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CSM Website Disclaimer

This Website is intended to be a fair summary of matters of interest to students. Readers should be aware:

  1. The website is not intended to be a complete statement of all procedures, policies, rules, and regulations which may be referred to or summarized in this web site.
  2. The college reserves the right to change, without notice, any academic or other requirements, course offerings, course contents, programs, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations which may be contained in this website.
  3. Departmental procedures, policies, rules, and regulations, whether or not contained in this website may be applicable to students in those departments.
  4. Not all policies and procedures apply uniformly to credit and credit-free courses.


Accessibility Statement


College of Southern Maryland strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities. College of Southern Maryland has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that its website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that website accessibility efforts assist all users and that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.

Accessibility on www.csmd.edu

www.csmd.edu makes UserWay's Web Accessibility Widget available which is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows www.csmd.edu to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).

Enabling the Accessibility Menu

The www.csmd.edu accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the corner of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.


College of Southern Maryland continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities.

In an ongoing effort to continually improve and remediate accessibility issues, we also regularly scan www.csmd.edu with UserWay's Accessibility Scanner to identify and fix every possible accessibility barrier on our site. Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on www.csmd.edu fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.

Contact Us

If you wish to report an accessibility issue on the website, have any questions, or need assistance, please contact webmaster@csmd.edu.

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations in order to participate in the College’s programs should notify the Disability Support Services office at 301-539-4720 or dss@csmd.edu at least six weeks before the start of the program. Students who do not request accommodations at least six weeks in advance will receive services in a timely manner after the scheduled students are processed.

Privacy Statement

We take data security and the privacy of your personal information very seriously.

The CSM website does not collect personal information about our website users, unless you choose to submit such information to us. If you choose to send us a message or fill out an electronic form with personal information, we will use the information only for the purposes you authorized. Some of the information may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with federal archiving policies, but we will not disclose the information to third parties or government agencies unless you give us permission or we are required to do so by law.

Our website, analytics software (Google Analytics), and selected third-party online advertising networks store fragments of information, called cookies, in your web browser. The college uses these cookies to measure the performance of our advertising and website's content, functionality, or services. Please review your Internet browser's help file for instructions on rejecting or deleting cookies. Users should read all policies and access details thoroughly: Google Privacy Policy. Users can control access to the services by setting security permissions such as Google security settings.

Our servers automatically recognize the domain and IP address from which you accessed our website, and we record related information that helps us make our website more accessible, such as information about operating systems and screen resolutions. This information does not result in the identification of your personal email address or any other personal information.

Personally identifiable information about enrolled students is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSM is committed to providing you with a web experience in which you may securely and confidently transact business.  

Copyright Notice

All of the text, images, and code in the CSM website are copyrighted by the College of Southern Maryland. Redistribution or commercial use is prohibited without the express written permission of the College.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The College of Southern Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or marital status in its programs or activities. The ADA/504 Coordinator—La Plata Campus, Learning Resource Center (LR Building), Room 123, 301-934-7614—has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of disabilities. The executive director of Student Affairs—La Plata Campus, Administration (AD) Building, Room 220A, 301-539-4746—should be contacted for student discrimination inquiries. Human Resources—La Plata Campus, Campus Center (CC Building), Room 212, 301-934-7700—should be contacted to handle all other discrimination inquiries.

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