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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 campus life. The Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging creates opportunities for students to build their awareness and knowledge of diverse people, cultures, and belief systems. Through facilitated discussions, informal gatherings, educational engagements, presentations, and campus-wide events, individual students, student organizations, and classes learn the skills to create inclusive, just and mutually respectful communities at UMBC and beyond.

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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

Disembarking the "Oriental Express"

Check out what Mark has to say about the AAPI Experience

Written By Mark Gabriana, Mosaic Intern for East Asian and Pacific Islander Student Engagement in Campus Life Many times in the past, I have referred to myself as someone “from the Orient”, or as...

Posted: October 26, 2018, 4:31 PM

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

12 Privileges of Being a US-born, Naturalized Citizen

Check out what Becca has to say about her lived experiences

Written by Becca Mann, Mosaic Intern for Student Gender Equity, Social Justice and Inclusion in Campus Life. There is no denying that U.S.-born citizens hold privileges over immigrants, no matter...

Posted: October 24, 2018, 8:59 AM

"Why Can't You do it Legally?"

Check out what Sylvia has to say about the immigrant exper

Written By Sylvia Anokam, Mosaic Intern for Black and Africana Student Engagement in Campus Life. Frequently during discussions relating to undocumented immigrants, you are likely to encounter...

Posted: October 23, 2018, 5:33 PM