Posted May 25, 2017

Dear Campus Community,

We are heartbroken and outraged by the killing 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 on our campus and we recognize that our community is deeply harmed by these acts.

There is no place for acts of hate and hate speech at UMD. The Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct is stepping up its efforts to monitor and track all forms of hate occurring at the University of Maryland. We are mapping not only what is occurring and where, but also who is being targeted and who is responsible. If you experience, observe or learn about hateful acts or statements, please report it here.

The Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct is an important resource for the UMD community. In addition to tracking and monitoring, we provide resource materials, conduct civil rights compliance training, and respond to, and investigate non-criminal discrimination and harassment complaints. We also work collaboratively with our campus partners and national and local organizations to present educational opportunities that raise awareness about civil rights issues impacting members our campus community.

In standing together, we all need to identify at least one thing we can do to help ensure our campus is a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for all members of our community. One simple thing we can do is report incidents of hate/bias occurring on our campus.

Catherine A. Carroll, Director


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