UMD researchers conducted a comprehensive study about how aspects of the built and social environments play a role in COVID-19 transmission in the city.
The lab hopes to allow students to build up a "muscle of self-awareness" and live more intentionally.
Under Obamacare, an estimated 2 million young people gained coverage.
About 75 percent of college and high school students reported worsening mental health since the pandemic began.
The changes will be held to a vote with the full Board of Regents.
Researchers said many students returned home for the pandemic, which may not be a welcoming place for some.
Sixty percent of UMD students voted in the 2016 election.
“Certainly, the pandemic is exacerbating the food and housing insecurity issue."
The university decided that it will not fund the group's proposal.
The bill's supporters assert the university system has failed HBCUs in the past.