Equity and Inclusive Diversity

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The Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office works to nurture an environment at CSM that is welcoming, inclusive, and respectful of all students, staff, faculty, and visitors—a college community that is free from discrimination, intolerance, and harassment.

The office builds partnerships college-wide and in the Southern Maryland community to provide programs, advocacy and support, training, and other activities that promote a culture of equity in a time of growth and change. We aim to strengthen our region’s richly diverse community by increasing understanding and appreciation of it.


5-Day Heritage and Awareness Challenges

Join CSM's 5-Day Heritage and Awareness Challenges, and explore the lived experiences, perspectives, and concerns of members of our community being recognized each month. Complete each challenge in five consecutive days or over the course of the month.

Learn More our 5-Day Challenges

Bridging Our Gaps: Community Conversations to Rebuild Our Democracy

As a nation, state, and region, we face challenges that test our political and social systems in ways we have never seen before. Join four interactive conversations addressing some of today’s most pressing issues, illuminated by new public opinion data from Center for the Study of Democracy’s  2020 Study on Democracy and Elections in America. Programs feature presentations, group discussions, and reflection. Free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by CSM’s Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy and Office of Inclusive Diversity, Equity, Access and Accountability.

1. Electoral Integrity Mattersbridging-our-gaps-series-web-scaled.jpg
Wednesday, February 24 | 7-8 p.m.
Register at: http://bit.ly/bridgingourgaps1

2. Attitudes on Policing in America
Wednesday, March 10 | 7-8 p.m.
Register at: http://bit.ly/bridgingourgaps2

3. Discussing US Immigration Policy
Wednesday, March 31 | 7-8 p.m.
Register at: http://bit.ly/bridgingourgaps3

4. Public Attitudes on Race in America
A CSM Social Justice Week Event
Wednesday, April 14 | 7-8 p.m.
Register at: http://bit.ly/bridgingourgaps4


Social Justice Week Scholarship Competition

CSM's 2021 Social Justice Week (April 12-16) takes up the task of better understanding the interplay between this global pandemic, social justice, and the lived experience of people most inordinately impacted by COVID-19.

Our new Social Justice Week Scholarship Competition recognizes outstanding scholarly and creative achievement by CSM students. All students are invited to submit high-quality work pertaining to the theme “Social Justice in Crisis” in five categories:

  • Academic Research 
  • Literary Arts
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Digital Media
  • Special Competition: Global Justice in Crisis

Judges will award three Category Awards in each the five categories  as follows:

  • First Place: $700 Scholarship
  • Second Place: $500 Scholarship
  • Third Place: $200 Scholarship

An additional $500 Grand Prize Scholarship will be awarded to one of the five First Place winners. Scholarship awards will be applied to winners' student accounts for use in summer 2021 or Academic Year 2021-2022.

Learn More About the Scholarship Competition

Contact Us

Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office
Sybol Anderson
Executive Director
La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 205

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