Remedying Inequity through Student Engagement (SBS RISE)

SBS RISE is designed to create community, and provide specialized academic programs and opportunities for underrepresented students within SBS (those who identify as first-generation, Black, Indigenous, or other Persons of Color (BIPOC), and/or come from low income backgrounds).

2021 SBS in DC cohort member Lizette writes about her experience in the first week in DC

Every summer, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst sends a cohort of about twenty students to Washington DC for an internship experience filled with opportunities for professional and personal development. I’m part …

By Anne Lizette Sta Maria
Anne Lizette Sta Maria
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Humans of SBS: AFP Diversity Fellows


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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This Year's SBS RISE Diversity Fellows

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SBS RISE Diversity Fellows
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Student Success Stories

Featured Resources

The Pathways Center has created some useful training and refresher videos to help students explore and register for classes. Below …

Research Opportunities