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Mental Health Resources
- Students in need of mental health support should access the confidential counseling and referral services at the Center for Counseling and Mental Health (413.542.2354). The Center continues to offer a variety of services for students: support groups specifically related to racial and other affinities, help accessing care in your current location, urgent care, and individual counseling.
- Faculty and staff needing mental health support should contact New Directions, Amherst’s Employee Assistance Plan (EAP). New Directions is a comprehensive, confidential resource that employees can access at any time, either through the website or by calling 1.800.624.5544. (You will need to enter our “company code”: Amherst College.)
Campus Resources for Identity-Based Harassment
- Students, staff, and faculty who become the target of bias, harassment, or assault – verbal or physical – should immediately call for help. If you are on campus, call ACPD at 413-542-2291. If you are in the town of Amherst call the town police at 413-259-3000. (Amherst Chief of Police Scott Livingstone and other town officials released a statement condemning the actions of Minneapolis police officers in the death of George Floyd, and affirming their commitment to community-based policing.)
- If you are a student, report all incidents of bias, threat, or harassment, whether online or in-person, through the College’s Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form. You can also contact Laurie Frankl, Director for Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator (email@example.com), or Sara Kragness, Civil Rights & Title IX Intake, Care, and Education Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- If you are faculty, please report all incidents to the Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculty; if staff, please report incidents to the Office of Human Resources.
- The Department of East Asian Studies at Harvard has compiled a list of resources for Asian and AAPI students that everyone, regardless of identity, should consider reading through.
Resources from the Asian Students Association
Legal & Civil Liberty Resources