• Native American Heritage Month

    Please explore these opportunities to learn, be inspired by, share, and celebrate Native American history, heritage, and culture.
  • Building Inclusive Classrooms

    We work to enhance students’ learning experiences and academic success across cultural, social, linguistic, and learning differences, with particular attention to the inclusion of historically underrepresented groups.
  • The Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

    In a message to the campus community on June 29, former Chancellor Subbaswamy addressed the U.S. Supreme Court's latest decision regarding the use of affirmative action in college admissions.
  • Campus Climate Survey Report

    Our reports and supplementary materials are available from the fall 2022 campus climate survey.
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    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.
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Conference

    Hundreds in the UMass Community came together Sep. 13 to affirm our values of equity, inclusion, and belonging at the 2nd JEDI conference.

Upcoming Events


STRIPE Training Program - Multiple Dates

Campus Center, Room 904-08
9:00am to 11:00am
Pam Dutta and Richard Chu at a sign-up table talking to a man

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s) provide staff and faculty with resources for professional development, networking, membership, and building community. ERGs also demonstrate our commitment to supporting our Employees in the recruiting process, and they currently serve our disability and illness community, international staff and faculty, LGBTQIA+ community, and our veterans on campus.

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.

Disability Justice Education Toolkit: Cultural Awareness

The Disability Justice Education Toolkit series was developed by the Office of Equity & Inclusion in collaboration with campus partners to provide the UMass Amherst community with foundational knowledge and language regarding disability as a social identity. It is intended to provide access points for learning, reflection, and engagement for ALL community members, including people with disabilities, and those who seek to be in active allyship.