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Mission: We provide leadership and expertise for helping the university achieve its diversity, equity and inclusion goals. Guided by social justice principles, we cultivate a vibrant learning and working community for all members.

Vision: We envision a university that fully embraces diversity, equity and inclusion as morally right and educationally sound, and that centers the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Learn more about ADA Compliance and accessibility

The ADA/504 coordinator's office addresses accessibility issues and reports of disability-based discrimination on campus, guiding the university's efforts to move beyond compliance and toward seamless access.

Learn more about Bias Incident Support Services

Bias Incident Support Services responds to hate-bias incidents; it also educates and reports to the campus about those incidents while providing support, guidance, expertise, and advocacy to community members.

Learn more about Diversity Training and Education

DTE provides campus-wide and unit-specific opportunities for diversity training, education, programming, and engagement.

LGBTQ+ Equity Center

The LGBTQ+ Equity Center works to establish and maintain a safe, inclusive, and welcoming campus environment for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities or expressions, serving UMD students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

Nyumburu Cultural Center

Nyumburu is Swahili for “freedom house” and has served the UMD community since 1971 as a foundation for Black social, cultural and intellectual interaction.

Learn more about the Office Of Multi-Ethnic Student Education

The Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE) offers a variety of services and programs to enhance the learning experience and promote the academic success of underrepresented undergraduate students.

Learn more about TerrapinSTRONG

All new students, faculty and staff participate in TerrapinSTRONG onboarding, which welcomes participants to the University of Maryland, introduces UMD history and traditions, and underscores our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one and it may be both moral and physical, but [it] must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will.

Frederick Douglass

I am playing with my Self, I am playing with the world's soul, I am the dialogue between my Self and el espíritu del mundo. I change myself, I change the world.

Gloria Anzaldúa

ODI News

The role of race in admissions

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[W]e have a clear, loud and true message: we will remain a national leader by encouraging and supporting students of all backgrounds as they apply, enroll and graduate from the University of Maryland. The educational value of campus diversity is one we will not sacrifice.

Ending sexual assault

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We will continue to dedicate campus resources to creating a community that works to end sexual misconduct in all forms.

Meet the finalists for the LGBTQ+ Equity Center Director position

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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hiring a new director for our LGBTQ+ Equity Center and invites you to meet the finalists for the position.

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Campus Events

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Report an incident

The University of Maryland values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive and respectful campus for students, faculty and staff. If you have been impacted by hate, bias, intimidation, sexual misconduct or discrimination, you can file a report with the units here.

You may also contact UMPD by calling:

Emergency: 911 or 301-405-3333 - Mobile Phone #3333

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555