Established in 1995 as part of UMass Dartmouth’s efforts to acknowledge the unique circumstances of its increasingly diverse student body, the Frederick Douglass Unity House (FDUH) provides a supportive environment for the academic, cultural, recreational, and social pursuits of UMass Dartmouth’s ALANA students (African/Black, Latin@/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Indigenous). All are welcome!
The Office of Student Accessibility Services provides equal access by determining reasonable accommodations for students and partnering with campus communities to remove barriers, promote diversity, and strive for inclusion for all.
The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life staff coordinates religious activities and serves the spiritual needs of the University community. Clergy and ministers from major religious denominations provide opportunities for worship, spiritual direction and counseling, and programs which enable students, faculty and staff to nurture and integrate their spiritual lives.
Originally founded in 1970 as the Women’s Referral Center, the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality (CWGS) is the second oldest collegiate Women’s Center in the country. CWGS amplifies and advocates for all genders and gender identities including the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer community, with the purpose of eliminating barriers, diminishing prejudices, and creating a supportive climate and space for all.
The International Student and Scholar Center is a resource center for international students and scholars on issues related to immigration status, employment, social, cultural, and academic concerns which impact the students’ experience as a member of the UMass Dartmouth community.
The Black History 4 Seasons Council focuses on engaging the University community in deeper conversations and ongoing dialogue about the unique experiences and contributions of Americans of African descent and members of the African diaspora in the areas of literature, music, law, medicine, politics, social justice, and visual and performing arts, etc. The Black History 4 Seasons Council collaborates with various colleges, departments, and community partners to offer cultural programming, faculty presentations, student forums and celebrations, films, and read-ins for the University and the community beyond our campus.
As a Military Friendly School, UMass Dartmouth provides a wide range of support and referral services for all undergraduate and graduate students who are veterans, currently serving on active duty or in the Reserves or National Guard.