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Our Guiding Principles

Values-driven Excellence

We are committed in all endeavors to surpass good and great to reach new levels of preeminence.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are strongest when embracing voices, ideas, perspectives, identities, and experiences across our campus. Together, we work toward justice.

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We envision and create a better future for our state, nation, and world through research, education, and service.

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We aim to transcend the status quo, think creatively, and act to take on the grand challenges of our time.

Undergraduate team of students winning the Clark School's Alumni Cup


We accomplish more when we work together for a common purpose.

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Service to Humanity

We are guided by an unwavering commitment to all of our constituencies—students, faculty, staff, partners, allies, and alumni— to fearlessly forge a better world for all humankind.

The Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival

FEARLESSLY FORWARD IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE AND IMPACT FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD: THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND STRATEGIC PLAN  is a living document and will evolve and grow as we do. Please visit this site to follow our progress as we move fearlessly forward.

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