The minor will grow by about 25 students next semester.
Young people of color voted for Biden over Trump by overwhelming margins.
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."