Engagement and Activities
Center for Campus Life
0110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
The mission of Engagement and Activities areas is to support and complement the university's academic mission and to enhance the educational experience of students through exposure and participation in social, cultural, recreational, leadership, intellectual, and governance activities.
Staff members work directly with some distinct and growing student constituencies on campus. The staff are available as resources for students and encourage student involvement in all areas of campus. The areas served by the engagement team include Graduate Student Life, Veteran Student Life, Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life, Transfer 2 Terp (a learning community for students who have transferred from local community college), and the Memorial Chapel as well as its affiliated 14 chaplaincies' work in spiritual diversity. Students are engaged and integrated into the campus community through social, educational, and outreach programs to assist in the transition to collegiate life.
Major student groups such as the Student Government Association, Graduate Student Government, Peer Leadership Council, TerpVets, the Homecoming Committee, and Student Entertainment Events receive direct advising from Engagement and Activities staff. Other student groups can also obtain help by request. Assistance in programming, securing a faculty advisor, officer transitions, and efforts to create a new organization is available.
Programs and Leisure Learning Opportunities
Staff mentors student volunteers and leaders to provide options for out of class engagement through recreational options that includes: the Art and Learning Center (offering non-credit courses), the Stamp Gallery (featuring regular displays of the visual arts), the TerpZone (bowling, billiards, and more), as well as Stamp Special Events and Programs.
Student Organization Resource Center
Registers all student organizations at the university and provides an online directory of more than 850 groups. Organization support services includes: accounting assistance, advisors' workshops, leadership training programs for organization leaders, involvement sessions offered for classes and semester orientations are some of the ways involvement is nurtured for organizations and individuals. In addition, First Look Fair and Stampfest are large-scale involvement fairs held at the beginning of each semester to showcase the student groups and organizations.