We believe that public colleges and universities are obligated to help end inequity and to promote social justice.

UMBC is committed to promoting social justice and taking action to address inequities on our own campus in a number of important ways, including the work being done by the Office of Equity and Civil Rights (ECR).

Photo of Commons with flags

UMBC’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights (ECR) is responsible for promoting and coordinating the University’s core values of inclusive excellence, equity, diversity. ECR 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.

The office’s mission is to not only ensure compliance with sexual misconduct and non-discrimination laws, regulations, and policies through prompt, fair investigations, education and training, and outreach and engagement; but also to foster an inclusive and accessible environment for all members of our campus community through partnerships and initiatives.

Since its establishment in 2019, the office has launched the confidential online reporting/ referral form for sexual misconduct, discrimination and hate or bias incidents which permits anonymous and confidential reporting by students, faculty, and staff. In addition, nearly all students, faculty, and staff have completed the mandatory online and/or in-person training related to sexual misconduct. The Office of Equity and Civil Rights will continue to develop and deliver regular mandatory training on discrimination and sexual misconduct to all students, faculty, and staff.

While we recognize that achieving inclusion is an ongoing process, we will continue to strive to make our campus a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone.

File a Report/ Make a Referral to ECR


This form is used to confidentially report incidents under the UMBC Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Policy, and Anti-Discrimination Policy which apply to all UMBC students, student employees, faculty, staff, interns, contractors, volunteers, guests and visitors.

Do not use this form to report an immediate threat.
If you or someone you know is in danger, immediately call UMBC Police at (410) 455-5555 or call 911.

ECR Contact Info:
ecr@umbc.edu / 410-455-1717

For Emergencies:  Contact your local police via 911; UMBC Police at 410-455-5555; or, in the event you do not feel you are able to contact law enforcement, Maryland 2-1-1

After-Hours Support Line (through Retriever Integrated Health): 410-455-3230

UMBC and ECR are committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment; including our website; for all students, employees, and visitors.  If you have difficulties accessing any of the materials on this site, please let us know so that we can provide an alternative format and remedy any accessibility challenges.  Please contact us at ecr@umbc.edu or call 410-455-1717.

Retriever Courage Celebrates Two Years

A campus-wide effort by Students, Faculty, & Staff

9/18/20 Two years ago, our campus community came together and demanded to be heard.  Faculty, staff, and students sat down with President Hrabowski and campus leadership to voice urgent concerns...

Posted: September 18, 2020, 6:11 PM

Restorative Practices Webinars

September 17, 2020

University of Maryland College Park, with the help of University of Maryland Baltimore and University of Maryland Baltimore County, will be hosting the Restorative Practices in Maryland Higher...

Posted: September 15, 2020, 2:27 PM

Women Have Disrupted Research on Bird Song

A diverse approach leads to new insights

Several former and current UMBC students, along with Dr. Kevin Omland, UMBC professor of Biological Sciences, published an article in "The Conversation" about how an increase in women working on...

Posted: September 14, 2020, 2:02 PM

Student Title IX / Sexual Misconduct Training Assigned

Title IX Training assigned to all students

Today the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) assigned new and returning students our updated Sexual Misconduct/ Title IX/ OEI training through SafeColleges. Trigger Warning: If you have been...

Posted: September 1, 2020, 2:39 PM

OEI Welcomes New and Returning Retrievers!

The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) would like to extend a warm welcome to the new and returning UMBC Retrievers today, at the start of the Fall 2020 semester! OEI is open and fully...

Posted: August 27, 2020, 3:38 PM