BIPOC

In SBS, we strive to provide a warm and welcoming space for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color.  Your academic, co-curricular, and professional development success are central to our work in SBS, and here, you will find resources, experiences, and programs that are designed to help you succeed.  You’ll find stories about your peers who have found success, resources to help you accomplish academic tasks, job and internship postings, alumni profiles, and more.

Our SBS RISE program supports students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or other Persons of Color (BIPOC) majoring in an academic program within the College of Social and Behavioral Science.   The Center or Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) is another great campus resource. Details about SBS RISE, CMASS, and other campus opportunities can be found below.

Humans of SBS: AFP Diversity Fellows

Kaego

Wide smiles, flower barrettes, and matching t-shirts. My last memory was captured in a quick snapshot of my friends and me at our daycare and after-school program. For the majority of my life, I have gone to predominantly white …

By Odessa Burkett
Odessa Burkett Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS
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SBS in Boston Student Spotlight: UMass Communication sophomore Mia Ransom Yance

Mia recently participated in our SBS in Boston spring 2021 internship program and interned at ELEMENT Productions, a full-service production and post company that creates content for distribution across all media platforms. Read below what Mia had to say about …

By Rachel Noto
Rachel Noto Assistant Director of Field Experience and Employer Engagement
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Humans of SBS: AFP Diversity Fellows

Kwarkor

I like to plan and make lists. Daily lists, monthly lists, everything was planned to a T, and I had a fabulous five year plan after senior high school; Graduate, move to South Africa for university and study law, …

By Odessa Burkett
Odessa Burkett Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS
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The Pathways Center has created some useful training and refresher videos to help students explore and register for classes. Below …

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