Campus Health and Safety Resources

Student Affairs and Campus Life actively supports UMass Amherst students' health and well-being.

Here are some of the resources available:

Center for Counseling and Psychological Health

You can live a healthy, balanced life at UMass Amherst - but it isn't always easy. The Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) can help. We understand what you’re going through, because caring for the university community is our specialty. Find out more about our programs and services.

Center for Health Promotion

The Center for Health Promotion (CHP) offers programs and events about health and well-being. We promote responsible decision-making regarding alcohol and other drug use, on campus and in the community. We are home to the BASICS program, MyStudentBody and support services for students in recovery. Peer Health Education and the Not Ready for Bedtime Players are part of CHP.

Center for Women and Community

The Center for Women and Community (CWC) offers advocacy, short term counseling and educational programs for people of all gender expressions. It is home to the Women of Color Leadership Network.

The CWC's Rape Crisis Services program provides free and confidential crisis services for survivors of all gender expressions in the Hampshire County and Five College Community. Counselor/Advocates are available 24 hours, 7 days/week to provide support, information, crisis intervention, and medical and legal advocacy.

24-Hour Crisis Hotline

On campus: 413.545.0800
Local long-distance: 888.337.0800

UMass Men and Masculinities Center

The UMass Men and Masculinities Center supports the development of healthy masculinities at UMass Amherst and beyond from male positive, multicultural, and pro-feminist perspectives. Stop by the office at 120 Thoreau, email or call 413.577.4MEN (4636).

University Health Services

University Health Services (UHS) helps you stay healthy and cares for you when you’re not. We offer convenient, accredited health care and services including physical therapy, eye care and optical services, acupuncture, sports medicine, a full-service pharmacy, allergy clinic, travel medicine and women's health clinic.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation's programs, services, and facilities promote and encourage a lifelong commitment to health and wellness. Our student development opportunities inspire growth, awaken potential, and change lives. Whatever your interests, take advantage of all we have to offer, including the Recreation Center, intramural sports, sport clubs, group fitness, personal fitness, wellness center, aquatics, and more!

UMass Police Department

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Department operates 24 hours per day, seven days a week, providing all patrol, investigative, specialized, and emergency response, as well as crime prevention and educational services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.

Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management promotes a safe and secure environment for living, learning and working. The campus' guidelines for initial response to an emergency situation are published in the Emergency Response Handbook; all faculty, staff and students should be familiar with its contents.