BSU-UMD Social Justice Alliance

Champion change in the fight for equality

Bowie State University (BSU), in collaboration with the University of Maryland (UMD) and the 2nd Lieutenant Richard Collins III Foundation, has developed a Social Justice Alliance, created to honor the legacy of BSU alumnus Lt. Collins and promote social justice on their respective campuses. Lt. Collins was posthumously promoted to the rank of first lieutenant by the U.S. Army.


 Led by faculty experts from each university, the alliance is addressing critical issues facing campuses, communities and the nation by engaging our students and communities to bring about the social justice change we want to see.

The alliance will host public programming, including symposiums and a national conference, to stimulate conversations and direct action for change. The alliance will provide learning opportunities for BSU and UMD students by infusing social justice education in the curriculum and experiential activities.