About Us

Student Bridges is a non-profit, student run agency that works to improve access and success for underrepresented students.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to increase college access and success for underrepresented students on the university campus and in our neighboring communities by building partnerships at UMass, and with local schools and community organizations. We also offer college awareness, preparation and success activities, and advocate for enhanced institutional and public policies and practices.

A Message to our Community

Hello UMass Students, Administrators and Community Partners,

We hope you have all been well and staying safe. During this time of uncertainty with both a pandemic that has affected our communities in disproportionate ways and the violence that we continue to face, Student Bridges is committed to continuing to hold space.

We want to remind you all that Student Bridges is a home for support in navigating these emotionally taxing events that stem from systemic issues. Our desire is to remain connected with our community on campus, 315 Student Union Building, and in virtual settings.

Student Bridges has always been a space for underrepresented students to find community on campus and address issues pertinent to our lives. We thank you for remaining connected and are motivated to build a community of transformation in partnership and strength through all of our programming. This strength is initiated and maintained through all of your engagement with our work.

In Solidarity, Student Bridges Agency

BUILD UMass Collaboration

BUILD UMass is an organization at the unversity who work on a variety of tech projects and create innovative solutions for a variety of purposes. BUILD provides pro-bono website development, tech consulting, and more to organizations in need of help, on campus and off campus. BUILD has collaborated with Student Bridges staff to create our website with care, thoughtfulness, and a focus on accessibility and ease of access.

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