The Disability and Accessibility at the University of Maryland online training program for faculty and supervisory staff members is part of the University's ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and accessible learning and working environment, and is designed to assist you in performing your specific responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the UMD Disability and Accessibility Policy and Procedures. Faculty and supervisory staff members are responsible for helping to facilitate reasonable accommodations for students and employees in a timely and effective manner. After completing this training, faculty and supervisory staff members will be able to identify and respond effectively to accommodation requests-including referring students and employees to the appropriate offices on campus-and utilize best practices and campus resources to help ensure an accessible and inclusive learning and working environment. Please visit our FAQs page for more information.
Dear Campus Community,
The Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) is 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 and our Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures.
OCRSM is sometimes referred to as the Title IX office. Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal dollars.
The Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct responds to all discrimination complaints including sexual misconduct. Complaint response includes assessment, advice and referral, interim measures, and when appropriate, investigation. OCRSM is also responsible for tracking incidents and capturing data to help monitor our campus environment.
OCRSM is here to help. If you experience sexual misconduct (a form of sex discrimination) other forms of discrimination, harassment, or hate/bias, please report it to OCRSM. OCRSM handles all complaints discreetly. For more information about hate/bias, click here.
Prevention & Education
OCRSM develops and implements campus wide civil rights compliance training, including mandatory sexual misconduct training for students. We also produce resource materials like FAQs, videos, etc. and conduct in person presentations and trainings on civil rights issues, including Title IX.
If you have not received your assignment email from OCRSM regarding compliance training, visit the Training page on the OCRSM web site for login instructions. For more information about compliance training, please contact:
Kevin Webb, Training Manager
Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct
Phone: 301 405 9897
OCRSM in partnership with the School of Public Health administers the Student Experiences & Environment Survey (SEES) bi-annually. The SEES is a campus wide, student climate survey that the measures attitudes and beliefs about sexual misconduct on our campus.
OCRSM also sponsors the University's campus wide sexual misconduct public awareness campaign, Our Rule of Thumb. For more information about the campaign, click here.
Catherine A. Carroll, Director