OHRP has been recognized for its outstanding contributions to mulitcultural education and diversity programming through its various awards and grants. Since 1996, OHRP has been awarded over $2, 000, 000 in foundation gifts that have been used to support its Diversity Initiative programming.
You may also read more about our nationally celebrated work in diversity programming made possible by the Ford Foundation, which led to the creation of Diversity Web a nationally recognized website.
HONORS AND AWARDS
The White House Initiative on Race
The Ford Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The Pepsi Foundation
The Institute for Public Media Arts
The American Council on Education
The Association of American Colleges and Universities
The Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission
OHRP has received the following programming recognition:
Identification of the Diversity Initiative as a national model working to "bridge the racial divide," by the White House, the Ford Foundation, and AAC&U. A Diversity Initiative summary and link to Maryland's home page is listed on the White House web page.
Ranked Diversity Web as the best online diversity resource by the White House (One America in the 21st Century: The President's Initiative on Race). Maryland is the only awardee to receive two citations from the White House.
The Diversity Web and the university's various efforts towards campus diversity have been written about in The Washington Post, Black Issues in Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Baltimore Sun.
Invited to set up computer demonstrations to showcase Diversity Web and Diversity Newsroom for universities in Germany, Norway, and South Africa, as well as for conferences by AAC&U, ACE, AAUW, the Ford Foundation, NACME, CASE, the Educational Writers Association, the Regional Computing User Services Conference and the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity.