The situation regarding federal immigration rules is extremely fluid and subject to rapid change. Members of the campus community are advised to monitor developments as they affect UMass Amherst by checking this page regularly for updates.
Although it appears that this proposed change to the enforcement of federal Title IX civil rights law is only at a preliminary stage, I want to take this opportunity to state unequivocally that we reject any reinterpretation of Title IX that results in the elimination of protections for transgender individuals, and we remain committed to fostering a campus climate that acknowledges the dignity of every member of our community.
Our nondiscrimination policy includes “gender identity and expression,” and the university will continue to seek to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all students, including trans students. We provide access to facilities and respect students’ pronouns and names consistent with their gender identity, even if their education records or identification documents indicate a different sex.
The Angel Fund will help meet the needs of individuals who are adversely affected by recent changes in federal immigration policy.
For further information, please contact Pamela Dutta, Associate Director for International Student and Scholar Success email@example.com
Lawyers from the Student Legal Services Office will be available each week to meet with students and answer their legal questions, including those related to immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Full details.
International Programs Office
UMass Amherst has 2,862 international students under UMass immigration sponsorship in addition to more than 500 international scholars and employees being sponsored.