Community Standards

We are in an exceptional learning environment nestled in one of the best college towns in America. By choosing UMass Amherst you have accepted all the rights and responsibilities of membership in this community. There will be many opportunities to participate in fantastic learning and co-curricular activities.

With these benefits comes the responsibility to treat each member of our community with civility and respect. As a student you are expected to maintain high standards of personal conduct and participate actively in fostering the well-being of this unique educational community. A strong community depends on respect for the rights of others, considerate behavior and good judgment.

The Code of Student Conduct helps us realize those goals and focuses our collective efforts into creating a safe living and learning environment dedicated to academic exploration and personal growth. The Code is grounded in a learning process that can result in a personal understanding of our community values. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the Code and make it part of your daily life at UMass Amherst.

We are glad to have you in this community and we hope you will take full advantage of all UMass Amherst has to offer.

Enku Gelaye
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life


Enku Gelaye,
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Campus Life