students at the resource centers open house

First-Generation College Students

For questions, resources and support please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 

International Students

For questions, resources and support please visit the website for New International Students. 

Multicultural Resource Center

Located in Keefe Campus Center, the Multicultural Resource Center is the communications and activities hub for all groups at Amherst College that promote understanding of the various cultures that make up our community. It provides resources for students, faculty and staff, including a mentor program and a multimedia lending library.

Queer Resource Center

The Queer Resource Center supports the LGBTQQIAA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Ally) students of Amherst College.

Women’s and Gender Center

The Women's and Gender Center is a resource and forum for topics and issues related to women and, more broadly, to the experience of gender. 

Employment Practices

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color and persons with disabilities to apply for open positions at the College. Amherst is a national leader in enrolling a diverse student body and is similarly committed to enriching the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Diversity Fellowships

The Five College Consortium sponsors dissertation fellowships intended to promote diversity in the academy.  After review by a committee composed of representatives from Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith, four fellowships are awarded, each based at one of these colleges. The Fellowship, which is open to applicants in all fields, provides a $30,000 stipend, benefits, research support, housing assistance, and research and teaching mentorship.  

Creating Connections Consortium

Amherst is a member of Creating Connections Consortium. C3 offers new ways of connecting undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff and liberal arts colleges to opportunities that value and support diversity.