Diversity and Inclusion


We have resources, support and guidance available for different constituencies of our community. Our goal is that every individual- student, faculty or staff- has the opportunity to both thrive in and enrich Amherst College. 


First-Generation College Students

For questions, resources and support please contact Flora Chan, Student Life Fellow.

International Students

For questions, resources and support please contact Dexter Padayachee, International Student Fellow, and visit the International Student Website

Mental Health and Wellness

The Counseling Center provides assessment, counseling, brief psychotherapy, and referral to Amherst College students on a voluntary and confidential basis. For wellness information and support, please see the Counseling Center webpage.

Student Health Services is located in Keefe Health Center. Appointments are available with all of our practitioners, usually within 24 hours of request. Walk-in hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students needing emergency care are seen at Keefe at any time we are open; a call ahead to x2267 will expedite your care. For more information and support please visit the Health Center webpage.

Physical education courses are offerered to faculty, staff and students of Amherst College. Please click here for more information on the courses available this semester, as well as the facility hours of the Alumni Gym. 

MultiCultural Resource Center

The Multicultural Resource Center is the hub for all groups at Amherst College that promote understanding of different cultural aspects present in the community.  It acts as a communication and activities hub, located in 112 Keefe Campus Center. For contact, please email mrc@amherst.edu  Please click on the link to go to the MRC website.

Queer Resource Center

The Queer Resource Center supports the LGBTQQIAA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Ally) students of Amherst College. The QRC seeks to empower the lives of LGBTQ students by uniting the diverse individuals in the community across gender, race, age, and economic standing, religion, and ability differences. The intention of The QRC is to provide a safe, open, and confidential atmosphere where LGBTQ students and their allies can gather openly and discuss relevant issues/topics. Please click on the link to go to the Queer Resource Center Website, as well as for more informaiton on the list of Annual Events & Link to Facebook Page.

Religious Life

The staff members of the Office of Religious Life are here to support students in their religious and spiritual exploration and practice.  On the Religious Life site you will find information about the religious life staff, special events, student religious organizationsreligious holidays and several other helpful links. In addition to the religious traditions represented at the College, there is a broad array of religious organizations in the greater Five College community.

The Religious Advisors are available for individual counsel and advice.  Each of the advisors has office hours (posted on the site) and is also available by appointment.  Feel free to contact any of the staff by telephone, e-mail, or in person. Their offices are located in The Cadigan Center for Religious Life at 38 Woodside Avenue (south of Newport House and behind the President's House).

Student Life

For questions, resources and support please contact Flora Chan, Student Life Fellow.

Transfer Students

For questions, resources and support please contact Flora Chan, Student Life Fellow.

Women's and Gender Center

The Women's and Gender Center seeks to foster a critical awareness of gender and create an intentional space, accessible to students of all genders, that will serve as a resource and forum for topics and issues related specifically to women and, more broadly, related to the experience of gender. The Center promotes learning about and exploring gender through personal experience, academic inquiry, community organizing, activism and discussion.  The Center opened on the first floor of the Keefe Campus Center in the spring of 2013 after a student-led initiative won support for the expansion and relocation of the earlier established Women's Center. It houses the Elizabeth Bruss Memorial Resource Library, which will be expanded in the coming year. 

For more information of WGC history, programming, open hours and other activities please follow them on Twitter (@AmherstWGC) and like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ACWGC). Students with questions may contact Danielle Hussey by e-mail or telephone (dhussey@amherst.edu; (413) 542-5667).