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    The Office for Diversity Initiatives provides campus leadership for identifying, recruiting, retaining, and graduating a diverse graduate student body. The Office also assists the University’s various colleges and departments in creating an environment supportive of the academic success of women and minority graduate students.

    PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)

    PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) is an alliance of the three public research universities in Maryland -- University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB), University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). PROMISE is dedicated to increasing the numbers and diversity of Maryland’s PhD graduates, particularly students in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields who go on to academic careers.

    Pathways to Leadership
    A Discussion with President Freeman Hrabowski
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    1:00 – 2:15 PM
    Library Gallery (first floor), AOK Library, UMBC Campus
    Visit the PROMISE AGEP website for more information.


    Preparing USG Students for Graduate Studies: A Free Weekly Workshop Series
    Tuesdays, February 17 - March 10
    Location: USG Academic Center, Building III, Rm. 2125 IVN
    See flyer for details.


    Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Juan Ramon Jimenez Room 2208, Stamp Student Union, Univeristy of Maryland, College Park

    February 27, 2015: Mastering the IRB
    See flyer for details.

    April 17, 2015: CVs and Cover Letters

    May 8, 2015: Grantwriting/Researching Fellowships

    To learn more, please contact Kelly Cowdery at kcowdery@umd.edu.


    Fall 2014 Seminars & Workshops: Open to Graduate Students and Postdocs
    Learn more

    Please visit the PROMISE AGEP website for more opportunities.


    Contact Information

    The Graduate School
    University of Maryland
    2123 Lee Building
    College Park, MD   20742-5121

    Telephone: (301) 405-3644
    Fax: (301) 314-9305
    General Questions: gradschool@umd.edu



    Dr. Robert E. Steele
    Director, Office for Diversity Initiatives

    Evelyn Canabal-Torres
    Coordinator, Office for Diversity Initiatives

    Kelly Cowdery
    Graduate Administrative Assistant, Office for Diversity Initiatives