Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Resource Page

Harassment or Discrimination Incidents

The UMD Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct website provides information and links for:


  • Free, confidential on-campus help including CARE to Stop Violence, the student Counseling Center, the student Mental Health Service, and the Faculty Staff Assistance Program for non-student mental health and workplace concerns, as well as off-campus resources.

  • UMD reporting options and obligations for sexual misconduct, discrimination, and hate/bias incidents.

  • UMD policies and procedures regarding sexual misconduct, discrimination, and accessibility.

How to Help Students or Colleagues in Distress


Department members are strongly encouraged to pay attention to colleagues and students and help when someone is in distress. The Counseling Center maintains an excellent guide to helping students in distress; see "Helping Students in Distress", which describes what to do and not do for a range of scenarios. Most advice is also relevant for colleagues.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Resources

American Astronomical Society (AAS) Code of Ethics and Anti-Harassment Policy

Astronomy Department Committees, Organizations, and Activities

UMD Organizations

AAS Diversity Committees

Astronomy Equity / Diversity / Inclusion Resources

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