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Diversity and Inclusion

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the UMass Lowell Community

Our commitment to the fundamental principles of diversity and inclusion serves as a guide for our personal and collective behavior. Join us in our mission to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone in campus community.

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Bystander Awareness Training

Active Bystanders play a key role in valuing diversity and creating an inclusive workplace. As an Active Bystander, you can make the difference by speaking up, making room for silenced voices and minimizing difficult situations. This program will provide you with the skills to empower you to take this challenging but important role.

9/8/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM WAN-305 Register

Knowledge, Skills and Awareness: Develop Your Cultural Competence

Developing cultural competence means that we move toward a deeper understanding and acceptance of ourselves and others. This session will provide participants with the opportunity to explore: personal values and experiences, how these personal experiences impact behavior and relationships with others, and the ways in which University policies and practices contribute to creating an inclusive and positive work environment. Continental Breakfast & Lunch will be provided.

9/6/2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM WAN-305 Register

Understanding Title IX Workshop

Learn the far-reaching implications of what gender equity at UMass Lowell means for you: equal access to all programs and scholarships; prevention of sexual violence including domestic violence; reporting responsibilities of employees who believe sexual assault or harassment may have occurred; resources and options available for possible victims; the definition of consent to sexual activity; the differences between a police investigation, Title IX investigation, and a student conduct hearing; the role of the Title IX Coordinator; and more.

6/1/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM WAN-305 Register

Past Program Offerings

Understanding & Working in Multiple Generation Workplace

The differences among the generations can be one of the greatest challenges facing all of us in the workplace. We will discuss ways of working collaboratively with different generations within a respectful workplace.

Understanding Veteran Services Workshop

As over 1.5 million service members leave military service over the next five years, the number of student Veterans attending UMass Lowell is expected to significantly increase. Student Veterans bring unique and meaningful life experiences to our academic culture. This presentation will review transitional issues facing student Veterans, cultural differences compared to traditional students; and avenues for staff and faculty to provide a supportive environment for student Veterans to be successful in their academic pursuits.