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To foster the education, critical thinking and intellectual growth of students, to create and apply new knowledge via research, scholarship and the creative arts, to improve the surrounding world, we must first foster an inclusive community of global citizens committed to academic freedom. We are dedicated to act with entrepreneurial spirit, embrace the power of technology, operate with fiscal responsibility and administrative efficiency, foster transformational change and create a vibrant surrounding community.

President Loh and Rep. Hoyer: Congress must pass the DREAM Act to protect Maryland DREAMers

They are friends and neighbors, students and colleagues. They serve in the military, care for the sick and elderly and assist those recovering from natural disasters. We call them DREAMers — young people whose parents brought them to this country at a young age, who only know the U.S. as home. They are every bit as American as the rest of us; many have no memories of living anywhere else. And nearly 10,000 of them call Maryland home.

Statement from President Wallace D. Loh on Title IX

The University of Maryland is steadfastly committed to a learning, living and working environment on campus that is free from sexual violence and misconduct.

President's Statement on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program

Dear University of Maryland community,

The Trump Administration's decision today rescinded the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and called on Congress to replace the 2012 executive order with legislation before it expires on March 5, 2018.

Reflection, Dialogue, and Action

​Across ​our ​large and decentralized ​University, there are ​actions ​already underway​, with ​​more planned​ as ​described ​below. ​Yet ​no administrative office, or new initiative, ​will ​improve our campus climate without every member of our community playing a part. We ​all need to​ ask what we can do ​each ​day t​o stand for ​our values. ​ ​

Welcome: Progress in Fraught Times

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Welcome to our new students, faculty, and staff! And to those returning, welcome back!

Moment of Reflection with Bowie State University: August 30

Dear members of the University of Maryland community, 

The University of Maryland, together with Bowie State University, will jointly observe a moment of reflection on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 12:05 pm, to honor Second Lt. Richard Collins III who was tragically killed on our campus last May.

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President’s Statement on August 12, 2017 Violence in Charlottesville

The University of Maryland stands in solidarity with the University of Virginia and the City of Charlottesville in ​our ​shared​ commitment to fundamental American values of diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect, and in our ​shared ​​condemnation​ of the supremacist ​ideology of hate, bigotry, and violence. 

Announcement: UMD Vice President of University Relations (VP-UR)

July 18, 2017
Dear University of Maryland faculty and staff,
I am pleased to announce our new VP-UR, starting on August 28, 2017: Jacqueline (Jackie) Lewis, currently the Senior VP for Development at The University of Iowa Foundation. 

UMD Reflects

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University Gathers Resources, Provides Updates And Takes Action To Combat Hate

Update: Actions to Shape a More Respectful and Inclusive Culture at UMD

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Last week I announced actions to fight hate and create a safer campus. I said these actions are just the beginning.


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