Diversity and Inclusion

 ‘A Family:’ How Smith Builds Community and Keeps Graduation Rates High
At Maryland Smith, and at organizations across the business world, our diversity is a strength. At Smith, that strength shows through in numbers.


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Q2 2021 Pulse Check

Victor Mullins

"It is unfortunate to hear students are having such difficulty coping in these times of uncertainty. To respond to this, the Diversity Equity Council is implementing a pulse check to better respond to the needs of students."

Victor Mullins
Associate Dean & Diversity Officer

The Robert H. Smith School of Business strives to ensure that all members of the Smith community feel welcomed, valued, and proud of every aspect of who they are. Through education, knowledge creation, advocacy, programming, and support, Maryland Smith commits to building an inclusive community that fosters a sense of belonging among all stakeholders.

Victor C. Mullins, PhD
Diversity Officer
Email: vmullins@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-2292

Upcoming Events

Smith Pride Drag Bingo
April 20, 2021, at 5 p.m.

Celebrate LGBTQ+ pride at Smith Pride Drag Bingo with Drag Queens Identity Crisis and Dévo Monique and featuring Rex You Wu, MS '17. This virtual event is open to all Maryland Smith students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Learn about LGBTQ+ Experiences Abroad
April 27, 2021, 5 p.m.

Hear from LGBTQ+ leaders about their experiences in international education and the global workplace. 

Clubs & Associations

Student clubs and organizations keep you involved with campus life — a vital part of the Smith experience. Participating in the many opportunities for learning and achieving that exist everywhere at Smith will change your perspective, your focus — even your life.

Land Acknowledgement

Every community owes its existence and strength to the generations before them, around the world, who contributed their hopes, dreams, and energy into making the history that led to this moment. Some were brought here against their will, some were drawn to migrate from their homes in hope of a better life, and some have lived on this land for more generations than can be counted. Truth and acknowledgment are critical in building mutual respect and connections across all barriers of heritage and difference.

At the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, we believe it is important to create dialogue to honor those that have been historically and systemically disenfranchised. So, we acknowledge the truth that is often buried: We are on the ancestral lands of the Piscataway People, who were among the first in the Western Hemisphere. We are on indigenous land that was stolen from the Piscataway People by European colonists. We pay respects to Piscataway elders and ancestors. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today.

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