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Title IX Resources

UMBC Resource Page for Sexual Misconduct and Other Related Misconduct

How to Get Help in the Event of an Emergency: Because Sexual Misconduct may constitute both a violation of this Policy and criminal activity, the University encourages all students, faculty, staff, and community members affected by Sexual Misconduct to seek Immediate Assistance from the University Police or a local law enforcement agency. University police may also be contacted directly, by using the Blue Light emergency phones, located throughout the UMBC campus along sidewalks and buildings.  Additionally, individuals can call 410.455.3133 if they are in need of a University escort on campus.

Emergency Response:
Emergency Law Enforcement: Call 911
University Police (assistance provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week): 410.455.5555
Baltimore County Police Department: 410.887.2214

On-Campus Support and Resources for Students:
Confidential Support and Resources:
University Health Services: 410.455.2542
Counseling Center: 410.455.2472

UMBC strives to provide a safe and welcoming campus environment that facilitates educational, professional and social growth for its students, faculty and staff In honoring this commitment, the University has created a Title IX Resources Team. The Title IX Resources Team consists of a network of trained and diverse campus volunteers, who work collaboratively to provide information to individuals who have been subjected to conduct that is prohibited under the University’s Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy (“Policy”).

Speaking to a Title IX Resources Team member does not mean that an individual is required to file a complaint or access any additional resources. But it is an opportunity to learn about options, supports, and resources from a non-judgmental member, who will maintain an individual’s privacy to the fullest extent possible*. Further, there is no requirement to provide the Title IX Resources Team member with any identifying information, if an individual is not comfortable doing so. If you or someone you know has been subjected to conduct, prohibited by the Policy, including Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual or Gender Based Harassment, Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Intimidation, or Stalking, you can contact one of the Title IX Resources Team members identified below. In case of an emergency call 911 or University Police at 410-455-5555.

Title IX Resources Team Contact Information:

Shawn M. Bediako 410-455-2349 bediako@umbc.edu Math/Psych, Room 306

Cory Bosco 410-455-3319 cbosco@umbc.edu Commons, Room 2B14

Nicole Else-Quest 410-455-3704 nmeq@umbc.edu Math/Psych, Room 325

Jamie Gurganas 410-455-8439 gursanus@umbc.edu Engineering, Room E225J

Lisa Gray 410-455-8478 lisamgray@umbc.edu Commons, Room 2B23

Tom Mandato 410-455-3083 tmandato@umbc.edu Retriever Activities Center, Rm 330

Tawny McManus 410-455-3856 tmcmanus@umbc.edu Math/Psychology, Room 227

Samantha Smith 410-455-3752 samsmith@umbc.edu Erickson Hall Room 040

Katie Weir 410-455-2027 kweir@umbc.edu Off-Campus Student Services, Commons, A102

*Quasi Confidential Support
Women’s Center: 410.455.2714

On-Campus Support and Resources for Faculty and Staff:
Employee Assistance Program (INOVA): 1.800.346.0110

Additional Resources*:

  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
    6701 North Charles Street
    Baltimore (Towson), MD 21204
    SAFE Program: 443-849-3323
    Emergency Room: 443-849-2226
  • Mercy Hospital
    301 Saint Paul Street
    Baltimore (City), MD 21202
    SAFE Program: 410-332-9499
    Emergency Room: 410.332.9477
  • Howard County General Hospital
    5755 Cedar Lane
    Columbia, MD 21044
    Emergency Room and SAFE Program: 410-740-7778

*If you are interested in a free Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) exam, it should happen within 120 hours/5 days of the assault and, if possible, before showering, using the bathroom, and changing or washing clothes. The University Health Services, Voices Against Violence, or University Police can arrange for free transportation for a SAFE exam.

Helplines

  • Hopeworks (Columbia, MD): 410-997-0304 or 1-800-752-0191 (24-hr hotline)
  • TurnAround, Inc. (Baltimore City and Towson, MD): 443-279-0379 (24-hr hotline)
  • Baltimore County Domestic Violence Referral Program: 410-828-6390 (24-hr hotline)
  • Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673 (24-hr hotline)
  • Online chat hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (24-hr hotline)
  • Online chat hotline: http://www.thehotline.org
  • Family & Children’s Services (Catonsville, MD): 410-281-1334

Website Resources (Campus, Local, and National)

The contact information for the resources listed was confirmed at the time the Policy was amended, effective August 26, 2015. The contact information will be periodically updated, however, up to date contact information and additional resources can always be found at the University’s website.

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Pregnancy and Parenting Students:

Pregnant students are encouraged to register with Student Disability Services if they are requesting academic support for their pregnancy as a temporary condition.  Students must initiate the process, which includes submitting documentation from the student’s health care provider.  Please contact SDS directly with questions about the process.

Click here for child-care resources.

Family-Friendly Restrooms:

Family-friendly restrooms have space for changing your infant or toddler.  We want to make sure that parents, guardians and caregivers can locate them on campus

Family-friendly restrooms are located in the following buildings:

  • AOK Library: 1st Floor, male and female restrooms
  • ITE Building: 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor restrooms
  • Meyerhoff Chemistry Building: 1st Floor, male and female restrooms
  • Physics: 1st Floor, male and female restrooms
  • Performing Arts and Humanities Building: 2nd floor gender-neutral restroom
  • Public Policy: 1st Floor, male and female restrooms
  • RAC: Main lobby, male and female restrooms
  • The Commons: Ground Floor in both gender-neutral restrooms

Gender-Neutral Restrooms:

Gender-neutral restrooms, or single-use restrooms, are available to people identifying as gender-variant and transgender, as well as all gender identities, who may be concerned about privacy and limiting attention with restroom use.  These spaces also support families with children or a dependent adult of a different gender and/or persons with disabilities with an attendant of a different gender.

Gender-neutral restrooms are located in the following buildings:

  • Performing Arts and Humanities Building: 2nd Floor
  • The Commons: Ground Floor has 2 gender-neutral restrooms
  • Biological Sciences Building, First Floor
  • AOK Library, Gallery Restrooms: Two single-use restrooms at the back of the gallery.
  • Erickson Hall within the Residential Life Offices Reception Area, Ground Floor

Multi-stall restrooms remain available to all who identify as the posted gender. Concerns about harassment and/or threats of physical violence, including situations when the targeted person identifies as gender-variant or transgender, may be brought it to the attention of event/site staff, the Office of Human Relations, and/or campus police.

Residential Life also has gender-neutral housing options. Click here for details.

Click here for contact information for the Office of Civil Rights.