The body's president and 15 representatives signed onto a letter to UMD officials.
Las vacaciones de primavera continuarán según lo programado.
President Darryll Pines also announced a vaccine task force.
Since the grading policy announcement, opposition has been fierce.
The group includes student leaders from 34 organizations that represent Black students.
Dawes was the first African American woman to win an individual Olympic gymnastics medal.
The department is being named after Harriet Tubman.
Some Black employees were dissatisfied after Pines spoke on racism in virtual body meeting.
Watch the full recording of the town hall with President Pines.