Trans Resources on Campus

Amherst College embraces and celebrates all forms of diversity, including gender identity and expression. This website was developed to assist trans and gender non-conforming students as they navigate institutional structures on campus. This website will be updated as we gather more information about policies and practices in various departments. Please note that this is just a collection of existing policies on campus; the QRC does not necessarily endorse all of the policies and practices below.

LGBTQIA? "You Can Play" at Amherst

Submitted on Tuesday, 7/9/2013, at 11:57 AM

by William Sweet

Teamwork means sticking up for your teammates, putting aside distractions and disputes, and aiming for achievement. Amherst student-athletes understand this, so it’s no surprise that they have come out to declare that Amherst Athletics welcomes and celebrates its LGBTQIA athletes.

Amherst athletes and staff collaborated this semester to create a video for the You Can Play Project, a national effort advocating respect for all collegiate athletes, regardless of sexual orientation. It offers a simple yet profound message: If you can play, you can play.

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Equipment Available

The Dean of Students Office offers a variety of equipment to students for check-out over Thanksgiving Break.  It is available by appointment with any of the Student Coordinators (listed here) or Flora Chan (fchan@amherst.edu) in the basement of Keefe Campus Center.

My Life: Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies

Allen Guttmann Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society of Olympic Historians

October 2009

imageAmherst’s Allen Guttmann, professor of English and American studies, has been honored with a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH). During a special two-day meeting of the group in Cologne, Germany, in August, Guttmann delivered an address titled “Ludic Diffusion as Cultural Imperialism?” and received an honorary ISOH diploma as well as a bronze bust of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games. “I was especially pleased to be able to begin my address by thanking, at some length, the European scholars whose work had inspired me and whose help had been indispensable,” said Guttmann. “I was quite moved that many of these scholars come to Cologne in order to be present at the ceremony.”

Intramural Sports

The Intramural Sports program at Amherst College spans three seasons and offers members of the community an opportunity to participate and compete in sports. The program is open to all students, faculty, staff, and administrators of Amherst College. Unfortunately, it is not open to local residents, students of other colleges, or spouses, partners, and dependents of Amherst College students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Better for It

imageIn the opening round of the NCAA Championship, Joe Addison '09 found the back of the net to win the game for Amherst, which became one of the most feared teams in Division III.By Justin Long

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