Allies in CWIT

This dedicated group of CWIT, Cyber, and T-SITE Scholars; CWIT LLC Affiliates; and Cyber Associates will participate in programming and group-based practicum courses that support their development as allies of women and other historically underrepresented communities in the STEM fields. Students will engage in topics surrounding gender equity, social justice, and identity-based allyship. More specifically, they will discuss gender issues in technology, deepen their understanding of their own identities, and work together to develop projects that will positively impact the College of Engineering and Information Technology community.


Mission Statement

Positively influence the gender climate in the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) community at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) through educating allies of women in computing and engineering fields.


Key Goals

By participating in the Allies in CWIT program, students will:

  1. Understand issues impacting the gender climate in COEIT and draw connections to students’ own observations and experiences in the College.
  2. Examine the concept of privilege and differentiate the various ways identity functions in educational and professional settings.
  3. Evaluate ways to respond to instances of bias and microaggressions and apply the skills and techniques learned.


Email Jeff Cullen (he or him) at for more information.

*Previously known as Men in CWIT