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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

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UPDATE: i3b Finals and Winter Break Hours

Center Hours for Finals and Winter Break

NEW UPDATE: The University is now closed on Thursday, December 23rd and the graphics below note this update.  Updates on our Finals hours and Winter Break closures and hours found in the...

Posted: December 10, 2021, 12:42 PM

December Mosaic Newsletter

Checkout our monthly newsletter!

Make sure you check out our newsletter below with our events this month, before we close out for the year! Congratulations to Becca Mann for getting Dylan's Stamp of Recognition! Have any...

Posted: December 4, 2017, 2:09 PM

Gerardo Rises For...

por la guerra, por la gente, por mi gente, y por vos

¡Hola! Me llamo Gerardo Herrera-Cortés y soy un pasante por los poblaciones hispanos y latinos en el Mosaico: centro para la diversidad y cultura en UMBC. Estudio diseño gráfico, pero tengo una...

Posted: October 27, 2017, 11:16 AM

Karina Rises For...

our undocumented people who still seek shelter in the shadow

I rise for our undocumented people whose voices are silenced. Our voices are silenced as soon as we internalize the belief that living in the shadows is our best chance at assimilating. We know...

Posted: October 26, 2017, 3:23 PM

Update: Interfaith Center now open and accessible

Note that the swipe card reader is still malfunctioning.

Interfaith Center (IFC) Visitors and Cultural/Religious Org Members, Please note that the IFC is open and accessible.  The Commons Operations staff are opening and closing the center manually...

Posted: October 13, 2017, 10:36 AM