Administrative Resources

The resources in this section focus on how diversity is handled administratively at UMass Amherst. These are the departments and units that support diversity administratively at UMass Amherst.

Disability Services

Disability Services provides services for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities so that they may successfully learn and work at UMass. Disability Services promotes the empowerment of people with disabilities and their full integration into campus life and the community.

Equal Opportunity, Office of

The Office of Equal Opportunity (EO) oversees many aspects of equality and diversity on campus, including the internal discrimination grievance procedures, search processes, investigations relative to affirmative action and equal opportunity complaints, and the University Sexual Harassment Policy. It provides data, reporting, and training related to affirmative action and equal opportunity. 

Human Resources

Human Resources provides service to both employees and campus departments, overseeing things such as benefits, compensation, payroll, and other employee needs.

International Programs Office

The International Programs Office (IPO) is the main resources for study abroad, international exchanges, and international student/faculty/researcher immigration questions.

Office of Equity and Inclusion

 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. 

Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office is a unique place where all current UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff can talk "off the record" about any campus concern, issue or conflict. The Ombuds staff works with visitors in a variety of ways to help them understand their options and resolve their concerns.

Policy: Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination

The University of Massachusetts Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.