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.

Celebrate National Heritage and Awareness Months!

CSM'S 5-DAY HERITAGE AND AWARENESS CHALLENGES

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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 in national heritage and awareness month celebrations. Complete each challenge in five consecutive days or throughout the month.

Learn More ABOUT 5-Day Challenges

Our Work

"We commit to the change we seek." (CSM Board of Trustees, July 2020)

The College of Southern Maryland is committed to building a culture of equity that nurtures and supports all members of our community. To plan, monitor, and report on our efforts, we publish:

Learn more about Institutional Equity at CSM

CSM strives to nurture an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and respectful, but bias and prejudice still sometimes intrude upon our efforts. If you witness or experience an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or violence motivated by prejudice against a person’s race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, military status, or any other protected identity, please inform us so that we can provide appropriate support:

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Join us for programs and events that celebrate life, community, and culture!

VIEW EQUITY AND INCLUSIVE DIVERSITY OFFICE EVENTS

We are committed to mutual respect and inclusion ... and we can all do better.

At CSM, we collaborate college-wide to offer meaningful co-curricular learning options for students, professional learning opportunities for faculty and staff, and valuable learning experiences for the entire community.

VIEW EQUITY AND INCLUSIVE DIVERSITY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Spotlight

Social Justice Week Scholarship Competition

CSM's 2021 Social Justice Week (April 12-16) took 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 were invited to submit high-quality work pertaining to the theme “Social Justice in Crisis” in five categories: Academic ResearchDigital Media, Literary ArtsVisual and Performing Artsand Global Justice in Crisis (Special Competition).  

Judges awarded Category Awards as follows:   anti-asian-racism.png

  • First Prize: $700 Scholarship 
  • Second Prize: $500 Scholarship
  • Third Prize: $200 Scholarship
  • Honorable Mention: $50 Book Award

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

VIEW 2021 SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE WINNERS

Learn More About the Scholarship Competition

Learn more about Social Justice Week

 

Contact Us

Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office
Sybol Anderson, PhD
Executive Director
ssanderson1@csmd.edu
301-934-7658   
La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 205

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