International Staff and Faculty Resource Group

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This group is committed to providing resources for new and long-term international staff and faculty. We aim to provide you with information on navigating Western Massachusetts as a newcomer, providing opportunities for you to connect with others in our international community, point you to legal and policy resources, and more.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to support the professional life and well-being of UMass Amherst international faculty and staff. We aim to provide opportunities for community building, professional development, advocacy, and resources. Moreover, we strive to highlight, promote, and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion of all UMass international faculty and staff. Through collaborative partnerships with other campus groups and units, we seek to connect all stakeholders to further our mission.

Are you a New Member?

If you're just joining us, please tell us a little more about yourself so we can get to know you and find the best ways to provide resources and community for you.


Welcome Reception for UMass International Staff & Faculty

Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 4:00-6:00 PM
Randolph W. Bromery Center for Arts Lobby

Enjoy a social gathering with other international faculty and staff over live music by UMass musicians, raffle prizes, and light refreshments served by UMass Dining Services.

Statement on Anti Asian Racism

The ERG-IFS would like to reach out to all international faculty and staff, especially Asians and Asian Americans, and offer our support. We condemn the murders of six Asian women and two other people in the Atlanta area on March 16, 2021. 

Statement of Support for Turkey and Syria

We at the Employee Resource Group-International Faculty and Staff would like to express our support for our sisters and brothers in Turkey and Syria who are suffering from the devastating earthquake that has claimed more than 30,000 lives, not to mention all the other lives lost in the war in Syria.