UMass Amherst has a long-standing commitment to social progress and social justice. We value diversity and equity and strive for inclusive excellence in our classrooms, research labs, dorms, and beyond.
We do everything in our power to encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion by way of promoting social progress and social justice. As a public land-grant institution, UMass Amherst has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people and to demonstrate a commitment to inclusion of historically underrepresented groups. We are committed to ensuring freedom of expression and dialogue among diverse groups in a community defined by mutual respect. We seek to overcome biases based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion, and to create and ensure a respectful, safe, and inclusive campus for all members of the community.
Values at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
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.