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UMBC is one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, and we value the richness that such diversity brings to our campus community. At UMBC, Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging (i3b for short) creates opportunities for students to build their awareness of self and knowledge of diverse people, cultures, and belief systems. In our work, i3b aims to equip students, staff, and faculty with the awareness, knowledge, skills, and actions to co-create a more inclusive and social justice-oriented campus community. Through facilitated discussions, classes, informal gatherings, educational engagements, presentations, and campus-wide events, individual students, student organizations, as well as faculty and staff learn the skills to create inclusive, just, and mutually respectful communities at UMBC and beyond.

Our Centers:

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The Gathering Space for Spiritual Well-Being

The Gathering Space serves as a spiritually-centered space where UMBC community members can gather at the intersection of religion, faith, spirituality, and other lived experiences.

Learn more about The Gathering Space

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The Mosaic

The Mosaic strives to provide diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning opportunities that center and celebrate racial, ethnic, and national identities.

Learn more about The Mosaic

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The Pride Center for LGBTQIA2+ Diversity

The Pride Center for LGBTQIA2+ Diversity is a communal space that envisions, nurtures, and advocates for a flourishing, healthy, and inclusive LGBTQIA2+ community.

Learn more about The Pride Center

Recent Posts:

Summer Prayer Spaces on Campus

Need a place to pray over break? We've got you covered!

The semester is winding down and students are packing up, but maybe you'll be here during the summer. Where can you pray?  While CWB will be closed, Room 328 in the Commons will be open from...

Posted: May 22, 2024, 2:16 PM

2024 i3b Graduation Cords Reservation Information

[REPOST] Asian Pacific Islander Desi Students

Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi Graduation Cords Reservation closes today! We want to celebrate you and your achievements! Graduating students (undergraduate and graduate) can reserve...

Posted: May 8, 2024, 3:15 PM

REPOST: Grad Students: National Collegiate Health Assessment

Grad students, check your email and win Retriever Dollars

A message from our colleagues in the Office of Health Promotion. Original post here. Hey Graduate Retrievers!  We need your voice! UMBC is participating in the National College Health...

Posted: May 6, 2024, 10:34 AM

May is AANHPI Heritage Month!

Celebrating our Asian Pacific Islander Desi Community!

Throughout the month of May, UMBC, Maryland and the Country celebrate the history, resilience, and cultures of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) communities worldwide as a part of APIDA...

Posted: May 1, 2024, 3:55 PM

2024 i3b Graduation Cords Reservation Information

Black, Latine/x, and/or Asian Pacific Islander Desi Students

Are you a graduating member of our Black, Latine/x, LGBTQIA2+ and/or Asian Pacific Islander Desi communities? We want to celebrate you and your achievements! Graduating students (undergraduate...

Posted: April 24, 2024, 6:45 PM