Campus Messages Relating to Our Inclusive Community

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UMBC Supports the Bipartisan Dream Act

Dear UMBC Community, Last week, a Federal District Court in Texas issued a ruling on litigation challenging the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Court ruled that the...

Posted: July 21, 2021, 3:20 PM

Honoring Juneteenth

UMBC will be closed on Friday, June 18, to observe Juneteenth, an annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.The official holiday occurs on June 19, recognizing the...

Posted: June 16, 2021, 9:13 PM

Support for India and UMBC’s Indian Community

Dear Members of the UMBC Community, On Tuesday, India became the second country to surpass 20 million COVID-19 infections, following the United States. Globally, India now accounts for almost...

Posted: May 7, 2021, 3:55 PM

Caring and Allyship

Dear Community Members, Systemic racism, police violence, hate crimes against minority groups, and mass shootings continue to plague communities across the U.S. Against this backdrop, news...

Posted: April 19, 2021, 11:44 AM

Support for our AAPI communities

Dear UMBC Community, We continue to witness a dramatic increase in discrimination, xenophobia, hate speech, and hate crimes affecting Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI)...

Posted: March 18, 2021, 1:27 PM

Office of Equity and Inclusion and Inclusion Council Update

Dear UMBC Community,   I am so pleased and grateful to share that the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is now a year old. This office was formed through a collaborative, year-long process that...

Posted: February 12, 2021, 3:47 PM

New Way for Students to Indicate Chosen Name,

Pronouns, LGBTQ+ Identity (January 21)

Dear UMBC Community, As we prepare for the spring semester, we want to remind faculty and staff that students can update their chosen name, pronouns, and gender identity in University systems. ...

Posted: January 28, 2021, 11:41 AM

Our Unwavering Support

Over the past few days, we have been aware of content on social media that has negatively impacted members of our community, especially members of our LGBTQ+ and Muslim communities. We regret that...

Posted: December 14, 2020, 10:28 AM

Announcing UMBC’s Land Acknowledgement Statement

The UMBC community wishes to honor, celebrate, and commemorate the cultures, histories, and continued contributions of our Indigenous Peoples and acknowledge the violent history of 500 years of...

Posted: October 13, 2020, 9:07 AM