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OEI Contact Info: oei@umbc.edu / 410-455-2735
After-Hours Support Line: 410-455-3230

Office Mission

UMBC’s Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is responsible for promoting and coordinating the University’s core values of inclusive excellence and equity, and 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 ensure compliance with sexual misconduct and non-discrimination laws, regulations, and policies through prompt, fair investigations, education and training, and outreach and engagement.

Since its establishment in 2019, the office has launched the 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 Inclusion will continue to develop and deliver regular mandatory training on discrimination and sexual misconduct to all students, faculty, and staff to fulfill UMBC’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our campus community.

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation in Our Communities Town Hall

UMBC is continuing to redefine excellence in higher education. OEI is committed to inclusive excellence and facing the challenge of understanding our position in society and our role in dismantling racism.

The UMBC community was invited to learn about our Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center and our campus’s connection to a national framework addressing race equity on September 24. The Shriver Center’s Choice Program, along with community partners, shared how racism has impacted youth development in Maryland and how we all can become agents of change.

Thank you to the panel members and the over 350 community members who attended!
Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation in Our Communities Town Hall
Thursday, September 24, 4pm-6pm
View a recording of the event here.

Responses to Q&A coming soon!

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