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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.

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.

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

Latest News

Call to action: Stop the Hate workshops

I believe our collective commitment to an inclusive campus has never been stronger. At the same time, I am keenly aware that instances of anti-Jewish, anti-Black and anti-LGBTQ+ hate continue to be present across the country and even on our own campus.

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Welcoming Our New TerrapinSTRONG Program Manager

President Pines announced a university-wide TerrapinSTRONG onboarding program on his first day as president to affirm our mission, culture, and values as a diverse, united, proud, respectful, inclusive, accountable and empowered community.

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New ADA Coordinator

I am pleased to share the news that Emily S. Lucio (she/her) has joined us as the University of Maryland’s new ADA/504 coordinator, effective August 2, 2021.

Read More: New ADA Coordinator


Gallery Exhibition - Get Out the Vote: Suffrage and Disenfranchisement in America

Hornbake Library Exhibit Gallery

This exhibition explores the history of voting rights in America--beginning with pre-revolutionary documents and continuing through to the 2020 elections. ...

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ELMS Accessibility Tools


Learn about available tools for improving accessibility in ELMS-Canvas course space and content!

Learn More: ELMS Accessibility Tools

Documentary Screening and Discussion of "Singing Our Way to Freedom"


Antiracism: Communities + Collaborations presents a documentary screening and discussion of "Singing Our Way to Freedom," which chronicles the life of Ramon ...

Learn More: Documentary Screening and Discussion of "Singing Our Way to Freedom"

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