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.
Diversity Training & Education
DTE provides campus-wide and unit-specific opportunities for diversity training, education, programming, and engagement.Learn more →
Hate-bias Response Program
The Hate-Bias Response Program 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
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
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.Learn More
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.
The mass shootings that occurred over the past two weekends in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are horrifying acts of violence that impact us all...
Experienced Diversity Advocate Named UMD’s First VP of Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion is a variety of units promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) have been established over the years at the University of Maryland. The first unit with a broad, campus-wide, multidimensional mission for EDI was the Office of Human Relations Programs (1971). It evolved over time and has been incorporated into the current Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI).Learn More
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.