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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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Upcoming Summer Mosaic Closures

The Mosaic will be closed during the following dates: July 4th and 5th: Independence Day Holiday Observance August 6th: Campus Life's Departmental Retreat August 9th: Mosaic Staff Retreat...

Posted: June 26, 2019, 10:31 AM

Thoughts from NCORE and it's connection to Baltimore

A Reflection by Lilly Keplinger

Recently, folks from the Mosaic and I got the opportunity to travel to Portland, Oregon to present at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) to present a session on the theory and...

Posted: June 21, 2019, 1:41 PM

June is Pride Month!

Check out these events on and off campus to celebrate

Hello Campus Partners, Pride month is celebrated every year in June to give recognition to the LGBTQ+ community, their accomplishments, and their struggles. We celebrate in June to commemorate...

Posted: June 4, 2019, 2:14 PM

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Take the time to celebrate the diverse cultures of the AAPI

This month is Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! We at the Mosaic would like to recognize all the amazing AAPI individuals that have made a difference in UMBC as well as...

Posted: May 14, 2019, 2:37 PM

April Mosaic Newsletter

Check out our monthly newsletter!

We're a little late on this, but make sure you check out our newsletter below with our events from the month of April! Congratulations to Lilly Keplinger and Karina Aquiahuatl Villagran for...

Posted: April 22, 2019, 11:39 AM