Events

Announcements

The Stonewall Center’s LGBTQIA+ Peer Mentoring Program Is Seeking Mentors and Mentees for the Fall
The Stonewall Center’s Peer Mentorship Program matches incoming students to a mentor within the University’s LGBTQIA+ community to provide academic, social, and emotional support. The program is dedicated to building community among LGBTQIA+ students on campus by fostering relationships between incoming and returning students and providing a built-in buddy system to help with transitioning to life at UMass. Peer mentorship pairs are expected to engage with each other at least 2-3 times per month with at least one of those being in-person.

Sign up to be a mentor here  
Sign up to have a mentor (be a mentee) here

The Stonewall Center has developed a resource guide for LGBTQIA+ students and for families with LGBTQIA+ children moving to Western Mass. The guide can be accessed here.


The Stonewall Center's LGBTQIA+ allyship web course is available for UMass staff, faculty, and students
The course offers an independent, self-paced learning experience around the foundations of sexuality, gender, gender identity, and allyship. It is designed for UMass Amherst faculty, staff, and students to learn about strategies and resources to support LGBTQIA+ people. Faculty and staff who complete the training can receive a placard for their office that states that “this is a welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ people” and be listed on the Stonewall Center’s website as having taken the course. People can enroll here.

 

 


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Our Mission

The mission of the Stonewall Center is to provide support, resources, programming and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) and allied students, staff, and faculty at UMass Amherst and for the surrounding area. We also seek to educate the campus and local community about heterosexism, genderism, racism, transmisogyny, and other forms of oppression and intersectionalities. We do this in order to strengthen and sustain an inclusive climate for LGBTQIA+ and LGBTQIA+-supportive individuals. We work closely with other campus departments, offices, and local organizations to foster student learning, development, and leadership and to support individual academic success while building LGBTQIA+ communities and enhancing the lives of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.