The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) has been made aware of content posted by a number of UMBC students on social media that has impacted members of our community, especially members of our LGBTQ+ and Muslim communities.
UMBC is an institution that is committed to equity, inclusion, and social justice. The diversity of UMBC’s community and our commitment to inclusive excellence are among our greatest strengths. As a public university, we also acknowledge our community members’ right to free speech.
OEI’s responsibility is to respond to incidents that may violate UMBC’sDiscrimintion and Equal Opportunity Policy or our Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination. While our office handles matters confidentially, be assured that OEI staff are addressing matters reported to us. You can learn more about our discrimination complaint process here, and here.
Our response may include:
Outreach to involved students, faculty, and/or staff to learn more
Support and resources for those who report or are the subject of a report
Intervention to address the issue
Formal investigation through Title IX, Discrimination, student conduct, or other relevant policies and processes
Thank you to everyone who has shared their concerns. Please know that you are welcome to complete the Office of Equity and Inclusion’s Confidential Online Reporting/Referral Form if you have experienced hate, bias, or discrimination.
If you or someone you know is in need of confidential support, please contact the UMBC Counseling Center by calling (410) 455-2472 on weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m or the after-hours support line at (410) 455-3230. Employees can access confidential support through the Employee Assistance Program.