Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Medical School
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) does not discriminate in education or employment and strives to maintain an educational and work environment that is safe, civil, respectful, humane, and free of all forms of harassment and discrimination. These efforts are guided by policies and procedures that reflect the culture of the institution as well as all applicable Federal and State laws. All members of the UMMS community have responsibility for upholding University policies and related procedures, which are aligned with the goals of affirmative action, inclusion and equal opportunity.
The Diversity and Inclusion Office has primary responsibility for administration of civil rights related policies. These policies cover race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions) sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, covered veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law in admission, treatment, employment, programs, services and activities.
University students, faculty, staff, residents and post-docs can become familiar with these policies through the links at the right of this page or the drop down menu from the main DIO home page. Information about the laws related to each policy is also provided.
Special resources and information designed to prevent or address sexual misconduct are provided on the DIO CARE website: Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education (for sex discrimination and violence). Our campus Title IX Officer is Carla Carten, Ph.D. who can be reached at 508-856-2179.
Questions, concerns or complaints related to any policy under Diversity Office oversight may be directed to my office at 508-856-2179.
Director, Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines
UMMS Community Civility Statement
Accessibility in the Workplace Guidelines (in development)
Americans with Disabilities Act Form and Procedures for Workplace Accommodations
Appropriate Treatment of Students - Procedure for reporting and addressing mistreatment of students and learners in educational programs
Consensual Amorous Relationships - UMMS expectations on relationships between faculty and students/ managers and employees
Responding to Protected Class Discrimination: Policy and Procedure
Holiday Guidelines – Creating an inclusive and respectful work environment during the Holiday season
Responding to a Hostile Work Environment
Responding to Sexual Harassment: Policy and Procedure
Social Media Guidelines - Respectful use of social media
Responding to Sex Discrimination in Education: Title IX Policy and Procedures
Other Information and Resources
Access@Work Resource Site – (in development)
Disciplinary Action Appeals Process
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the Law Poster (external PDF)
EEO is the Law website (has alternate language options)
Retaliation - What it is. How to avoid it.
UMMS Statement of Non-Discrimination
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, national origin, covered veteran status, disability, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law in employment, admissions, participation in its programs, services and activities, and selection of vendors who provide services or products to UMMS. Further, UMMS is firmly committed to ensuring that all who work, study, visit or seek treatment here may do so in an environment free of harassment and/or discrimination.
Further information is available at http://www.umassmed.edu/dio/equal-opportunity/.
Questions concerning this notice can be directed to the Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion. Questions concerning Title IX may be directed to the designated campus Title IX Officer. Either can be reached at:
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North (S1-710)
Worcester, MA 01655
Office Phone: 508 856-2179
Fax: 508 856-1810