• 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.

Disability Center At UMass: Survey for Student Feedback

A cross-campus initiative, the disability center working group is seeking to better understand how and in what form a disability center would be most beneficial at UMass. The following survey was developed to collect input students, specifically students who identify as disabled. 

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

May
07

Five College Consortium Faculty and Staff of Color Reception

Hampshire College, Kern Center
5:00pm to 7:00pm
May
08
May
25

Deadline: JEDI Conference Proposals

Online Proposal
5:00pm to 11:50pm

Seeking Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Conference Proposals

To kick off the new academic year, the UMass community is invited to participate in the third annual JEDI conference. JEDI features a series of educational workshops, talks, panels, and networking events dedicated to Belonging@UMass. Staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to submit ideas for keynote events and workshops, and students are welcome to submit proposals for our new postering session.

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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