• Nicole Palmore, MSW

    Featured DAC Spotlight

    Nicole works with a team where diversity and inclusion is foundational to everything it does.

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  • MLK and Black History Month Celebration

    Diversity Recognition Award winners and an inspiring speech on STEM education highlight UMB’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month celebration.

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  • Come Together

    UMB’s Intercultural Leadership and Engagement Center will allow groups from diverse backgrounds to support one another.

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    For the second year in a row, the School of Nursing has won the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for its efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.

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  • Diversity Speaker Series 2019

    Steven K. Ragsdale, MSL ’17, a health care reformer and Francis King Carey School of Law alumnus, spoke about Baltimore’s long history of health and economic disparities.

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  • Meet the members of the Diversity Advisory Council

    Meet the members of the Diversity Advisory Council

  • USM Response to DACA Termination

    Read the letter from Chancellor Robert L. Caret to the Maryland congressional delegation regarding support for DACA.

The mission of UMB’s Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) is to provide recommendations to the president that promote the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

The DAC will seek to fulfill its mission through the following goals:

• Identify opportunities within and outside the University that enhance training and professional development in valuing diversity and cultural competency.

• Identify and recommend opportunities to improve standards, practices, and procedures to create a campus culture of inclusion and equity

• Recognize exemplary practices, programs, and individuals that embody a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

• Ensure that the achievement of diversity, equity, and inclusion are guiding principles in every aspect of the University’s initiatives.


Coronavirus Concerns

UMB is asking its students to be aware of cultural sensitivities that come with the concern over the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and to avoid making assumptions about individuals you believe may have come into contact with someone who is carrying the virus. If you have encountered discrimination and harassment due to biased assumptions and overreactions, please reach out to a Diversity Advisory Council member.