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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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Understanding and Supporting Baltimore - Then and Now

Some articles to contextualize the "Why" of recent events

Wondering why and what people in different Baltimore neighborhoods are protesting? Confused about what caused the peaceful protests as well as violent riots?   Unclear about the various...

Posted: April 29, 2015, 5:24 PM

What's Up with "What's the Tea?"

Starts, stops & lessons learned in social justice work

Earlier this year, Joakina Stone, then a Res Life colleague and collateral work staff with Student Life's Mosaic Center, along with an amazing group of students, staff and faculty, helped us to...

Posted: November 26, 2014, 8:27 PM