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Solidarity Spaces & Support Circles

The resource centers are holding spaces and offering a variety of discussions and forums.

Mental Health Resources

  • 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 (lagosto@amherst.edu), or Associate Dean, Dean Gendron (dgendron@amherst.edu).
  • If you are faculty, please report all incidents to the Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculty; if staff, please report incidents to the Office of Human Resources.
  • The Department of East Asian Studies at Harvard has compiled a list of resources for Asian and AAPI students that everyone, regardless of identity, should consider reading through.