Wednesday, July 1, 2020

New Mental Health Service Needs Members

Are you interested in supporting students through mental health challenges? Do you hope to make a wider impact on campus? Are you ever the stand-in therapist, mom friend, or go-to tea spiller? Check out Lean On Me UMD (, a new, anonymous, peer-to-peer text line for UMD students to seek non-crisis mental health support. Lean On Me was founded in 2015 by MIT students and has chapters at eight other universities around the country. 

Too often, students will not seek out the support they need from mental health services as they find services inaccessible or feel that their problems are not important enough to warrant reaching out. Lean On Me UMD will complement existing services at UMD with a mission to lower the barrier to entry for seeking emotional support by being anonymous, highly accessible, approachable, and involved in the community. We are recruiting for both supporters and leadership for this upcoming 2020-2021 year!

If you are interested, please apply by July 21th:
For more information about Lean On Me, click here:

Follow or contact us at:
Instagram: @leanonme_umd

CORA (Combating Overdoses in Rural Areas)

Are you interested in combating the opioid epidemic? Would you like an in-person experience in public health interventions? Have you personally been affected by the opioid epidemic and want to make a difference? Do you want to help others?

If you said yes to any of these questions, consider joining CORA (Combating Overdoses in Rural Areas), a new UMD student organization with the mission of fighting the opioid crisis in rural areas with education, overdose response training, technology, and advocacy. CORA action teams will develop educational modules on opioid use during the semester and travel to rural counties in Maryland to present them during break.

We are looking for members as well as executive board members. Our member applications are rolling, but if you are interested in exec board, please apply here by July 31st:

Monday, June 29, 2020

Serve Your City virtual tutoring program needs volunteer tutors

We are a community based, black-led organization that provides resources, experiences and programs for the most underserved populations in Washington DC. Our goal is to train, teach, and inspire at-promise students by giving opportunities to those that need it the most. 

This program is addressing the need we are seeing from parents and students around advancing their education. Since DC Public Schools moved to online learning, many families are facing difficulties. For a variety of reasons, many parents and teachers are unable to give children individualized attention during this troublesome and turbulent time, making it difficult for students to excel in their studies. The spring iteration of this program engaged around 100 volunteers, and served upwards of 50 families. We are looking to expand into the summer, when we know that kids will need help to prevent the “summer slide”

Medical Supply Drive seeks volunteers

Medical Supply Drive is a nationwide organization that was started to collect and donate unused personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals, clinics, and other organizations in need. As a team of volunteers, we work to supply clinicians with masks, gowns, and gloves to treat patients with COVID-19.

        When the COVID-19 crisis began, six 3rd year Georgetown University School of Medicine students responded quickly to organize Medical Supply Drive, a 501(c)(3) organization. We have collected hundreds of thousands of units of PPE, as well as raised over $25,000 for buying and shipping supplies. Our volunteer base of 1,500 members is growing across the U.S., and we encourage you to volunteer with us to continue our effort! Many of our initial volunteers are medical students, who are now returning to the hospitals. However, as COVID-19 cases in Maryland, Virginia, and DC ramp up, we are hoping to further extend volunteer and leadership opportunities to undergraduate pre-health students.

        Our work primarily consists of calling and emailing local businesses to collect PPE, then delivering these items to the hospitals in need. We are also fundraising and collecting donations so that we can buy our own PPE to supply to organizations in need. We have safety rules in place, use a no-contact protocol, and work directly with the hospitals to ensure our volunteers do not have to enter hospitals. This is a great opportunity to get involved and help out during this global pandemic. If you are interested in being a part of this effort, please fill out the Google form below:

If you have any questions, please contact for more information.

Doctors Without Borders is coming to UMD and we are looking to fill an Executive Committee!

Doctors Without Borders is coming to UMD and we are looking to fill an Executive Committee! Our names are Sophia Mense and Daniel Zhang and we are the Co-Presidents of UMD’s new Doctors Without Borders student chapter! We have gotten the OK from Doctors Without Borders USA to become an official student chapter and we are now waiting on our SGA application to be reviewed. 
As a student chapter, we hope to teach the UMD community what working in humanitarianism is all about through advocacy and awareness events while applying DWB’s values to support our own community. Our chapter will be heavily oriented around community service — we want to make it easy for students to give back. If this mission sounds exciting to you, please apply to our Executive Committee! We are looking for individuals who are excited by the idea of building a club from the ground up. Also, this is not strictly a Pre-Health club!!! We are seeking to fill our board with students from a multitude of different fields! 

