The Safety Pin Initiative

graphical representation for Safety Pin - Allyship program

This safety pin first appeared on our website in November 2016 after the U.S. presidential election. It was not meant to communicate political affiliation or alienate anyone. Its purpose was and remains very simple and can resonate with everyone: If you need me, I am here for you. I will stand in solidarity with you.

ISLSI is committed to ensuring that the UMB community can learn and work in an affirming, inclusive, and safe environment. With this in mind, we are piloting the Safety Pin Initiative, an eight-session curriculum composed of short lectures and activities focused on equipping staff with the tools necessary to build allyship with people of various identities. For more information, please email

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May was selected to commemorate the arrival of the United States’ first Japanese immigrants May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad May 10, 1869. The latter held significance because the majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

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President's Symposium & White Paper

The President’s Fellows, a group of UMB students selected to explore the topic of Global Literacy, completed their white paper on the University’s role in educating students who are able to analyze and think critically about the world and their roles in it. You can find this white paper and previous white papers at the link below. 

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I ❤ UMB Day

I ❤ UMB Day brings the entire campus together to celebrate the end of another terrific academic year. This year's festivities are brought to you by CLS, USGA, Faculty Senate, and Staff Senate. This event is open to the entire campus community!

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Upcoming ISLSI Events

See the complete list of events here.

There are currently no events for this period.