Students in need of mental health support should access the confidential counseling and referral services at the Counseling Center (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, to the Dean of Students, Liz Agosto (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Associate Dean, Dean Gendron (email@example.com).