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Disability Services
Employee Assistance Program
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Equal Opportunity & Diversity
Five College
Financial Aid Office
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender
Governance
Graduate School
Health Services
Commonwealth Honors College
Housing Services
Human Relations Office
Human Resources (Personnel)
Leaning Disabilities Support
Learning Support Services
Library System
Mental Health Services
Native American Studies: Certificate Program
Ombuds Office
Personal Safety Programs
Registrar's Office
Sexual Harassment Policy
Sororities
Student Activities
Student Legal Services Office
Support Groups and Networks
Transportation Information
Unions


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

WOMEN, GENDER, SEXUALITY STUDIES
208 Bartlett Hall
545-1922

An interdisciplinary field based on the assumption that women's contributions to human culture have been ignored or distorted. Goals are fourfold: to compensate for the distortion or neglect of women's contributions to society by determining the place women have actually occupied in various cultures and historical eras; to provide conceptual frameworks to illuminate the causes and effects of women's subordination; to develop alternatives to traditional attitudes, theories, and institutional structures, and to contribute to the elimination of sexism and to the creation of a more equitable society. Offers individually designed undergraduate major, minor, graduate certificate, internship assistance & academic advising.

UNIVERSITY WITHOUT WALLS (UWW)
100 Venture Way, Suite 200, Hadley, MA 01035
413-545-1378 or uww@uww.umass.edu

UMass University Without Walls students design their own undergraduate degree – whether its in business, arts administration, health, human services, early care and education, sustainable entrepreneurship, journalism studies, criminal justice – or their own idea! Students may earn up to 30 UMass credits by writing about learning they've gained from life, work and training experiences. Past college credits count because UMass UWW accepts up to 75 credits through its generous transfer credit policy, taking your credits no matter how long ago you took them. Courses are offered in live, online or blended (some live and some online) formats at UMass Amherst UWW – making it flexible to go to class anytime. UWW students work with the same faculty advisor until they graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science from UMass Amherst.

BACHELORS DEGREE WITH INDIVIDUAL CONCENTRATION (BDIC)
545-2504
608 Goodell

The BDIC program allows students to design their own interdisciplinary major under faculty guidance. Graduates are awarded either a B.A. or a B.S. with Individual Concentration in their chosen field. Work for this degree usually begins in the junior year, takes the place of a traditional major, and provides the student with an opportunity to pursue an area of study not otherwise available at the University. A few examples of programs designed by recent students: Third World Development, Film and Social Change, The Impact of Society and Culture on Personality.

SOCIAL THOUGHT AND POLITICAL ECONOMY (STPEC)
E27A Machmer Hall
545-0043

STPEC is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Courses meeting STPEC requirements are drawn from a variety of departments in the humanities and social sciences, including Afro-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, History, Judaic Studies, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. To accommodate students' broad interests and diverse backgrounds, course requirements are flexible, so that students have room to develop their own individualized course of study while they acquire a general foundation in areas of central concern to the program. STPEC encourages students to engage in a critical examination of society and to develop their own capacities for critical reading, writing and thinking. Frequently, students double major in STPEC and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

SCHOOL OF NURSING
Skinner Hall, 651 North Pleasant Street
545-5096

The School of Nursing offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels which are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body from high school graduates just entering nursing to Registered Nurses seeking to further their professional preparation and individuals seeking to change from another career. All undergraduate and master's programs are fully accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLN) and undergraduate programs are approved by the State Board of Nursing.


ADMISSIONS
Graduate Admissions - 530 Goodell Building
Undergraduate Admissions - 37 Mather Drive
New Students Program - 37 Mather Drive
545-0722
545-0222
545-2621

The New Students Program offers campus tours twice a day at 11:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. leaving from the Campus Center Information Desk. Reservations are not required. Information sessions are offered at 12:15 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Robsham Center for Visitors provides campus maps, admissions brochures, and general information. The New Students Program also provides placement testing and AP credit authorization.


