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Programs & Workshops

Below is a list of currently offered programs and workshops. For more information please contact the UMatter Office.

Connect: Suicide Prevention

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Connect is a workshop that teaches the UMass Lowell community what the warning signs are for mental illness and suicide. We discuss how to approach and talk with someone you may be concerned about and what the appropriate campus resources are to connect him or her with.

Connect is a three hour workshop, but can be condensed for your specific office or department needs.

Upcoming Connect Workshops

Student Workshops

Date Time/Location
September 22 1 - 4 p.m. - McGauvran, 311
October 12 4 - 7 p.m. - UCrossing, 255

Staff / Faculty Workshops

Date Time/Location
August 10 8:30 a.m. - Noon - UCrossing, 255


Staff and Faculty can RSVP for a Connect workshop through Human Resources Workplace Learning and Development. Students can RSVP by emailing umatter@uml.edu.

Programs can also be Requested for your department, club, or organization.

Bringing in the Bystander

Bringing in the Bystander is a workshop for students that strives to educate and empower the UMass Lowell community on how to safely and effectively intervene in cases where sexual assault is occurring or has potential to occur.

The workshop focuses on a community approach to identifying behaviors on a continuum of violence, and generates a commitment to intervention before, during and after an incident occurs. It emphasizes the message that "everyone in the community has a role to play in ending sexual violence."

Upcoming Bringing in the Bystander Workshops

Date Time Location
Part 1: October 19 5 - 7 p.m. McGauvran, 311
Part 2: October 26 5 - 7 p.m. McGauvran, 311

To sign up for BITB, please contact UMatter@uml.edu.

Kognito: At Risk

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An online-interactive coaching game

At-Risk for Faculty & Staff teaches you how to identify, approach and connect students to campus supports through an interactive coaching tool. Through an interactive, game-like simulation.At-Risk coaches you on how to navigate difficult conversations around mental health and encouraging students to seek additional supports.

At-Risk for Students uses an interactive game-like simulation to help students in identifying others who may be struggling. At-Risk coaches students on how to have challenging conversations with friends and peers around mental health and how to encourage them to connect with resources.

LGBTQ on Campus for Students teaches users how to respond to biased comments, support a student who comes out, recognize signs of psychological distress, and connect students to appropriate campus resources.

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How To Log In

You can log onto the programs at: www.kognitocampus.com/login

  • Enrollment Key for Staff: uml914
  • Enrollment Key for Students: uml978

Ally Space

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LGBTQ students are at higher risk for suicide due to the environmental struggles they may encounter. Attend a workshop and learn how you can be an ally to those students in need.

Please check back later for an updated schedule of staff and student workshops.

Find more information on the UMass Lowell Ally Space website.