2019 - 2020 President's Student Leadership Institute

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Accepting applicants until Friday, Sept. 14, the President’s Student Leadership Institute is a co-curricular certificate program designed to help students strengthen their leadership skills and career readiness. If selected, candidates can focus on one of six paths in which they attend seminars and perform community service. The current paths are: Career Development, Effective Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Inclusive Leadership, Scholarly Research and Teaching, and Wellness. Once completed, students receive a certificate signed by the University president and an interprofessional medallion to wear during commencement ceremonies.

Online, evening, and Shady Grove students have the option of signing up for our Inclusive Leadership Online path. This path provides leadership and diversity education to non-traditional students within the UMB community.

Apply or learn more:  Click Here

Report a Bias-Related Incident

Any member of the University community can make a report about a possible bias-related incident.

The term ‘bias-related’ refers to language and/or behaviors that demonstrate bias against persons because of, but not limited to, actual or perceived: ability, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, race, religion, and/ or sexual orientation.

Examples may include defacement of posters or signs, comments or messages, jokes or humor, vandalism to personal or University property, or similar acts, if there is evidence that the target of the incident was chosen because of a characteristic such as those listed above.

Click here to report a bias-related incident or call 866-594-5220.

The Safety Pin Initiative

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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 created the Safety Pin Initiative, an eight-session curriculum composed of short lectures and activities focused on equipping staff and faculty with the tools and foundational knowledge necessary to build allyship with people of various identities. You can apply for the Safety Pin Initiative here. For more information or to refer a staff or faculty member to the program, please complete this form 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email islsi@umaryland.edu