Student Success & Diversity

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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

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.