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.

SBS alum Jeanai Celestin’18, Economics and Public Policy, on her time at UMass in the Honors College

After joining The Emerging Scholars program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jeanai earned a spot in the Commonwealth Honors College.  Jeanai graduated in 2018 with a degree in Economics and a certificate in Public Policy Administration.

Jeanai worked for …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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The Value of Mentorship: Creating Opportunities for People of Color

Illustrated by Marian Blair

Mentoring can play a crucial role in our professional success, and this is especially true for people of color. Due to the disparity in diversity of representation within leadership combined with a lack of access to …

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Kabir Thatte ’16 is following the drumbeat of politics

“Back in 2012 when I was trying to decide between majors, I was caught in between this huge web of do I go into sciences, do I go into liberal arts? And as I went through college, I loved political …

By Alli Faust
Alli Faust Product Manager
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