Office of Diversity & Inclusion


The Hate-Bias Response Program (HBRP), is charged with addressing incidents of hate and bias targeting UMD students, faculty, and staff. The program responds, educates and reports to the campus community about hate and bias, its impact, as well as protocols related to hate and bias. The program is housed within the Office of Diversity Inclusion and is overseen by the program manager for hate-bias response. The program manager directs the three core areas of the program, outlined below:

Response and Support

The HBRP staff coordinate and facilitate support and response for those impacted by hate-bias incidents.

Hate-Bias Training

Through cross campus collaboration, the HBRP provides training and education focused on preventing and responding to hate and bias. The program manager provides expertise and consultation to units across campus on matters related to hate and bias.

Data Collection and Distribution

The HBRP staff collects and analyzes data related to hate-bias incidents which allows for the evaluation of trends, the assessment of training needs and strategizing of prevention efforts.

Reporting an Incident

If you would like to report a hate-bias incident in person at ODI, you may do so during walk in hours on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 4pm. Otherwise, you are welcomed to schedule an appointment by calling ODI’s main number at 301-405-2838. You can make an online report by choosing Make A Report from the menu above.


The Hate-Bias Response Program is committed to holistically addressing hate-bias incidents that target UMD community members by focusing on incident response and support, pro-active training and education initiatives, and data collection and distribution.