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The Office of Diversity & Inclusion provides active oversight, coordination, and evaluation of the University of Maryland’s equity, diversity and inclusion activities; manages and tracks implementation of the Strategic Plan for Diversity; and encourages and supports the efforts of units to achieve their diversity goals. We invite you to explore our website for information about our office, its activities and programs, as well as equity and diversity initiatives on campus and beyond.



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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The University of Maryland is committed to "inclusive excellence"—the notion that in order to educate our students with excellence, in order to foster outstanding research and scholarship, and in order to be national and global leaders, we must be diverse and inclusive.


Diversity Trainings

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) offers trainings to all members of the University of Maryland community (faculty, staff, students, and members of the surrounding area) that strengthen our understandings of inclusion, equity, and justice to further our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.

"Moving Maryland Forward" Grant

The Moving Maryland Foward (MMF) grant seeks to encourage and support new pilot projects that address the goals of the University of Maryland’s Strategic Plan for Diversity.

  • MMF Grant Application
  • Submit Proposals
  • MMF Proposal Administrative Login

  • Search and Selection Guidelines

    The Search and Selection Guidelines for the University of Maryland have been updated. The changes are on the Equity Council's website.




    Signature Programs

    Maryland Dialogues

    The President’s Student Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion, in concert with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI), is seeking proposals from UMD student groups for events and activities that further the goals of the Maryland Dialogues on Diversity and Community.

    Words of Engagement

    An initiative of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI), Words of Engagement brings together students from various social identity groups with a history of tension or conflict between them. Facilitated by trained and experienced facilitators, participants confront those tensions in order to build bridges across groups.

    Rise Above Week 2016

    Rise Above Week provides opportunities for us to dialogue as the University of Maryland community about how to further justice and take steps to eradicate the oppressions that hurt us all. These steps help us move towards a world where your oppression is not acceptable to me, and mine is not acceptable to you.

    Rise Above Grants

    ODI funds projects that advance the goals of the Rise Above campaign. To make the grants as flexible as possible, Rise Above Grants have a rolling deadline and will be awarded as long as funds are available. All campus units and groups are invited to apply!