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 Equity and Inclusion, 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.

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.

Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging (i3b)
Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging create opportunities for students to build their awareness and knowledge of diverse people, cultures, and belief systems. Through facilitated discussions, informal gatherings, educational engagements, presentations, and campus-wide events, individual students, student organizations, and classes learn the skills to create inclusive, just and mutually respectful communities at UMBC and beyond.

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.

Office of Equity and Inclusion
UMBC’s Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is responsible for promoting and coordinating the University’s core values of inclusive excellence, equity, and diversity. OEI has primary responsibility for managing UMBC’s efforts related to Title IX as well as other civil rights issues, including discrimination, harassment, hate, and bias.

Retriever Integrated Health
Retriever Integrated Health (RIH) brings together University Health Services, Office of Health Promotion, and the Counseling Center to work in a collaborative, holistic approach to support your well-being and success. Our team is committed to providing the UMBC community with high-quality services, support, and resources. RIH is an interdisciplinary team that includes our administrative staff members and a variety of healthcare professionals, representing disciplines of acupuncture, dietetics, health education, massage, nursing, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, public health, and social work.

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 of 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.