ADVISING AND COUNSELING

GENERAL ADVISING WEB SITE
Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center (UAASC)
609 Goodell -- 545-6493

Pre-major advising services for students who have not yet declared a major. General academic advising for Arts & Sciences majors and pre- majors. Assistance with course and major selection. Advice for students experiencing academic difficulty, students experiencing personal circumstances that affect their academic performance, advising and resource and referral.

Domestic Exchange & Five College Interchange Office
614 Goodell -- 413-545-5351

Provides advising to students interested in taking courses at other schools in the Five-College area and in the United States.

Bilingual Collegiate Program (BCP)
101 Wilder Hall -- 545-1968

Provides many essential services such as academic, financial, personal, and career counseling on a confidential basis to bilingual individuals interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree, as well as tutorials. The purpose is to help students gain acceptance to the University, ensure their retention, and help them complete their college education.

Collegiate Committee for the Education of Black and Minority Students (CCEBMS)
218 New Africa House -- 545-0031

This programs primary mission is to facilitate the admission, graduation, & development of African American, Asian American, Native American, Cape Verdean, Latino, and other minority students. Serves as an advocate for its students to ensure that the University and its components respond appropriately to their needs. Services include: academic and personal counseling, tutorials, and peer counseling.

Counseling and Assessment Services
123 Berkshire House -- 545-0333

Professional psychologists, career development counselors, psychotherapists, special educators, English as a Second Language faculty and supervised advanced graduate students provide to all students at the University a broad spectrum of clinical and skills- related services, including: English as a Second Language, Learning Disability Support Services and Psychological Counseling Services, LD testing and a Psych Disability Program.

United Asia Learning Resources Center (UALRC)
Knowlton Building -- 545-1844

Serves Asian and Asian-American undergraduates, providing a variety of services designed to ease their transition to University and to help them achieve their degree objectives. Among the services offered are academic advising, personal and financial aid counseling, tutoring and tutorial referrals. In some instances acts as an intermediary between students and the faculty and administration.

Women of Color Leadership Network
202 Wilder Hall, Everywomen's Center -- 545-1671

Celebrating and supporting the accomplishments and endeavors of African American, Latina, Asian American, Native American, Middle Eastern American, Multiracial, and Multicultural women in the Five College region of Western Massachusetts.

THE ALANA NURSING ASSOCIATION
Karrian A. Tyson (President)
ngoncalv@student.umass.edu

The ALANA Nursing Association is a registered student organization, founded in 1999, that supports minority nursing students. The goal is to help each student successfully complete the nursing program. All African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American pre-nursing and nursing majors are encouraged to actively participate in ALANA. More info here.
ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
Main Office, 308 Boyden - 545-2691
Intramural and Recreational Campus Recreation and Sport Clubs
215 Boyden Gym
545-2693
545-0022


The department is responsible for the conduct and administration of all varsity intercollegiate sports, Intramural Programs, and Summer Sports Camps. There are 15 varsity sports for women, and two sports for the two-year Stockbridge School of Agriculture . Scholarships are available. Contact the head coaches for details.

The following sports have women's teams:

Basketball
Crew
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing
545-2726
545-9484
545-2759
545-1942
545-5418
545-0540
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track & Field

545-4343
545-0038
545-4342
545-1593
545-2759

The Intramural Program includes competitive sports for women and men: flag football, volleyball, softball, soccer, tennis, ice hockey, wallyball, field hockey, and more.


CAMPUS CENTER/STUDENT UNION 545-0012

The Campus Center and Student Union offer many resources: U.S. Post Office, Earthfoods and People's Market (whole food), munchy store, Blue Wall and the Hatch retail dining, Union Billiard, the Center for Student Development, a bar, Craft Center, University Store and Store outlet, Bike Co-op, ATM machines, Massachusetts Daily Collegian (student newspaper), radio station (WMUA), barber, hotel, conference services, travel agent, Five-College Credit Union, meeting rooms, many RSO offices, and much more!


