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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.


• 2016 "Moving Maryland Forward" Grant Request for Proposals

• 2016 "Moving Maryland Forward" Grant Request Template

• Submit Proposals

• MMF Proposal Administrative Login

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



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 Ableism

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!