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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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Be a Part of Our Largest Programming Week of the Year!

Submit Your Program Idea Online!

Hello Community Members of The Pride Center, It's that time of year again! The planning process for our 2nd Annual PRIDE Week has officially begun! We are so excited to bring this program back...

Posted: December 11, 2023, 12:45 PM

Update: New Extended Hours at The Pride Center

New hours effective 10/02/2023

Hello Pride Community! To say that we have been surprised at the increased foot traffic in our space this semester would be an understatement! We appreciate how many new and returning faces...

Posted: September 26, 2023, 6:06 PM

Early Closure 02/01/2023: The Pride Center & The Mosaic

Our spaces are adjusting hours for our Welcome Week Calendar

Hello i3b community members, Please note that The Pride Center will be closing at 4:00pm and The Mosaic will be closing at 4:30pm in preparation for our Game Night from 5:00-7:00pm. This event...

Posted: February 1, 2023, 3:07 PM

End of Semester & January Center Hours

Check out our hours for our i3b spaces

Hello i3b community members,  Please note that our spaces will have adjusted hours beginning on Wednesday, December 14th. See the hours for each center below: The Mosaic: Center for...

Posted: December 7, 2022, 3:00 PM

Earn Prizes by filling out our i3b Climate Survey

Calling all UMBC students, staff, faculty, and alumnx!

Hello fellow i3b community members! We hope that you are all having a great start to your December. You are receiving this email because you have participated in Initiatives for Identity,...

Posted: December 2, 2022, 2:11 PM