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University of Maryland

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone
(301) 405-1000
Email address
ApplyMaryland@umd.edu
School Information
"The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 41,000 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes two Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 60 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.9 billion operating budget and secures $560 million annually in external research funding." (Source: https://umdrightnow.umd.edu/about-university-maryland)
General Information
The University of Maryland has taken steps to re-evaluate its relationship with law enforcement. The university has divested from the 1033 Police Program. Additionally, UMaryland football players wore anti-racist messages on their jerseys. The university created an "end-racism" video to play during its football games. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, leadership signed a letter to Congress in support of "a United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT)".
  • The university held an "Anti Racism Teach-in Series" last year.
Re-Imagining Policing
Resources
  • In response to the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, UMD provided students with anti-racist resources, including a model on responding to online hate and bias.
  • In response to the Summer of 2020 protests, UMD has created an "Anti-Racist Toolkit: Transforming Knowledge to Action."
Symbolic Actions
  • Football players wore anti-racist messages on their jerseys. Additionally, UMaryland created an "end-racism" video.
  • The university is "acknowledging past history and promoting inclusivity by naming new buildings for barrier-breaking alumni of color."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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