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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 campus life. The Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging creates opportunities for students to build their awareness and knowledge of diverse people, cultures, and belief systems. Through facilitated discussions, informal gatherings, educational engagements, presentations, and campus-wide events, individual students, student organizations, and classes learn the skills to create inclusive, just and mutually respectful communities at UMBC and beyond.

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Black, Brown, and Lavender Cord Pickup

For graduates who RSVP'd but were unable to attend.

RSVP to receive one of our graduation cords but missed our graduation celebrations this past week? Please check out some pickup times for our cords below. You may also pick up you award if you...

Posted: May 20, 2022, 2:57 PM

Apply to be a IDEAL Intern with i3b

Five positions available for Fall 2022

Do you always find yourself talking about social justice? Are you the friend in your group that’s always adding “nuance” to the conversation? Then we’re looking for you! IDEAL Interns, known as...

Posted: May 18, 2022, 11:39 AM

Repost: Context and Conversation

The Leaked SCOTUS Opinion on Abortion

Cross-promotion from this original event link. Monday, May 16th, 2022 4:30PM to 6:30PM Join members of the UMBC community in a virtual event about the leaked SCOTUS opinion on abortion....

Posted: May 10, 2022, 10:21 AM

May 2022 with i3b

Check out our events this upcoming month!

Mindfulness Monday: Exploring Spiritual Identity Monday, May 9, 2022 | 11:45am - 12:45 p.m. | In-Person myUMBC Event Post: Link | The Center for Well-Being: 109 OCA Mocha Mondays Diversity...

Posted: April 28, 2022, 3:17 PM

Nominate a Retriever for Lavender & Black/Latinex Awards

And learn how graduating students can get a cord!

Hello, i3b community partners! Our Nomination Forms for our 9th Annual Lavender Celebration(May 17) and our Black/Latine/x Graduation Celebration(May 18) are LIVE! One of the key components of...

Posted: April 22, 2022, 12:57 PM