Addressing Discrimination and Harassment
It is against UMD Policy and against the law to treat people unfairly because of their religious beliefs, age, race, sex, color, country of birth, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, physical or mental disability, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Complaints of discrimination—unfair treatment based on any of the above categories—at the University should be directed to the Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM).
In addition, please be aware of the following resources that address different forms of discrimination and provide important information regarding your rights, including federal and state laws, definitions, and campus resources to assist students, staff and faculty.
UMD Guardian App
The UMD Guardian app is designed to give UMD students, faculty and staff rapid and proactive communications with UMPD, friends, family and co-workers, and even 911 in the event of an emergency. The app is available for download through the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Get immediate access to the information needed most in the unfortunate event of a sexual assault in the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia (DMV) region – quickly, confidentially and free.
Circle of 6
Circle of 6 is a personal safety app for everyone. Winner of the 2011 White House and HHS “Apps Against Abuse” Technology Challenge and Winner of Avon Foundation for Women/Institute of Medicine "Ending Violence @Home"
Get immediate access to the information needed most in the unfortunate event of a sexual assault in the District of Columbia — quickly, confidentially and free. An invaluable tool for any DC resident or visitor.