• Justice Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Conference

    Hundreds in the UMass Community came together Sep. 13 to affirm our values of equity, inclusion, and belonging at the 2nd JEDI conference.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    Each year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America
  • The Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

    In a message to the campus community on June 29, former Chancellor Subbaswamy addressed the U.S. Supreme Court's latest decision regarding the use of affirmative action in college admissions.
  • Campus Climate Survey Report

    Our first four reports and supplementary materials are now available from the fall campus climate survey.
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    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.

Upcoming Events


Legal Name Workshop for Trans and Nonbinary Students

Stonewall Center
5:00pm to 6:30pm

International Programs Office Global Cafe

W. E. B. Du Bois Library, 3rd Floor RECESS Space
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Climate Survey Part 5: Workplace Environment

This report addresses questions regarding work environment, satisfaction with supervision, work-life balance, and treatment. A notable aspect of this report is how pandemic related challenges impacted the experiences of employees. The complexities, variances, and nuances of each of these roles - staff, faculty, and graduate students - has provided us with a very in-depth report, and we encourage you to engage with the tools provided as we strategically use these results to build a more inclusive and equitable UMass community.

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.

Jonathan Kermah Interviews Dr John Bracey

From the archives, August 2020. Jonathan Kermah, a 2020 UMass Amherst graduate, interviews the late John Bracey, professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, at about his experiences leading up to the 1963 March on Washington and the events of the March itself.