The University of Massachusetts Amherst

FOC Community Events & Programs

FOC Community Events & Programs

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

Faculty of Color Community Dinners

FoC dinners 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.

The next Faculty of Color Dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2023, in the Marriot Center. Please use this form to RSVP by Wednesday, Dec. 6, or contact us for more information.

Five College Events

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

The Fall 2023 Five College Consortium Faculty and Staff of Color Reception will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at Smith College in the Campus Center Carroll Room. Please click here to RSVP. For questions, email:

For additional information, please click here.