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Student Success & Diversity

CNS Office of Student Success & Diversity

The CNS Office of Student Success and Diversity works to increase the recruitment, retention, and success of undergraduates from diverse backgrounds: specifically, underrepresented minority, first-generation college, low-income, and transfer students.

The office provides a range of support for undergraduates, including:

  • Student Success Coaching: one-on-one intensive, comprehensive academic advising
  • CNS Student Success Workshops: a series of workshops that provide tools and techniques for achieving academic success

For more information, contact Tracie Gibson, Director of Student Success & Diversity.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program strengthens the preparation, representation, and success of under-represented minority students majoring in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Campus Resources

UMass Amherst has a range of resources you can tap into around Student Support services.


CNS supports several programs that encourage access and engagement with local Community Colleges.