Vision, Mission, & Objectives

Vision

We envision the University of Maryland as a fully equitable community that strengthens agents of social justice and supports vibrant campus communities for people of diverse sexes, gender identities or expressions, and sexual orientations.

Mission

The LGBTQ+ Equity Center provides the campus with leadership and expertise in building a fully equitable community; strengthens and supports people of diverse sexes, gender identities or expressions, and sexual orientations; and develops visible and vibrant LGBTQ+ campus communities.

Objectives

Campus Transformation toward a Fully Equitable Community for LGBTQ+ People

  • Fully inclusive campus climate that embraces LGBTQ+ people and meets their needs
  • Campus policies in support of LGBTQ+ people and procedures that enact those policies within relevant units
  • Widespread and diverse dedicated resources in support of LGBTQ+ people
  • Competency within each functional area for working effectively with LGBTQ+ people

LGBTQ+ Social Justice Leadership Development

  • Staff and faculty campus-wide who lead their peers toward greater LGBTQ+ inclusion
  • Effective student leadership to develop and sustain LGBTQ+ communities throughout the campus

LGBTQ+ Student and Community Development

  • Sufficient incoming LGBTQ+ students to ensure a critical mass
  • Retention, persistence, and graduation rates of LGBTQ+ students on par with or greater than the general student body
  • Development of confident identities with a sense of belonging at the University
  • Establishment of habits promoting wellness and resiliency
  • Visible and vibrant LGBTQ+ communities throughout the campus