CAREER SERVICES
511 Goodell
545-2224
Central functions available the Career Center include campus recruiting, employment options, alumni career services, credentials, community service, and the career library.
Center for Student Development
416 Student Union 545-3600

Through the Student Activities Program, students can join organizations, run for the undergrad or graduate senate, attend student-sponsored events or participate in a cultural center or agency of the student government. Listed below are a handful of examples.
Radical Student Union
Society of Women Engineers
Student Nurses Association
Women in Sports Management
Women's Ice Hockey
Women's Rugby Team
Women's Lacrosse
Women's Volleyball Club

For a more complete listing, contact the campus activities office by phone or check out the Web site.


CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE
375 Whitmore Administration Bldg.
545-2211
Chancellor's Counsel on Community, Diversity & Social Justice
Please contact the Chancellor's Office for information on the individual Committees or about forming one.
CHAPLAINS/RELIGIOUS SERVICES

As a public institution, the University of Massachusetts affirms the right to the free exercise of religion by all its members. The University may not abridge the rights of individuals to believe and worship as they please, nor may it sanction particular forms of religious expression to the exclusion of others. The University has, however, an obligation to insure that religious groups using the facilities of the University are willing to abide by those standards and values which apply to all groups.

African M.E. Zion Church
Alliance Christian Fellowship
Ark Episcopal Chaplaincy
Athletes in Action
The Bahai Faith
BASIC
Campus Crusade for Christ
Chabad House
First Baptist Church
Hillel Foundation
Hindu Student Organization
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Muslim Student Association
Navigators Christian Fellowship
Newman Center
Pagan Students Organization
United Christian Foundation
Unitarian Universalist Society
Rev. John Ike
Elizabeth Tan
Rev. Christopher Carlisle
David Thorn
Allison Anastasio
Ana DePina
Mr. Peter Baglow
Rabbi Chaim Adelman
Mr. Glen Franklin
Rabbi Saul Perlmutter
Mr. Charlie Toneje
Rev. Rudy Beyer
Jim and Jennifer Martin
Mr. Irfan Khan
Donald Lenze
Rev. Francis Lavelle
Ms. Melissa Grant
Rev. Kent Higgins

582-5425
253-2449
549-5929
259-1083
545-3600
545-3600
549-4843
549-4094
549-3596
549-1710
545-3600
549-0322
259-1052
549-4592
253-1887
549-0300
545-3600
549-3501
253-2848

Child Care
413-545-1566

The Child Care system at the University is a nonprofit organization serving the University community. The Child Care Office operates two day-care centers for children aged fifteen months to five years. There are waiting lists for these two programs, so please apply well before the time you would like your child to begin attending.
The Child Care Office maintains up-to-date information on all regional child-care centers and can provide you with an extensive baby-sitting referral list, alternatives to day-care centers and referrals for other related matters. For more information on the University Child Care system or referrals, call the Child Care Office at 545-1566.
CONTINUING EDUCATION DIVISION
100 Venture Way, Hadley, MA 545-2414

Provides access to the academic resources of the University to part-time non-matriculated students, to local, national, and international businesses, and to the general community. Undergraduate courses, specialized degree programs, noncredit workshops, and professional development certificates and programs are specifically designed for, and delivered to, people whose other responsibilities — family, work, or other life circumstances — make full-time study difficult. Whether courses are taken for persona l or professional enrichment, they serve the real identified educational needs of the community.
CULTURAL CENTERS & ORGANIZATIONS

The campus cultural centers offer a mix of social, cultural and academic activities.

Anacaona
Hillel house
Josephine White Eagle
Latin American
United Asia
Stonewall Center

Thatcher
388 N. Pleasant Street
416 Student Union
Hampden Student Center
Knowlton Basement
Crampton House, SW
545-4387
549-1710
545-4932
545-4648
545-1844
545-4824

 


DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
227 Whitmore Administration Building 545-2684

Helps students resolve University-related problems. Students who need help in negotiating the bureaucracy of a large campus can seek advice here. The staff is available to answer questions, advocate on behalf of students, or to point students and their families in the right direction to get problems solved. Specific services include: single point contact within the University for students and their families in time of crisis; counseling and referral for students contemplating withdrawal from or re-enrollment at the University; short term emergency loans, implementing and monitoring the University Judicial System; advising honor societies, Alpha Lambda Delta, Golden Key and Mortar Board.
DISABILITY SERVICES
231 Whitmore Administration Building

