The Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) is based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and works to address underrepresentation in information technology (IT) education and the workforce.
The Diversity Programs Office (DPO) at the College of Engineering provides academic and non-academic support to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation among under-represented minorities and women. They also have a tutoring program to provide academic support.
Plans and designs have little meaning unless they represent the needs, dreams, values, and goals of those who will use them. Questions of justice in the distribution of costs and benefits and power and privilege are central to all policy and planning. Research in this theme explores the interconnections between engagement, justice, and multiple and diverse publics in policy, planning and design.
The MAS mission is to promote public understanding and appreciation of the sciences, to support scientific research and education in areas relevant to the needs of the state, to provide consultative or advisory services on matters of science to the local, state, and federal agencies.
Volunteer opportunities such as gathering signatures for a petition urging the state government to update the bottle bill (by placing a bottle deposit on juice, water, and sports drinks bottles which are not included in the current bill). This would allow for more recycling and less waste across MA.
Enables area businesses, institutions of higher education, local school districts, regional workforce development professionals, community based organizations and various municipal or civic leaders to increase the number of area students who participate in career-related programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Trains graduate students to work on historical projects with a broad range of audiences and institutions, as well as to prepare them for entry level positions in museums, archives, historic preservation agencies and many other places that engage the insights and methods of historians.
Student-initiated outreach program that connects UMass students with local community-based organizations and schools through tutoring-mentoring partnerships, college awareness activities, and policy advocacy.
Partnership of UMass students, faculty and members of grassroots community organizations. Design programs that build community, promote social and economic justice, advance cross-cultural understanding.
est Buddies is a global volunteer movement, working towards a more inclusive environment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through creating opportunities for friendships.
UMass GardenShare is a student-run community garden located on Tilson Road. The volunteers strive to educate students and the community about sustainable gardening techniques and share the vegetables, fruits, and herbs that produced at the garden.
Habitat for Humanity is a community service organization that helps build houses in our community for people who can’t afford them on their own. The campus chapter works in Amherst and Turners Falls to build affordable houses.
The UMass Rotaract Club works under the umbrella organization of Rotary International to provide community and international service opportunities for students while helping students take on leadership positions and working on professional development.