Creating a Stronger Sense of Community & Belonging

Amherst seeks to create a diverse intellectual community in which all three terms in that phrase are as meaningful as the middle one has always been, that connects and bonds students and faculty whether they are studying or teaching from home or on campus. Giving opportunities include endowed funding for professional residential-life staff, support for student leadership and programming, athletics and wellness initiatives, speakers’ series, visiting positions, and environmental sustainability initiatives.