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, Associate Dean for Research, 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