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).

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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.

Congressman John Lewis and Reverend C.T. Vivian

President Hrabowski's Statement

The Office of Equity and Inclusion, along with the UMBC community, mourns the loss of two iconic Civil Rights leaders, Congressman John Lewis and Reverend C.T. Vivian, both of whom died on July...

Posted: July 22, 2020, 8:52 AM

Q&A Responses

The Many Faces of Structural Racism: A Campus Conversation

Thank you to the 600 members of our community who attended The Many Faces of Structural Racism: A Campus Conversation on June 18. We deeply appreciate the time and expertise of our panel members...

Posted: July 16, 2020, 1:50 PM

It's Registration time!

Courses with a focus on racial justice

If you are looking for courses to add to your schedule that focus on racial justice, consider checking out the Retriever's latest post.   Course list: AFST 206/HIST 218: Introduction to...

Posted: June 26, 2020, 1:14 PM

UMBC Statement on Injustice

Dear UMBC Community, We want to share with our campus this statement released today by the leadership of the University System of Maryland on deeply disturbing events that remind us of the...

Posted: June 5, 2020, 4:07 PM

University System of Maryland Statement on Injustice

Statement by USM Leadership on Structural Racism and the Killing of George Floyd Baltimore, Md. (May 29, 2020) – This week, George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, a brutal act that recalled...

Posted: June 5, 2020, 4:03 PM