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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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Come out and fill your EBI Survey! We want your opinion!

Its that time of year and we would love to hear from you! There are some great rewards so hurry and fill your EBI!

Posted: November 15, 2012, 3:15 PM

LGBTQ Alumni Social Hour and Tim Miller Performance

Free tickets to the performance for UMBC alumni

You are invited to join UMBC LGBTQ & Allies Alumni and the office of Alumni Relations for a social hour followed by a performance by Tim Miller in the new PAHB. The Office of Alumni...

Posted: October 19, 2012, 5:34 PM

Parent Friendly and Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Please read through the document attached for a list of parent friendly and gender-neutral restrooms found in the academic buildings at UMBC.

Posted: October 18, 2012, 6:26 PM

The First South Asian LGBTQ National Helpline

Please share widely! Thanks! Announcing the Launch of DeQH, a Desi LGBTQ Helpline On National Coming Out Day, Thursday, October 11th, 2012, a coalition of South Asian lesbian, gay,...

Posted: October 16, 2012, 12:36 PM

BreakingGround is coming to myUMBC!

Content from tbe BreakingGround site will stream to myUMBC.

In the next couple of weeks content from the BreakingGround website will start to stream into MyUMBC, which will make it more visible to the UMBC community. BreakingGround is philosophy of...

Posted: October 16, 2012, 12:20 PM