St. Mary’s College of Maryland is a place where people are engaged in an ongoing dialogue that values differences and the unique contributions of others’ talents, backgrounds, customs, and worldviews. On these grounds, the beginnings of religious tolerance, racial justice, and gender equality in the State of Maryland were born. Learn more about social justice pioneers, Mathias DeSousa and Margaret Brent.
President’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (IDEs) Initiative
In January 2015, President Jordan established five IDEs work groups to monitor St. Mary’s College’s campus climate with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion: bias and response, campus culture, civility, education and training, and Title IX. On the basis of those assessments, the work groups develop new education and training programs, events, and policies to ensure that our institutional structures and policies align with our mission and ethos.
St. Mary’s College has initiated an important community-wide conversation about hatred, bigotry, and disrespect, as well as equity and inclusion. Visit the Community Conversations page to learn more.
My time as a student at St. Mary's was a life learning experience. I had a chance to study with top-notch professors and I had outstanding students in my classes and in the Spanish club. All the members of the college are fascinating human beings from the cooks to the members of the board; they are always trying to help you succeed in life! I am currently teaching at a university in Argentina and working for the international department of that university. Every day I put into practice what I was taught at St. Mary's
International Exchange Student (2005-06)