TerrapinSTRONG Undergrad Action Plan
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TerrapinSTRONG Action Plan for Undergraduate Students
You are a part of our community, striving alongside us to be TerrapinSTRONG. The Action Plan is your opportunity to decide how you want to continue this TerrapinSTRONG journey. Commit yourself 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.
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- Take the African American History and Landmark Tour.
- Take the UMD M-Book Challenge.
- 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 and Pyon-Chen, new reshalls in the Heritage Community.
- Take a self-guided tour of campus landmarks.
- Take part in the Maryland Flash Mob by attending men’s basketball games
- Join The Pride, the official student organization for fans of Maryland Athletics
- Learn our Maryland Victory Song and Alma Mater to sing at a UMD sporting event.
- Find one of the 7 Testudo statues, rub his nose and post a picture with #terrapinstrong!
- Follow the University of Maryland on social media.
- Follow TerrapinSTRONG on social media.
- Get involved in the Student Government Association. Apply for a role in the legislature, executive or judicial branch or join an Open Committee.
- Get involved in the Residence Hall Association, the student-run governing body for on-campus students.
- Join a student organization through Terplink or the First Look Fair.
- Join an intramural sports team, outdoor adventure or group fitness class with RecWell.
- Take part in Technica, the world’s largest all-women and nonbinary hackathon.
- Join TerraPeers and be matched with an upperclass student who wants to share their experience and knowledge with you.
- Connect with your faith community through campus Chaplains and student organizations.
- Get Involved with an affinity group via MICA, the Nyumburu Cultural Center, the Student Disability Affinity Space or the LGBTQ+ Equity Center
- Participate in the Common Ground Dialogue Program and join peer-led multicultural dialogues around current issues affecting our world.
- Join a student advocacy group and make a difference. Go to Terplink organizations and select the category “Activism/Advocacy/Awareness” to read about them all!
- 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.
- Participate in the Do Good Challenge by developing solutions for pressing social issues and competing for prize money to make your idea a reality.
- Participate in experiential and community-based learning to become a socially responsible leader through Leadership & Community Service Learning.
- Commit to taking small, impactful actions to help tackle the climate crisis with the UMD Green at Home Guide or get certified as a Green Terp, and get sustainable prizes.
- Register to vote and VOTE!
- Participate in an Alternative Break experience to put learning & justice into action.
- Join the Social Interaction Group Network for All (SIGNA), offering specialized training and support for neurodivergent college students, as member, peer coach or mentor
- Apply for a Vital Signs: Creative Arts for Black Lives Mini-Grant for your art project affirming Black life and interrogating white supremacy.
- Volunteer for the University of Maryland SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors.
- Learn about bias resources in a Bias Incident Support Services Stop the Hate workshop.
- 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 program with Multicultural Involvement Community Advocacy (MICA).
- Read the First Year Book, attend the events and discuss it with your classmates.
- 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.
- 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 where students, staff and faculty learn about current events impacting the Black community.
- Join the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for a Social Justice Hangout.
- 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
- Learn more about the Responsible Conduct of Research Collaborative (RCR-C)
- Learn more about the Social Justice Alliance, the collaboration between UMD and Bowie State University developed to honor 1st Lt. Richard W. Collins III.
- Take a class with one of the many cultural & ethnic studies programs in the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) to expand your understanding of DEI.