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.

Ag Discovery at UMD

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. 

Ag Discovery information 

SOARE at UMD! 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.

SOARE information


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.

MANRRS information 

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. 

2 + 2 Program information


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. 

P.E.A.R.L.S Program

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


email ecooper@umd.edu

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