Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Resource Page

Harassment, Discrimination & Hate-Bias Incidents

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


For reporting Hate-Bias incidents use the Hate-Bias Incident Report Form. Also, please consult the Hate-Bias Incident Protocol and information on the Hate-Bias program. Although not required, the department chair encourages all to notify him as well.

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 Resources

UMD Organizations

AAS Diversity Committees

Astronomy Equity / Diversity / Inclusion Resources

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