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.