*COVID-19 Statement*
We recognize the uncertainties surrounding the Fall 2020 semester, however we are still determined to make the most out of this club in the Fall! The importance of unity and generosity are evident nowadays, perhaps more than ever before. Part of the reason why we are looking to fill our Executive Committee now is to get more minds thinking about ways to help our community.

If you are interested, please take a look at the attached flyer fill out this written application:

Applications are due by July 1, 2020.

Please feel free to contact with any questions.

Humans of College Park (HOCP)

Do you follow Humans of New York? Are you interested in journalism, photography, social issues, or in general, other people and their lives? Are you a storyteller? If so, consider joining Humans of College Park (HOCP)! Check out our existing Facebook page, where we share the stories of College Park residents:
We are currently in the process of recruiting interested members to aid us in our storytelling efforts and join our leadership team! To find out more and get involved, fill out this Google form:

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Latino Student Fund’s Tutoring Program seeks Volunteers

The Latino Student Fund’s Tutoring Program provides free support and academic assistance to Washington metropolitan area students to ensure their academic success. We aim to close the achievement gap by offering individualized tutoring to support students from PreK through 12th grade in math and reading. 

We will be offering a virtual summer tutoring program from June 22nd to July 31st between 12 pm and 3 pm on weekdays. Tutors can volunteer for as many or as few sessions as they would like. We will provide all of the materials for students to work on during their tutoring sessions. 

Volunteers can sign up using this link to begin tutoring with us:

And they should fill out this Google form to indicate their interest in tutoring with us virtually this Summer:

We believe tutoring with LSF is a great way for your students to give back to their community during this difficult time.

Sprinter, an email-based learning community for the curious, is looking for a Head of Growth Marketing and Head of Content Development to join their team.

Sprinter is a startup founded by three UMD & Honors College alumni, with a mission to keep people learning through disruptions in education. Joining the Sprinter team will give you a unique experience leading crucial functions of any business, and especially startups. Position descriptions can be found here. Apply at

Fulbright Opportunities for Int'l Research, Teaching, and Study

ATTENTION undergrads and recent graduates: Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities after graduation?

Fulbright awards provide recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) with opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 2000 Fulbright fully-funded grants are currently available to over 150 nations. 

To learn more, and gain access to our new narrated Fulbright presentation and ELMS resource site, please complete this brief questionnaire including your UID and we'll get you started! 

There are three types of Fulbright grants: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, a wide range English Teaching Assistantships, and a limited number of masters degree programs. For detailed information please fill out the form above and visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at:

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: September 1, 2020

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 1, 2020 – contact us at for details.

Volunteer Opportunity with the International Rescue Committee

Join us this summer as a volunteer for the 2020 IRC Virtual Summer Academy! This is a five-week contemporary learning experience for recently arriving humanitarian immigrant students. The academy is specifically designed to address identified learning gaps in English and math, while incorporating extracurricular subjects and activities to broaden student’s horizons. Up to 50 students ages 8–21 will participate in summer enrichment Zoom sessions designed to support their academic success and social emotional well-being. Previous experience teaching, tutoring, or mentoring youth in some capacity is preferred, but not a requirement.

Volunteer application:    

Monday, June 1, 2020

New UMD Organization: One for the World

A new organization called One for the World (OFTW) is coming to UMD and they are looking for members like you! OFTW is a nonprofit organization that uses a rigorous, data-driven approach to build a portfolio of the most effective charities in the world. They then encourage students and young professionals to pledge to donate 1% of their post-grad income to these selected charities in order to help end extreme poverty. OFTW has several collegiate chapters across the country ranging from UVA to Vanderbilt to Harvard and we are starting our very own here at UMD! If you want to help bring the chapter to campus please apply to join the e-board by filling out this application. Interested in learning more, but don’t have the time to commit to the eboard? No worries! Fill out this brief interest form and we will notify you of other ways you can help to end extreme poverty. Please feel free reach out to Ally Merwitz at with any questions!


M Pease, from UMD’s Gender Culture and Health Lab, is recruiting participants for an IRB-approved study examining transgender mental health. Anyone ages 18-29 who identifies with a gender identity different from their sex assigned at birth is eligible to participate. 

Participation involves completing a 20-minute confidential online survey comprised of questions covering experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic, discrimination, gender dysphoria, and general psychological distress, among other topics. Participants will receive either 0.5 SONA credits or an entry into a raffle for one of three $50 Amazon gift cards for their time.

To participate, either visit or find “Exploring Mental Health Risk Factors for Transgender Young Adults” on SONA. If you have any questions, please contact the researcher, M Pease, at their email: Thank you!

