The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park fosters an environment where all members (faculty, students, staff, alumni and prospective students) feel welcome, included and connected to other members of the FPE community. 

The Committee seeks to recognize and value diverse, cultural differences, which are essential to the academic and professional environment. We encourage understanding and mutual respect of our community members, providing an environment that encourages inclusion and engagement, leading to fresh ideas and a positive work environment.

As part of this initiative, the Committee hosts a speaker at least once each semester. Please follow this link to our events engine to learn more about the upcoming talk.

If you are a student who would like to meet with committee members, please send an email to enfp@umd.edu. All conversations are confidential


President Pines' Commissions:

"We will achieve excellence in everything we do... we will create an inclusive, multicultural environment. These dual priorities are profoundly and immutably interconnected. We cannot have excellence without a diverse and inclusive campus. And they are both journeys, because the pursuit of excellence and a supportive, respectful community require determined, cooperative and ceaseless work."

-- Darryll Pines
President, University of Maryland

Disability InitiativesEthnic Minority InitiativesLGBTQ InitiativesWomen's Initiatives

A. James Clark School of Engineering:

"Engineers rise and fall on the strength of their teams and collaborations. Innovation and excellence in engineering design requires diverse teams: They are stronger and wiser, producing results that benefit everyone. When we embrace each other’s differences, it generates a breadth and depth of ideas that we could not otherwise achieve. This is the path to success in engineering and a better world for us all."

-- Robert Briber, Special Assistant to UMD President for Strategic Initiatives and Associate Dean for Research, A. James Clark School of Engineering

Diversity, Equity & InclusionWomen In EngineeringBias Incident Report Service

Department of Fire Protection Engineering:

"All of us can and should commit to eliminating racism and bias in our personal spheres. Without the commitment to address these issues within our own proximity, being able to commit to making a difference in a larger space is not feasible. I encourage everyone in the Department to reflect on what you can do to change the U.S. experience to rid our society of inequality, and embrace diversity, tolerance and compassion."

-- Jim Milke, Chair