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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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Project Homeless Connect on Sept. 24th

Volunteer to help people facing Homelessness. Register now!

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Posted: September 1, 2015, 1:17 PM

Concerned Black Men Natl's CBM CARES Mentoring Initiative

Male mentors 21 and older needed - Apply now if interested!

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Posted: September 1, 2015, 1:02 PM

UMBC Second Generation Scholarship Form - Available Now

Do you qualify? If so, you still have time to apply!!

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Posted: October 3, 2014, 10:28 AM

Honor September 11th: Natl Day of Service and Remembrance

Sept. 11th - Remember, Reflect, Serve

This morning, President Obama, Vice President Biden, the First Lady, and Dr. Biden will join White House staff on the South Lawn of the White House for a moment of silence at 8:46 AM ET – the time...

Posted: September 11, 2013, 4:53 PM