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.

“It shows because of the things that we do to nurture students and support students,” says Victor Mullins, associate dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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.

Upcoming Events

School of Public Policy Juneteenth Program

Wednesday
June 16, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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Black Liberation in the Workplace

Thursday
June 17, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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"It's Blackademic!" Trivia

Thursday
June 17, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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Nyumburu Cultural Center Juneteenth Program

Thursday
June 17, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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Info Session

Graduate School Information Session

Tuesday
July 6, 2021
9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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Info Session

Graduate School Information Session

Wednesday
July 7, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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Latest News

Honoring and Observing Juneteenth

This year, the Maryland Smith community can observe Juneteenth through the Black Liberation in the Workplace event on June 17. Hosted…

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Men of Distinction Summit Goes Virtual to Engage Maryland-D.C. High School Students

Mentoring Event Reinforces Maryland Smith Enrollment-Retention Initiative Targeting Racially Minoritized Students

More than 60…

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UMD Makes a New Investment in Diversity

The University of Maryland is aiming to add more than 100 tenured or tenure-track faculty from underrepresented backgrounds over the…

Read News Story : UMD Makes a New Investment in Diversity

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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