The BSOS Diversity Fund was established to support the diversity initiatives and programming within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. For more information on Diversity@BSOS, click here.
Gifts to the BSOS Diversity Fund will bolster already-established programs and initiatives, which you can click to learn more about below, that include:
Anti-Black Racism Initiative: In response to the recent tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other African Americans—in many of these cases at the hands of law enforcement—this initiative is designed to promote long-term change in the college, on campus, and beyond.
Summer Research Institute (SRI): Established in 1999, the SRI program provides opportunities and resources for underrepresented minorities looking to pursue graduate degrees in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.
Promoting Achievement and Diversity in Economics (PADE): PADE is a cohort-style program in the Department of Economics designed to increase the participation of underrepresented students in related graduate programs and careers through unique advising and internship programs.
The Psychology Research Empowerment Program (PREP): The PREP program seeks to strengthen the first-year to Ph.D. pipeline for students who are the first in their families to attend college, from low-income backgrounds or members of groups that are underrepresented in psychology graduate programs.
The Justice Thurgood Marshall Center – The Justice Thurgood Marshall Center at P.S. 103 in Baltimore City is a priority project of the Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Center for Education, Ethics and Justice that aims to bring attention to the needs of West Baltimore by engaging with key local stakeholders and businesses. The Center plans to implement strategic initiatives and programs designed to revitalize and uplift the people of this community over the next decade and beyond.
For more information on resources and programs available at the college level, visit the BSOS Diversity home page.