#40DaysofUMass: Day 5

Being a part of the UMass campus means actively caring for one another and the community. This means being an active bystander by taking action or getting help when needed, for someone else or for yourself.

The 3Ds of Active Bystandership:

  • Direct: Step in and interrupt a harmful situation by pointing out the problem and beginning a conversation about better alternatives.
  • Distract: If you aren’t comfortable calling out a problematic behavior, try interrupting it by distracting and redirecting the people involved.
  • Delegate: You don’t need to go it alone! Ask for help for yourself and others.

Use the 3Ds to Transform, Empower, Support, Educate, and Leadwww.umass.edu/umatter

UMass Amherst’s Medical Amnesty Policy

Don’t let fear of getting yourself or a friend in trouble keep you from seeking help in an emergency!

Although you may be reluctant to report these situations, obtaining medical help is imperative. If you seek help for someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs who needs medical attention, neither you nor that person will be charged with a Code of Student Conduct or Residence Hall Community Standards violation. If that person is a UMass student, they will be required to attend BASICS and pay the associated fee.

Fall Welcome Events

Stonewall Center Open House*
Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 4 - 6 pm
Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
Welcome/Welcome Back reception gathering of LGBTQIA+ community at UMass. Meet and greet of LGBTQ+ related student orgs, support group facilitators, and Allies across student service departments.
40 Days of UMass Challenge: Together

Cultural Connections*
Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 5:30 - 8 pm
Campus Center Auditorium, Campus Center
Welcome week event featuring rapper and fancy dancer Supaman, foster connections with peers and staff and learn how to benefit from CMASS.
40 Days of UMass Challenge: Together

International Celebration Fair
Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 4:30 - 6 pm
College of Engineering Quad Lawn
A showcase of cultures, countries and regions via music, dance, dressing, arts and crafts, etc.

Pride Alliance Welcome Back Reception
Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 3 - 6 pm
Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall
Welcome back reception and 1st meeting for students interested in joining the UMass Pride Alliance, RSO for LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Fall Activities Expo*
Friday, September 6, 2019 | 3 - 6 pm
Haigis Mall Tent
Check out all of the available opportunities to get involved on campus!
40 Days of UMass Challenge: Connection

UMass Night Out: Coffee and Canvas*
Friday, September 6, 2019 | 6 - 11 pm
Fine Arts Center Lobby
Join UPC in the FAC lobby to paint a UMass themed picture. Coffee and sweets will be provided.
40 Days of UMass Challenge: Connection

Outdoor Late Night Movie - Avengers:Endgame
Friday, September 6, 2019 | 8 - 11 pm
Goodell Lawn
Join us on Goodell Lawn to watch Avengers: Endgame! Popcord and other goodies will be served.

Welcome Back LGBTQ+ Pool Party
Friday, September 6, 2019 | 7 - 10 pm
Boyden Pool
Welcome back pool party for LGBTQ+ students and Allies. Have fun and meet new people at a Queer & Trans centered/body positive pool party!

Let's Talk
Friday, September 6, 2019 | 11 am
Center for Counseling & Psychological Health
Let's Talk offers free, friendly drop-in sessions with counselor consultants from the Center for Counseling & Psychological Health (CCPH), at locations around campus. "Let's Talk" isn't formal counseling or mental health treatment. It's a chance to briefly share what's on your mind, find support, and get recommendations.

Sunset Yoga*
Friday, September 6, 2019 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Boyden Fields
Join your peers for a yoga class outside on the Boyden Fields during Sunset.
40 Days of UMass Challenge: Wellbeing

*indicates the event is a part of the 40 Days of UMass Challenge