Visit our new Portal site which is a road map to the plethora of equity and diversity undertakings on the University of Maryland's campus.
Maintained by the Office of Human Relations Programs the Diversity Database is a large and growing collection of information on diversity which contains campus, local, national, and international material organized both by content, subject matter, and organizations. It is one of the most extensive collections, and is continually updated.
An administrative branch which provides an organizational structure that maintains coordination, leadership, development and supervision of four organizational programs that render support services to low income and first generation students at the university.
A model program within the university's Academy of Leadership in order to enhance the performance of established, emerging, and potential African-American leaders.
The Association seeks to promote the visibility and influence of the African American community on campus. It also seeks to provide UMCP with a comprehensive and representative African American perspective on institutional, societal and programmatic developments.
Supports campus-wide efforts to enhance and reform undergraduate education by offering assistance to individual faculty and teaching assistants, as well as to the departments and colleges in which they work.
Provides comprehensive psychological and counseling services to meet the mental health and developmental needs of students and others in the campus community.
Dedicated to increasing the enrollment and graduation rates of African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students majoring in science and engineering.
The Equity Council serves as an advisory group to the President and leads in the development and articulation of affirmative action, desegregation, and grievance resolution policies and procedures for the UM campus.
Located within the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the goal is to create a campus where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied students, staff, faculty, and alumni are included fully in the intellectual life, the social fabric, and every other area of the university; to create a campus where LGBT issues are regarded as legitimate intellectual pursuits, and where LGBT people are affirmed as valued participants in university endeavors and recognized for their contributions.
Created in part to help close the gap between official recognition and the actual experiences of the university's LGB faculty and staff.
This Committee exists to implement the campus' Diversity Initiative in the libraries and on campus. It is essential to recognize, respect, and promote each individual's uniqueness within the larger and more important context of our shared experience as human beings. The Committee is dedicated to staff and patron education to increase diversity awareness and positive change in the library environment.
Assists the university in retaining and graduating African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American undergraduate students through leadership in developing a more academically challenging and nurturing environment.
The obligation to accommodate individuals with disabilities extends beyond moral responsibility, and the university's commitment to fulfill the promise of access.
The Commission advises the President on issues of concern to minority students, faculty, and staff. It serves as an advocate for the ethnic minority community to help create an environment that is supportive and provides a fair opportunity for the enrollment of graduation of minority students, and for the employment and upward mobility of faculty and staff. The Commission investigates the needs and concerns of ethnic minorities, reviews existing campus policies that may affect ethnic minorities, and makes recommendations for change or improvement.
Responsible for advising the President and others in the campus administration on issues of concern to women students, faculty, and staff.
The PCLGBTI is responsible for advising the President of the University of Maryland, College Park, and others in the campus administration, on issues of concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty, and staff. The Commission's responsibilities include recommending policies and programs to ensure that the campus is sensitive to the needs of the many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons who are part of the University community.
In collaboration with current diversity events on campus, the campus Diversity Panel has launched an interactive Web site, designed both to keep you informed of activities and also to solicit your suggestions and feedback. Questions will be posted and you are encouraged to send messages that you may choose to post on the site for everyone to view, or you may send messages that can be directed confidentially to panel members.
Report and Recommendations of the President's Diversity Panel (August 15, 2000)
This report includes recommendations which are grouped into the categories of Physical Safety; Recruitment/Retention of Staff, Faculty, and Students of Underrepresented Groups; Making the University of Maryland a Center of Excellence for Scholarship on Diversity; Enhancing the Curriculum for Diversity; Restructuring the Equity System; and From Diversity to Community; Leadership.
Response to Diversity Panel Recommendations (October 31, 2000) President C.D. Mote, Jr.
The purpose of the Women's Forum is to bring together the women of the University System of Maryland in order to enhance the status of women, to foster networking among women and to encourage the participation of women in all facets of the System. It is the express purpose of the Women's Forum to respect and to value the diversity and richness of the perspectives and experiences of all communities of women within the System.
Academic Departments, Programs, and Centers (list is alphabetical)
Scholarly examination of African American communities helps illuminate the parallels, contradictions, and strengths evident in all communities. While the specific subject mater of the program is African American, the value of the program extends to studies of other cultures and communities around the world.
The Asian American Studies Program creates opportunities that allow the scholar and student to better understand the contributions of Asian Americans throughout American and world history. Moreover, as a complement to other programs that allow scholars and students to consider the profound dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, it is hoped that those who participate in the courses and events/lectures of the Asian American Studies Program will better refine their perception of our culture and world.
