UMBC is a diverse community with diverse needs. As such, faculty, staff, and students need a safe space on campus where resources, information, and programming is available related to gender, equity, wellness, community, and social justice. The Women’s Center provides the UMBC community this sort of safe space and offers events and programming that help the community explore these issues.
Women’s Center events and programming aim to:
If you would like the Women’s Center to co-sponsor an event with you or you would like to use Women’s Center space for an event or program, please read our co-sponsorship guide and complete our request form.
Please call us or check our calendar for an up to date schedule of events and programs.
Returning Women’s Forum: The Returning Women Forum is a Women's Center program designed to support women returning to college later in life (after the traditional age of 18-22). The meeting is an informal time for returning women to gather, share stories, struggles, and successes. Coming back to college later in life isn't easy. We, at the Women's Center, want to do what we can to support you. Campus resources will also be made available in order to help you reach your goals. Meetings will occur on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 12pm at the Women's Center throughout the semester. Please check out calendar for up-to-date meeting times. You can also Join us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates and resources.
Mothers Meetings: All UMBC moms are welcomed to attend this informal group meeting. Please check out calendar for up-to-date meeting times. For additional information, contact the Women’s Center to be added to the list-serv which serves as an informal, yet informative, networking opportunity for parents on campus.
Between Women is a discussion and support group for women who love women, think they might, or support women who do, which is run through the Women's Center and Mosaic Center. This group meets weekly and discusses topics related to sexuality and gives a safe space for women to share their feelings and experiences with other women. For safety and confidentially reasons, this is a closed group. To get more information or to sign up, contact the Women's Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by.
The Rebuilding Manhood initiative aims to explore gender norms and variations in order to promote a healthy and multifaceted masculinity throughout UMBC’s campus community. Rebuilding Manhood will create a safe space for consciousness-raising and critical thinking related to gender, masculinity, and social issues. Masculinity will be explored parallel to conversations of race and ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, religion, privilege and oppression, and other aspects of individual and cultural identity. Alongside the exploration of masculinity, the Rebuilding Manhood will mobilize men as allies in gender equity and the prevention of violence against women in order to support positive campus climate around gender. If you are interested in being a part of Rebuilding Manhood, please contact the Women's Center at email@example.com.
Women of Color Coalition: All women of color students are welcome to join this activist and support group, which meets biweekly Wednesdays at 5pm. This group is a space for increasing visibility, advocacy, and engagement around the intersections of gender and race. Like us on Facebook and join our MyUMBC group!
Women’s History Month Events: Each March. Please see our MyUMBC page to learn more about these events.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Each April. Please see our MyUMBC page to learn more about these events.
Relationship Violence Awareness Month: Each October. Please see our MyUMBC page to learn more about these events.
Women’s Center Film Series: Several times a year, the Women’s Center hosts film screenings of films related to gender and various intersecting identities and issues. Please see our MyUMBC page to learn more about the film series.