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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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October Mosaic Newsletter!

Checkout our monthly newsletter!

Make sure you check out our newsletter below with our events this month, Critical Social Justice week, as well as an introduction of our brand new Ambassadors!

Posted: September 30, 2017, 7:52 PM

Critical Social Justice 2017: RISE is here!!

October 23rd to 27th - Join us UMBC!

Over the past year, proactive and reactive acts of resistance have electrified our country and world. Immediate images that flash through our minds include the water protectors at Standing Rock,...

Posted: August 17, 2017, 11:42 AM

Critical Social Justice Week 2016 is here!! Oct. 24-28.

Learn about our keynote & check out our events calendar.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEAH LAKSHMI PIEPZNA-SAMARASINHA  Posted the CSJ Blog on October 10, 2016 by sdevora1 Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Home with our “What You Need to...

Posted: July 25, 2016, 5:33 PM

Another Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365 Highlight!

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What You Need to Know About Delegate Mary Washington & LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365 with our “What You Need to Know” series.  Delegate...

Posted: October 16, 2015, 11:42 AM

Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365

Save the Dates - October 19th through 23rd!

Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365 — October 19th through 23rd! When the unrest swelled again in Baltimore on Monday, April 27th, 2015, UMBC was in the midst of studying for final exams...

Posted: July 1, 2015, 11:04 AM