Resources for African American and Latino Students

Graduate Clubs

Asian MBA

The Asian MBA Association was founded to support Asian MBA students to better integrate themselves into mainstream corporate America, to facilitate efficient exchange of cultural aspects among members and other business school students and to improve the Smith School’s connection with Asia. The club hosts programming for career exploration and cross-cultural exchange.

Black MBA Association (BMBAA)

The mission of the Black MBA Association is to promote a healthy and supportive learning environment for black students, both African-Americans and those of African descent from other regions. BMBAA sponsors programs and activities which are inclusive to diverse perspectives and highlight the accomplishments of black business leaders. The club provides members with opportunities to engage with industry leaders through networking events and alumni collaboration. Events include community service, career development and cultural exchange.

Latin American MBA Student Association (LAMBASA)

The Latin MBA Student Association is a cohesive group of MBA students with a strong professional and academic network in the Washington, D.C., area that provides its members with the tools to expand the view of the business world environment and to effectively interact and participate within the dynamic of a rich and multicultural society. Signature events include alumni networking receptions, Fiesta Latina and pre-conference workshops.

Undergraduate Clubs

Association Latin Professionals For America - UMD

The Association of Latin Professionals for America is committed to promoting diversity beyond race, ethnicities and gender, as well as providing professional growth and development opportunities to members and the Smith community. Activities include resume workshops, networking and training opportunities, presentation coaching, and leadership development.

Black Business Association

The Black Business Association’s mission is to provide professional development and networking opportunities to both business and non-business majors, as well as support and mentorship to students aiming to gain admission to the Smith School and serve the community. Members participate in panels, workshops and alumni hosted events throughout the year.

Mine Your Business (MYB)

Mine Your Business (MYB) offers a space for businesswomen of color to convene, study, seek and prepare for internships and full-time opportunities in business. They learn business etiquette and are exposed to different social and business activities that will prepare them for life after Smith.

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) was founded to promote and develop the professional skills of its members. The club encourages and assists minority students entering or exploring the accounting profession. Members are provided opportunities to fulfill both civic and professional interests. The Smith chapter works with other local chapters and national events in professional and social networking.

Smith Business Academy

The Smith Business Academy is a student organization supporting African American and Latino men of color to succeed. The mission of the Smith Business Academy is to develop students professionally, socially and academically. The academy works to establish a community of brotherhood where students are emboldened to challenge themselves, engage in impactful service, leadership and professional experiences. Through fostering an environment that emphasizes growth, learning, and support, the Academy strives to be a paragon of excellence.

Resources

Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity (CRGE)

The Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity (CRGE) remains dedicated to its goals of promoting and advancing intersectional scholarship and transferring knowledge gained to the upcoming generation of scholars. The work of CRGE continues to demonstrate the ways faculty engagement in institution building, intellectual collaboration, and mentoring can transform and strengthen diversity efforts throughout a campus.

Counseling Service

The Counseling Service in the Counseling Center is the primary campus provider of free and confidential therapy to help UMD students manage personal, social, and academic challenges. Staffed primarily by licensed psychologists, the Counseling Service also conducts campus outreach presentations, provides emergency response services, and assists with referrals to off-campus mental health providers.

Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy

In support of our campus' commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and social justice, we advance a purposeful campus climate that capitalizes on the educational benefits of diversity through student-centered advising, advocacy, programs, research and practices. Our collective work results in positive student outcomes observable in their learning, identity development, involvement and leadership.

Nyumburu Cultural Center

Our office is an academic support unit that offers a variety of services and programs to enhance the academic experience of undergraduate students of various underrepresented ethnic backgrounds at the University of Maryland. We strive to identify and meet changing needs that affect the success of undergraduate students and work towards building a positive and sensitive community of learners.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides active oversight, coordination, and evaluation of the University of Maryland’s equity, diversity and inclusion activities; manages and tracks implementation of the Strategic Plan for Diversity; and encourages and supports the efforts of units to achieve their diversity goals.

Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education

Our office is an academic support unit that offers a variety of services and programs to enhance the academic experience of undergraduate students of various underrepresented ethnic backgrounds at the University of Maryland. We strive to identify and meet changing needs that affect the success of undergraduate students and work towards building a positive and sensitive community of learners.