Institute of Diversity Sciences Awarded Grant to Reboot Diversity in Tech and Engineering
The Institute of Diversity Sciences (IDS) at UMass Amherst was recently awarded a two-year $499,359 grant from Reboot Representation to support the IDS Leadership Academy for students from groups traditionally marginalized in tech and engineering.
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.
Building a Community of Dignity and Respect
University leadership shared a message with the campus community on Aug. 31 reaffirming UMass Amherst’s commitment to creating a living and learning community truly defined by diversity, equity and inclusion.