The following Women's Center specific information will continue to be updated as the Retrievers Return Roadmap continues to evolve. As always, for the most up-to-date information related to UMBC, please visit covid19.umbc.edu and follow the UMBC Together myUMBC group.
Women's Center Summer Hours of Operation:
The Women's Center continues to provide support and services remotely Monday through Friday throughout the summer. We encourage campus community members to contact us through email at email@example.com. The summer is a critical time for staff to prepare and plan for the fall semester and we appreciate your patience in our email response.
The Women's Center space including our lounge and lactation room will remain closed until further notice. Just think, our new couches are going to feel even more comfy once we get to use them together again!
Individualized Support Meetings:
Women's Center professional staff are available for individual meetings and support which we can provide via phone or video chat; to schedule an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are already working with a specific staff member and need to set up additional meetings, feel free to reach out to the staff member you have been working with directly (via email or even g-chat!).
Visit our website for all the ways we can provide you support during this time.
Women's Center Summer Program/Events:
The Women's Center generally does not offer programming or events throughout the summer, but during this time of distance learning and remote work we are prioritizing community building and maintaining connections with you!
Discussion groups that will still be meeting over the summer include the Women of Color Collective and We Believe You will be hosting a reading group. We are also excited to offer a Faculty and Staff Summer Care Discussion Series. As dates are selected for these programs, event details will be posted to myUMBC.
Please continue to closely monitor this myUMBC page as additional virtual programs may be planned throughout the summer. We also encourage you to check out our blog for 24/7 learning!
Throughout this time, community building, care, and support remain central to our mission even though the way we deliver those services look different right now. We know that, even though UMBC's campus is closed and summer classes remain online, our students, faculty, and staff will continue needing support and community -- and the Women's Center hopes to continue doing what we do best to strengthen this campus!
If you haven't already, follow us on social media where we're still sharing resources and communicating with our community!
Please also feel free to communicate with us through any of these channels with your needs and ideas to help us get through the remainder of the semester!
Oh, how we miss you! But, whether you're here with us in person or we're meeting in virtual space -- We see you. We believe you. You matter. And, we're here for you.
The Women's Center Team
Other Helpful Resources:
To report and seek services for incidents related to sexual violence, relationship violence, and all other sexual misconduct, complete the online form located on the Office of Equity and Inclusion's website. TurnAround's 24/7 helpline is 443-279-0379. For a full list of off-campus resources, visit Retriever Courage.
For UMBC community members who need access to healthy food and other essential supplies visit Retriever Essentials or the myUMBC Retriever Essentials group for up-to-date information on how to access food and toiletry items. The UMBC Campus Police Department is a designated Food Zone and remains opens during this time for community members needing pre-packed bags of nutritionally balanced nonperishable food and travel size toiletry items. To pick up a bag, contact the Campus Police at (410) 455-5555. If you need assistance connecting with the Retriever Essentials team, the Women's Center is happy to assist you!
For information about Academic Success Center's services and support (tutoring, Writing Center, SI Pass, academic advocates, etc.) visit their website.
For access to health and human services information ,visit 2-1-1 Maryland or dial 2-1-1.