Equity & Inclusion

OFD is committed to building a community of dignity and respect for every member of our community. Explore some of the many campus programs that support equity and inclusion and foster a safe and welcoming environment for all:

UMass Employee Resource Groups:

  • LGBTQIA Network
  • Faculty and Staff of Color Network
  • Diversity Abilities Group
  • International Staff/Faculty Network
  • Veteran’s Network

Additional Campus Groups
Get involved and help build the community of our aspirations that is respectful and inclusive for all.


National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

UMass Amherst is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. As such, institutional membership with the NCFDD is available to all faculty at no cost. 

The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of scholars and students from more than 450 colleges and universities. Its resources are intended to benefit faculty and students of color, as well as all who are in need of general mentoring and looking for support during their career transitions.

As members, individuals receive access to resources such as monthly webinars; multi-week courses; a discussion forum for peer mentoring and problem solving; writing challenges; and access to the NCFDD member library, which includes past webinar materials, referrals and readings. The center also offers professional development training and intensive mentoring programs.

To activate your membership, visit the NCFDD website.


Reporting a Climate Incident

If you, or someone you know, has experienced an act of hate, please report it and get support. Reporting hateful acts enables us to track incidents, observe patterns, and take corrective steps. In addition to the online reporting mechanism, UMass Amherst has several methods through which you can report a hateful act. If you are not sure which to use, just choose the method or form that you are most comfortable with.