+ Cited by BuzzFeed as part of UMD being named to the Top 25 Colleges and Universities for LGBT Students
+ Winner of 2012 NASPA GLBT Knowledge Community Outstanding Program
+ Winner of 2011 ACPA Commission of AOFYE Program of the Year
+ Winner of 2010 NODA Innovative Program of the Year
+ Winner of 2010 NODA GLBT Network Pride Award
The One Project is the First-Year Experience (FYE) program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally students at the University of Maryland. It is a comprehensive approach to ensure that LGBTQA-identifying first year students make a successful transition to college. The One Project aims to retain LGBTQ students and their allies at the University of Maryland by providing intentional academic and personal growth and promoting the development of those students.
The “One” in The One Project represents the first year of a student’s new life at the University. It also represents a hope that the LGBTQA community can come together in an intellectual, social and civically-minded way to support each other through the first year of college. The One Project is based on the Principles for Student Success.