• The People's Supper

    Come together with other students over a family-style  dinner, with the goal of building community and bridging differences through conversation.
  • Campus Climate Survey Report

    Our first four reports and supplementary materials are now available from the fall campus climate survey.
  • Advance program graphic


    Through the power of collaboration UMass ADVANCE transforms the campus by cultivating faculty equity, inclusion and success.
  • Building a Community of Dignity and Respect

    We reaffirm UMass Amherst’s commitment to ensuring a safe and welcoming living-learning-working environment for every member of our community.
  • National Day of Racial Healing Community Brunch

    Ndaba Mandela and Dr. Joye Bowman were our honored speakers as we celebrated the MLK Jr Day of Racial Healing.
  • Justice Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Conference

    Read about the conference and access the resources that were presented and shared

Climate Survey Part 5: Workplace Environment

This report addresses questions regarding work environment, satisfaction with supervision, work-life balance, and treatment. A notable aspect of this report is how pandemic related challenges impacted the experiences of employees. The complexities, variances, and nuances of each of these roles - staff, faculty, and graduate students - has provided us with a very in-depth report, and we encourage you to engage with the tools provided as we strategically use these results to build a more inclusive and equitable UMass community.

The UMass Land Acknowledgement

In a year-long consultative and deeply collaborative process with respected advisors from local Tribal Nations, the UMass Native Advisory Council co-developed this campus Land Acknowledgement.

This Acknowledgement affirms our campus connection and relationship to the land the campus is built upon and our continued connection to the Nations who were the original inhabitants and caretakers of this land. 

The Land Acknowledgement also affirms our connection and responsibility to the 82 Native nations west of the Mississippi whose homelands were sold through the Morrill Act of 1862.

Jonathan Kermah Interviews Dr John Bracey

From the archives, August 2020. Jonathan Kermah, a 2020 UMass Amherst graduate, interviews the late John Bracey, professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, at about his experiences leading up to the 1963 March on Washington and the events of the March itself.