Research opportunity for a data analyst/programmer at the FDA

This is for a position at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS), Division of Science and Technology (DST) located in College Park, Maryland (it's a mouthful). The participant will be involved in a research project to establish a database to help monitor the U.S. food supply.

The link is

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Jumpstart Your Job Search Webinar for Recent Alumni | Monday, June 1, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Are you a recent alumni (December 2018 - May 2020currently engaged in the job search?
The University Career Center wants to help.
If you are needing assistance?
This workshop is for YOU.

The Basics: Jumpstart Your Job Search
Monday, June 1, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

During this 1 hour session, come learn:
  • key items for an effective resume;
  • elements necessary for a successful job search strategy;
  • and netiquette, the proper behavior needed to find a job in an online or virtual environment.
Learn more and register:

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

UMD Cares - Emergency Grants for Students in Crisis

UMD Student Dental Advisory Board

I hope everyone had a great semester! We are sorry for the lack of events
this semester, COVID-19 interfered with the plans that we had. We want to
get started on planning for next semester as soon as possible, which is why
we decided to open up more e-board positions!

We have five open executive positions for next school year (*Vice
President, Treasurer, Secretary, Public Relations Chair, and Fundraising
Chair)! *The descriptions/responsibilities for each position are explained
in the second page of the application. This is a great opportunity for
those looking for a leadership position to boost your resume and become
more involved on campus!

The application is due* Friday, May 29th** at 11:59PM *to this email Elections will be done via the e-board and will be
announced on *Monday, June 1st.*

All members that are interested are allowed to apply!

We encourage all members to apply, especially underclassmen! Please email
us if you have any questions or concerns and we hope to see you guys next


Deadline to Choose P/F or Letter Grade Extended to May 31

The website for students to record their choice of grading method for each course (pass/fail or letter grade) reopened on May 22  and will close May 31, 2020, at 11:59 pm. Students can make changes as many times during that period as they wish. Students are encouraged to update their grading method early to ensure they have the final grading method that they want. STUDENTS SHOULD NOT WAIT UNTIL MAY 31 TO LOG ON TO TESTUDO. May 31 is the last day a student may verify a grade method change. 

To update your grading method:

  1. Go to Testudo
  2. Select the “UPDATE SPRING 2020 GRADING METHOD” box
  3. Click edit, make changes, click submit. Students must click “submit” to save changes.
  4. Changes made in this application will not be visible on the Grades application, nor in the Unofficial Transcripts, until the following day. Students are encouraged  to check their updates the following day by viewing their grades using the Grades or Unofficial Transcript capabilities in Testudo. You will be unable to verify your grades after May 31 at 11:59 pm. 
  5.  Students who wait until the last possible day to record their choice will risk making errors. 

If you currently have your grading method set as the default Pass/Fail and you do not know your grades prior to using the Grades application, make sure to log on prior to May 31 and switch to Letter Grade. The next day you should be able to see the grade your instructor submitted. You may either keep the letter grade or switch back to Pass/Fail.

There are no exceptions after May 31. 

If  you have difficulty using the application, please send an email immediately to for assistance.

How to Be A Successful Virtual Intern Workshop - May 28

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Summer Course: SOCY 498R The Sociology of Religion and Spirituality


We invite students, faculty, and staff to join in celebrating our undergraduates’ remarkable and varied research accomplishments at the annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD) poster presentation. 

This year's event is taking place virtually, through the University Libraries DRUM (Digital Repository at the University of Maryland) platform. We will have over 110 posters, and hundreds of individual and team presenters represented.

To see this year's poster presentations, visit the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research community by clicking here.

You can use the search box on this page to find presentations using the terms listed below, OR you can browse using the convenient links in the "This Community" menu on the right-hand side of the page.

Search by:

1. Presenters' Last Names
2. Presenters' College Acronym (see here)
3. Presenders' Department (e.g. "psychology" or "physics")
4. Presenters' Team Affiliation (for team presentations, e.g. Gemstone)

In addition, a sortable/searchable directory of this year's presentations is available for download on the MCUR homepage here.

URD is Maryland’s largest, most visible, and most diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments – visit and learn from hundreds of team and individual presenters!

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Vote in MD's Presidential Primary

Terps, are you ready to vote? The Maryland presidential primary election has been moved to June 2 and is now a primarily mail-in election. Please register to vote if you’re not already registered, and if you are, make sure your address is updated at so that you receive your mail-in ballot on time. Check out our fact sheet at for more information and follow @TerpsVote on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for future election updates and reminders.

