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Apply to serve on the i3b Advisory Board

Help cultivate inclusion and belonging at UMBC!

Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging (i3b) is accepting applicants for our next Advisory Board cohort to join our returning members.

  • The i3b Advisory Board is seeking new members
  • Apply HERE
  • Application Deadline: Monday, July 11, 2022
  • If selected, you will be expected to attend the mini-retreat, held on Friday, July 22 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, and should expect to attend 2-3 Advisory Board Meetings per semester, held on Fridays from 10:00 - 11:30 am.


The Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging (i3b) Advisory Board is a community of UMBC faculty, staff, (undergrad/grad) students, and alumni committed to fostering an equity-focused, justice-oriented, and inclusive campus community. Through the support of i3b programming, advising and consultation with i3b professional staff, and advocacy for i3b and its three identity, inclusion and belonging spaces: The Mosaic, Pride Center, and Gathering Space for Spiritual Well-Being, the Advisory Board will serve as a direct tie to faculty, staff, student, and alumni needs, voices, and ideas. Through the partnership with Advisory Board members, i3b hopes to cultivate new community connections, leverage existing strategic partnerships, and contribute to a stronger sense of belonging, especially for underrepresented and minoritized students, through informal mentorship and collaborative planning for new and existing programs and initiatives. 

Board members should expect at minimum to meet monthly for one hour, are expected to attend at least one i3b event or program a semester, and volunteer for at least one large-scale event per year like PAWTalks, Pangea, Lavender Celebration, and/or Connection Groups like First-Year Connections, SistaCare, and Retriever Immigrants United (RIU). Board members will be appointed for a two-year term.

Both members of UMBC’s Main Campus and Shady Grove Campus are eligible to apply. 
  • Eligibility requirements for students include being a full-time UMBC student 12 hours undergraduate, 9 hours graduate), a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, and being in good academic standing. In addition, students must be connected to other student communities on campus (e.g. SGA, GSA, student organizations, scholar community members). If you are graduating within one year of your term, it is expected that you will continue in your role as young alumni. 
  • Eligibility requirements for staff and faculty include at least 1 full year of employment at the university.
  • Eligibility Requirements for alumni must have been connected to alumni chapters or organizations (e.g. Alumni Board of Directors, CBLA, CYA) or student communities during their time on campus (e.g. SGA, GSA, student organizations, scholar community members) 
Please use this link to access the application.

You will be asked to provide responses to a few prompts and should take about 15-20 minutes to complete. The prompts are provided below if you wish to copy and paste your responses into the application. 
  • Please provide a brief introduction that includes your three most salient social identities. Salient social identities are those that a person considers most important to their self-concept (e.g. race, ethnicity, religious identity/affiliation, gender, sexual orientation). If you need more examples or explanations, please visit tinyurl.com/i3bidentitygroups.
  • What is your past and/or present connection to i3b; The Mosaic, Pride Center, and Gathering Space for Spiritual Well-Being; and/or diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice work broadly at UMBC?
  • Why are you interested in joining the i3b Advisory Board? What skills, experiences, or expertise make you a good fit for this Board? What other relevant committees do you currently serve in?
  • What do you hope to gain from being a member of the i3b Advisory Board?
  • Share a short story about one of your earliest/most significant memories in coming to acknowledge and/or appreciate one or more of the salient identities you mentioned during your introduction? And how this personal journey allows you to better support diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice work at UMBC.
  • (Optional): Is there anything else that you would like us to know?
Due: July 11, 2022. Please use this link to access the application. Questions? Email us at i3b@umbc.edu

Posted: June 24, 2022, 11:14 AM