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The Women’s Center Mission

Mission Statement

The Women’s Center at UMBC advances gender equity from an intersectional feminist perspective through co-curricular programming, support services, and advocacy for marginalized individuals and communities. We prioritize critical social justice as our community value, with a deliberate focus on women, gender, anti-racism, and feminism.

All are welcome as long as they respect women. Their experiences. Their stories. Their potential.

We Believe You. We See You. You Matter. 

Guiding Principles

  • We will encourage authentic dialogues among students, faculty, and staff to facilitate consciousness-raising, transformative learning, and self-determination.
  • We will embody our commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and social justice in our operation, staffing, and programming.
  • We will operate from a holistic and non-hierarchical anti-violence framework.
  • We will challenge the barriers that reinforce inequity and oppression impacting our university and broader communities.
  • We will cultivate women’s empowerment, involvement, and leadership in all aspects of university life.

Our Leading Priorities

  • Advance gender equity and an inclusive campus climate
  • Support student success and community well-being for women and marginalized people
  • Sustain and strengthen social justice education and engagement
  • Cultivate a survivor-responsive campus as a means to address sexual violence


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