If you have any questions about registering to vote, the primary election, or how to fill out a mail-in ballot, get in touch with us at

If we all vote, together we can do our civic duty and make our voices heard!

NSF Grad Research Fellowships - Narrated Presentation


Narrated Presentation and NEW ELMS Resource Site

Are you planning graduate studies toward a PhD in Science, Math, Engineering, or Social/Behavioral Sciences, and a career in research? Learn more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program with our NEW narrated presentation and ELMS resource site.

***To gain access to our narrated NSF GRFP powerpoint presentation, and to our NEW ELMS resource site for NSF applicants, complete a brief questionaire by clicking here, or write to us at providing your UID - we need this info to give you access to ELMS.***

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate studies toward Ph.D.’s in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral fields. The NSF award provides 3 years of support, with an annual stipend of $34,000. You can learn more about the NSF award at

Maryland seniors and recent alumni received 29 NSF GRFP awards for 2020, ranking 9th in the nation among all schools (public and private).

Eligibility: You must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship. You must be applying for research-oriented (not pre-professional) graduate studies in an NSF supported field.

Deadlines to apply for 2021 NSF GRFP awards will be in Mid-October 2020. 

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office

Join Sprinter- a UMD-student founded online learning community!

Hello! We are 3 Honors College seniors, (in UH and EIP!). We've launched a new online learning platform and am excited to share it with you all! It is an email based community, where you receive information on fun resources about a different topic each week. Topics are sourced by the community, with no limitations (casinos, to the Olympics, to how dreams work...everything!). The platform is meant to encourage personal learning, especially now, with how much education and daily routine are disrupted. You can learn more and sign up on our website,

Summer Course Announcement: EDCP230 (The Science and Practice of Happiness and Psychological Well-Being)

EDCP 230: The Science and Practice of Happiness and Psychological Well-Being
Education Counseling and Personnel Services (EDCP)
College of Education, University of Maryland

This course will be offered online asynchronously (i.e., no scheduled weekly meeting times)
12 Weeks: June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020
(Spanning Summer Session I and II)

Justin Hillman ( and Jason Wang (

Course Description:
An introduction to theory and research on positive psychology, subjective well-being, and the psychology of happiness. This will include examination of hedonic and eudaimonic models of well-being and sociocultural understandings of happiness, together with how it relates to health, relationships, money, religion, work, and social media. Students will also explore common misconceptions and myths about happiness and well-being and will engage in a variety of practices designed to deepen their understanding of happiness in their own lives and broader societal trends related to subjective well-being.

What to Expect:
This course meets GenEd Scholarship in Practice requirements. Topic areas will include:

· Introduction to Positive Psychology
· Hedonic and eudaimonic models of well-being
· Happiness and relationships, wealth, social media, religion/spirituality, health, etc.
· Flow
· Giftedness, creativity, wisdom
· Emotional intelligence
· Culture and well-being
· Hope and optimism
· Positive traits and motives
· Happiness and meaning in life

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Fall 2020 courses for the Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program are now posted and open for enrollment!

The Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program (WEIDP) is a for-credit social justice education initiative that brings together students of diverse backgrounds for facilitated conversations that supports them in exploring key questions about who we are, what we know about each other, and how structural inequalities impact our lives and relationships. WEIDP prepares students to navigate an increasingly diverse society through relationship building across differences and taking steps, both individually and collectively, that promote equity and justice.

All WEIDP courses count towards the Gen Ed Cultural Competence & Diversity Requirement. Students can register for a dialogue course directly on testudo. Each dialogue course consists of 2-3 themed sections and participants are placed in one of the sections of course they registered for.

To learn more, visit: .    
Questions?  Email

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Labor Network for Sustainability Webinar to Support Earth Month - April 29

UMD Denim Day: Show Your Support Against Sexual Violence - April 29

Campus Advocates Respond and Educate (CARE) To Stop Violence provides free and confidential advocacy and therapy services to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and other unwanted experiences. CARE also empowers the campus community to prevent power-based violence through educational presentations, events, and outreach activities. 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and Wednesday, April 29th will be the 21st Denim Day, where people all around the world wear denim to demonstrate solidarity and support for survivors of sexual assault and educate people about issues of power-based violence and victim-blaming. Denim Day began in 1998 when the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the assailant had been wearing jeans. The judges argued that because the jeans were so tight, the victim must have helped remove them, therefore implying consent. This goes against everything we work towards at CARE in terms of supporting survivors and empowering them. 

