Campus Reform | CAMPUS PROFILE: University of Maryland, College Park

CAMPUS PROFILE: University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park is a public university within the Maryland State University System. Around 36,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

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University of Maryland College Park is a public university within the Maryland State University System. Around 36,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university. 

Official Political Student Organizations:

Conservative Organizations: 

     College Republicans

     Terps for Israel

     Terps for National Conservatism 

     Young Americans for Freedom

     Young Americans for Liberty at University of Maryland College Park


Liberal Organizations: 

     Coalition of Latinx Student Organizations

     College Democrats

     Hamsa

     International Socialist Organization

     MARYPIRG 

     Multiracial Biracial Student Association

     Political Latinx United Movement and Action in Society

     Roosevelt Institute 

     Students for Justice in Palestine UMD Chapter 

     Young Democratic Socialists of America 


OpenSecrets Data on University of Maryland College Park Employee Political Donations:

In the 2020 election cycle, 96.16% of University of Maryland College Park employee donations went to Democratic candidates in federal elections, while 3.84% of donations went to Republican candidates in federal elections, according to data from OpenSecrets. 

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Rating:

University of Maryland College Park has been given a green light speech code. According to FIRE, this is due to “FIRE is not currently aware of any serious threats to students’ free speech rights in the written policies on that campus.” 

COVID-19:

University of Maryland College Park is requiring a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students, staff and faculty.

 

Stories by Campus Reform about University of Maryland College Park:


New policy would make it easier for UMD to punish students

The University of Maryland Senate recently voted to lower the standard of evidence in student misconduct hearings while simultaneously limiting students' access to attorneys.


At request of Black student orgs, UMD admin launch plan to defund police, crack down on ‘hate speech’

The University of Maryland’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion released a set of proposals to crack down on purported 'hate speech' and decrease campus police presence.


UMD prof uses disputed database to criticize media coverage of anti-Asian hate crime   

University of Maryland professor Janelle Wong recently wrote an article criticizing media coverage of anti-Asian hate crimes for showing the attacks being perpetuated by Black men.