As the fall semester opened in the wake of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy seized the opportunity to reaffirm UMass Amherst’s commitment to ensuring a safe and welcoming living-learning environment for all. Launching the campus’s enthusiastically received Hate Has No Home at UMass campaign, Subbaswamy called on “every member of our community to reject hatred in all its forms and to stand united in defense of tolerance, diversity, and inclusion.”
UMass Amherst’s diversity and progressive philosophy regarding gay rights, multi- cultures, race diversity, women’s rights, and saving the planet is a big reason I selected UMass as my university. Way ahead of most schools in the 1970s.
Good to see that UMass remains an open and tolerant place.
Thank you, sir. I’m prouder than ever that my daughter is attending UMass Amherst.
On behalf of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), we write to commend you for launching the “Hate Has No Home” campaign at UMass Amherst. By doing so, you have taken significant and proactive steps to counter hate and divisive rhetoric by bringing the community together to spread a message of inclusion as students return back to campus.
I am a new international student and the university’s campaign to fight the bigotry that we have found ourselves in is truly commendable. The numerous posters crying out “Hate Has No Home at UMass” have acted as a comfortable reassurance whenever I feel threatened looking at the news as I find my feet in this amazing country. Thank you again for this wonderful campaign, more power to you!