Center for Campus Life

About Us

About the Stamp

THE STAMP VISION: 
Transforming and enriching the Maryland experience

THE STAMP MISSION:
To provide a safe and inviting campus center where all UM students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members cultivate lifelong relationships founded on engagement, learning, multiculturalism, and citizenship .




ADELE H. STAMP STUDENT UNION – CENTER FOR CAMPUS LIFE 
Director: Dr. Marsha Guenzler-Stevens
Website: http://thestamp.umd.edu/ 

Campus Address: 3100 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Phone: 301.314.8505

Dr.Marsha Guenzler-Stevens

 



Outline of Services Found at the Union:

  • Adele’s, a full service restaurant
  • America Reads*America Counts
  • Art & Learning Center
  • Chevy Chase Bank
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Coffee Bar
  • Event Services
  • Graduate Student Lounge
  • Hoff Theater
  • Information Desk
  • Legal Aid
  • Mail Boxes Etc.
  • Maryland Food Coop
  • McDonald’s
  • Memorial Chapel
  • Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy
  • Off Campus Housing
  • Panda Express
  • Saladworks
  • Sbarro
  • SEE: Student Entertainment Events
  • Special Events and Programs
  • Student Involvement Suite
  • Subway
  • Sushi by Panda
  • Taco Bell
  • TerpZone: Bowling and Game Center
  • Terrapin Technology Store
  • Ticket Office
  • Stamp Gallery
  • Union Shop
  • University Book Center

 

Highlighted Goals for 2013-2014:
  • Cultivate and support a highly trained and diverse workforce where individuals are recognized and rewarded for their outstanding and innovative efforts.
  • Support the creation of community by providing the highest quality programming, services, and resources that meet the unique needs of students, staff, faculty, and visitors.
  • Enhance and diversify financial, human, physical and equipment resources to achieve the mission, goals, and priorities of the organization and institution.
  • Strengthen and develop relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and one another through social, service, learning, and leadership networks.

Download the 2013-2014 Stamp Annual Report: 2012-2013_Stamp_Annual_Report.pdf


Staff Resources:
Staff members can take advantage of services outlined above including banking, dining, and room reservations. At the University Book Center, staff can receive a 20% discount on merchandise and 10% discount on textbooks at all times. Our staff is always willing to collaborate in developing new programs and services for our students.

Student-centered environment:
A student-centered environment is a community devoted to enhancing students' learning and development. The STAMP is dedicated to involving students in meaningful ways in which they are able to interact with others and gain valuable experience and skills. Staff members serve as advocates, advisors, mentors, and partners in shaping the student experience.
Academic success:
Engagement is critical to academic success. As such, The STAMP provides cocurricular programming that encourages and complements classroom learning, academic courses that enrich the formal curriculum, and facilities that are conducive to supporting the academic mission of the institution.

Personal development:
Personal development is a capacity-building process aimed at enhancing self-awareness, self-confidence, and emotional competence. Personal development occurs within the campus, local, and broader communities. Through social and educational programming, developmental employment opportunities, and group involvement experiences, The STAMP promotes learning that increases understanding of personal identity, cognitive skills, and the ability to work effectively with others. We are committed to advancing the education of students for civically engaged leadership in a multicultural society.

Safe and inviting campus center:
The STAMP is a safe and inviting campus center that is open, accessible, and welcoming to all. This is a function of both the physical space and inclusive climate. The environment is one in which all individuals see themselves represented in both the building and staffing structures. Services meet a wide range of needs. Operations and maintenance focus on sustainability and environmental sensitivity.

Strong commitment to:

  • Multiculturalism:
    The practice of multiculturalism requires us to regularly reflect on what we do so that we can then work purposefully and authentically towards a socially just world. Multiculturalism is the strength of our collective diversity and embodies the inclusion of and advocacy for the many different cultures, backgrounds, and experiences of the University's students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors. Multiculturalism is an awareness and acknowledgement of the distinct histories, struggles, and successes of the people with whom we connect. The STAMP seeks to infuse multiculturalism into all of its relationships, policies, social and educational programs, services, advocacy, and research.

  • Excellence: 
    The STAMP consistently strives for excellence and innovation. It is important not only that we do things right, but also that we do the right things. In this vein, we keep up with and contribute to leading-edge scholarship and practice. We seek to be the model to which others turn for inspiration and guidance.

  • Positive work environment:
    We strive to create a safe and secure work environment that encourages caring relationships, personal growth, professional development, creativity, and critical thinking. We support a balance of personal and professional life demands. The STAMP is a community that celebrates individual and collective successes.
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