Diversity at UMGC

Overseas Diversity and Equity Unit - General Information

The Overseas Diversity and Equity unit assist members of the university community in addressing discrimination, sexual misconduct, and accessibility issues that may interfere with their ability to participate in university programs and activities, learn, perform work, and provide services at UMGC. The unit drives UMGC's commitment to foster diverse and inclusive working and learning environments. Our unit also offers diversity and compliance training so that the UMGC community will have the skills and insights necessary to promote engagement, inclusion, productivity, and professionalism.

Serving as the point of contact for matters related to EEO and Title IX Sexual Misconduct, the unit offers employees and supervisors guidance and training to address workplace conflicts, employee grievances, and other personnel issues that could negatively affect the work environment or job performance. It is also responsible for developing training programs for faculty, staff, and students in areas of workplace diversity, cross-cultural competency and communication, and sexual harassment. In establishing a learning environment that is educational, interactive, informative, and experiential, the unit ensures that the diversity mission and the university's core values are present throughout the organization.

Diversity

At University of Maryland Global Campus, we seek to reflect the diversity of the global community. Cultural differences are recognized, valued, and considered essential to the education process and working environment. We promote understanding and mutual respect of all members of the community and provide an academic and social environment that encourages new ideas, an eagerness to learn, and positive working conditions.

Special Observances and Diversity Education

By exploring the many diverse heritages, cultures, and histories of people around us, we can discover new ways of thinking. We can celebrate our similarities and differences. We can learn how to interact with the diversity of people we meet in our everyday lives. UMGC offers many opportunities to experience and enjoy our rich heritage and diverse community, including our heritage month programs. It's one more way we honor our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Equity

Nondiscrimination Statement

Learn about the protections available to students to prevent discrimination at University of Maryland Global Campus. https://www.umgc.edu/terms-and-conditions/nondiscrimination-statement.cfm

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

UMGC is committed to eliminating discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, mental or physical disability, or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. This Policy is established to prevent or eliminate such discrimination and harassment in accordance with due process while protecting the rights of students, faculty and staff. Learn about the affirmative action and equal opportunity policy and to whom you can report violations at UMGC.

https://www.umgc.edu/administration/policies-and-reporting/policies/administration-policies/affirmative-action-and-equal-opportunity.cfm

Learn about the sexual misconduct policy and to whom you can report violations at UMGC. Learn about the sexual misconduct policy and to whom you can report violations at UMGC.

https://www.umgc.edu/administration/policies-and-reporting/sexual-misconduct-title-ix/index.cfm

Learn how to report suspected child abuse and neglect at UMGC.

https://www.umgc.edu/administration/policies-and-reporting/suspected-child-abuse-and-neglect.cfm"

Accessibility Services

University of Maryland Global Campus is committed to providing education that is accessible to students with disabilities. Accessibility Services assists students with disabilities in a timely manner. Accessibility Services are focused on access and reducing barriers to education for students with disabilities. From here, you can find out about getting started at UMGC, registering for accommodations, eligibility requirements and much more.

https://www.umgc.edu/current-students/student-life-and-support/accessibility-accommodations/index.cfm

Recreation at UMGC Europe

Student Life Sports

Recreational activities are great for the mind and for building camaraderie. University of Maryland Global Campus's Overseas Office of Diversity and Equity is proud to organize team activities that allow the university's staff, alumni, students, faculty, and friends to get fresh air and exercise and to interact with one another beyond the academic setting.

Contact

If you have questions about our overseas diversity and equity programs, please contact diversityinitiatives@umgc.edu.