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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This program will apply scientifically ratified best practices to Provide Educational Access to Research & Learning in geocienceS (PEARLS) for non-traditional geoscience majors, women, under-served, and underrepresented minorities.