Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Campus Diversity & Student Leadership (CDSL) is two-fold:

  • to provide education, support, and advocacy to and on behalf of first generation, low-income, transfer, and undocumented/DACA, and veteran students. Through programmatic initiatives, resources, and services we foster personal, social, and academic success for the student populations we serve.
  • to create and offer immersive opportunities for co-curricular learning and leadership development. We strive to educate and cultivate leaders who hold a commitment to lifelong learning, self-reflection, social justice, and social change.

Leadership Development Programs

Check out leadership development opportunities through CDSL and on campus!

Tenzin L. Kunor

Tenzin L. Kunor

Associate Director of Diversity & Leadership

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BA, Psychology, Ethnic and Racial Studies; M.Ed., Student Affairs in Higher Education

I am incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to build and implement the programs, resources, and services to best serve our first generation, low-income, transfer, undocumented/DACA, and veteran student populations at Amherst College and to cultivate leadership opportunities grounded in social justice and social change. I strive to help create a community that deconstructs classism in higher education and provides experiences that are equitable and accessible. I am deeply committed to nurturing compassionate, imaginative, and reflective leaders seeking to create a better world for all of us. 

2017-2018 Student Code of Conduct

Each year the College publishes updates to our Student Code of Conduct, which includes the Honor Code, the College Sexual Misconduct Policy, and many other policies.


Students are responsible for their adherence to the standards enumerated in the Student Code of Conduct.  Faculty and staff can assist students by joining in the reading and discussion of its contents—and even by making suggestions for the evolution of the document during the year.  The Code belongs to the whole community, and is stewarded by the College Council, members of the Office of Student Affairs, and by our faculty.