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Find Your Community

Find Your Community

Find Your Community

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Do Good Campus Community

Bring your valuable experiences, backgrounds, identities, and fields of study or interests to ignite meaningful change in the world. The Do Good Institute is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all people, condemning and confronting acts of injustice, discrimination, harassment, or bigotry.

Weathered bronze statue of abolitionist, social reformer and statesman, Frederick Douglass. His right arm raised while delivering a powerful speech. His left arm holds tight a copy of his autobiography.

Frederick Douglass statue located in Hornbake Plaza.

Diversity and Inclusion 

The University of Maryland is committed to “inclusive excellence”—the notion that in order to educate our students with excellence, in order to foster outstanding research and scholarship, and in order to be national and global leaders, we must be diverse and inclusive. Through programs and resources, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports equity and diversity initiatives on campus and beyond.

Land Acknowledgement.

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International Services
While our students hail from over 150 countries, they quickly come to call Maryland home. The International Student & Scholar Services office assists international students with the process of applying to Maryland, advises on immigration requirements and provides resources to assist with transitioning to campus.

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Veteran Services

The University of Maryland recognizes the extraordinary contributions of members of our armed services, and we understand the unique challenges of transitioning into a university environment. With a community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni who have served in the US military, Veteran Student Life supports a seamless transition from military life to civilian college life and provides support for continued growth in mind, body and spirit.

Multicultural & Faith Programs

Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education (OMSE)

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education (OMSE) works to serve the more than 10,000 undergraduate multi-ethnic students. By serving these students in all academic, personal and programmatic endeavors, Maryland strives to increase rates of matriculation, retention, graduation and overall GPA.

Multicultural & Faith Programs

Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA)

UMD’s Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) office provides opportunities and spaces that affirm students and their identities, builds inclusive communities among diverse members and creates social change locally, nationally and globally.

Alumni Cup

Alumni Association

Stay involved after crossing that commencement stage by joining the Alumni Association. Participate in all sorts of events, programs and initiatives as a UMD graduate and serve as a beacon for students moving through their own college experiences.


Living-Learning Programs

Nothing connects students more than our highly regarded living-learning programs, where students with a common interest share residence halls, classrooms, faculty and friendships to dig deep into contemporary topics and get unique research experiences. Roughly half of all first-year students find their niche in one of these programs. To be considered for a living-learning program, you must apply for freshman admission by the November 1 early action deadline.

Learn More About Living-Learning Programs