The University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) is committed to developing, supporting and growing a community of diverse individuals to promote equal opportunity and access to resources; thus, ensuring a safe and equitable space to empower students, faculty and staff. 

In support of this goal, the department created a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) committee, which aims to develop, implement and sustain actions and policies that bolster inclusivity and a collaborative environment, further leading to innovative ideas that maximize our community's overall potential. 

As part of this initiative, the committee hosts a speaker at least once each semester. Check our events engine to learn more.

If you are a student who would like to meet with a committee member, or if you are interested in joining the committee, please contact one of the following individuals: 

Nicole L. Hollywood

Associate Director for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
301-405-3994 | nlholly@umd.edu

Fernando Raffan-Montoya

Assistant Professor
301-405-6667 | fraffan@umd.edu

Disclaimer: The FPE DEI Committee is composed of volunteers (non-professional) who serve as a resource and source of support, but the committee is not a reporting entity. If you, or someone close to you, has experienced bias, please contact the Bias Incident Support Service by sending an email to biassupport@umd.edu, or submitting a report online.