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LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion Group
This is a weekly drop-in group for students who are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, or asexual and for students who are already out and looking for a place of support to talk about being LGBTQIA+. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).

When: Sep 5, 2018 12am to Apr 24, 2019 12am in Amherst, MA
Cost: Free admission
Trans Support Group
This is a weekly drop-in group for UMass students who identify as trans or gender nonconforming. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and CCPH.

When: Sep 11, 2018 12am to Apr 30, 2019 12am in Amherst, MA
Cost: Free admission
Graduate Film Certificate Applications Accepted
Graduate Film Certificate Program applications are due February 1, 2019. All matriculated graduate students in any graduate degree program are eligible to apply for the Certificate Program. Contact: Professor Anne Ciecko, Director, Graduate Film Certificate ciecko@comm.umass.edu

When: Sep 12, 2018 12am to Feb 1, 2019 12am in Amherst, MA
Cost: Free admission
Domestic Exchange Information Session
Study away in the USA, and Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Attend a Domestic Exchange Information Session - no appointment necessary.

Information Sessions are mandatory to receive applications and necessary details.

Through Domestic Exchange, UMass students can study at another college or university, allowing them to live in another geographic area, access courses and facilities not offered at their home campus, and broaden their undergraduate experience.



When: Oct 17, 2018 12am to May 1, 2019 12am in Amherst, MA
P.R.O.P.S: Presenting Real, Original, Powerful Stories – Applications Open
P.R.O.P.S: Presenting Real, Original, Powerful Stories

This program offers students the opportunity to share inspiring stories and innovative discoveries. Selected students will present a 5-12 minute-talk in a live showcase which will be recorded and made available to larger audiences. Talks can explore a range of topics addressing personal growth, academic research, or new perspectives. This can result in shared learning, inspiration, and motivation to make a positive change. 

Examples include: 

• Practicing empathy and working across difference 
• Making mistakes and learning through experiences
• Producing original research, discoveries, and inventions 
• Challenging dominant narrative and stereotypes
• Making a difference as an active bystander (and many othes)

Participating students will attend workshops and receive support to prepare them for the showcase. If you have an idea that would be a good fit for this program and you would like to share it with others, apply to be part of this great opportunity.

Link to application: https://goo.gl/forms/tSn8QhXa7ngDsCEU2
Email questions to: wocln@umass.edu



When: Nov 21, 2018 12am to Jan 31, 2019 12am in Amherst, MA
Cost: Free admission
Apply to be the 2019 Commencement Student Speaker
When: Nov 23, 2018 12am to Feb 1, 2019 12am in Amherst, MA
Nominations Accepted for 2019 Commencement 21st Century Leaders Award
The University of MA Amherst seeks nominations of graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award. 

This award recognizes the strong academic record and exemplary achievement of undergraduate students who further distinguished their intellectual accomplishments, and enhanced the reputation of the University by contributing to the campus community in one or more of the following ways:

  • Demonstrating strong leadership qualities, characterized by the ability to unite and inspire others toward positive action
  • Expanding the intellectual climate of their academic area through noteworthy original research
  • Markedly improving the quality of life for others through community service, either internal to the University or beyond the borders of our campus
  • Advancing the teaching mission of the University as an exceptional undergraduate teaching assistant whose efforts continually motivate others to learn
  • Exemplifying perseverance and courage by overcoming extraordinary personal obstacles through resolve and a determination to excel
  • Participating in the demands of public presentations, either by exhibiting a truly inspiring caliber of artistic talent, through creation or performance, or by excelling in the competitive demands of athleticism

Nominations are due on or before January 22, 2019 to the Office of External Relations and University Events in 305 Whitmore Administration Building or urevents@umass.edu.

Up to ten students will be awarded the 21st Century Leaders Award at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony. Recipients will receive a plaque and an award of $1,000 from the UMass Amherst Alumni Association.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of External Relations and University Events, which coordinates this award, at 413-577-1101 or urevents@umass.edu.



When: Nov 23, 2018 12am to Jan 22, 2019 12am in Amherst, MA
Camp Machasay New Volunteer Form
When: Jan 1, 2019 12am to Dec 31, 2019 12am in Amherst, MA
Spring/ Fall/ Winter Camp Machasay Volunteer Form
When: Jan 1, 2019 12am to Dec 31, 2019 12am in Amherst, MA
Girls into the Wild Winter Session
When: Jan 3, 2019 12am to Mar 21, 2019 12am in Amherst, MA