• OEDI is accepting nominations for the 2024 MLK/BHM Awards!


  • Inaugural Be JEDI Innovation Grants Announced

    The University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has announced the recipients of its inaugural Be JEDI Innovation Grants.

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  • 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's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion was recognized again in 2023 by Forbes magazine!

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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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  • Read the article about the Second UMB Faculty Succes Program Cohort.

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.