Learn more about the Student Affairs story through its people, expertise, and achievements. Student Affairs staff are leaders in their fields. Their compassionate, thoughtful approach puts students at the center of all they do. Staff regularly receive awards and acknowledgements for their leadership. They are interviewed for local and national news and trend stories, and for publications in their field of expertise.

Civic Life, Honors College staff lead sessions

at National Collegiate Honors Council conference

In November 2023, Tess McRae '22, coordinator for civic design with the Center for Democracy and Civic Life, joined Honors College Director Simon Stacey, Associate Director Jodi Kelber-Kaye, and...

Posted: November 30, 2023, 12:30 PM

Amery Thompson, OCSS, in UMBC Magazine

The dedication of Amery Thompson, assistant director of transfer student success, Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS), is noticed by students. In the latest UMBC Magazine "Office Hours" with...

Posted: November 30, 2023, 10:47 AM

Campus Life and i3b staff to present at NASPA

Racial Equity and Social Change Conference

Campus Life and Initiatives for Identity, Including, and Belonging (i3b) staff are presenting at the December 2023 NASPA Racial Equity and Social Change Conference. Presenters are: Campus Life...

Posted: November 28, 2023, 10:26 AM

I3b’s Your Story Belongs Here in UMBC Magazine

Acting Director of Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion, and Belonging (i3b) Ciara Christian, M.A. '18, Ph.D. '22, discussed the impact of Your Story Belongs Here, a collaborative program...

Posted: November 27, 2023, 11:58 AM

Student Affairs participates in USM symposium

USM Civic Education and Civic Engagement Symposium

The University System of Maryland (USM) hosted a Civic Education and Civic Engagement Symposium on Friday, November 3, to focus attention on the urgent need to prepare students to engage...

Posted: November 9, 2023, 1:28 PM

Intellectual sports featured in Sun Education supplement

Interview with Lesa Goodhue, VPSA Office, and students

UMBC intellectual sports programs were featured in the fall Baltimore Sun Education supplement, published on Oct. 15. The article, "More than just having fun: Being active in student organizations...

Posted: October 23, 2023, 10:42 AM

Retriever Essentials team is runner-up in nat'l competition

Addressing world hunger

Retriever Essentials, represented by student volunteers Nhi Nguyen '25, biochemistry and bioinformatics, and Ben Bhattarai '23, biology and psychology, is a second place finalist in the 2023...

Posted: October 10, 2023, 3:42 PM

I3B staff receive Hrabowski Innovation Awards

UMBC has announced the projects selected to receive grants in the 2022 - 2023 rounds of the Hrabowski Fund for Innovation competition, including two projects by staff in Student Affairs'...

Posted: October 9, 2023, 10:25 AM