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Get Involved

We encourage community members to take advantage of workshops, advocacy work, and discussion sessions offered by groups across the university throughout the year. Many of these organizations and events are promoted on myUMBC. The Women’s Center, Office of Human Relations, and other groups can also provide customized training for individual groups, departments, and offices as needed.

If there is a resource you feel should be on this list, please let us know.

Counseling Center
The Counseling Center offers one-on-one support, groups, and workshops to UMBC students to assist with a variety of personal, academic, and career concerns, with a collaborative, goal-oriented, and multiculturally sensitive approach.

Faculty/Staff Advisory Committee
This committee consists of faculty and staff with relevant interest and expertise, who aim to provide a voice for, bring forward the concerns of, and share feedback from our constituents. Our work focuses on exploring best practices from other institutions; reviewing the resources, practices, and policies we have at UMBC; and sharing recommendations to the University Steering Committee for improvement and change. Through this work, our group aims to support and promote a safe and welcoming environment for all, where the values of respect, dedication to inclusive excellence, and community define our culture.

Green Dot Violence Prevention and Bystander Intervention Program
Provides training for the UMBC community on new behaviors that are both proactive and reactive in order to make our campus and communities safer. Participants will learn how to identify power-based personal violence, understand that there is always a choice for intervening and that UMBC is a place where violence will not be tolerated. No one has to do everything…Everyone has to do something.

Healthy Relationships Advocates
Advocates are students, faculty, and staff who come together to discuss a range of issues related to healthy relationships on campus, including skill-development, intersecting identities, and socio-political contexts.The goals of the program are to systematically raise awareness and support for a campus to be without relationship violence, create an environment that encourages healthy relationships, and encourage victims and survivors of relationship violence to come forward and receive support.

LGBTQ Faculty/Staff Association
The LGBTQ Faculty/Staff Association promotes and supports opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer faculty and staff at UMBC, and reflects LGBTQ visibility and diversity to the wider community. Additional LGBTQ resources are available here.

LGBTQ Student Union
The LGBTQ Student Union (LSU) is an LGBTQ+ organization established for the purpose of advocating for the interests of the LGBTQ students at UMBC and hosting events to promote inclusion on campus. Additional LGBTQ resources are available here.

Mosaic, Interfaith Center, and Pride Center
Campus Life’s The Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity is a center for diversity education and collaboration at UMBC. The Center is committed to empowering all campus constituents to be socially aware and responsible members of our community. The Interfaith Center (IFC) is dedicated to creating, fostering, and supporting interfaith collaboration at UMBC. The IFC provides space for students, staff, and faculty from all religious and spiritual backgrounds to meet, worship, discuss, and celebrate their individual and collective faiths and belief systems. The Pride Center is a safe space for LGBTQA people to relax, study, and just hang out. Information on the lounge and additional LGBTQ resources are available here.

USM and UMBC Shared Governance
The University System of Maryland shared governance includes many system-wide representative bodies, which serve as councils and workgroups for the chancellor and other system administrators. UMBC shared governance includes the University Steering Committee and faculty, staff, and student senates.

Universities at Shady Grove Center for Counseling and Consultation
The Center for Counseling and Consultation (CCC) provides comprehensive counseling, psychological, and consultative services to the students, faculty, and staff of the Universities at Shady Grove campus.  All services are free and confidential. The center also offers workshops and bystander training for students, faculty, and staff.

We Believe You
We Believe You is an activist/discussion group for any persons affected by sexual assault or wanting to help survivors of sexual assault, as well as a group interested in bringing about awareness for sexual assault victims. We Believe You’s main focus will be on taking action by volunteering/helping the people in our community who have been affected by sexual assault.

Wellness Initiative
UMBC is a resilient community committed to the health and well-being our faculty, staff, and students, and that understands the connections between self-care and our responsibility to care for the whole. The Wellness Initiative supports community members in wellness activities that sustain us on a physical, mental, and emotional level to carry out the mission and vision of UMBC.

Women’s Center
The Women’s Center advances gender equity from an intersectional feminist perspective through co-curricular programming, support services, and advocacy for marginalized individuals and communities. The Center prioritizes critical social justice as our community value, with a deliberate focus on women, gender, anti-racism, and feminism.

University Health Services (UHS) and Health Promotion
The mission of the UHS Office of Health Promotion is to provide accurate and comprehensive education about health and wellness for the UMBC campus community. The UHS vision is to create a culture in which all members of the UMBC community have the information and skills they need to make responsible, well-informed decisions regarding their health and well-being while at UMBC and throughout their lives.