Diversity Initiatives

UMBC seeks to create a campus community that is rich in intellectual, cultural and ethnic diversity at all levels. The university is committed to the success of each of its students and seeks to attract well-qualified students through special funding initiatives such as PROMISE, Maryland's AGEP program, as well as through the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program for students in the biomedical sciences. The Graduate School expects to continue to attract private and public funding to facilitate the success of minority students especially in the sciences and engineering, the humanities and public policy.

Below is a list of diversity initiatives on the UMBC campus and a sample of the conferences for minority students and faculty that our staff and faculty attend for recruitment purposes.

On Campus
Graduate Horizons
PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Meyerhoff Graduate Program
ADVANCE Program
Cultural and Diversity Initiatives at UMBC
Achieving Power and Diversity at UMBC

UMBC Graduate School Special Funding Initiatives
GEM Fellowship
IGERT Fellowships

UMBC National Recruitment Visits
ABRCMS – Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students
AISES – American Indian Science and Engineering Society Annual Conference
BEYA – Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference
MAES – Society of Mexican American Engineers & Scientists - Annual Conference
Universidad Metropolitana Research Symposium
Ronald McNair Program Annual Conference Delavan, Wisconsin
NSBE – National Society for Black Engineers
SACNAS – Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
SHPE – Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers Annual Conference