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The UMass history department affirms the UMass diversity mission statement:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, as a public land-grant institution, has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, while demonstrating our commitment to inclusion of historically underrepresented groups. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence and that our students, faculty, and staff should reflect the diverse world in which we live.

The university recognizes and values the wide range of voices and perspectives in all spheres of the academic enterprise. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to policies that promote inclusiveness, social justice, and respect for all, regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, political belief or affiliation, marital status, veteran status, immigration status, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic or status protected by state or federal laws.

The UMass history department endorses and affirms the UMass Land Acknowledgement Statement 

This statement acknowledges that the university was founded and built on the unceded homelands of the Pocumtuc Nation on the land of the Norrwutuck community.

The department is currently working on a statement that more specifically relates to our department's commitments and strategies, but wants to present these affirmations here in the meantime.

For suggestions, ideas, concerns, complaints or simply conversations related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please reach out to Garrett Washington:

Garrett Washington, 
History Department Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director