On-campus of off-campus, synchronous or asynchronous, excited or scared, new or returning... the Women's Center is here for you!
This is a confusing and rapidly changing world we are navigating, but we don't have to do it alone.
We can get through this together!
Women's Center Fall 2020 Hours of Operation:
The Women's Center continues to provide support and services virtually Monday through Friday throughout the fall semester. We encourage campus community members to contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 410-455-2714. Staff will generally be most available between the hours of 10am-4pm. We appreciate your patience in our response to your email or returning your phone call.
The Women's Center lounge space 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!
The Women's Center lactation room is available by reservation only. For details on how to make a reservation please visit this post about Fall 2020 reservations.
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 email@example.com or call 410-455-2714. 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 Fall 2020 Program/Events:
The Women's Center is offering a range of programming and events virtually throughout the fall semester. All of our discussion-based groups (Between Women, Spectrum, We Believe You, and Women of Color Collective) will be meeting virtually. The Brave Space Forum series and programming for Returning Women Students/Adult Learners will be offered on a monthly basis.
For a full list of programming and events, we encourage community members to join our myUMBC page and check out the events page. Access links to our programs or events will either be available through the myUMBC event post or via email to members signed-up for our discussion-based programs list-servs. If you'd like to be added to a specific discussion-based group list-serv, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 most of us are not learning or working on campus, 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.
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.