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Diversity Resources

A list of resources in Baltimore for MICA's diverse student population, including religious, gender/sexual orientation based, and cultural organizations. If you have suggestions for resources that other students might be interested in, please let us know!

Center for Race and Culture

The Center for Race and Culture (CRC) is an interactive center that will research and investigate the dynamics of race, culture and it's relationship to visual art traditions and practice that will prepare students for leadership roles in the regional, national and international art world. The CRC will be a site where scholars, doctoral candidates, artists, critics, musicians, actors and historians can research or create events, exhibitions, projects or performances that focus on the aesthetic dynamics of race and culture with the intent to break down racial barriers and build bridges of cultural understanding and meaningful and productive relationships.

Cultural Expansion Committee

The Cultural Expansion Committee (CEC) is committed to fostering a culturally diverse, creative and inclusive environment for the entire MICA community. The committee aspires to achieve this goal by facilitating projects grounded in a provocative, comprehensive and nurturing academic structure. The CEC works in tandem with the Center for Identity and Inclusion in support of both curricular and extracurricular programs and projects that encourage and support the inclusion of new ideas, perspectives and peoples into the canon of the college. In this pursuit, the CEC actively works to overcome artificial impediments to cross-departmental cooperation and the creative, coordinated investment of institutional resources and energy.

Committee Members: Colette Veasey-Cullors, Paula Phillips, Shadra Strickland, Elizabeth Miller, Jyung Mee Park and Susan Waters-Eller.


Faculty and Staff Queer Alliance (FASQA) is comprised of MICA staff and faculty members that meet on a regular basis for event-planning, fundraising, networking, and socializing. They also serve in a mentor-capacity to the students and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community at MICA; having many collaborations with MIQA, the LGBT student organization for undergraduate students. Goals include LGBT scholarship, outreach, and awareness.

Power and Equity Forum

The Power and Equity Forum at MICA invites MICA community members to join the discussion among undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff to create a more inclusive campus at MICA. The forum's goals are to identify and make recommendations to inform a college-wide, multi-year initiative to promote a more equitable, diverse and reflective place of learning at MICA.


Spectrum Unity Association's mission is to maximize the level of professional and social achievement and the success of all staff and faculty of color at MICA. They strive to foster an understanding of the culture and heritage of people of color within the MICA community through cultural awareness activities and active participation in campus governance, programs and events. This will be accomplished by serving as a support system, mentoring network, and a resource for academic and professional development. Spectrum Unity Association will provide a forum for addressing important issues which affect faculty, staff and students of color at MICA and to advise the College's leadership regarding these needs and concerns. United by the common goal to serve as leaders and positive role models for each other and to the community we serve by contributing to the betterment of MICA in supporting its mission of becoming the leading institution for the education of artists in the nation.

Spirituality Resources

Please see our Spirituality Resources tab for a list of religious organizations in Baltimore.

This page was last updated on 01/30/2018.