Mental Health Resources
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
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
Gender Neutral housing
Walker Ave Apts. & UMBC Residential Life Limited spaces. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/UMBCDiverseHousing.
Designed to help students, faculty and staff promote a more welcoming atmosphere for LGBTQ+ and questioning members of the UMBC community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for a training today!
Officer Kevin Lyle, LGBTQ+ Liaison
UMBC Police Station
410-455-3133 (Non-Emergency Number)
410-455-5555 (Campus Emergency Number)
The Mosaic: Center for Culture, Diversity
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:
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:
- Meyerhoff Scholars
- Center for Women in Technology (CWIT) Scholars
- Cyber Scholars Program
- Hill-Lopes Scholars
- STEM Transfer Student Success Initiative
- Transfer-Scholars in Information Technology and Engineering (T-SITE)
- PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity