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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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AT 4:00 TODAY! How to join our Black and Latine/x Graduation

Please read below on how to join our event today with CBLA

Thank you to everyone who registered to participate in CBLA and i3b’s online Black + Latine/x Graduation Celebration TODAY Tuesday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. EST You are invited to login here, and you...

Posted: May 4, 2021, 10:02 AM

Sept. 15-Oct. 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month!

A post on HHM & Hispanic/Latina/e/o/x Identity

This post was written by Carlos Turcios ‘15, ‘17 M.A. Coordinator with Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion and Belonging (I3B). *Please note that some references are accessed through the AOK...

Posted: September 15, 2020, 12:49 PM

Join us for UMBC's Immigrant Recognition Day October 7!

A day-long celebration on the Commons Quad

Posting on behalf of the the Latino/Hispanic Faculty Association and the Asian and Asian American Faculty Council!  _________________________________________ Join us for a day of celebration...

Posted: October 3, 2019, 10:17 AM

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

Gerardo Rises For...

por la guerra, por la gente, por mi gente, y por vos

¡Hola! Me llamo Gerardo Herrera-Cortés y soy un pasante por los poblaciones hispanos y latinos en el Mosaico: centro para la diversidad y cultura en UMBC. Estudio diseño gráfico, pero tengo una...

Posted: October 27, 2017, 11:16 AM