• ADVANCE Collaborative Seed Grant Winners

    Fostering the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among faculty
  • a mosaic of hand drawn images that form the words "building bridges"

    Building Bridges 2021 Virtual Artist Showcase

    Building Bridges draws on the power of solidarity and creative expression to bring people together and create a bridge across difference. This year features over 70 UMass artists.
  • Fill out the 2021 UMass Amherst Campus Climate survey today

  • book covers for How to be an Antiracist, Disability Visibility, and Minor Feelings

    Learning Resources

    A curated and growing list of anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion resources for reading, listening, and watching.
  • Building a community of dignity and respect

    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.
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    Faculty of Color Community Events & Resources

    Join us for our virtual faculty of color community events to stay connected while practicing social distancing. Virtual Brown Bag Lunches: Wednesdays 12pm-1pm. Virtual "Write-on-Site" writing collaboratives: Fridays 9am-12pm.
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An Update into the Investigation of Racist Emails

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy in a message to the campus community reported that the investigation by a leading cyber security firm into the source of racist emails is under way and in its initial stages. Any evidence gathered through the investigation leading to the person or group responsible for the hateful, racist emails will be shared with law enforcement officials for potential criminal prosecution. 

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.

Podcast Highlight: Stepping Outside the Diversity Box with Dr. Micere Keels

Dr. Micere Keels, Associate Professor in Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago, and Nef discuss the power students can have in creating "counterspaces", shifting culture and creating change on a college campus, the struggles some have faced in grappling with their multifaceted identities, and how we can create support systems for students grappling with racial trauma.

Upcoming Events

December
02

Visiting Writers Series: Dinaw Mengestu

Old Chapel
6:00pm to 8:00pm
December
09

Smarter Together Study Session - Women of Color Leadership Network

New Africa House Room 03
1:00pm to 5:00pm

UMass Black Presence Project

The UMass Black Presence website serves as a living history of the experiences, contributions, and stories of Black students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Through oral history interviews and research on historical figures, we've captured these stories to provide an authentic and in-depth understanding of these lived experiences.

Black Advisory Council Launched November 2021

The BAC is being launched in close coordination with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Serving as co-chairs are Whitney Battle-Baptiste, professor and director for the W.E.B. Du Bois Center, and Wilmore Webley, associate professor and associate dean of the Graduate School’s Office of Inclusion and Engagement.

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NEW! International Staff and Faculty Employee Resource Group Website

Please visit the new International Staff and Faculty Employee Resource Group website to see upcoming events, learn about their mission and how they can support you, and to sign up to join the mailing list.

Sid and Isabel Ferreira Recognized by Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce with Community Service Award

From 2016 to 2021, the Ferreiras served as the co-resident directors at the Amherst ABC, which is a national residential high school program serving BIPOC males from underserved and underfunded school districts. Sid and Isabel were presented the award at the chamber’s “A+ Awards Mask-erade Dinner” on Nov. 10

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