Events and Announcements
Connect with Stonewall through Our Virtual Lounge on Discord
LGBTQIA+ Five College and other area college and high school students are invited to join the Stonewall Center’s Discord virtual lounge to hang out and chat or seek support and information.
The Stonewall Center Is Hiring!
The center is hiring incoming UMass students for the 2021-22 school year to assist with QTPOC (queer and trans people of color) and trans programming and LGBTQIA+ trainings. Work-study is preferred but not required. Please apply here.
One-Stop Spot for LGBTQIA+ Involvement at UMass
Want to learn more about campus LGBTQIA+ student groups? Be part of Stonewall’s peer mentorship program? Work or volunteer at Stonewall this fall? Sign up for our weekly email about campus and local LGBTQIA+ events? Please fill out the form here!
Trans and Gender Nonconforming Support Group: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET, throughout the summer
Free and open to all UMass and other Five College students who identify as trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, or questioning. Students located in any state or internationally are welcome. Contact the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health to register: 413-545-2337.
Seeking LGBTQIA+ UMass Faculty and Staff Mentors
The Spectrum Defined Residential Community, the res hall floor focused on LGBTQIA+ students, is launching a mentorship program to pair Spectrum students with UMass LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff. The program seeks to foster community and build students’ life and career skills, such as through navigating their identity in the hiring process and the workplace. Interested faculty and staff should fill out the mentor pairing form. Applications will be accepted through mid-July.
Applicants Now Being Accepted for the Hannah Frilot Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship honors Hannah Frilot, a queer activist, engineering major, and IT staff member, who was killed in an accident five years ago. Applicants should be UMass students who follow in her footsteps: women in STEM majors, nonbinary students, and student activists who advocate for marginalized groups. The application deadline is May 29th. More information here.
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 Pioneer Valley. 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 individuals and their allies. 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.