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Retriever Courage Implementation Progress

We are taking action on what we learn together, developing a productive dialogue, and creating a coordinated campus response to incidents of sexual and gender-based harassment and violence — a response that is proactive, caring, and inclusive. We will continue to share updates on this dashboard, via email and through myUMBC.

Implementation Highlights
  • External and internal reviews of campus practices regarding prevention/response to sexual violence were commissioned in 2018.
  • In Spring 2019, the three resulting reports (by external reviewers, faculty/staff, and students) were shared with the UMBC community.
  • Workgroups were created in summer 2019 that are carrying forward the action items recommended in the reports
  • UMBC created a new Office of Equity and Inclusion, which will implement our campus values and oversee the University’s response to reports of sexual and gender-based violence and misconduct.

Recommendations Progress

Ongoing: Work is underway, but it will not have an end date.
In Progress: Work is underway, and has an end date to be complete.

Campus Climate
  1. Ongoing

UMBC is committed to ensuring that all faculty, staff, and students are empowered to stand against and report issues of gender discrimination and misconduct.

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Campus Structure
  1. Ongoing

A new Office of Equity and Inclusion oversees UMBC’s response to reports of sexual and gender-based violence and misconduct.

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Communications
  1. Ongoing

Campus-wide communication has increased, focusing on support, prevention, and resources.

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Education and Awareness
  1. Ongoing

Educational resources addressing consent, prevention, health, and safety are available throughout campus.

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Facilities/Infrastructure
  1. In Progress

Significant campus improvements have been made to infrastructure, signage, and lighting.

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Policing
  1. Ongoing

Additional training has been provided, new personnel have been hired, and resources have been invested to strengthen community relations.

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Support for Students
  1. Ongoing

UMBC is working to ensure access to high-quality services for survivors, including the addition of new staff to provide support.

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Title IX Processes
  1. In Progress

Title IX processes are being updated and streamlined for clarity and ease of reporting.

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Training and Prevention
  1. Ongoing

As of September 2019, 91% (n=3,514) of UMBC employees have received mandatory Title IX training.

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