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Center for Access and Success

The Center for Access and Success works with students, faculty and staff on campus to ensure that appropriate adjustments are made in order to make certain that there is student equity within our classrooms. Any student who has a documented disability is afforded various services to accommodate their individual disabilities.  The Center for Access and Success empowers people with disabilities in their full integration into campus life and oversees compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

The office is located in room 202 in The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life on the second floor of the campus center and is open daily on a walk-in basis. Appointments with a specific campus minister may be made by stopping by the office, by telephone or by email. The office is open Monday-Friday at 9:00 am.

The center for Religious and Spiritual Life offers educational programs, advocacy, dialogue and other activities which foster an informed, caring and supportive community for those of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality

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  • 508.910.6567 Campus Center Second Floor: Suite 207
  • Off-Campus: Women's Center, Inc: 508.999.6636
  • Hot Line Number: 508.99Women

The Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality offers resources and support on women’s and LGBT issues, as well as coordinating campus initiatives for preventing sexual assault and violence. CWGS acts as a voice for women, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* community in efforts to lessen prejudice, remove barriers and create a supportive and safe space for all.

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Counseling Center

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  • 508.999.8648 or 8650 Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm
  • After Hour Emergencies: UMass Dartmouth Police Department: 911 or 508.999.8107

The Counseling Center is located in the Auditorium Annex between the main auditorium and the Liberal Arts building, and directly above the Admissions office.

The Counseling Center offers crisis intervention services, short-term individual, couples’ and group therapy, behavioral medicine, psychiatric medication consultation and treatment.

The Counseling Center’s consultation and education services include free suicide prevention trainings for the campus community. Ideal for those who interact directly with students, the program helps participants recognize suicide warning signs and provides the skills needed to help at-risk students.

Frederick Douglass Unity House

The Frederick Douglass Unity House is an intercultural center that empowers and transforms the student experience, through activities and initiatives designed to challenge, foster and enrich the cultural life of the UMassD community.

Unity House places a particular emphasis on providing a supportive environment for the academic, cultural, recreational, and social pursuits of UMassD's ALANA students—African/Black, Latin@/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American/Indigenous—and social justice allies.

Health Services

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  • 508.999.8982 or x8982
  • 508.910.6641 or x6641
  • Nurse Practitioner On Call: 508.999.8982
  • On-campus emergency 508.999.9191 or x9191

Health Services is committed to providing accessible, responsive, cost-effective and quality health care and education to UMass Dartmouth students. This allows students to make responsible choices and perform optimally both physically and mentally, in order to achieve their academic potential and minimize interruptions in their academic pursuits.

Health Services is not a hospital and does not have an emergency department; in a life-threatening emergency, call 911 if off-campus or 508 999-9191 or x9191 if on-campus.

Health Services provides general medical care by appointment and on a walk-in basis. Walk-in students are evaluated by an RN and given an appointment if needed. Visit the Health Services website for operating hours and important information.

LiveWell: Office of Health Education, Promotion, & Wellness

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  • 508.910.6965
  • 508.910.6966

LiveWell is UMass Dartmouth’s home for innovative programs, entertaining events and important health and wellness information. Health educators develop trainings and presentations for classes, residence halls and other groups; provide guest lecturers for classes and community groups; and offer resources and referrals on health-related issues. LiveWell supports students health, personal development, academic success and well-being. Programs and services target issues at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, community and societal levels.

Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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  • 508.999.9293
  • 508.999.8192

The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is devoted to ensuring the University’s commitment to access and opportunity for all people. The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion monitors all activities at UMass Dartmouth to ensure equal education opportunity, affirmative action, and equal employment. The office also works with others within the community and southeastern Massachusetts to help promote and spread cultural diversity by implementing an understanding, awareness, and appreciation of relationships among people of various cultures.

Office of Student Affairs

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  • 508.999.8640 Campus Center, Suite 221 Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

The Office of Student Affairs  responds to individual student needs and concerns, providing the support, resources and referrals they may need to succeed at UMass Dartmouth.

The office oversees and enforces policies key to the campus culture of civility and respect, including the Code of Student Conduct, alcohol and other drug policies and the academic honesty policy. Other resources include an emergency loan program, Veteran Services offices, and assistance with withdrawals from, and readmission to, the university.

UMass Darmouth Police Department

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  • Emergency numbers: 911 and/or 508.999.9191
  • Silent Witness/Police Tip Line: 508.999.TIPS (8477)

The UMass Dartmouth Police Department is a full service, MPAC Accredited Law Enforcement Agency that provides a wide array of Police and Public Safety services to the University community, which consists of a 710-acre main campus and five satellite campuses located in the cities of New Bedford and Fall River.

 If you witness or experience any suspicious or unusual behavior, a hazardous situation or a suspected crime, report it! Important information on emergency and general calls, the anonymous TIPS phone line and online witness form is available online.

Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution

The Office reinforces the university's expectations and community standards for individual behavior through a process that promotes individual education and responsibility.

The Office of Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution is responsible for overseeing the enforcement, distribution, and development of university student conduct regulations.


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