Through the Hate Has No Home at UMass initiative, we stand united in defense of diversity and inclusion. Now more than ever, we must show that we reject all forms of bigotry and hatred.
Together, we reaffirm UMass Amherst’s commitment to ensuring a safe and welcoming living-learning environment for every member of our community.
Join us in actively making UMass an inclusive campus for all.
Antiracism Learning Resources
This antiracism resource page provides a list of reading and multimedia resources for learning about racism and antiracism. It includes resources for educators and for a range of age groups.
Erase the Hate
Erase the Hate is a national movement against hate in America, to create awareness, dialogue, connections, support and ultimately real and lasting change. Together, our voices can be louder than hate.
Digital and Social Media Toolkit
Interested in getting your own campaign materials, such as buttons, stickers or posters? Contact us.
Fighting Anti-Semitism and Hate
Acts of Hate motivated by anti-Semitism have been rising. Whether swastikas defacing property or displays of Nazi flags, the American Defamation League tracks these incidents and provides tools to educate the broader community.
Understanding Hate Crimes
Hateful and offensive speech or symbols, although repugnant, are not necessarily violations of civil rights law or crimes. In fact, the FBI, which tracks all hate crimes, is careful to protect freedom of expression and civil liberties. Hate crimes are traditional crimes that are motivated by the offender’s bias toward the victim because the victim is a member of a protected group. Learn more.
If you, or someone you know, has experienced an act of hate, please report it and get support. Reporting hateful acts enables us to track incidents, observe patterns, and take corrective steps. In addition to the online reporting mechanism, UMass has several methods through which you can report a hateful act. Learn more about your reporting options here.
If you or someone you know is hurting after experiencing a bias or hate incident, please learn more about the resources available to help. This should never be a part of the UMass experience and we want to counteract the harm experienced and ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all. Visit the Take Care of Yourself page for tips for self-care in the aftermath of hate.