Equity & Justice Committee

The Equity & Justice Committee is standing committee of the Department of Sociology. The committee is broadly responsible for leading efforts to enhance and expand the department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to make it a more welcoming and supportive environment for all members of the department. Its responsibilities include the following

  1. Plan and deliver workshops and training opportunities in support of its overall charge, and maintain a growing repository of resources for faculty, staff, and students.

  2. Develop recommendations for new and revised policies and procedures for consideration by the department.

  3. Receive, review, and process all incidents reported under the department’s grievance policies, as well as any complaints of bias, harassment, bullying, microaggressions, or other behaviors inconsistent with the Department of Sociology’s Equity and Justice Policy.

  4. Report annually on the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the department; collect and regularly report to the department data on appropriate metrics.

  5. Advise and collaborate with the Chair and the other standing committees on topics related to its overall charge.

The committee's membership and contact information for each member is listed below. You may contact the entire committee using socy-equity [at] umd.edu.

Jennifer Ashlock PTK Faculty ashlock [at] umd.edu
Lei Danielle Escobal Undergraduate Student leidanie [at] terpmail.umd.edu
Jess Gray Staff jessgray [at] umd.edu
Julie Park T/TT Faculty juliepar [at] umd.edu
Rashawn Ray T/TT Faculty rjray [at] umd.edu
Sharan Sharma PTK Faculty snsharma [at] umd.edu
Tyler Beltran Graduate Student beltrant [at] umd.edu


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