Theory building, policy outreach, and linking development with conflict management are the three core elements of CIDCM's work. The Center has brought together under one roof a diverse and expert team on protracted conflict management and resolution, economic development, human rights, ethics, and religious tolerance. CIDCM's core program seeks to systematically link the Center's work with that of other research centers, governmental organizations and actors in regions of conflict.
CRGE is a collaborative research project featuring the Consortium, the Afro-American Studies Program, the Curriculum Transformation Project and Women's Studies. It is a university-wide initiative promoting research, scholarship, and faculty development that examines intersections of race, gender, ethnicity and the other dimensions of difference as they shape the construction and representation of identities, behavior, and complex social relations.
The Curriculum Transformation Project is designed to assist faculty members from all disciplines to integrate scholarship on women, gender and other forms of diversity into their courses, and to develop inclusive pedagogies that acknowledge "difference" as a resource in the classroom.
Promotes the study and understanding of Africa and the African Diaspora from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, particularly those pertaining to the humanities and the social sciences.The Driskell Center draws upon talents in archeology, art history, dance, history, languages, literature, music (ethnomusicology) and philosophy, and collaborates with other centers and programs within the university. The center seeks to enhance awareness of our shared cultural heritage and the influences of African-Americans and Africans in the Americas on art, literature and music, as well as other disciplines. The Center explores and celebrates the rich influences and traditions of African and African-American society and culture as part of a university known for its strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies seeks to serve the student body by developing and administering the Jewish studies program; the international scholarly community as a leading research institute and resource center; and the wider campus community as a center for learning more about the history of Jews.
As a Center for research and action program, it works to develop a "culture for democracy in Latin America," by creating research that leads to concrete policy recommendations. As an academic center, it works to integrate Latin America into the educational experience and seeks to promote a global and in-depth knowledge of the region.
Nyumburu, the Freedom House, is a multifaceted cultural center whose purpose is to serve and educate the university community about the positive aspects of the African American culture.
OIP was established in 1978 to serve the University's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and College of Life Sciences by facilitating faculty involvement in international projects, programs, and activities. Such involvement strengthens the University’s teaching, research, and outreach efforts at home and extends the benefits of its land-grant mission of service to a global community.
The department is an interdisciplinary study of women and men in society within both historical and contemporary contexts and from multicultural and multiracial perspectives.
American Civil Liberties Union, University of Maryland Student Chapter.
Acts as a watchdog group that challenges university policies which impinge on civil rights. Furthermore, the ACLU-UM seeks to associate with other organizations to promote and achieve mutual goals.
This group was established for the purpose of promoting cultural understanding and awareness of the Native American past, present, and future, as well as unity among all student sharing a common interest.
Offers educational, social, developmental, and informative programs to help students feel connected to campus, discover involvement opportunities, and learn about campus life.
This site is a comprehensive listing of all student organizations that promote a diverse cross cultural, multicultural, multiracial, and international understanding of our campus community.
An undergraduate dormitory dedicated to a strong spirit of community among its residents, it encourages cross cultural communication both within the House and across campus, and promotes internationalism on this campus and the community at large.
The GLC welcomes all students, especially graduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight ally. They serve the political, social and educational needs of queer graduate students. They do proactive educational work to increase awareness of issues specific to this community, and work with other campus organizations and departments to confront the challenges of being queer on this campus and beyond.
Part of the international program that seeks to eliminate poverty housing from the world, it deals with two different Affiliates in the area, while coordinating a major project with Sandtown Habitat for Humanity and some work with Prince George's County Habitat for Humanity.
IES provides a wide range of information and services to international students and scholars including the evaluation of transcripts; orientation services for international students; counseling students on immigration concerns, financial problems,and cross-cultural issues; assisting departments in obtaining appropriate visas for visiting scholars and faculty members; providing advisement and programs for American and international students interested in studying outside the U.S.
There are specific societies dedicated to Black, Asian, and Hispanic professional engineers that offer help in the recruitment and retention of students in computer science, engineering, mathematical, and physical sciences.
A student run entertainment company whose goal is to promote diversity in event programming on campus.
Team Maryland Scholar-Athlete Leadership Program
A community service outreach program composed of the university's student-athletes. Each semester, 25 student-athletes dedicate themselves to making a difference in the lives of young people faced with life limiting choices.