Safety & Harassment Resources

Resources for Safety and Responding to Harassment Situations

We are continually taking steps to ensure that our iSchool community remains safe and free of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. Reporting, investigating, and subsequently holding community members accountable for any form of harassment is of the highest priority for the iSchool, as for the entire university. We encourage all faculty, staff, and students to utilize the below resources for reporting and coping with harassment and other safety concerns.


1.  If you are in a situation in which you feel threatened, call the University of Maryland Police Department at (301) 405-3555 or dial #3333 from a cell phone. For more information, go to
2.  You can register an official complaint about bias or discrimination with the Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM). The online reporting link to report allegations of sexual misconduct is For more information about your rights, reporting options and available resources, see 
3. All faculty and staff supervisors are required to report sexual misconduct that they are aware of or becomes known to them to the Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM),
4.  The Counseling Center provides free and confidential support to registered UMD students. To make an appointment, call (301) 314-7651 or go to the reception desk in Shoemaker Building. After-hours crisis consultation is available by calling (301) 314-7651. For more information, see
5.  The Faculty Staff Assistance Program provides free counseling for UMD staff and faculty. To make an appointment, go to
If you would like to speak to someone at the iSchool about an incident or these resources, please reach out to your student advisor or any of our Deans.

Student Services Offices

Undergraduate Student Services @ College Park
University of Maryland | College of Information Studies
4130 Campus Drive | Hornbake Library, Ground Floor | College Park, Maryland 20742
(301) 405-2038 |
Click here for transportation information.

Undergraduate Student Services @ Shady Grove
University of Maryland | College of Information Studies
9630 Gudelsky Drive | Building III, Office 5109 | Rockville, Maryland 20850
(301) 738-6243 |
Click here for transportation information.

Graduate Student Services
University of Maryland | College of Information Studies
Hornbake Building, South Wing Entrance*, Rm 4120 | 4130 Campus Drive | College Park, MD 20742-4345
Tel 301.405.9325 | Fax 301.314.9145 |
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Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

*The South Wing has a separate entrance to the right of the main Hornbake Library entrance. The library and south wing are connected on the ground level.

iSchool Deans