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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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IMPORTANT: UMBC Leaders Respond to DACA Decision

A Message from our Campus Shared Governance Leaders

Dear Members of the UMBC Community, Following the Trump Administration’s decision today to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—a pathway to work or college for...

Posted: September 5, 2017, 6:00 PM

Critical Social Justice 2017: RISE is here!!

October 23rd to 27th - Join us UMBC!

Over the past year, proactive and reactive acts of resistance have electrified our country and world. Immediate images that flash through our minds include the water protectors at Standing Rock,...

Posted: August 17, 2017, 11:42 AM

Teach For America’s FINAL Application Deadline: March 4

Start your online application here.

Start your online application here: http://bit.ly/ApplyTFA Right now, fewer than 10% of students from low-income communities graduate from college. All children in this country deserve an...

Posted: February 26, 2016, 5:26 PM

The History of Disability Policy in the US

Where We've Been, Where We're Going and How To Get There

Thursday, October 22, 2015 4:00 p.m., Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Ari Ne’eman will discuss the history of disability policy in the United States, how social attitudes and government policy...

Posted: October 9, 2015, 4:25 PM