Home

Students gathered on couches in lounge space

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:

Gathering Space candle in hand icon

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.

Learn more about The Gathering Space

Mosaic lotus in circle

The Mosaic

The Mosaic strives to provide diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning opportunities that center and celebrate racial, ethnic, and national identities.

Learn more about The Mosaic

Progressive Pride flag in Retriever icon

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.

Learn more about The Pride Center

Recent Posts:

Spring 2024 Multicultural Leadership Experience (MLE)

Final Day to Register!

Registration closes, TODAY, January 29, 2024 at 11:59pm.  Applications for the Spring '24 MLE Cohort can be found HERE.  The Multicultural Leadership Experience (MLE) is a collaboration between...

Posted: January 29, 2024, 11:13 AM

Celebrating 20 Years of The Mosaic

Join us as we celebrate The Mosaic!

The i3b team is so excited to invite you to join us as we celebrate 20 Years of The Mosaic: Center for Cultural Diversity. While The Mosaic officially celebrates 20 Years on February 2, 2024, we...

Posted: January 8, 2024, 1:52 PM

Gathering Space Winter Break Hours

Hello Gathering Space Community Members, Wishing you each rest and peace in this season of light. As we wrap up for the semester, we wanted to share our hours for the remaining days of the...

Posted: December 15, 2023, 4:48 PM

Pride Center Finals Hours & Closure

Check out our center hours as we wrap up for the year!

Hello Pride Community Members! As we wrap up for the semester, we wanted to share our hours for the remaining days of the semester & Winter Session. Monday, December 18th: 10:00 a.m. -...

Posted: December 15, 2023, 3:44 PM

Spring 2024 Multicultural Leadership Experience (MLE)

Spring Registration Now Open!

Applications for the Spring '24 MLE Cohort can be found HERE.  The Multicultural Leadership Experience (MLE) is a collaboration between Campus Life and Initiatives for Identity Inclusion &...

Posted: December 13, 2023, 11:37 AM