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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.

Learn more about The Pride Center

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Be a Part of Our Largest Programming Week of the Year!

Submit Your Program Idea Online!

Hello Community Members of The Pride Center, It's that time of year again! The planning process for our 2nd Annual PRIDE Week has officially begun! We are so excited to bring this program back...

Posted: December 11, 2023, 12:45 PM

Fall Break Hours for our i3b Spaces

Check Out Our Hours for Next Week!

Hello i3b Community Members! Happy Indigenous Heritage Month! As we wind down for the upcoming extended holiday weekend, we wanted to share the hours of our spaces for Thanksgiving (11/23) and...

Posted: November 17, 2023, 4:46 PM

Pride Center closing starting today October 13th at 2:30pm

Water Leak in The University Center

Correction: The leak was not in the University Center, however the UC is one of the building impacted by the pipe leak on campus.  Hello i3b community members,  Due to a pipe leak in The...

Posted: October 13, 2022, 2:21 PM

REPOST: Community Conversations at The Pride Center

Join us and the Office of Health Promotion tomorrow!

Please click here to see the original post.  Event Details Time: Noon-1:00p.m. Location: University Center 201D (The Pride Center) Date: Tomorrow, October 12, 2022 A community can be...

Posted: October 11, 2022, 4:57 PM