The D&I Office welcomes initiatives by students and staff. By support of the D&I Office the organisations can bring communities together through events, initiatives and projects. Below you can find out more about our D&I organisations, what they offer, and how you can get involved.
FEM - Female Empowerment
FEM is a network of UM staff, from both academic and administrative backgrounds promoting the empowerment of women and female leadership, and fostering a broader culture that supports gender equity and diversity.
UM Pride is UM's LGBT+ Network, a platform for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & allied staff and students. Offering a safe, inclusive and supportive space and fostering a diverse community.
The Afro-Caribbean Maastricht University Society provides an intercultural platform for all students of African-Caribbean heritage or otherwise in affiliation with the African-Caribbean heritage and culture.
MSA Nour’s mission is to represent and unite all the Muslim students and contribute to their academic and religious identity.
FoM - Feminists of Maastricht
A group of students who are passionate about fact-based gender equality education, aiming to promote and raise awareness of intersectional feminism on the political, economic and social level.
To inform, raise awareness, define and educate people about sexual violence and support victims by providing them a safe environment to raise their concerns.
For students and staff with (visible or invisible) disabilities or chronic conditions the UnliMited Network is established in 2021.
The InnBetween is an open student community coming together for diverse events. Embracing a caring environment, we offer counseling that is free and confidential. So you can come to us with any difficulties you experience in your life.
Refugee Project Maastricht
Refugee Project Maastricht welcomes people from all different cultures and backgrounds. Their aims are mutual understanding, solidarity and a sharing of our cultures.
Kaleido is the first international student community in Maastricht.
Consent Matters Maastricht advocates the importance of consent and aims to provide information about consent and support concerning sexual health to UM students.
Other student organisations
Organisations listed here are ones we work with regularly. Here you can find a list of all UM student organisations.
CIAO Knowledge Centre:
The Centre of Expertise for Inclusive Organisations (Dutch: Centrum Inclusieve ArbeidsOrganisatie, CIAO) is a Maastricht University based institute that was founded in close collaboration with the Dutch Employee Insurance Agency, UWV (Uitvoeringsinstituut WerknemersVerzekeringen).
CIAO offers a platform of knowledge to all parties working professionally towards promoting sustainable participation in the labour market, both for those working and those searching for jobs, and especially those who are not able to participate in the current labour market independently. To further this, CIAO does scientific and practice oriented research. It also develops various practical tools.
Because sustainable participation in the labour market and workplace inclusion pays off, CIAO aims to increase the number of inclusive organisations. For that reason, we want to share our knowledge and expertise with professionals and organisations alike, so that they benefit most optimally from the diversity in talent in the labour market.