UMD RHA represents the student body's thoughts in raising fees for employee salaries.
The organization plans to negotiate new contracts in the new Maryland General Assembly legislative session next year.
The administration announced it would increase hourly wages to $15 in January 2023. Union-represented employees have been making $15 an hour since spring 2022.
At the town hall, Black employees at this university shared their experiences with discrimination and anti-Blackness during their time on the campus.
University employees helped distribute food to students in quarantine and isolation housing, answer calls and emails from parents and more.
"You’re trying to manage all your own feelings and fears ... while also trying to keep their world and their lives and their experiences as normal as possible.”
The program provides $15,000 toward closing costs for city and university employees for new home purchases in College Park.