MOSAIC Retreat

Brought to you by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

2014 Retreat Info

  • The MOSAIC Diversity & Leadership Retreat will be held at the 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, MD.
  • The registration process to attend the retreat will open in February.
  • A pre-retreat event will be held the evening of Friday, February 28, 2014.
  • Participants will depart by 9:00am on Saturday, March 1st, and can expect to return by 5:00pm the next day.
  • APPLY NOW to be a participant!

What is MOSAIC?

MOSAIC is a two-day, one-night weekend retreat focused on exploring the relationship between diversity and leadership. Interactive sessions and group discussions are designed to create an environment for individuals to examine their identity and how it influences their understanding of and approach to leadership. The event is coordinated by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life; and, is facilitated by both students and staff.

Retreat objectives include:

  1. Promote students’ leadership development and knowledge of self and identity;
  2. Provide opportunities to learn about systems of power, privilege, and oppression;
  3. Provide opportunities to engage in socio-cultural dialogues and have substantial interactions across difference;
  4. Develop students’ abilities and intentions to
      • Engage in efforts to promote social change
      • Collaborate with others
      • Interact with individuals from various identity groups and backgrounds

      

Who should attend MOSAIC?

MOSAIC is open to all students from the University of Maryland, including:

  • Undergraduate students                                                          
  • Graduate students
  • New students                                                                         
  • Students searching for ways to be involved on campus
  • Student leaders

Retreat participants will represent the broad interests, experiences, backgrounds, and diversity that can be found here at Maryland. We welcome all students to MOSAIC!

 APPLY NOW to be a participant!

What is expected out of me?

Participants should come prepared to actively engage in dialogue by sharing views, attitudes, beliefs and experiences openly and honestly. The retreat requires an environment in which students will be able to share and express themselves freely. Participants are asked to contribute to this and agree on a mutual set of standards to help them do so. With genuine dialogue comes inherent conflict, but also the possibility of unexpected learning and enormous growth.

Participants will be engaged the following dates:

  • Pre-retreat evening gathering: Friday, February 28, 2014
  • MOSAIC retreat: Saturday, March 1st- Sunday, March 2, 2014

There is a $25 participant fee. Students are encouraged to seek out campus sponsors to cover the cost of the participant fee. Please contact mosaicteam@umd.edu for assistance with finding a campus sponsor if needed. However, do not allow the fee to be a barrier. Contact judepaul@umd.edu if this may be the case and we will find a solution for you!