Posted June 20, 2017

Dear Campus Community,

We are heartbroken and outraged by the murder of Lt. Richard W. Collins III that occurred on our campus on May 20, 2017. This tragedy comes in the wake of a series of incidents that have occurred here at UMD and we recognize that our community is deeply impacted as a result.

The Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) is a significant resource for you at the University of Maryland. We are tasked with implementing and overseeing the University’s compliance with, and enforcement of, the civil rights scheme of the United States as it applies to the University through our Non Discrimination Policy & Procedures.

Complaint Response

The Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct responds to all discrimination complaints including sexual misconduct, and works closely with a number of campus stakeholders. Complaint response includes: assessment, advice and referral, interim measures, investigation and monitoring and tracking of incidents. If you experience hate, bias or discrimination, please report it to our office. If you are not sure about how to respond to an incident of hate or discrimination, please complete the online report form or contact us. We are here to help. For more information about hate, bias and discrimination click here.

Prevention & Education

The Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct develops and implements campus wide civil rights compliance training, conducts presentations, produces resource materials, and works holistically to improve our civil rights response. In addition, working closely with campus partners, we implement the Student Experiences & Environment Survey (SEES) and sponsor the University's campus wide sexual misconduct public awareness campaign, Rule of Thumb.

Catherine A. Carroll, Director


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