Student Life Single Stop Resources
If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity or needs information about housing, employment, transportation, healthcare, and legal services, please consult the Student Life Single Stop Resources page.
Resolution Services for Conflicts and Concerns
The Ombuds Office can be a good place to start when you have a conflict, a sense of unfairness, or a concern to deal with while you’re at the university. The earlier you identify a problem and look for a solution, the more easily resolution can be achieved.
Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Resources
The Graduate School is committed to promoting an environment that is free of discrimination and sexual violence. Graduate students who experience harassment, violence, or discrimination have many resources available to them and are encouraged to contact either the Graduate Dean’s office at (413) 545-5271 or the Dean of Students office at (413) 545-2684 for additional information about these resources.
UMass Amherst is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion both in and outside of the classroom. Learn more about these efforts.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual misconduct (including rape, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment), please consult the university’s Title IX page.
For a detailed list of resources available to those who have experienced sexual misconduct, please consult the university’s guide to Title IX resources.
Report an Incident
If you want to report an incident of discrimination or bias, please consult the Bias Reporting & Crisis Support page.
Research and Engagement
The Office of Research and Engagement administers the campus’s research enterprise, encompassing two broad areas: research administration and compliance, and research development and engagement. These units work in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that benefit society and create opportunity for students, faculty, and the public.
Public Disclosure / Student Consumer Information
Right-to-Know: Amendments to the U.S. Higher Education Act require institutions participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to current and prospective students.
University Policies and Regulations
Code of Student Conduct
All students are responsible for complying with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures contained in the Code of Student Conduct, as well as those in other official university publications and announcements that may be issued from time to time.
Academic Honesty Policy and Appeal Procedure
The Academic Honesty Policy applies to all students and instructors and other instructional staff participating in academic classes, programs, and research projects offered at UMass Amherst, i.e., all graduate, undergraduate, Stockbridge, and Continuing and Professional Education programs, including all online/distance learning courses.
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) Guidelines for the Release and Disclosure of Information from Student Records
FERPA allows present or former students at educational institutions access to educational records kept on them, as well as basic protections of privacy of their records. Applicants seeking admission to the university are not covered by FERPA. The law applies to educational records, which are defined as those records that are directly related to a student and maintained by an educational agency or institution.
University Alcohol and Drug Policies
The university’s alcohol and other drug policies conform to state and federal laws, and enhance the health, safety, property, and educational interests of our community. Students are responsible for obtaining and adhering to these policies.
Although Massachusetts voters approved MA Ballot Measure 4, permitting the possession and recreational use of marijuana, federal laws prohibit the use, possession, and/or cultivation of marijuana at educational institutions. The use, possession, or cultivation of marijuana is therefore not allowed in any university property.
Land Use Policy
Students organizing programs, activities, and events on university property must adhere to the Land Use Policy.
Students hosting events on university property should review and follow the guidelines for event planning/management as outlined in Student Activities & Involvement’s Lead Times for Event Procedures.