Resources on Campus
UMass Amherst offers extensive services to students, faculty, and staff who seek help with personal, academic, work-related, or legal problems.
Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH): CCPH supports the UMass Amherst community with a professional staff of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, advanced practice nurses, and psychology and social work interns. They focus on brief interventions, including 24-hour emergency service, individual therapy, group therapy, couples and family therapy, medication for emotional problems, and a consultation and education service.
Dean of Students Office (DOS): The Dean of Students Office helps students navigate the bureaucracy of the campus and resolve university-related problems. The staff will answer questions, provide referrals, and advocate on students’ behalf.
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS): EHS operates a comprehensive environmental health and safety program on the UMass Amherst campus. Their responsibilities include environmental health and protection, emergency preparedness, workplace safety, fire prevention, laboratory safety and industrial hygiene, radiation protection, and pollution prevention.
Everywomen's Center: This is a multicultural center that serves the very diverse cultural and linguistic populations at UMass Amherst. Their programs include information and referral on a variety of issues and concerns; 24-hour rape crisis service; counseling; support groups; training and community organization on issues of violence against women; as well as advocacy and cultural, educational, and social programs for women of color.
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): FSAP is a free, confidential service offering information, consultation, and referrals for employees of UMass Amherst, Amherst College, Five Colleges, Inc., and the UMass Five College Federal Credit Union.
International Programs Office (IPO): International students receive assistance with all aspects of college life through the International Programs Office.
Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life: The Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life offers co-curricular opportunities and services that enhance student development in a safe and secure environment.
The Ombuds Office: The UMass Amherst Ombuds works to make sure that everyone on campus gets treated fairly. Staff members help resolve conflicts with instructors or campus offices, and serve as advocates, making recommendations for changes in rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Psychological Services Center: The_Psychological_Services_Center/Home.html>: Psychological Services Center is part of the UMass Amherst Psychology department. The center offers a full range of assessment and psychotherapy services for adults, children and adolescents, and families, without age or residence restrictions, and with fees based on the ability to pay. Both short- and long-term treatment is available.
Student Legal Services (SLSO): SLSO is a student-funded law office providing legal assistance to UMass Amherst students and student groups. They offer advice and/or referral in most legal matters affecting students and can assist in solving legal problems. In certain limited circumstances, they can also represent a student in court.
The Stonewall Center: The Stonewall Center is the UMass Amherst resource center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, and staff.
University Health Services (UHS): UHS provides a wide range of services, including medical, eye care, mental health, specialty clinics, and health education.
Veterans Affairs Office: Veterans Affairs assists veterans, guardsmen, and reservists in making the transition from active military duty to UMass Amherst, and from UMass Amherst to active military duty. They also help veterans take full advantage of the educational benefits available to them through the Montgomery GI Bill and other programs.