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University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
285 Old Westport Road
Auditorium Annex, lower level
Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747
Phone
(508) 999-8605
Email address
admissions@umassd.edu
School Information
"UMass Dartmouth traces its roots to 1895, when the state legislature chartered two textile schools: New Bedford Textile School and the Bradford Durfee Textile School in Fall River. As the region’s economic base shifted from textiles to more diverse manufacturing and service industries, the colleges changed, too. They diversified their curricula, responding to the needs of new generations of students" (Source: https://www.umassd.edu/about/history-of-umass-dartmouth/). The total undergraduate enrollment is 6,800 and the total enrollment is 8,500. The university offers 92 fields of study for undergraduates, 34 Master's degree programs, and 16 Doctorate programs of study. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
General Information
UMass Dartmouth has hosted numerous events for anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The university also has partnered with other colleges in launching a Leadership Academy for diversity, equity, and inclusion. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is required. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Program and Research Funding
  • In collaboration with UMass Dartmouth, UMass Lowell, Harvard University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Wheaton, Smith and Mount Holyoke colleges, UMass Amherst's Institute of Diversity Sciences launched a Leadership Academy "led by equity and inclusion expert Nilanjana Buju Dasgupta" in Summer 2020.
Resources
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion directs student to obtaining numerous diversity resources.
Symbolic Actions
  • The Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality strives to encompass "an actively anti-racist lens that decenters white supremacy."
  • The Southeastern Massachusetts STEM Network, to which UMass Dartmouth belongs, hosted two DEI events in August 2021.
  • UMass Dartmouth hosted a virtual talk with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, an expert in critical race theory, in October 2020. The topic of this talk was "Educating for Diversity in the Midst of Pandemics."
  • UMass Dartmouth released a statement of solidarity for the death of George Floyd on June 2, 2020 by stating, "I remain committed to the principle of social justice and reaffirm that we will do all that we can, as a campus community, to identify and address acts of racism."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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