to the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility
This guide will walk you through a variety of resources useful for research into diversity issues.
Topics covered in this guide include but are not limited to historically marginalized and protected classes of people. This includes minorities in categories such as race/ethnicity, gender, religion, income inequality, first-generation university students, veterans, disability/ableism, ageism, nationality and LGBTQ status.
There are several places to go to start your research on diversity issues:
A greater number of incidents involving the discrimination of Asian American communities have been reported since the outbreak of COVID-19.
Please note the University of Maryland's Nondiscrimination Policy Statement:
The University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. This Policy prohibits discrimination on grounds protected under Federal and Maryland law and Board of Regents policies. To the extent protected by law, University programs, activities and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status or any other legally protected class.
To learn more about discrimination on campus or to file a complaint, visit the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) website.
If you are the victim of discriminatory behavior and would like to speak to a counselor or need help understanding your rights as a UMD community member, please reach out to the following campus resources:
If you are interested in speaking individually with a counselor or arranging for a safe and supportive facilitated discussion for your group, please call the Counseling Center.
Behavioral Health Services
There are times when students struggle and we can help if you are seeking support.
Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)
Our goal is to provide professional and timely services to UMCP faculty and staff.