The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to fostering an environment in which all members of our campus community are safe from gender discrimination (including discrimination based on gender identity and expression), sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Our community expects that all interpersonal relationships and interactions – especially those of an intimate nature – be grounded upon mutual respect, open communication, and clear consent.
We aspire to be a university environment that is free of discrimination and sexual violence and we take allegations of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other sexual misconduct with the utmost seriousness. The cornerstones of our processes are fair and prompt investigations, respect for the privacy of the parties, and commitment to due process. It is our goal that anyone who reports an experience of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct feels safe, knows their rights, and is connected to resources and options that will support a successful collegiate experience.