Diversity and Inclusion

Celebrating APIDA Heritage Month and Pride Month

University of Maryland celebrates APIDA heritage month and Pride month in April, and April is National Arab American Heritage Month. Do you know these APIDA, Arab American, LGBTQ+, APIDA LGBTQ+, or Arab LGBTQ+ people in business?

Learn more about Sky Cubacub, the creator of Rebirth Garments - clothing line for disabled queer and trans people of all ages and sizes.

Sky Cubacub

Learn more about Baoli Ma, a former police officer and the Founder of Blued, the largest LGBTQ+ social app in the world.

Baoli Ma

Learn more about Leon Elias Wu, the president/CEO of SharpeHaus (formerly Sharpe Suiting).

Leon Elias Wu

Learn more about Gurchaten Sandhu who is the director of programs at the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association at the International Labour Organization.

Gurchaten Sandhu

Learn more about Nathalie Huerta, the founder and owner of Queer Gym.

Nathalie Huerta

Learn more about Beth Ford, the CEO of Land O’ Lakes and the first openly gay woman to lead a Fortune 500 Company.

Beth Ford

Learn more about Khaliah Guillory, the Founder of NapBar and a previous Fortune-500 executive.

Khaliah Guillory

Learn more about Soyoung Kang, chief marketing officer of eOS products.

Soyoung Kang

Learn more about Melanie Elturk, the founder and CEO of Haute Hijab.

Melanie Elturk

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is proud to embrace the TerrapinSTRONG vision of an inclusive environment where every member of our community feels that they belong and are empowered to reach their full potential.

All students, faculty and staff are asked to complete this course. The course will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete.

To learn more about TerrapinSTRONG in the Smith School, email Dr. Victor Mullins at vmullins@umd.edu.

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Clubs & Associations

Student clubs and organizations keep you involved with campus life — a vital part of the Smith experience. Participating in the many opportunities for learning and achieving that exist everywhere at Smith will change your perspective, your focus — even your life.

‘A Family:’ How Smith Builds Community and Keeps Graduation Rates High

At Maryland Smith, and at organizations across the business world, our diversity is a strength. At Smith, that strength shows through in numbers.

“It shows because of the things that we do to nurture students and support students,” says Victor Mullins, associate dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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Land Acknowledgement

Every community owes its existence and strength to the generations before them, around the world, who contributed their hopes, dreams, and energy into making the history that led to this moment. Some were brought here against their will, some were drawn to migrate from their homes in hope of a better life, and some have lived on this land for more generations than can be counted. Truth and acknowledgment are critical in building mutual respect and connections across all barriers of heritage and difference.

As the Smith School Diversity and Inclusion Committee, we believe it is important to create dialogue to honor those that have been historically and systemically disenfranchised. So, we acknowledge the truth that is often buried: We are on the ancestral lands of the Piscataway People, who were among the first in the Western Hemisphere. We are on indigenous land that was stolen from the Piscataway People by European colonists. We pay respects to Piscataway elders and ancestors. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today.

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