• Fries-Britt Urges UMB to Continue King’s Legacy

    Invest in young people, continue learning, and do equity work on the organizational level, University of Maryland, College Park professor Sharon Fries-Britt says in her MLK/Black History Month Celebration keynote speech.

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  • ‘Forbes’ Recognizes UMB’s Diversity Efforts

    The University ranks No. 109 out of 500 companies overall and No. 6 among the 40 educational institutions included in the list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.

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  • University Kicks Off Diversity Planning Process

    About 30 members of UMB's administrative and academic units recently gathered to participate in an interactive kickoff of the first-ever UMB Strategic Diversity Planning Process.

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  • A Culture of Equity and Justice

    In the June 2022 issue of The President’s Message, UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, dedicated his column to the University's core values of Equity and Justice.

  • UMB Student Affairs Honored as Promising Place to Work

    UMB was named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for the fourth year in a row by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine.

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Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Mission Statement

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion leads, builds capacity, and cultivates collective action to advance sustainable, systemic change that promotes equity and justice in all dimensions of the mission and culture of UMB.

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Vision Statement

All people thrive, belong, and contribute wholly to the mission, vision, and values of the institution.


At UMB, we embrace and are committed to diversity, and we value inclusive and just communities. We oppose racism and oppression in all their forms. Equity and Justice are part of the university's Core Values.

In addition to the university’s core values, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion works to promote and embody the values of collaboration, leadership, and excellence.

In June 2022, the opening column of The President's Message was dedicated to discussing the core values of equity and justice.