The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Community Building

Community Building


Finding community both on and off campus, can be a challenge. We offer a number of  events to connect faculty to each other and to resources to help promote faculty productivity, camaraderie, and general well-being.

Please note: Temporary restrictions on campus events are now in place. All fall semester events will either take place virtually or be postponed.

Faculty of Color Community Dinners

FoC dinners are held once a month and give faculty a chance to connect with colleagues from across campus. These are informal gatherings, but each one has a theme that aims to get at some of the issues that affect us on and off campus. For each dinner, a few colleagues will offer some reflections to lead us in discussion. 

Five College Events

Faculty and Staff of Color Receptions: Meet new colleagues and reconnect with old friends. 

Campus Events

Check back for spring events.