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Student Groups & Campus Services
At UMD, there are endless opportunities to get involved and thrive, whether through a student club or connecting with some of the services and programs offered through departments. Check out some of these resources below to dive in and get connected.
Active Minds empowers students to change the mental health discourse on college campuses. Through events and programs, it works to remove stigma and fosters open conversations about mental health across North American campuses. By establishing student-run chapters, the organization promotes awareness, education, and advocacy, offering resources and connecting students with mental health support.
Delta Alpha Pi
Delta Alpha Pi is an academic honor society that recognizes high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities attending colleges and universities. This dynamic organization celebrates and supports academic achievement, leadership, and advocacy for post-secondary students with disabilities.
Disability Cultural Center
In Fall 2021, university leaders established five cultural centers, including one for the disabled community. The Cultural Center provides a space for student success, acclimation to university life, cultural awareness, and a sense of community. Explore their website for more on the Disability Cultural Center's programs and events.
Disability, Identity, Culture, and Education (DICE)
Disability, Identity, Culture, and Education (DICE) is a student-led collective at the University of Maryland focusing on disability justice. DICE empowers students to create change by fostering a supportive community, promoting education about often overlooked disabled lives and history, and organizing events for disability inclusion on campus.
PCDI Student Advisory Board
The President’s Commission on Disability Issues (PCDI), established in 1986, advises the President on disability matters and raises awareness on campus. Its Student Advisory Board works to enhance accessibility and inclusivity for students with disabilities.
UMD's Social Interaction Group Network for All (SIGNA) supports neurodivergent students in enhancing their academic and campus life skills while preserving their individuality. Through collaboration with communication coaches and peer mentors, SIGNA students create personalized goals.
Students Understanding College Choices, Encouraging & Executing Decisions for Success (SUCCEEDS) supports undergraduates with ADHD facing academic or mental health challenges. They provide psychological and academic evaluations, personalized treatment plans, group sessions, and individual coaching for a fee.
TerpsEXCEED offers a two-year college experience at UMD for in-state resident students with intellectual disabilities. They aim to prepare students for the workforce by helping them define career goals and navigate the job search. Students earn a certificate after two years that demonstrates knowledge and skills in a program area.
The University Career Center & The President’s Promise provides comprehensive career assistance for all students enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park. Designed to support students through each stage of their career development, the Center offers an array of resources, services, and programs that empower students to pursue their ambitions and navigate a meaningful career journey.
The Graduate Academic Counselor assists graduate students who may need to consider either navigating taking a leave of absence from a program or returning after a leave of absence. They can additionally help graduate students obtain a therapist and understand insurance implications along with personal preferences.
Engaging in purposeful professional development and career planning are important parts of the graduate student experience and essential to building a fulfilling career across one’s lifetime. The Graduate School’s Career and Professional Development services offers a wealth of invaluable resources to graduate students in preparation for a wide range of careers.
The Graduate School Writing Center offers tailored support to graduate students, facilitating discussions on writing and oral communication within the graduate community. It assists students at various points in their academic and professional communication journey.
The Graduate Student Circle Sessions are an opportunity to learn about resources and new approaches to addressing concerns, ask questions, and potentially connect with other graduate students. The sessions are typically offered on a bi-weekly basis, every other Thursday at 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters. The sessions are held virtually via Zoom.
Graduate school experiences should be more than completing your degree and obtaining a certification. The skills you acquire during your time at Maryland will set the stage for personal and professional success. Graduate Student Pathways assists graduate students establish goals, increase personal expertise, manage your career, establish and improve communication and leadership skills, in addition to helping individuals engage, thrive and connect.
The OCC provides assistance to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff aiming to enhance their communication skills for academic, professional, social, and civic success.
The Office of the Provost compiled a list of quiet study spaces across campus that may be useful for both graduate and undergraduate students.
The University is committed to academic excellence and provides a variety of tutoring and other academic resources to support student success.
Students can now download much of their ELMS (Canvas) content in an alternative format without having to request it from the instructor.
The ADA/504 Coordinator’s office guides the university’s efforts to move beyond compliance and toward seamless access. As the university’s focal point for disability-related initiatives, the ADA/504 Coordinator’s office collaborates with university offices, government agencies, and advocacy groups to inform decision-making and ensure university compliance with state and federal mandates.
Select the "Directions" tab, then click the "Accessible Pathways" checkbox to see accessible campus routes. Accessible routing options are currently calculated for shortest travel distances avoiding stairs and undepressed curbs with no consideration of elevation change or sidewalk grade.
