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LGBTQ+ Resources

Welcome to UMBC’s LGBTQ+ central website! This is your one stop shop for all of your questions and queries about the LGBTQ+ community at the UMBC campus. Here you can find our different student organizations, some of the annual programs that are held every year, resources for staff, students, and allies, and all kinds of campus resources!

UMBC is dedicated to supporting and empowering all of its LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff in any way it can. From staff at the Mosaic Center to the Women’s Center, to our volunteers in the Queer Student Lounge to weekly organizational meetings, there’s a strong diverse community waiting for you to be a part of it. Please check out some of the opportunities available, because we can’t wait to meet you!

Queer Student Lounge

University Center, Room 201-D

A welcoming, inclusive space for hanging out, meeting other LGBTQ+ students and allies, and hosting student group meetings and events. Stop on by, from 10-4 every week day (with extended hours until 7:30pm on Mondays and Thursdays)

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

Click here for list of restrooms or contact mosaic@umbc.edu with any questions.

Gender Neutral housing

Walker Ave Apts. & UMBC Residential Life Limited spaces. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/UMBCDiverseHousing.

SafeZone Program

Designed to help students, faculty and staff promote a more welcoming atmosphere for LGBTQ+ and questioning members of the UMBC community. Email lgbtq@umbc.edu to RSVP for a training today!

Critical Sexuality Studies Minor

Women’s and Gender Studies Department

Courses:

  • Sexuality/Queer Theory – GWST 485
  • Intro. Critical Sexuality Studies – GWST 210
  • Queer Representation in Film/TV – GWST 321
Campus Police

Officer Kevin Lyle, LGBTQ+ Liaison
UMBC Police Station
410-455-3133 (Non-Emergency Number)
410-455-5555 (Campus Emergency Number)

Women’s Center

Commons 004
410-455-2714
womens.center@umbc.edu

The Mosaic: Center for Culture, Diversity

Commons 2B23
410-455-2686
mosaic@umbc.edu

Interfaith Center (IFC)

Student Development & Success Center
410-455-3657
interfaith@umbc.edu

University Health Services (UHS)

Erickson Hall, Ground floor
410-455-2542
uhs@umbc.edu

Counseling Center

Student Development & Success Center
410-455-2472

Crisis or emergency after-hours care?

Contact Campus Police at 410-455-5555.

USM Non-Discrimination Policy

VI-1.05– Policy of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Expression, at tinyurl.com/USM-LGBTQ

For Faculty/Staff

Check out the Faculty Diversity website for the full range of information!

UMBC OutList

The OutList represents faculty and staff who self-identify as LGBTQ+ and have chosen to be included.

Want some more information than what’s offered here, or want to get involved? Contact the Mosaic Center for Culture and Diversity at 410-455-2686, email at mosaic@umbc.edu, or stop by the office on the second floor of The Commons in room 2B23.