TerrapinSTRONG Staff Action Plan
- Campus Unit: TerrapinSTRONG
We are so excited to have you. You are now a part of our community, striving alongside us to be TerrapinSTRONG. The Action Plan you are about to create is your opportunity to decide how you want to continue this TerrapinSTRONG journey. Use this Action Plan to commit yourselves to learning more about our community, building meaningful connections, and pursuing inclusion for a University of Maryland where everyone can reach their full potential.
If you are still in the process of taking the course, make note of any and all activities you would like to pursue after this course, at least one in each category. When you return to the course, you will tell us about the top opportunities that interest you.
- Take the African American History and Landmark Tour
- Watch this Johnny Holliday interview with Darryl Hill, the first African American football player in any of the southern athletic conferences.
- Learn about the Frog and Jim Henson
- Visit the Garden of Reflection and Remembrance.
- Visit the weekly Farmer’s Market on Tawes Plaza.
- Learn about Johnson-Whittle Hall and Pyon-Chen Hall, the newest residence halls in the Heritage Community.
- Take a self-guided tour of campus landmarks.
- Follow the University of Maryland on social media.
- Follow TerrapinSTRONG on social media.
- Join Communities of Practice with the University Human Resources Learning Programs.
- Run for University Senate or join a Senate Committee and impact campus policy.
- Apply for a Sharpen My Saw cohort, an 8-month program focused on strengths-based leadership
- Join an employee affinity space to connect with others of a shared identity or common interest.
- Join a campus association supporting your marginalized identities.
- Become a Fostering Terp Success Coach for former foster youth and housing insecure students without family support.
- Create courses, events and meetings that are accessible, inclusive and affordable.
- Donate to the Campus Pantry, serving all members of the campus community in times of food insecurity. They accept funds and food, as well as items for the Terp to Terp Campus Reuse Store.
- Join the Undocuterp Rapid Response Team to support immigrant students.
- Advise an Alternative Break Experience with Leadership & Community Service-Learning.
- Commit to taking small, impactful actions to help tackle the climate crisis with the UMD Green at Home Guide, the Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights and the United Nations Campaign for Individual Action.
- Consider rallying your office to pursue Green Office certification.
- If you have a proven track record of engagement on DEIJ issues, get trained as an Equity Coach to facilitate equity-related support for campus units.
- Register to vote and vote!
- Volunteer for the University of Maryland SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors.
- Attend a TLTC workshop on accessibility, universal design or other equity & inclusion topics. Sign up for their newsletter to stay informed.
- Learn about bias and the resources available at UMD by attending a Stop the Hate workshop with Bias Incident Support Services.
- Get certified in Mental Health First Aid and learn how to recognize, intervene and get help for people with mental health challenges.
- Participate in a workshop on being an inclusive supervisor with the Center for Leadership & Organizational Change (CLOC).
- Take the Undocuterp training to learn how to be a better support to immigrant students regardless of status.
- Attend a lecture from the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace.
- Participate in the College of Arts and Humanities Dean’s Colloquium Series on Race, Equity and Justice or the Antiracism: Communities + Collaborations series.
- Attend a Student Affairs Diversity Initiative Indabas which provides educational opportunities for learning, reflection, and dialogue around DEI topics. To get notified of events, email email@example.com and request to be added to the SAInfo listserv.
- Learn more about how pronouns support members of the trans community. Explore the LGBTQ+ Equity Center TransTerps resources.
- Sign up to receive the Office of Diversity and Inclusion newsletter and stay up-to-date about events, initiatives, and resources.
- Attend NewsBreak at the Nyumburu Cultural Center enables students, staff and faculty to learn about current events impacting the Black community.
- Learn more about the Social Justice Alliance, the collaboration between UMD and Bowie State University developed to honor 1st Lt. Richard W. Collins III.
- Learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion through the arts
Attend an Arts Citizenship Talk (ACTnow), the NextNOW Fest, or other events such as the Blacklight summit at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Visit the David C. Driskell Center which is committed to preserving the rich heritage of African American visual art and culture
- Take one of the 60+ DEI courses on UMD LinkedIn Learning
- Learn about different spiritual identities in a Terps Interfaith Exchange program
Take action to enhance community, connection, and inclusion within your team.