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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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Current Events

U.S. apologizes for flying Philippine flag upside down

The United States government apologized for displaying the Philippine flag upside down at an event in New York attended by President Barack Obama on Friday, calling it an "honest mistake."

Posted: September 27, 2010, 4:34 PM

Current Events

"Senate Republicans Block Defense Bill, 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal" - U.S. Senate fails to lift ban on openly gay and lesbian service members.

Posted: September 23, 2010, 3:40 PM

International Food Tasting!

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 11am-1pm. Come up to the Mosaic Center (2nd floor, Commons) for our first International Food Tasting of the Year with catering by Glenmore Caterers!

Posted: September 14, 2010, 11:35 AM

Latino Student Program

¬°Todos estan invitados! (All are welcome!)

Come out to meet other members of the Hispanic/Latino community here at UMBC and get connected with the Hispanic-Latino Student Union! We want to welcome you and also introduce you to activities...

Posted: September 3, 2010, 11:07 AM