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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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PAWTalks: TRAXXX: Black Queer Nightlife in High Fidelity

An invitation for you to come and catch the beat.

Saturday, April 20, 2024 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. • Theatre Rehearsal Studio, Performing Arts & Humanities Building  With support from the Department of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies....

Posted: March 14, 2024, 12:07 PM

Save A Swipe!

Retriever Essentials

It's Save A Swipe Time! Save a Swipe is UMBC's unique meal sharing program!  A partnership between Retriever Essentials, Chartwells, and Campus Card allows you to donate some swipes from your...

Posted: September 5, 2018, 12:03 PM

Have a Green Thanksgiving!

Climate-Friendly Feast Tips from Interfaith Power & Light

Celebrating Thanksgiving reminds us how grateful we are for nature and everything it gives us – but our modern food system can take a heavy toll on our environment. In fact, estimates suggest that...

Posted: November 13, 2015, 2:52 PM

International Food Tasting!

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 11am-1pm. Come up to the Mosaic Center (2nd floor, Commons) for our first International Food Tasting of the Year with catering by Glenmore Caterers!

Posted: September 14, 2010, 11:35 AM