Diversity and Support

Diversity Matters at UMass Amherst

Diversity Matters is a comprehensive website where you can find information about the exemplary work that is being done in the area of diversity on our campus and in the local community. 

Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS)

The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success is committed to working with students, student leaders, faculty, and administrators regarding issues that affect the quality of education and campus life. The programs within this office include Academic Support, Cultural Enrichment, Institutional Diversity and Student Development.

Center for Women and Community 

The Center for Women and Community (CWC)'s mission is to provide leadership in promoting educational access and equity for women, to empower women to take full control of their lives and to strengthen the connections among women.

Women of Color Leadership Network

The Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) provides a home away from home for African American, Latina, Asian American, Native American, Middle Eastern American, multiracial, and multicultural women. WOCLN provides advocacy, coaching, mentoring, internships, and a wide range of workshops and events, all with the aim of strengthening self-identity as well as community. 

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life provides individual and institutional advocacy, interfaith dialogue, and other educational and bridge-building activities designed to foster an informed, caring and supportive campus community for students of all backgrounds and beliefs. It also serves as the liaison between the University and the private religious organizations and advisers who provide pastoral counseling and other religious services for our students.

The Stonewall Center

The Stonewall Center provides support, advocacy, and programming for LGBT and allied students, staff, and faculty at UMass Amherst and for the larger Pioneer Valley. The Center seeks to educate the campus and local community about heterosexism, genderism, and sexual and gender prejudice in order to create a more inclusive and welcoming climate for bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, and transgender individuals and their allies.

MyCenter offers an online discussion forum on Women’s Health, Campus and Community Lists, Media, Campus Life, Love and Relationships.  There is a section for parents and families.