Civic Engagement

Services on Campus

Counseling Services, located in the MountainOne Student Wellness Center, 2nd Floor and is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:45 p.m. Counseling Services can be reached at 413-662-5331.

Health Services, located on the first floor of the MountainOne Student wellness Center. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Health Services can be reached at 413-662-5421.

Identity and Gender Equality (IGE) Resource Center, located in the Campus Center, Room 321 and open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Any questions can be directed to Amanda Beckwith by calling 413-662-5061 or email

Multicultural Education Resource Center, located in the Campus Center, Room 320 and open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. when fall and spring semester classes are in session. Questions can be directed to Michael Obasohan by calling 413-662-5440 or by email at

Susan B. Anthony Women's Center, located in the Campus Center, Room 323. Any questions can be directed to Amanda Beckwith by calling 413-662-5061 or email

Ongoing Campus Resources

Campus Conversations on Race (CCOR)

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Sullivan Lounge

QSU Weekly Meeting

Mondays at 8:00 p.m. Campus Center, Room 324A

Women's Center Wednesday

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. Campus Center, Room 323


MCLA has a number of policies in place to protect the rights of its community members, including the University Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Policy, which includes the Sexual Violence Policy. In addition, the Student Handbook contains a list of inappropriate behaviors that can be reported through the College Student Conduct System and the range of possible disciplinary sanctions available if a student is found responsible for a reported violation. Any students who needs assistance in managing reports of violations for any of these policies can visit or call the Office of Student Affairs Campus Center, Room 305 or at 413-662-5231 for assistance.


A safe zone or a safe space is a confidential place where all people can bring their authentic selves and feel safe, welcome and included. SafeZone training was created by the Gay Alliance to develop, enhance and maintain environments that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion.

SafeZone trained faculty and staff:

Amanda Beckwith Ian Bergeron James Birge Betsy Bishop
Matthew Boillat Maya Bonatz Lynette Bond Robert Bouquet
Aimee Bullett-Smith Katherine Carroll Charles Cianfarini Sharon Claffey
John Clark Brendan Cody Mike Cogswell Daniel Connerton
Deborah Currie Lisa Donovan Amber Engelson Deb Foss
Paula Foye Jill Gilbreth Wendy Guero Christopher Hantman
Chris Hays Cathy Holbrook Kayla Hollins Dot Houston
Bonnie Howland Hailey Katcher Steve King Jacqueline Krzanik
Jenn Labbance Laura Lefebvre Erica Li Jenn Meaney
Jonathan Meehan Erin Milne Andrew Monts Laura Mooney
Marc Morandi Spencer Moser Kerri Nicoll Celia Norcross
Michael Obasohan Theresa O'Bryant Francesca Olsen Dale Osef
Gerol Petruzella Jami-Lynn Pytko Deb Raber Amanda Schuler
Adriana Segura Pamela Senecal Chris Tate Gary Van Bramer
Ruby Vega Dayne Wahl Jenna Ware Adrienne Wootters


*Upcoming Training Dates will be announced 

External Resources

Massachusetts Hotline To Field Racial Harassment: 1-800-994-3228. 

Berkshire Crisis Team (The Brien Center):  413-499-0412 or 1-800-252-0227 is available 24 hours/7 days a week.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 is available 24/7.

Samaritans Statewide 24-hour helpline: 1-617-247-0220.

Trevor Help Line for LGBTQ: 1-866-488-7386

Berkshire SURJ- Showing Up for Racial Justice

Berkshire County Live Out Loud

Elizabeth Freeman Center

LGBT National Help Center

Human Rights Campaign

Immigration Equality

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