The Office of Equity and Inclusion
Ariana W. Arnold, Director (410-455-2735, 410-212-1557, ArianaArnold@umbc.edu) (she, her, hers)
Mikhel Kushner, Title IX Coordinator (410-455-1250, firstname.lastname@example.org (she, her, hers)
B. Ever Hanna, Training and Case Manager (410-455-1026, EverHanna@umbc.edu (they/them/theirs)
The Office of Equity and Inclusion is responsible for providing, promoting, and coordinating the University's core values of inclusive excellence, equity, and diversity through:
ensuring compliance with non-discrimination laws, regulations, and policies
prompt fair investigation and resolution of complaints
education and training
community outreach, engagement and assessment
Title IX: sexual misconduct, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation, discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, pregnancy.
Discrimination: race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, ancestry, age, gender identity or expression, national origin, veterans status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or genetic information.
Retaliation: any individual who reports, testifies, assists, or participates in any manner in an investigation, hearing, or proceeding is protected from retaliation.
Incidents of Hate/ Bias: Acts of destruction, violence or harassment which are racially, ethnically, religiously, and/or otherwise motivated which infringe on the rights and freedom of others.
Office mission and work continues with online/ remote operations
New hires: Title IX Coordinator, Training/Case Manager. Coming soon: Investigators
New website under constructionhttps://oei.umbc.edu/
New matters can be reported through our online reporting form.
New/ Additional training for all employees & students
Please think about accessibility and equity issues as online instruction moves forward
Student entry of pronoun and gender identity; visibility through Peoplesoft and Blackboard (related training and information)