413-545-0892
413-577-0122 (fax)
DS@educ.umass.edu


Serves to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made for people with documented disabilities. The University is committed to providing an environment that is accessible and equitable to all. Preferential scheduling, transportation, orientation programs, housing assistance, a reader's directory, classroom interpreters, and pre- and post-admission counseling are a few of the services available. As of 2004,Learning Disability Support Services falls under Disability Services as well.
FACULTY AND STAFF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
University Health Center 545-0350

Free, confidential assessment and referral resource for all faculty and staff who have concerns that affect their life and work, including issues relating to: family, couples, stress, alcohol, drug abuse, crisis, financial, grief, etc. Located at University Health Services.
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
243 Whitmore Administration Building 545-1530

As part of the Financial Aid Office, offers many listings of on and off-campus employment opportunies, as well as work-study and non-work-study jobs. Job listings are updated regularly on their Web site.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY OFFICE
243 Lederle GRC Lowrise 545-3464

UMass is committed in policy, principle, and practice to achieving a campus community free of discriminatory behavior and one which provides equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national rigin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. The EOD Office is committed to advancing diversity and pluralism among the University community and combating the many forms of discrimination that exist. This office administers the internal grievance policy and conducts investigations that allege discrimination in violation of state and federal laws. Questions about the University's sexual harassment, grievance, ADA, affirmative action and nondiscrimination policies, or search and recruitment issues, can be answered in this office.
FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
255 Whitmore Administration Building 545-0801

Financial aid and student employment information, including financial aid application assistance, tips, and troubleshooting. Consult their Web site and you may be able to avoid waiting in line.
FIVE COLLEGE
97 Spring Street
256-8316

Five Colleges, Incorporated is a nonprofit educational consortium established in 1965 to promote the broad educational and cultural objectives of its member institutions, which include four private, liberal arts colleges and the Amherst campus of the state university. The consortium is an outgrowth of a highly successful collaboration in the 1950s among Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and vthe University of Massachusetts Amherst, which resulted in the founding of a fifth institution, Hampshire College, in 1970.
GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER SERVICES

Stonewall Center , 256 Sunsent Ave, Crampton House (SW)

545-4824


The Stonewall Center provides support, advocacy, and programming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied (LGBTA) students, staff, and faculty at UMass Amherst and for the larger Pioneer Valley. We also seek to educate the campus and local community about sexual and gender prejudice in order to create a more inclusive and welcoming climate for LGBTA people. We offer a Speakers Bureau that gives presentations on LGBTA experiences; a weekly listserv of LGBTA events occurring on campus and in the larger community; a lending library of books, videos, and dvds; and many free resources online and at the center.


GOVERNANCE

Faculty Senate Office

105 Hampshire House 545-3611

Governance group for faculty and professional librarians. It has approximately 16 councils and 8 committees at work on a variety of issues, including the Status of Women Council.
Graduate Student Senate
Graduate Women's Network
919 Campus Center
919 Campus Center
545-2896
545-2316

Serves as the representative body of graduate students, and pursues policies and objectives that serve to advance the social, cultural, material, and academic needs of the graduate student community.
Student Government Association 420 Student Union 545-0341

The voice of undergraduates in the decisions that affect the way students live at UMass. Administers student activities trust fund.
GRADUATE SCHOOL
503 Goodell Building
Admissions
Dean's Office
Degree Requirements Office
Minority Student Recruitment
Records and Registration
Student Grants Service
545-0721
545-5271
545-0025
545-5284
545-0024
545-5273

With a full-time graduate faculty of 1,100, the University offers approximately 50 programs leading to a doctorate and close to 70 leading toward a master's degree. A Five College cooperative Ph.D. is available in some departments.
UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES
150 Infirmary Way
  • 24-hour medical advice/same day appointment: 577-5229
  • General appointments: 577-5101
  • Information and switchboard: 577-5000
  Although not an emergency service, provides medical and surgical services, eye care, dental & mental health services and health education. Requires students to carry adequate hospitalization insurance. Enrollment in supplemental Health Plan meets this requirement. Students demonstrating other hospitalization coverage may be exempt.

