• MLK and Black History Month Celebration

    UMB’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month 2020 celebration will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, at noon at MSTF Leadership Hall and feature keynote speaker Roni Ellington, PhD, MA.

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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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  • Victoria D. Stubbs, MSW

    Featured DAC Spotlight
    Clinical instructor coordinates School of Social Work’s Teaching Support Program, which bolsters faculty knowledge, capacity, and skills, and works to create “brave spaces” where sensitive topics can be discussed.

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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

  • National Poverty Awareness Month

    January is National Poverty Awareness Month.

    In spite of the seemingly limitless prosperity that many Americans enjoy, millions of others are struggling to break free from poverty.

  • 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.


2020 MLK Diversity Award Winners

Visit the 2020 MLK Diversity Award Winners webpage to read full stories about the award recipients.