This group of advisers, counselors and mediators assist with resolving conflict for faculty, staff and both undergraduate and graduate students. Members of the CRN can also help advise and refer individuals to additional campus resources when appropriate.
The primary campus provider of psychological and consultation services, the Counseling Center supports the personal, social, and academic success of UMD students.
The Dean of Students Office fosters a community of care and belonging that helps both graduate and undergraduate students thrive outside of the classroom. Personalized advocacy, education and care is provided through student-centered resources, services and partnerships that support academic and personal wellness.
University of Maryland’s DOTS manages campus transportation and parking services, including accessible parking, and paratransit services for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
UMD is dedicated to safe and enjoyable dining for students with food sensitivities and allergies. The Purple Zone offers allergen-free meals and is open throughout the day. Dining staff is trained in allergen safety, and nutritionists are available to assist.
It takes ongoing effort from all of us to create and sustain an effective emergency preparedness program. You are your own best first responder—please use the resources to better understand your role in emergency preparedness at the University of Maryland, and how you can become part of and contribute to our preparedness community.
ESSR provides the UMD community advice and expertise in many different areas related to safety and sustainability.
Fostering Terp Success is a campus wide community of support and belonging for students who have a history of foster care involvement, are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, and lack a supportive family system. It includes a comprehensive network of staff, faculty and alumni who are committed to removing barriers to and assisting students in accessing essential campus services, navigating challenges, and developing self-advocacy and life skills.
The Division of IT (DIT) provides accessibility services, tools, and resources to support the UMD community and ensure that our services are accessible and usable by all community members. DIT offers accessibility and usability testing, remediation tools, and more.
The Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) administers University policies and procedures prohibiting and addressing discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.
The Office of the Registrar are the perpetual stewards of our students’ records from application to degree conferral. The operations conducted in the Registrar’s Office are compiled into four large categories: the coordination of course and classroom scheduling, and registration; the maintenance of students’ permanent academic records; the administration and application of academic policies; and, information management, and data analysis and reporting.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including pregnancy and parental status, and requires that all educational institutions provide a range of reasonable adjustments to students who need them due to pregnancy and childbirth. These should be assessed on a case-by-case basis with interactive dialogue between the faculty/staff member and the student.
UMD has set up a subscription notification system for campus construction notices related to the Purple Line project. Subscribers will receive a text message when a significant sidewalk or roadway closure is scheduled by the Purple Line construction team. The Purple Line is a Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) project and UMD is using this notification system to help keep the campus community informed.
How to Subscribe and Unsubscribe
To subscribe, use your mobile phone to text the keyword “UMDPURPLE” (not case sensitive) to 888777. You will receive a response from “UMDPURPLE” that says “Thank you for signing up to receive notices of planned sidewalk and road closures resulting from the Purple Line construction on the UMD campus.”
To unsubscribe, text “STOP” to 888777.
What the Alerts Include
The alerts include notices of new sidewalk and roadway closures resulting from the Purple Line construction on the UMD campus.
What the Alerts Do NOT Include
The alerts do not include:
- Sidewalk and roadway closures resulting from projects other than the Purple Line
- Purple Line construction activity beyond the UMD campus. For updates related to the Purple Line construction activity beyond campus, visit the official Purple Line website.
- Unplanned and emergency closures
Other Alternatives for Information on the Purple Line
The UMD Purple Line website includes information about Purple Line construction on the UMD campus. All Purple Line campus construction notices are posted to the UMD Purple Line website under Campus Construction Notices.
The Student Success Office assists students in their readmission or reinstatement to the University of Maryland following withdrawal under certain circumstances and/or absence from Maryland over an extended period of time; academic dismissal; or were on probation and had left the University.
This platform serves as a comprehensive hub for exploring campus events, organizations, and news articles. It also features a directory of all registered student groups and organizations on campus.
The Hearing and Speech Clinic at the University of Maryland provides speech, language, and hearing services for individuals of all ages with a wide variety of disorders and conditions. Located in LeFrak Hall in College Park, the Clinic is operated by the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences as both a training and research facility for speech-language pathology and audiology.
The UMD app (available via any app store) is the official mobile app for the University of Maryland, offering up-to-date campus information, and content specific to the user’s experience. The UMD app delivers access to popular campus services and resources, and helps you access personalized information, such as:
- Your class schedule
- Current and future campus events, including what's happening in your residence hall
- Dining hall hours and live information about how busy they are
- Your current dining plan balance
- Earn achievements by participating in campus programs
- And, if you live in our residence halls, you can learn about any packages awaiting at your service desk
- Your mailbox combo
- Your current and future housing assignment