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Our Commitment to Our Student-Athletes


At the University of Maryland, our commitment to the safety and well-being of our students is paramount and resolute. For our student-athletes, that means both on and off the field. The death of Jordan McNair has made this even more acute, and we must do everything in our power to prevent a tragedy like this from ever happening again.

Immediately following Jordan’s passing, the university launched a review into the procedures and protocols surrounding athletes’ health and safety. Based on the preliminary findings of the review, we made changes to how we train and how we practice. The completed review, overseen by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, included additional recommendations that we committed to fully implementing. Nearly half of the recommendations are already complete, and work is underway on all of the remaining ones.

The university also reviewed recommendations from an independent investigation overseen by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents into the culture of our football program. While the commission did not find a “toxic culture,” it did find troubling behaviors within the program. The Board of Regents and President Loh accepted the recommendations included in that report to enhance the well-being of our student-athletes.  We will not tolerate any behavior from any employee that is detrimental to the mental or physical well-being of our student-athletes.

The University of Maryland is committed to accountability, transparency, and fairness and is working to ensure our program upholds the values of our University.


Taking Action

Learn how the University of Maryland has made immediate changes and will continue to make enhancements to our athletic program

 

Timeline

See how the University has responded to the tragic death of Jordan McNair and accusations regarding our football program.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions around our commitment to student-athlete safety, the ongoing reviews and more.

 

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About

The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 41,000 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.

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Academics

Spanning 12 schools and colleges, Maryland offers more than 200 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 60 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. And our students, who include the highest achievers in the state and nation, enjoy experiences unique to our location just outside the nation’s capital, including internships, research, and leadership and service opportunities.

Research and Innovation

The University of Maryland is one of the world’s premier research institutions. With our strategic location and scores of partnerships with government and businesses, UMD conducts groundbreaking research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community, including cybersecurity and terrorism, bioengineering, public health equity, food safety and climate change. We strive to discover new knowledge and put it to work through innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing economic development and transforming lives. 

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At the University of Maryland, the arts, the humanities and the sciences intersect to address important societal issues and shed new light on the human experience. Our vibrant campus arts community collaborates with local and national cultural organizations such as the Phillips Collection, Kennedy Center and Folger Shakespeare Library. Student and faculty artists, designers, historians, writers and performers are exploring new media, presenting new perspectives, investigating new techniques and engaging new audiences.

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Athletics

Home of the Terrapins, the University of Maryland has one of the nation’s most recognizable and successful athletics programs. More than 550 student-athletes compete each year in 19 intercollegiate sports—11 for women and eight for men. Since 2005 alone, Maryland has won 16 national championships, including NCAA titles in women’s basketball, men’s soccer and women’s lacrosse. Since joining the Big Ten Conference in 2014, UMD has won a combined 17 regular season and tournament championships. Fear the Turtle!

Our Commitment to Student-Athletes

At the University of Maryland, our commitment to the safety and well-being of our students is paramount and resolute. For our student-athletes, that means both on and off the field.
The University of Maryland is committed to accountability, transparency, and fairness and is working to ensure our program upholds the values of our University.
Learn more about our commitment.

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The Terp experience extends beyond classrooms, labs and studios. It encompasses residence halls and dining halls, clubs and sports, fraternities and sororities, campus events and performances, and countless off-campus destinations. Maryland touts 800-plus student organizations, dozens of prestigious living and learning communities, and countless other ways to get involved. Students here can create a unique identity and grow as individuals, even as they’re part of a close-knit and diverse community. 

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