• How to Report a Bias/Climate Incident

    Learn about the various ways you can report bias and mistreatment and find the support you need.
  • 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.
  • Campus Climate Survey Report

    Our reports and supplementary materials are available from the fall 2022 campus climate survey.
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    UMass ADVANCE

    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.

CDD Funds $75,000 in Grants for Faculty, Students and Staff

On March 27,$75,000 in grants were distributed to UMass community members by the university’s Community, Democracy, and Dialogue (CDD) initiative. Out of the 45 proposals received, 33 were selected for funding, with 15 granted to faculty, 7 to staff, 7 to undergraduate students (including 2 collaborations with faculty), 3 to graduate students, and 1 to a postdoctoral researcher.

Marsha McGriff Named Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion

Dr. McGriff has held leadership positions in higher education for more than two decades, most recently as Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President at the University of Florida’s flagship campus in Gainesville. Previously, she was Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence at Ball State University and for 19 years served in several leadership roles at Indiana University.

Where to turn: how to find help at UMass Amherst

As valued members of the UMass community, we stand together in fostering an environment of support and empowerment. Your voice matters in preventing and addressing mistreatment, bias, or discrimination. Explore the resources available to you to report incidents and find support, and trust that we're here to assist you every step of the way.

Upcoming Events

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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.

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