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The Office of Diversity & Inclusion serves the University of Maryland by providing leadership and expertise that enriches the experiences of individuals and builds stronger communities. ODI supports the efforts of campus units to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals.

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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.

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Diversity Training & Education

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

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LGBT Equity Center

The LGBT 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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LGBT Equity Center Acting Director

I’m pleased to share that the LGBT Equity Center’s Shige Sakurai (they/them) has agreed to serve as its acting director.

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Meet Finalists for ADA/504 Coordinator

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hiring an ADA/504 coordinator and invites you to meet the three finalists for the position.

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Statement on anti-Asian racism

National Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the United States (U.S.) Senate recently passed a bill to allocate resources to track and respond to anti-Asian hate crimes.

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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

Report a Hate-Bias incident

The University of Maryland values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive and respectful campus for students, faculty and staff. Acts of bias and intimidation go against our university’s core values. If you have been impacted by and/or have witnessed a hate-bias incident, you can file a report by completing the online form.

You may also contact UMPD by calling:

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

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555