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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.

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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.

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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.

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Adjusted Hours for Campus Life's Mosaic for CSJ:Ignite

In preparation for Critical Social Justice Week programming, Campus Life's Mosaic will be closing at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23rd for CSJ: Ignite's Keynote  Deanna Zandt and Wednesday October...

Posted: October 22, 2018, 11:45 AM

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Islamophobia and Religious Oppression

Ever since terrorists attacked on 9/11, people started discriminating against Muslims. How ironic it is that, people would disrespect them, show them hostility, and then exaggerate that they are...

Posted: October 25, 2017, 10:05 AM

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Those Who Are Too Scared to Speak Out

Idania Ramos Mosaic Ambassador I Rise for Those Who Are Too Scared to Speak Out I’ve always known that I was different, my color, my culture, and my language didn’t follow the “American...

Posted: October 24, 2017, 12:03 PM

Carlos Rises For...

Those Who Are Silenced In Our Society

I Rise For Those Who Are Silenced In Our Society… What does this mean? Who is actually silenced? Of course, everyone can speak up... right? Not necessarily. Growing up was interesting for me. I...

Posted: October 23, 2017, 5:44 PM

What do you RISE for?

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(Adapted from UMBC Women's Center Wordpress site.)  Over the past year, acts of resistance and resilience have electrified our country and world. Immediate images that flash through our minds...

Posted: October 23, 2017, 12:56 PM