The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Report a Concern to the Equal Opportunity Office

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to maintaining a positive campus climate for all community members and adherence by all to the University’s policies prohibiting harassment and nondiscrimination is an essential part of maintaining a positive campus climate. 

This email can be used for reporting any concerns relating to harassment or discrimination including: sexual or gender harassment including sexual assault, sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and domestic violence; Title IX violations; or retaliation, pursuant to the University’s Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence; and Title IX obligations. This email can also be used to report civil rights concerns as defined in the same policy. 

Once a concern is submitted, the EO staff will review it during normal business hours, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Someone from EO will then follow up with you. Please be aware that submitting a concern does not mean a complaint has been filed. In order to determine whether a complaint will be initiated, you will need to contact the EO office for an intake meeting where you will be able to discuss your concerns and the options available to you more in depth.

Please do not use this format in an emergency situation! If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1 from a landline. The UMass Police Department can be reached at (413) 545-2121 for non-emergencies. The Center for Women and Community has a 24 hour assault hot line at (413) 545-0800 and toll free (888) 337-0800. Additionally, reporting a concern does not constitute filing an official police report, you must contact the UMPD directly.

Please note that this office strives to protect the privacy of individuals and shares information only on a ‘need to know’ basis. All information will remain private but not confidential which includes the information submitted via email through this page. However, there are confidential resources available on campus if you wish to speak with someone confidentially. Please review the EO Campus Resource Page, which identifies confidential resources.

When Reporting a Concern: please include the following information if possible:

  1. About You: Name; Area of Study; Position/Title; Department; Preferred Phone & Email.
  2. About the Incident(s): Date/Time; Location; Brief Description of the Incident(s) Causing Concern.
  3. About Other Party(ies) Involved: Name(s); Position/Title; Department; Contact Information.