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Contact:

Phone: 410.837.5744
Fax: 410.837.5039
E-mail: diversity@ubalt.edu

Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Location:

21 W. Mount Royal Ave.
UB Student Center, Lower Level,
Room 002

About Us

  • Mission

    The mission of the Diversity and Culture Center is to create and sustain an inclusive community that supports personal growth and intellectual exploration by building bridges of multicultural and international understanding through academic excellence, cultural awareness and leadership development. Our programs and services empower students to engage in dialogue, challenge barriers and participate in educational activities that facilitate intercultural interaction, learning and competence.  
  • Vision

    We envision a world where all members are embraced and nurtured because of their uniqueness. We strive to create a global campus community in which individuals can engage in dialogue, challenge barriers and participate in educational activities that facilitate intercultural interaction, learning and competence.
  • Values

    The Diversity and Culture Center values a multicultural and global campus community which encourages students to further develop and deepen their intercultural skills and competencies; which are essential to living and working in today's world.

    Respect: We strive to treat everyone with dignity, open-mindedness, and thoughtfulness.

    Diversity: We appreciate and acknowledge our differences.
     
    Community: We foster a community that supports the development of engaged global citizens.  

    Inclusion: We seek to be inclusive and representative of our diverse communities.
     
    Excellence: We encourage everyone to pursue knowledge and truth through intellectual and personal growth.
  • Cultural Competencies

    • Initiation, engagement, development and value interaction with members of one’s own and other cultures.
    • Influence of one’s own assumptions, judgments and/or biases during interactions with one’s own culture and the culture of others.
    • Support for members of one’s own and other cultures through actions and behaviors to influence and/or implement positive change.
    • Seeking opportunities and knowledge to answer questions to broaden understanding of one’s own culture and the culture of others.
    • Articulates understanding of social relationship, or other dynamics important to one’s own culture and members of other cultures.

Our Policies

  • Emergency Closing

    If the University of Baltimore is closed due to an emergency or extreme weather, the Diversity and Culture Center will also be closed. Please dial the UB Emergency Notification line at 410.837.4201 for emergency updates or visit the University of Baltimore Police Department website for more information about University closing policies. For the most up-to-date information, we strongly encourage all students to sign-up for the Campus Text Alert System through the MyUB portal .

    Closings and Delays

    If the University opens late, closes earl, or is closed for the day, the Diversity and Culture Center hours of operation and programs will follow the adjusted University schedule.

  • Accidents and Insurance

    University Responsibility

    The Diversity and Culture Center, the Division for Student Affairs and the University of Baltimore are not responsible for injuries incurred at University-organized activities, programs or events. The Diversity and Culture Center will provide assistance in contacting University of Baltimore Police Department, who will then provide first aid as needed and will solicit transportation to a hospital if necessary.

    Participant Responsibility

    Participants should know and be able to meet the physical demands of any activity in which they are to engage. Each activity has a certain degree of risk, some more than others. Please note that participants of an event or program may be required to sign a liability waiver prior to participation.

    If medical assistance is necessary, the medical expenses beyond those covered by the participant’s insurance are the responsibility of the participant. It is also the responsibility of the participant to report any accident or incidents to the Diversity and Culture Center within three business days following a program or event.

    The Diversity and Culture Center strongly recommends all students not covered by health and accident insurance purchase student insurance.

    Find more information on local health resources.

  • Facility and Program Access

    Accommodations

    The Diversity and Culture Center strives to make its programs and activities accessible to all of our users. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate, please contact our office at 410.837.5598. To ensure the requested accommodation is met, please make your request at least two weeks in advance.

    You can find more information about the Disability Services office at the Office of Disability and Access Services website.

    Nondiscrimination Statement

     

    The University of Baltimore (“UB” or “University”) does not discriminate on the basis of - and prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of - sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its policies, programs, activities or employment practices; this includes inquiries regarding Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as amended (“Title IX”), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.   Inquiries or complaints regarding sexual misconduct and other gender based discrimination, including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity, should be directed immediately to the Title IX Coordinator, Anita Harewood, Vice President, Office of Government and Community Relations, Academic Center, Room 336, phone: 410.837.4533, T9@ubalt.edu, or to the Dean of Students, Office of Community Life, Academic Center, Room 112, phone: 410.837.4755, communitylife@ubalt.edu, or the Assistant Vice President, Office of Human Resources, Charles Royal Building, Third Floor, 410.837.5410, mmaher@ubalt.edu.  Sexual misconduct and other gender based discrimination reports will be handled under the following policy and procedures:  http://www.ubalt.edu/policies/administrative/II-7.1.pdf.  

     

     

    Inquiries or complaints regarding other forms of discrimination such as complaints of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, or other legally protected characteristics, should be directed immediately to the following offices: For inquires or complaints against students, contact the Office of Community Life, Academic Center, Room 112, 1420 N. Charles St., 410.837.4755 communitylife@ubalt.edu; for inquires or complaints against faculty or staff, contact the Office of Human Resources, 1319 N. Charles Street, Charles Royal Building, 3rd Floor, 410.837.5410.

    Participation

    The fees associated with enrollment at the University are used to provide co-curricular experiences and facility access to students. Please note that access to university programs and facilities may be limited and incur additional fees for all users, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Any fee associated with the event, program or facility, including ticket sales, deposits, membership fees, and guest fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Participants should refer to specific events, programs and facilities to determine access and associated fees.

  • Code of Conduct

    Behavior

    The Diversity and Culture Center has a zero tolerance policy for harassment. Verbal or gestured profanity, provocation, pestering, and fighting are not tolerated. Any student violating this policy will be subject to University of Baltimore’s disciplinary procedures found here.

    Use of False Identification

    The use of another person's identification within any University program, event or facility is strictly prohibited. Anyone using another person's identification will be escorted out of the program, event or facility and their University involvement suspended until further notice. Any student using another person's identification will be subject to University of Baltimore’s disciplinary procedures found here .

    Personal Conduct

    Lewd or disruptive behavior, indecent or obscene conduct on university premises or at university-organized activities is prohibited. Students are expected to exhibit appropriate and respectful interpersonal physical contact at all times. Excessive interpersonal contact or inappropriate public displays of affection (PDA) may result in disciplinary action, subject to the University of Baltimore’s disciplinary procedures found here .

    Respect

    All members of the University community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the goals of the institution and demonstrate respect for self, others, and their property. The University of Baltimore strives to provide students with an environment and opportunities that encourage learning, acceptance, recognition, and appreciation of those who are different from themselves. Actions that do not demonstrate respect for self, others, the law, and Universities policies and procedure may be subject to the University of Baltimore’s disciplinary procedures found here.

    You can find more about the University of Baltimore’s nonacademic grievance policies and procedures here.

    Media Use

    The use of any equipment with the purpose of taking pictures, recording video, or audio, including the camera feature on electronic devices, is strictly prohibited inside University facilities, events, and programs without prior written approval from Diversity and Culture Center.

    Branding and Logo Use

    Prior to using University logos, trademarks, or seal in any way, you must request and receive written permission from Diversity and Culture Center.
Last Published 7/6/17