Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Diversity is one of the core values of the University. The University is committed to a culture that is enriched by diversity and inclusion, in the broadest sense, in its thoughts, actions, and leadership.  

The director of EEO/AA, Sheila Blackshear, serves on the president’s Diversity Advisory Council, which makes recommendations to the president that promote the University’s commitment to diversity and a culture of inclusion.

The Education and Equal Access Team also coordinates internal and external diversity initiatives to support the mission, goals, and core values of the University: 

YouthWorks Summer Job Program

The program, sponsored in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, provides high school students and young adults meaningful summer employment experiences throughout Baltimore.

Project SEARCH

Through a continuing partnership among UMB, the Arc Baltimore, the Baltimore City Public School System, and the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), Project SEARCH is a model in workforce and career development for adults and students with disabilities.