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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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Yet Another Separated Child

Check out what Karina has to say about immigrant children

Written By Karina Aquiahuatl Villagran, Mosaic Intern for Hispanic, Latinx and Indigenous Student Engagement in Campus Life 91 days have passed since July 26, 2018. That was the deadline set by...

Posted: October 29, 2018, 9:52 AM

Barriers to Justice: Gender-Based Violence and Immigrants

Check out what Emily has to say about the immigrant experien

Written By Emily Melluso Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs Content Warning: Includes cases of graphic sexual assault. Unless otherwise noted, all...

Posted: October 26, 2018, 11:39 AM

Lisa Rises For...

our children

Growing up, I really didn’t think too much about kids. I didn’t have any younger brothers or sisters that I played with or helped to take care of. I didn’t do much babysitting. I wasn’t even a...

Posted: October 27, 2017, 2:54 PM

Becca Rises For...

Empowering Others.

When I was asked what “I Rise For” the first thing I thought of is empowering others. Empowerment has many meanings for me because it can be used with entire populations but also everyday...

Posted: October 25, 2017, 3:32 PM

Laura Rises For...

Reproductive Rights.

When I was asked to take a picture for something that “I rise” for, I had to think about it for a second. What do I rise for? Who do I rise for? What does it mean to “rise?” After reflecting on my...

Posted: October 24, 2017, 2:22 PM