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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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May is National Asian Pacific Heritage Month!

Check out some of the many events happening on & off-campus!

Click on the attached flyer for full details.   This is just a cross-section of the many on and off-campus events happening in recognition of National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month...

Posted: May 4, 2017, 6:11 PM

Black History Month 2017: February UPDATED

Check out our online calendar for NEW upcoming events!

National Black History Month 2017 continues through February! See our attached UMBC calendar of events highlighting what's happening on and off-campus for the remainder of this month!  This...

Posted: February 8, 2017, 4:46 PM

February is National African American/Black History Month!

ASALH National Theme & Executive Summary

Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)  The Crisis in Black Education   Executive Summary 2017 The theme for 2017 focuses on the crucial role of education in the...

Posted: February 1, 2017, 3:43 PM

November is National Native American Heritage Month!

U.S. Presidential Proclamation

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2016 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A...

Posted: November 11, 2016, 4:54 PM

UMBC - Moving Forward as One Community

The Grit and Greatness of our Diversity

Our recent U.S. presidential election has shocked many and left questions about the future of our communities and nation. Student Life's Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity and Interfaith...

Posted: November 11, 2016, 2:36 PM