Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a public land-grant institution, UMass Amherst is deeply committed to providing access and opportunities for all people, especially historically underrepresented groups. The university has been a leader in promoting equality and inclusion through much of its history, with respected research and student success programs for and about ethnically diverse, first-generation, and nontraditional students. Research in this area spans social science, economics, public policy, public health, education, history, women’s studies, literary and cultural studies, and the arts. In partnership with state, regional, and federal agencies, we are working to determine the root causes of inequality and to identify sound solutions.