Diversity and Inclusion Programs

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Five Colleges is committed to supporting the efforts of our member campuses in promoting diverse learning communities for students, faculty members and staff members.

Academically, there are several Five College programs in which students and professors explore issues of identity, multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion:

Asian/Pacific/American Studies 
Crossroads in the Study of the Americas (CISA)
Multicultural Theater
Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies
Native American and Indigenous Studies
Queer and Sexuality Studies
Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice (RHRJ)
Women's Studies Research Center

Information about campus diversity resources can be found at the following links:

Amherst College
Hampshire College
Mount Holyoke College
Smith College
UMass Amherst

Five Colleges also maintains a page of Anti-Racism, Diversity and Inclusion Resources that we add to regularly. 

Annual Reception for Faculty Members and Staff Members of Color

Five Colleges regularly organizes a reception for faculty and staff members of color from the five campuses. The Five College homepage will announce when the next reception is scheduled. 

Contact Information

Amherst College

Allen Hart
Interim Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer
Room D214
Science Center
Amherst, MA 01002

Hampshire COLLEGE

Natalie Sowell
Dean of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Cole Science Center 106
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Mount holyoke COLLEGE

Kijua Sanders-McMurtry
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Third floor of Mary Lyon Hall
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075


Floyd Cheung
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
College Hall 302
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

university of massachusetts amherst

Nefertiti Walker, Interim Associate Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion
Whitmore Administration Building, Suite 301
181 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01002