HEALTH EDUCATION

AIDS/HIV Anonymous Testing and Counseling
Contraceptive Choices
Nutrition/Eating Disorders Program
Queer Peer Education
Peer Health Connections Phone Line
577-5126
577-5181
577-5314
577-5181
577-5168

CLINICAL SERVICES

Alcohol & Other Drug Resources
Childbirth Education Program
Pregnancy Testing & Counseling
Public Health Nurse Consultation
Triage Advice Nurse

577-5181 or 582-2736
577-5101 or 577-5181
577-5101 or 577-5181
577-5101
577-5229

WOMEN'S HEALTH SERVICES

Contraceptive care and routine gynecological exams are available through a primary care provider. Contraceptive Choices education sessions are open to anyone interested on a drop-in basis and are held 4 times a week in UHS Room 302. Both men and women are encouraged to attend.


Commonwealth Honors College
504 Goodell Building 545-2483

Characterized by small classes and close interaction with faculty, Commonwealth Honors College enriches the education of academically talented UMass Amherst students pursuing any of the campus’s undergraduate degrees. The College offers a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that provides extensive opportunities for analysis, research, and community engagement.
HOUSING SERVICES
Assignment Office, 235 Whitmore
Family Housing, Wysocki House
Greek Affairs, 308 Student Union
Telecommunications Systems Office
Off-Campus Housing
545-2100
545-3115
545-2711
545-2103
545-0865

Provides information on residence areas vvand halls, special interest residential programs and family housing. Their useful Web site includes details on all this plus sororities, a calendar, and frequently asked questions. Off-campus housing provides local housing options, Amherst rents, finding roommates, and your rights and responsibilities as a renter.
HUMAN RESOURCES (Personnel)

Employment Office 167 Whitmore 545-1396
Information on availability of jobs at UMass, assistance with searches, clerical testing, etc.
Information Desk 3rd Floor Whitmore 545-0862
The place to go for questions on direct deposit, tax forms and/or withholding, insurance and more.
  HUMAN RESOURCES PROGRAMS
Training and Development 506 Goodell Building 545-1787
Providing resources, education, training and development opportunities for faculty, staff and administrative professionals. Workshops, seminars, and short courses in the areas of Diversity in the Workplace, Environmental Health & Safety, Financial Planning, Managing and Supervising, Personal Effectiveness and Wellness, etc. A calendar is published each semester.
Labor Management/Workplace Education 506 Goodell Building 545-2031
An award-winning employer/union partnership. The program offers opportunities for employees to explore and act upon issues that affect their working lives. In the process, employees enhance and develop writing, math, critical thinking, leadership, and communications skills.
Organizational Development Program 506 Goodell Building 545-1787
Coordinates with department heads, managers, and supervisors, and their work groups to develop a process to access the specific needs of their work unit, and design customized trainings. In-house customized training sessions are available and can be modified to meet specific needs: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace; Diversity in Your Workplace; Getting Out Ahead of the Curve - Planning for Change; "Skin Deep" (racism video); Team Development; Violence Prevention; Consulting Services.

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER
1020 (10th Floor) Du Bois Library 545-5334

Serves all members of the University of Massachusetts community. The Tutoring Center, classes, seminars, workshops and handouts are intended for any student who is enrolled in classes at the University. The computer facility is open for use by all students, faculty and staff.


LIBRARY SYSTEM
Circulation
General Reference
Hours of Operation
545-2622
545-0150
545-0414

The W.E.B. Du Bois Library houses materials in the humanities and social sciences, as well as the Music Library and Government Documents. The Physical Sciences and Engineering Library is on Floor 2 of the Lederle Graduate Research Center. The Biological Sciences Library is in 214 Morrill Science Center. Reference Librarians specialize in various fields, from Women's Studies to law, business, education, and more. They are available to help you with your research and to give tours. Consult the Web site for remote access to many resources.


Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (formerly MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES)
127 Hills North
To request services
24-hour emergency service (between 8 & 5)
24-hour emergency service (after 5 & weekends)
545-2337
545-2337
577-5000

UMass provides mental health services to individuals, couples, children and families enrolled in the various Health Services plans. The staff is multicultural and sensitive to helping people with a variety of needs, backgrounds and lifestyles. Staff members represent various interests and skills, and whenever possible will be matched to a client's interests and needs. Services include 24-hour and year-round Emergency service, Behavioral Medicine Clinic, Eating Disorders Clinic, Group Programs, medications prescribed by staff psychiatrists, and Consultation and Education Service available for a variety of interventions to groups and organizations in the Unive rsity community.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
Anthropology Department Office: (413) 577-1607 cpnais@anthro.umass.edu

The Certificate Program in Native American Indian Studies (CPNAIS) offers students a structured understanding of historical and contemporary issues affecting the Western Hemisphere's First Nations. Students will learn how these issues are embedded in the long histories of Native peoples and their most recent interactions with Europeans and Africans. The program will encourage on-campus roles for visitors from Native communities, supervise student outreach to Native communities and Native related institutions, and enhance the knowledge of students going on to post-baccalaureate education and service.

OMBUDS OFFICE

823 Campus Center 545-0867

The University Ombuds Office exists to help all members of the University community with problems that they are not sure how to deal with. Initial discussions are confidential, and no actions are taken without the permission of those who are seeking help. Many problems can be handled by referral to the right campus agencies. Other situations do not engage established campus procedures, and it is in this context that the Ombuds Office can be of the greatest assistance - pursuing quiet avenues of diplomacy, negotiation, and mediation in an effort to find conciliatory solutions to situations that seem to involve prima facie unfairness or injustice. Members of the University who feel that they are not being treated right can safely initiate discussion in the Ombuds Office on any topic.
PERSONAL SAFETY INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS

The University of Massachusetts Police Department (545-2121) and the Department of Public Safety are located in Dickinson Hall. They include a direct response patrol force, detective unit, bike patrol unit, and a mounted patrol unit, and are supported by public safety officers who monitor building security, and a student security force, which monitors dormitory security.

Sexual Assault Reporting: The Department will accept calls 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for individuals wishing to report that they have been sexually assaulted in the University jurisdiction. The reports can be incidents that are past or having just occurred. The reporting is not limited to rape, but any level of sexual assault whether it be through domestic violence, indecent assaults or attempts. The department also accepts third-party reporting, which constitutes someone calling on the victim/survivor's behalf and providing the department with specific information about the assault, but it will not involve the police making a return call to the victim/survivor. Third party reporting permits an outlet to increase police patrolling areas, as well as to have it on file in case the victim does wish to step forward and report it. Contrary to popular opinion, the victim does NOT have to go to court if it is reported to the police. The victim/survivor has 10 years to prosecute; however the soon er the police have all the information, the easier future prosecution will likely be. Rape line: 545-2677

Sensitive Crime Unit: Deals with conflicts that infringe upon a person's right to be free of violence, sexual assault, rape, and battering. Investigates any crime related to gender, race, ethnic background, and religion. 545-0893

Residence Hall Programs: Some of the programs offered by Public Safety for students living in the residence halls are: Drug Awareness, Rape Awareness and General Dorm Talks. These informal discussions enable students to talk about specific issues so they are better prepared to protect themselves and their property. Please contact your RA for more information or call the Deputy Chief of Police: 545-0893

Rape Aggression Defense Course. Offered as a program of realistic, women's self-defense tactics and techniques. It is provided FREE of charge to a limited number of female students on a first- come basis for each class. Two 14-hour courses are offered each semester by certified instructors. It is an intensive course that combines awareness, prevention, risk reduction, avoidance, and then progresses into the basics of hands-on techniques and a final night of simulation/role playing. RAD instructors provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being. Participants receive a lifetime membership policy. For more information: 545-2134


REGISTRAR'S OFFICE
213 Whitmore Administration Building 545-0555

The place to go for transcripts, registration problems, graduation certification, major and minor certification, degree audits and final exam questions for undergraduates.


SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is committed to providing students, faculty, and staff with an environment where they may pursue their studies or careers without being sexually harassed. For the purposes of this policy it is defined as follows:

Unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:

submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment or academic work; or

submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such individual; or

such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or academic environment.

While it is not possible to list all circumstances that may constitute sexual harassment, the following are examples of conduct which, if unwelcome, may constitute sexual harassment depending upon the totality of the circumstances, including the severity of the conduct and its pervasiveness:
unwelcome sexual advances, whether they involve physical touching or not; sexual epithets, jokes, written or oral references to sexual conduct, gossip regarding one's sex life; comment on an individual's body, sexual activity, deficiencies, or prowess; displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, cartoons; unwelcome leering, whistling, brushing against the body, sexual gestures, suggestive or insulting comments; inquiries into one's sexual experiences and discussion of one's sexual activities.

The grievance procedure is intended to provide a fair, prompt and reliable determination about whether the University's sexual harassment policy has been violated. It is available to anyone, who, at the time of the alleged harassment, was either employed by or enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. No University employee or student is exempt from the jurisdiction of this policy.

For full policy, click here (pdf), or contact the EOD Office for more information.


STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES OFFICE

922 Campus Center 545-1995

A student-funded law office, which provides legal assistance to fee-paying (the Student Activities Fee or Graduate Senate Tax) UMass students and student groups. Students who have not paid these fees may receive advice by paying a small fee for a consultation. Services include legal advice, representation, document preparation, counseling, mediation, referral, and community legal education. Assistance is provided in such areas as consumer law, civil rights, housing, family law, criminal law and traffic citations, personal injuries, employment, immigration, University matters, student governance organizations, and student groups.
SUPPORT GROUPS
Everywoman's Center, 545-0883

Support groups are free and provide a safe & confidential space. Fall groups begin the end of September and early October. Spring groups begin in mid-February and early March. The following are examples of groups offered. Please contact the Everywoma n's Center at 545-0883 for details or for organizing a group.

 

Do You Walk Alone? Women Living With Bipolar
Mindfulness and Mood: Empowerment Skills for Women
Support Group for Adult Female Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)

An interactive forum for all university women associated with the sciences and engineering, created for the purpose of sharing common concerns. Programs include mentoring, informal social gatherings, e- mail network and the creation of a resources databas e. For more information, contact Angelika Niemz, Department of Chemistry, (545-2291). For more information on their larger affiliate AWIS (Association of Women in Science), contact Prof. Mary Harrington, Dept. of Psychology, Smith College (585-3925), check their Web site or sign up for their listserv.


SORORITIES
Greek Affairs Staff 545-2711
Multicultural Greek Council
Delta Xi Phi
Kappa Phi Lambda
Omega Psi Delta
Sigma Lambda Gamma
Sigma Lambda Upsilon
Sigma Psi Zeta
National Pan-Hellenic Council
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Panhellenic Council
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Chi Omega
Iota Gamma Upsilon
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Sigma Delta Tau
Sigma Kappa
Co-Educational Chapters
Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity
Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
BUS SCHEDULE - FIVE COLLEGES
Disabled Transportation Services
Bus Information (5 College)
Bus Information (Northampton)
545-0892
545-0056
586-5806

UNIONS

AFSCME, 116 Hampshire House
Trades, goods, service, custodial, etc. Web site requires Abode Acrobat.

545-2831
GEO, Graduate Employee Organization
Local 2322/UAW, 201 Student Union
Family Issues Coordinator: familyissues@geouaw.org
Diversity Coordinator: diversity@geouaw.org
545-0705
MSP, 121 Hampshire House
Massachusetts Society of Professors
545-2206
Police Union, IBPO Local A and B
2 Dickinson Hall
545-2121
SEIU Local 509, 109 Hampshire House
Professional Staff
545-4509
Unions and Community Organizations, 303 Goodell
Workplace Learning and Development, A Division of Human Resources
545-1787
USA/MTA, 110 Hampshire House
Clerical and technical staff
545-0165
   
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