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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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CL Mosaic, IFC and Pride Center Spring Break Hours

Check out our adjusted hours for March 14-22!

Hello Campus Life's Mosaic, Interfaith and Pride Centers followers,  Spring is upon us which means birds chirping, warmer weather, excessive amounts of pollen, and SPRING BREAK! Please note...

Posted: March 4, 2020, 10:56 AM

Campus Life's Diversity and Inclusion Spaces Fall Hours

Welcome back to a new year and our new Fall Hours!

Fall semester is soon approaching! We hope you had an incredible summer! We can not believe that we are at the beginning of another academic year! We are quite excited to see all the new and...

Posted: August 26, 2019, 10:11 AM

Healing Space in Response to Pittsburg Tragedy

Hello UMBC Community Members, UMBC’s Hillel is holding a healing space in response to this past weekend’s tragedy in Pittsburg from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. today in Campus Life's Mosaic (Commons 2B23)....

Posted: October 29, 2018, 11:10 AM

UMBC Relationships Skills Program

Learn important relationship skills you can use everyday!

This group is run through UMBC's Counseling Center. It is similar to a workshop with a focus on building communication, and other relationship skills, to foster healthy relationships.  The...

Posted: September 11, 2014, 10:23 AM

Meet the DEI: Lara Liptak

Profiling the Mosaic Center's Diversity Educator Interns

The Diversity Educator Interns are a mix of six, talented undergraduate and graduate students who work to fulfill the Mosaic Center's mission and vision. The DEIs co-facilitate cross-cultural and...

Posted: March 12, 2012, 9:53 AM