Fall 2019 Events


August 13

Diversity Training for MBA Students ¦ WATCH VIDEO
Facilitator: Kelvin Womack, Retired Principal in Deloitte’s Human Capital Practice

August 19

Diversity Training for Master's Students ¦ WATCH VIDEO
2–3 p.m. — Accounting, Finance, Quantitative Finance, and Marketing Analytics
3:30–4:30 p.m. — Business & Management, Supply Chain, Information Systems and Business Analytics
Location: Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall
Facilitator: Kelvin Womack, Retired Principal in Deloitte’s Human Capital Practice

August 25

Diversity Training for Part-Time MBA Students
Time: 1-1:30 p.m.
Location: Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall
Facilitator: Carlton E. Green, Director, Diversity Training & Education, University of Maryland

Diversity Open House for
African American and Latinx Admitted Students


Victor Mullins and the Smith undergraduate staff host an intimate gathering for newly admitted diversity freshmen and transfers and current diversity students. This is a very special event.


Latinx Heritage Month Social and Showcase


Thursday, October 3
6:30–8:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Student Lounge, Van Munching Hall


Join the waitlist

Smith celebrates Latinx month with our Latinx community happy hour! Great food! Performances! Music and dancing! Simply celebrating!

An Evening with Dean Mullins and Tonie Leatherberry

Monday, October 7, 2019
7-8 p.m. (Light dinner served from 6:30-7 p.m.)
2333 Van Munching Hall


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Join Victor C. Mullins, associate dean of undergraduate programs and diversity officer at the Smith School, in a dialogue with Tonie Leatherberry. This "fireside chat" will offer a variety of insights and is open to the Smith community. Leatherberry is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP and the president of the Deloitte Foundation. She has served many Fortune 100 manufacturing, retail, and consumer business clients over the course of her career and recently served on Deloitte Consulting LLP’s board of directors. Consulting Magazine also acknowledged Leatherberry’s leadership in her former role as Deloitte Consulting’s chief inclusion officer by citing the firm for its excellence in diversity. In addition, Consulting Magazine named Leatherberry one of the top 25 consultants in the world, and The Network Journal recognized her in its 2016 list of 25 influential black women in business.

Hosted by Diversity and Inclusion at Smith. Space is limited. Registration required. Business casual is the dress code for this special event.

LOFT CharlaSmith Charla


Monday, October 14
6:30–8 p.m.
Undergraduate Student Lounge, Van Munching Hall


Facilitated by Victor C. Mullins, associate dean of undergraduate programs and diversity officer at the Smith School, and Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Smith will host our first charla during this special month. A charla is an opportunity to share what you want, however you want. The charlas were created to inspire and connect leaders from different backgrounds in a supportive family-like environment. You can expect to make deep connections through your shared experiences at our LOFT charlas. In a series of back to back presentations on everything from technology, entrepreneurship, to wellness, the charlas amplify the impact of innovators by connecting them to the global LOFT network. Speakers with diverse backgrounds and interests each have five minutes to present about anything they would like. Our charlas attract professionals in different stages of their careers who sing, perform and share their personal and/or professional passions during their five minutes. The varied content of the participants and diversity of the attendees will create an open, collaborative environment where participants will learn from each other and hopefully create new fruitful relationships. It’s more than networking it’s family. WATCH VIDEO.

Q Camp 2019

October 12-13, 2019
4H National Conference Center


Q Camp is a program of the LGBT Equity Center, a professionally staffed office of the university. We encourage all UMD undergraduate students who are or want to be involved with LGBTQ+ communities on campus, including LGBTQ+ people as well as allies/supporters, to apply. This program is well-suited for first-semester freshmen and transfer students looking to engage more deeply with the campus LGBTQ+ community. Learn more.


Trans Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2019

Between November 13–19, individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces. This week will culminate with the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. 

7th Annual Future Women in Business Conference

Friday, November 22, 2019
9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Join the Office of Undergraduate Programs and the Smith Women in Business Association as we host the seventh annual Future Women in Business Conference and case competition. High school participants will collaborate on teams in a case competition while discovering the endless possibilities available through an undergraduate degree in business! This event is free of charge. Attendees must provide their own transportation to and from campus unless other arrangements have been made in coordination with the high school. For more information please email Melanie Ashton at fwib@rhsmith.umd.edu. WATCH VIDEO.