Faculty and Staff Resources

Important Programs and Services

Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising provides undergraduate students a variety of opportunities and services designed to facilitate the best academic experience possible.

Career Services

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.

Other Resources

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.


Follow-up, support & training:

The Maroon Folder

If you are concerned about a student, trust your instincts and don't let uncertainty about where to begin prevent you from taking action. The Maroon Folder can help you identify signs of possible distress and make appropriate referrals.