Initiatives

An aerial view of UMass Amherst at sunset

Led by Associate Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Anna Branch, the Office of Inclusion and Equity was launched in fall 2017 as a way to guide the institution's efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here are some of its most recent initiatives. 

Building Bridges

Building Bridges is a campus initiative that seeks to draw on the power of solidarity and creative expression to bring people together across race, religion, class, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, nationality and more. 

Campus Climate

The Campus Climate Survey reflects perceptions about inclusiveness of the campus community. Read the overview or explore unit reports.

Campus Climate Ambassadors

The spring 2018 Campus Climate Ambassador Team will be a core group of faculty, staff, and students who will engage with their peers in purposeful conversations about where we are and how to get where we want to be. Apply or nominate someone by Feb. 15

Campus Climate Improvement Grants

These grants support to projects that help create a more inclusive campus. Apply by Feb. 13

Hate Has No Home at UMass

The Hate Has No Home at UMass campaign seeks to unite the campus in defense of diversity and inclusion. 

International Education Week

UMass Amherst celebrated International Education Week, which included joining the national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign. Learn more or watch the video.