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Dina Levi
Director of Inclusive Leadership

Maria-Judith Rodriguez
Chief Human Resources Officer


Johnson Chapel at sunset

Amherst on Their Minds

We asked students what they miss most about being on campus, and if they’d like to give anyone a shout-out. Read their responses.

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Recognition & Rewards

Our Recognition & Rewards program encompasses a wide variety of ways to show appreciation — from yearly awards to on-the-spot tokens of gratitude — and includes fun ways to say “Thank you!” 

Johnson Chapel from the Amherst College quad

The BIG Initiative at Amherst College

The Business Improvement Group (BIG) is an effort to modernize Amherst’s business processes to create a better user experience for everyone. Visit the BIG website (login required).

staff socialize over coffee at an outdoor event

Employee Council

Elected by staff, the Employee Council promotes staff visibility, fosters a supportive work environment, and provides avenues for staff to participate in policy making.

staff members sitting together talking at a Human Resources event

Inclusive Leadership

The Office of Inclusive Leadership leverages the diverse talents, experiences, and perspectives of Amherst’s staff to build an inclusive work culture.

Larry Hunt

The Ombudsperson

The Amherst College ombudsperson, Larry Hunt, provides confidential workplace counseling to staff.

The entrance to the Mead Art Museum, with autumn foliage in the foreground.

Libraries & Museums

Amherst staff enjoy free access to the Mead Art Museum, the Beneski Museum of Natural History, and the Emily Dickinson Museum, as well as to the Five College libraries.

Yoga class at the Mead Art Museum

Wellness & Fitness Classes

Yoga, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais ATM, Pilates, PIYO, Zumba, and more.