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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.

The Mosaic Center Open House August 30

Repost

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Posted: July 31, 2023, 1:32 PM

PRIDE Week

April 24 - 29, 2023

IMPORTANT PRIDE Week 2023 Details & Pride Center Hours Check out the final updates for our event line-up! Hello Pride Center Community Members and Campus Partners,  PRIDE Week is...

Posted: April 19, 2023, 11:55 AM

REPOST -- UMBC Lighting Safety Walk & Talk Tuesday Evening

Join WILL+ members for a nighttime Walk & Safety Talk

7 p.m. Outside of the Retriever Activity Center (RAC) This is a repost of a WILL+ event. You can find the original event post here! Do you feel safe walking across campus at night? Do you ever...

Posted: November 14, 2022, 4:37 PM

Peer to Peer Listening Launch

REPOST: Sign up today!

The Retriever Peer to Peer Listening program is excited to announce we have launched for the Fall 2022 Semester! The Retriever Peer to Peer Listeners aim to provide a safe space for students to...

Posted: October 18, 2022, 3:12 PM

Repost from The Pride Center Newsletter

LGBTQ+ History Month & National Coming Out Day

Happy LGBTQ History Month LGBTQ+ History Month originated in the United States, and was first celebrated in 1994. This month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer...

Posted: October 11, 2022, 3:07 PM