Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources fosters an environment in which diversity is welcomed and celebrated. AGNR's Retention, Diversity and Special Initiatives plays a role in maximizing the education and career outcomes of undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, disability, or economic status.

2 + 2 Program

AGNR is the first college at the University of Maryland College Park to implement a "2+2" transfer program.  Following two years of study at a foreign university, participating students transfer to Maryland where they complete their education and earn a bachelor's degree. 

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Ag Discovery

Ag Discovery is a 3-week program sponsored by USDA/APHIS in conjunction with the University of Maryland to promote agriculture and natural resources and allow high-school students the opportunity to experience campus. 

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Summer Opportunities in Agricultural Research and the Environment (SOARE)

Summer Opportunities in Agricultural Research and the Environment (formerly Summer Research Opportunities Program, SROP) is a gateway to graduate education, providing underrepresented undergraduate students with on-campus research experience to establish important relationships with faculty in their respective fields of study and to conduct graduate-level research.

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MANRRS

The Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Program promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences.

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Dr. Evelyn Cooper, Director of Retention, Diversity & Special Initiatives

phone301-405-7044

email ecooper@umd.edu

0108 Symons Hall
7998 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742
United States