The University of Massachusetts Amherst

At the UMass College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), we strive to foster a college culture and climate that is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. 

Our Values

Commitment to Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The College is committed to taking action against racism in all forms and fostering an equitable and inclusive learning and working environment. While we have initiated significant steps forward, considerable work remains. We are working to develop an improved climate for everyone in SBS and the UMass community, as part of our commitment.

Social Progress and Justice. SBS has a long and proud tradition of critical inquiry, commitment to social progress and justice, and research and teaching relevant to society’s pressing needs. Whether focused on environmental policy and justice, inequalities related to class, gender, and race, political representation, promoting indigenous rights, use of communication technologies to promote social movements or change the political landscape, better understanding relationships between health and behavior, examining international inequalities or those near home, and myriad others, SBS research is at the forefront in seeking to improve the world.