Office of Inclusion & Engagement

Increase access. Foster belonging. Promote success.

GSCA Group Photo in Front of Fine Arts Center


The Office of Inclusion and Engagement (OIE) is part of the UMass Amherst Graduate School’s commitment to fostering diversity and a positive campus climate to promote graduate student success.

OIE aims to cultivate an inclusive environment through which graduate students from all backgrounds can thrive and succeed at UMass Amherst. OIE works to promotes student success through recruitment efforts, graduate fellowships, mentoring, and community-building programming.

Our Mission

  • Increase access to graduate education to scholars from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds
  • Foster belonging for all graduate students through the development of a more inclusive campus climate
  • Promote success through mentoring, community building, and personal and professional development opportunities for all graduate students, especially those from historically underrepresented backgrounds