Our Mission

The mission of the Center for 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!

Contact Information

Center for Diversity and Student Leadership

Main Contact

204 Keefe Campus Center

16 Barrett Hill Drive

Amherst, MA 01002

Phone: 413-542-5964

Email: cdsl@amherst.edu



M-F: 11am - 4pm  

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