Office of Inclusion & Engagement Resources

Campus Resources

  • The Well-being Fund is a component of our REAL and Spaulding-Smith Fellowship program. The Fund will ensure that out of network cost is not a limitation in accessing well-being support for scholars seeking help. It is also an acknowledgement that students from historically underrepresented populations often require care that is not always available on a college campus.

  • The Dean of Students Office is part of the Campus & Community Life Cluster, which serves as an advocate for a diverse student body, leading initiatives that promote campus and community-based learning built on respect and responsibility.

  • UMass Amherst’s Office of Equity & Inclusion champions the role of diversity in achieving institutional excellence and works with campus leaders and units to develop strategic goals and provides guidance on national best practices to accomplish them.

  • The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning comprises numerous Research-1 institutions with a shared goal of improving the preparation of STEM graduate students and postdocs for careers that include college and university teaching.

  • The Women in Science Initiative (WISI) at the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) is dedicated to increasing the success and retention of women scientists at all stages of their academic careers.

  • The Women of the Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) provides advocacy, mentoring, programming, training and a home for women and non-binary people of color as well as workshops and events for the general public.

External Resources

  • The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. We are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.

  • Academic Diversity Search, Inc. (ADS) is a nationwide employment resource specializing in connecting women and minorities with academic institutions that truly value diversity.

  • Diverse: Issues in Higher Ed is a great source of critical news, information, and commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education.

  • The Black Doctoral Network (BDN) is a multidisciplinary community of social-change oriented scholars and professionals in the social sciences, STEM disciplines, and humanities.

  • The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.