Diversity Isn’t Just About the Way We Look. It’s More Than That.

UMD is an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful community of people with varying human characteristics, ideas, cultural practices, belief systems, worldviews, identities, experiences, and demographic differences. Diversity is an institutional and societal asset that is fundamental to all that we do and is the foundation of excellence. In this diverse community it is our responsibility to value and respect all individuals and to serve all groups, regardless of protection by law, including but not limited to groups identified by:

Three illustrated people, one white, one using a wheelchair, and one with blue skin. Text reads: Equitable recruitment is one way to create a more diverse campus climate.

  • Age
  • Appearance
  • Citizenship or national origin
  • Employment classification
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Gender identity or gender expressions
  • Language
  • Marital or family status
  • Race
  • Religion, faith, or spirituality
  • Sexual orientation
  • Socio-economic status
  • Veteran status
  • Visible or invisible disabilities