At College Park, these words arenít hollow slogans but clearly stated goals of the University.
Central to achieving these goals and seeing to it that diversity truly works is the Office of Human Relations Programs.
The Office of Human Relations Programs is the focal point for campus programs and activities that foster and promote a greater appreciation and understanding of the enormously rich diversity that characterizes the University of Maryland.
We advise and assist the President on issues dealing with equity, diversity, and multicultural policy.
We are also responsible for assisting faculty, staff, and students in the resolution of discrimination complaints.
We provide leadership on issues dealing with sexual harassment, affirmative action, recruitment, retention, race relations, conflict management, teaching effectiveness and organizational development to the entire University community.
We offer direction, advocacy, coordination, and program planning that give momentum to the Universityís goal of diversity and multiculturalism.
We are also a resource for groups and organizations beyond the campus, including other colleges and universities.