Our hope is to spread awareness and show that even during COVID-19, we can support survivors by wearing denim at home and educating ourselves about how to empower survivors of power-based violence. 

Wear your denim on April 29 to support survivors! Share pictures on your social media and tag us @careumd with the hashtag #DenimDay and #RaiseYourVoiceUMD If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence and needs urgent advocacy services, you can call our crisis line at 301-741-3442. If it is a non- urgent matter, you can email During normal fall and spring semesters, our office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and is located in the University Health Center on the ground floor. You can also visit the UMD Raise Your Voice website ( your-voice) to learn more about the University’s sexual assault prevention and awareness campaign. Here, you can become connected with resources for survivors, ways to get involved on campus, and information regarding policy, procedures, and reporting obligations relating to sexual misconduct on campus.

Student Worker: Memorial Chapel Event Manager Opening - Apply by April 30

Event Manager Job Description

Chapel Event Managers assist with facilitating more than 1,200 events held annually at Memorial Chapel to include weddings, concerts, commencements, lectures, christenings, and other special events. Roles and responsibilities include coverage of at least two weekends in the Spring and Fall semesters, interacting with students, faculty/staff, visitors and guests, assisting the Chapel Coordinator and Senior Event Manager with booking reservations, attending local Wedding Expos, managing an extensive event database, and coordinating with Chaplains to organize related programming for the University of Maryland and local community.

Ideal candidates have excellent communication skills, customer service experience, the ability to work independently, and a strong desire to create and manage successful events. Starting rate is $10.75/hour.

What We Need

The Chapel is seeking individuals to (1) work in the Chapel Office and answer phones, take event reservations, and assist the Chapel Manager with day-to-day tasks (2pm – 5 pm preferred time), and (2) provide event coverage for at least two weekends in the Fall and Spring (weekends consist of Friday-Sunday event coverage). There is opportunity available for summer work, as well (pending University opening).

Application Requirements
Please complete the application at and return along with a resume and cover letter to by April 30 at 5 pm.

Please contact Caralyn Anderson, current Senior Event Manager ( for additional information.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Create Your Own Major- Open House - 4/24

The Individual Studies Program is hosting an Open House for students interested in creating their own majors on Friday, April 24 at 2:30pm.

Making the Most of Learning During Disruption (Student Workshop) 4/22; 4/27

Wednesday, April 22nd, from 1-2PM
Monday, April 27th, from 2-3PM

Would you benefit from some support as you adapt to distance learning? Are you having difficulty balancing your stress, coursework, and personal life? Do you want to maximize your limited study time?

Attend the Counseling Center and TLTC's "Making the Most of Learning During Disruption" workshop through Zoom. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to create a streamlined system of time management, incorporate intentional self care, and use active learning strategies. 

To RSVP for this event and receive the Zoom meeting details, complete the following form using your university email address: RSVPs must be submitted by midnight the day prior to the event to allow time for meeting details to be distributed.

For any questions regarding this workshop, contact Danielle Pafe at


Want leadership experience in service-learning and volunteering? Apply to be a Terps for Change coordinator by 4/24/2020 11:45PM.

 Terps for Change coordinators engage in meaningful, longitudinal service at one of our 13 community partners in the DMV area. More information about our community partners can be found here: Watch this 5-minute video on the role and responsibilities of the coordinator position at 

Interested in joining us? The application can be found here: Please feel free to reach out to our staff at with any questions.

Diamondback is Hiring Reporters

The Diamondback, the university’s independent student newspaper, is hiring reporters! This position is an excellent opportunity to gain newsroom experience, publish clips and get involved with the publication.

Staff writers are responsible for covering a campus, city or state beat, writing at least two stories per week, working with editors to pitch and edit stories and attending a weekly staff meeting. Reporters are paid a biweekly stipend.

If you are interested in applying, please send the following materials in an email with a subject line of “Name, Staff Writer Application” by Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. to news editor Angela Roberts at

•    A completed copy of the attached application
•    A resume
•    Three writing samples

Diamondback reporters have gone on to earn internships and jobs The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Politico, Tampa Bay Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Associated Press, Newsday, Reuters, USA TODAY and more. You'll have the opportunity to produce potentially award-winning coverage while developing your beat, including breaking news, features, enterprise stories, special projects and multimedia content.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Angela at or 412-874-1950.

Friday, April 17, 2020

SCHOLARSHIPS OF UP TO $2,000 AVAILABLE FOR 2020-2021! - Deadline May 8

Applications are being accepted for the Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Awards. The scholarships provide assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances.

Award criteria, instructions, and an online application can be found here. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or

virtual mental health workshops