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August 31, 2018 10:34 AM
Dear Members of the UMBC Community,

We welcome you to the start of the fall semester. UMBC is a community of inquiring minds, where we inspire one another to reach our full potential and make an impact.

The beginning of each semester is a moment for each of us to reflect on the goals and values expressed in UMBC’s Vision Statement:

Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds.

The diverse experiences and perspectives represented in our UMBC community enhance our development as scholars and citizens. We encourage informed, respectful dialogue about the challenges our society faces. Let us remember that each of us has a story. Our unique perspectives enrich UMBC and help us reach both our shared and personal goals. 

We encourage you to visit our diversity and inclusion website and to suggest additional resources to promote through

Thank you for all you do to strengthen our community and best wishes for the new semester.

President Freeman Hrabowski
Provost Philip Rous
Gunes Koru, Faculty Senate President
Roy Prouty, Graduate Student Association President
Diana Smith, Non-exempt Staff Senate President
Damian Doyle, Professional Staff Senate President
Collin Sullivan, Student Government Association President
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