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Pines: UMD Stands With Terps Affected by Invasion of Ukraine

Resources, Support Offered to Members of International Community

By Maryland Today Staff

Peace marchers protest war in Ukraine

Carnival revelers wave peace signs in Cologne, Germany, during a march of tens of thousands against the war in Ukraine on Monday.

Photo by AP Photo/Martin Meissner

University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community today:

As a global community comprising faculty, staff, students, families and alumni from over 100 countries around the world, we are all impacted by the attack on Ukraine. There is a ripple effect in ways we can and cannot see. As global citizens committed to building a better world, the horrifying images of the invasion are distressing to us all. And it is even more heartrending for our fellow Terps with loved ones in Ukraine.

As we all wish for peace, let us remember that some of us are experiencing the devastating absence of peace in very real and personal ways. For some, tragedy is very close to their homes and their hearts. Please remember that your campus is here for you. We are providing outreach to our international community, including members of our Ukrainian and Russian communities, and offering support and resources.

I encourage you to contact International Student and Scholar Services at, the Faculty Staff Assistance Program or the Division of Student Affairs at if you are struggling or experiencing hardship.

We are an inclusive, multicultural campus that looks out for one another. In times like these, please remember to check in on your fellow Terps and seek support if you need it. Together, we are TerrapinSTRONG.


President Darryll Pines Signature

Darryll J. Pines
President, University of Maryland

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