Health & Wellness

Mental Health Resources

For UMBC students and employees, a comprehensive list of important resources to access mental health counseling can be found here:

If you or someone’s safety is at immediate risk or if emergency medical care is needed:

  • DIAL 911.
  • Contact UMBC Police at ext. 5-5555 (on campus), 410-455-5555 (off campus)
  • Go to your nearest hospital emergency room. The closest hospital to campus is St. Agnes Hospital.

When the Counseling Center is closed, you still have access to support

If you have mental health concerns outside of regular business hours and wish to speak with someone from our After-Hours Support Line, please call 410-455-3230. The support line is available to support students experiencing a mental health crisis, health issues, sexual assault or relationship violence.The Counseling Center is available by phone Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., to support students experiencing a mental health crisis, health issues, or dealing with a sexual assault or relationship violence.

Here are other options for emotional support if you need it

  • Text “HOME” to the free Crisis Text Line: 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • GLBTT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
  • Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

LGBTQ+ Resources

Find excellent resources and connect with other LGBTQ+ chemists at DiversifyChem!

Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies

Subdivision of the ACS to support LGBTQ+ Chemists

Connect with the UMBC LGBTQ+ Faculty-Staff Association!

Need a break? Visit the Queer Student Lounge and Pride Center at UMBC!

University Center, Room 201-D

A welcoming, inclusive space for hanging out, meeting other LGBTQ+ students and allies, and hosting student group meetings and events. Stop on by, Monday – Friday (7 a.m. – 11 p.m.). The Pride Center is closed on weekends.

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

Click here for list of restrooms or contact with any questions.

Gender Neutral housing

Walker Ave Apts. & UMBC Residential Life Limited spaces. For more information, visit

SafeZone Program

Designed to help students, faculty and staff promote a more welcoming atmosphere for LGBTQ+ and questioning members of the UMBC community. Email to RSVP for a training today!

Campus Police

Officer Kevin Lyle, LGBTQ+ Liaison

UMBC Police Station

410-455-3133 (Non-Emergency Number)

410-455-5555 (Campus Emergency Number)

Women’s Center

Commons 004


The Mosaic: Center for Culture, Diversity

Commons 2B23


Interfaith Center (IFC)

Student Development & Success Center


University Health Services (UHS)

Erickson Hall, Ground floor


USM Non-Discrimination Policy

VI-1.05– Policy of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

Resources for LGBTQ+ Patients from Johns Hopkins University:

44 Resources for LGBTQ+ College Students:


Diversity Resources

Find excellent resources and connect with other diverse Chemists at DiversifyChem!

Alliance for Diversity in Science & Engineering

Their mission is to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in academia, industry, and government. ADSE supports, organizes, and oversees local, graduate student-run organizations that reach out to students and scientists of all ages and backgrounds.

ACS Diversity Resources

The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) at UMBC

Chemists with disabilities (CWD) ACS Group

Diversity-Focused Scholars and Mentoring Programs at UMBC: