Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Commonwealth Honors College embraces the UMass Amherst values of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, and is invested in the success and well-being of every individual in our community.

We believe that our honors living-learning community is most beneficial when it encompasses the widest range of voices, ideas, disciplines, and backgrounds, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our students, faculty, and staff.

The CHC student population reflects the overall diversity at UMass Amherst and the diversity of the college has been steadily broadening. Our efforts to promote equity and inclusion support the university’s diversity mission, which includes a commitment to the inclusion of historically underrepresented groups and a belief that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence.