support & training: