Contact MICA

1120 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-314-8600
MICA-contact@umd.edu

Black Student Groups

Welcome! 
Academic/Honors Groups 
Advocacy/Political Groups
Cultural/Social Groups
Graduate Opportunities/Groups
Greek Affiliated Groups

 

Welcome to the Black Student Groups Page! 

Whether you are a freshman, transfer, or continuing student looking to join a new student organization, this page will give you insight into the groups related to Black student involvement at the University of Maryland. As the Graduate Coordinator for Black Student Involvement and Advocacy, I would like to welcome you to campus and urge you to explore the many student organizations available. We have a diverse list of student organizations, from political and cultural groups to social and special interest organizations.  I encourage you to take a few minutes to read through the descriptions of each student organization. 

This will be a great year for all of us, and I hope this page helps you start(or continue)your journey at the University of Maryland.


Rachel Akins

Graduate Coordinator for Black Student Involvement and Advocacy

Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy

1120 Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Center for Campus Life

University of Maryland, College Park 20742

Email: Rakins@umd.edu

Phone: 301.314.8341


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ACADEMIC/HONORS GROUPS 

THE ASSOCIATION OF MINORITY FUTURE EDUCATORS

Mission Statement:

The Association of Minority Future Educators will strive to provide a support network for minority students at the University of Maryland, College Park that are planning to pursue education professionally. By doing so, AMFE will promote diversity for future generations of educators by assisting UMDCP minority students throughout their undergraduate semesters. This will be achieved through providing opportunities for members to create networks, involve themselves with children/teachers around the area and to better themselves as educators through community service, socials, forums, etc. – while also encouraging future educators/members through engagement and inspiration.

Membership Info:

AMFE does not restrict membership or discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. (For definitions of “personal appearance” and “sexual orientation,” see the University’s Code of Human Relations (“Code.”)

General Body Meetings:

AMFE usually meets every other Tuesday at 5:30pm in Room 1105 Tawes Hall - and also meets regularly outside of this time for service events.

Contact Information:

E-mail: Amfe.umd@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AssociationOfFutureMinorityEducators?fref=ts

Twitter: @amfe_umd

 


BLACK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Black Business Association (BBA) is to provide channels of opportunity to undergraduate students interested in the field of business. Important goals of BBA include academically assisting students in their course of study, and providing guest speakers, advising, and internship opportunities to members. BBA also provides opportunities for fundraising and community service in the local area.

Membership Info:

Black Business Association does not restrict membership or discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. (For definitions of “personal appearance” and “sexual orientation,” see the University’s Code of Human Relations (“Code.”)

General Body Meetings:

The Black Business Association meets bi-weekly in room 1336 of Van Munching hall on Tuesdays at 6pm.

Contact Information:

Email: bba@gmail.com

Twitter: @BBATerp


BLACK COMMUNICATION SOCIETY

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Black Communication Society is to develop a union of communication students of color dedicated to truth and excellence in all communication professions. The Black Communication Society shall provide an outlet for minority opinion, as well as provide a venue for professional enrichment in future communication endeavors. The Society recognizes the absence of Black students and faculty in the Department of Communication and shall serve as the channel for networking socially, academically and professionally on all levels in the field of communication.

Membership Info:

Membership in the Black Communication Society shall be open to all University of Maryland students in good academic standing. BCS does not restrict membership or discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. (For definitions of “personal appearance” and “sexual orientation,” see the University’s Code of Human Relations.) Membership is not limited to declared Communication majors.

General Body Meetings:

General body meetings are usually every other Wednesday at 5pm in the Stamp. Follow us on twitter or check the Black Student Involvement Calendar for dates and locations.

Contact Information:

Email: umdblackcommsociety@gmail.com

Website: http://umdbcs.wordpress.com

Twitter: @BCSTerps


BLACK ENGINEERS SOCIETY

Mission Statement:

BES's mission is to recruit, retain, and release qualified minority in the fields of engineering, computer science, mathematics, and physical science. This group is affiliated with the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering National Society of Black Engineers. The mission of the national organization NSBE, National Society of Black Engineers, is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

Membership Info:

Must be a student enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park.

General Body Meetings:

Meeting at 5:30 in 1107 & 1109 Kim Engineering Building on Wed. (Check website for specific Wednesdays)

Contact Information:

President: Bes.president@gmail.com

Website: http://www.bes.umd.edu

Twitter: @BES_UMCP

NSBE Website: http://www.nsbe.org/


BLACK HONORS CAUCUS

Mission Statement:

The Black Honors Caucus aims to support and promote the unity and development of Black students within the University Honors Program.

Membership Info:

Members of the Black Honor Caucus shall be undergraduates at the University of Maryland in good

academic standing. Placement in Honors or any other University of Maryland sponsored program shall have no bearing on membership to organization.

The Black Honors Caucus is dedicated to the philosophy of equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of the exercise of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

General Body Meetings:

General Body Meetings are held every third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. Follow us on Twitter at @BHC_UMD to find out the location and the topic.

Contact Information:

President: blackhonorscaucus@gmail.com


BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Mission Statement:

The purpose of Black Law Student Association is to utilize the collective resources of the member chapters to:

  • Articulate and promote the educational, professional, political, and social needs and goals of Black law students;
  • Foster and encourage professional competence;
  • Improve the relationship between Black law students, Black attorneys, and the American legal structure;
  • Instill in the Black attorney and law student a greater awareness and commitment to the needs of the Black community;
  • Influence the legal community by bringing about meaningful legal and political change that addresses the needs and concerns of the Black community;
  • Adopt and implement policies of economic independence;
  • Encourage Black law students to pursue careers in the judiciary; and
  • Do all things necessary and appropriate to accomplish these purposes.

This group is affiliated with the National Black Law Student Association.

 Contact Information:

Email: blsa@law.umaryland.edu

Website: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/students/life/orgs/blsa/


MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE SOCIETY

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to promote diversity and support minority students interested in a career in education, through social and community events.

Contact Information:

Email: Mmbsumd@gmail.com

Website: http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=38924996479&ref=mf


MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS

Mission Statement:

MABJ is the University of Maryland student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. Our primary goal is to foster and maintain an interest in journalism, but we also promote academic excellence and community involvement.

Membership Info:

The Maryland Association of Black Journalists is a group welcome to students of all majors, races and ethnic backgrounds and demographics. Students must be in good academic standing with the university.

Contact Information:

Email: mabjumd@gmail.com


MINORITY ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS (M.A.P.S)

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Minority Association of Psychology Students is to strengthen the psychology student community, and to make resources (e.g. research, networking and educational opportunities) more attainable for each of its members in order to assist students in maintaining success in their college career and beyond.

Membership Info:

  • Must attend 50% of M.A.P.S hosted events
  • Must participate in 2 community service events

Contact Information:

Email: maps.umd@gmail.com


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTS (NABA)

Mission Statement:

The mission of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA)is to address the professional needs of its members, including providing avenues of member growth, development, and professional advancement in the accounting, finance and general management professions.

Membership Info:

All students from all majors are eligible to be members of NABA. Send us an email and join our listserv.

General Body Meetings:

Follow us on Twitter (@NABATerps) to get information about our meetings!

Contact Information:

President: president.nabaumd@gmail.com

Website: twitter.com/NABATerps 


STUDENT COMMUNITY FOR OUTREACH RETENTION AND EXCELLENCE (S.C.O.R.E.)

Mission Statement:

S.C.O.R.E. (Student Community for Outreach, Retention & Excellence) was established for the expressed purpose of recruiting, retaining, and supporting underrepresented minority students (African American, Latino/a, and Native American) who major in Computer, Math, Physical, and Life Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Membership Info:

There are no fees required for membership in SCORE but all members must be officially registered in order to benefit from all that SCORE has to offer. Official registration shall be done via OrgSync, the University’s online portal for managing student organizations.
Members are also required to be in good academic and judicial standing with the university and are encouraged to attend all of the organization’s events and take advantage of the services it offers.

General Body Meetings:

Follow social media pages for General Body Meeting dates and times.

Contact Information:

Email: scoreconnect@gmail.com

Twitter: @UMDSCORE


SOCIETY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Mission Statement:

The Society of African American Studies was established with the sole purpose of enlightening and educating the campus and surrounding community about African American issues, debates, culture and heritage. The Society of African American Studies is a student-run organization out of the Department of African American Studies that coordinates events and community service activities to further the knowledge and awareness of the African American community at the University of Maryland and the society at large.

Membership Info:

Membership is open to all majors. Executive Board positions are only open to AASD majors.

Contact Information:

Email: society@aasp.umd.edu

 

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ADVOCACY/POLITICAL GROUPS 

AFRICAN STUDENTS PROGRESSIVE ACTION COMMITTEE (ASPAC)

Mission Statement: 

African Students Progressive Action Committee was established in order to find positive avenues and solutions to social, political, environmental, and health problems facing the continent of Africa. We strive to do what we can, all we can in order that our purpose - to improve the current conditions of Africa, be realized to its fullest extent.

Membership Info:

·         Attendance of at least 50% of all meetings during a given semester.

·         Active participation in most of the activities sponsored by "the African Students Progressive Action Committee" unless the activity interferes with either scholastic or financial constraints.

·         The African Students Progressive Action Committee openly admits students to its membership and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

General Body Meetings:

Every Monday @ 6pm in room 1215 in the Jimenez Building

Contact Information:

Email:aspacumd@gmail.com

Website: http://aspacumd.wix.com/aspac1

Twitter: @ASPACUMD


BLACK POLITICAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Mission Statement:

To enlighten, enrich, empower, and educate minority students at the University of Maryland, College Park through thought provoking topics in the political realm.

Purpose:

This organization is based upon the foundation of advancing and spreading political knowledge to minorities at the University of Maryland, College Park. This organization plans to uphold University policies by maintaining a diverse, nondiscriminatory and open atmosphere where participants have the ability to discuss political issues without the fear of being reprimanded or judged.

Membership Info:

The group consists of an executive board that includes a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian and Director of Communication. General membership into the organization is inclusive of all University of Maryland students. Membership to this organization does not require any monetary contribution or dues necessary to be an active member. Membership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Along with the above statement this organization prides itself on being tolerant, accepting, and inclusive.

General Body Meetings:

Events that BPSA holds each semester

Contact Information:

President: Bpsaumd@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Black-Political-Student-Association/295088107210418?fref=ts

Twitter: @BPSA_UMD

 


NAACP

Mission Statement:

The purpose and aims of the University of Maryland College Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to improve the political, educational, social and economic status of minority groups; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of racial discrimination; and to take all lawful action to secure its elimination, consistent with the efforts of the national organization and in conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of the Association, its Constitution and By-Laws and as directed by the National Board of Directors. In addition, its objectives are to inform students of the problems affecting Blacks and other minority groups; to advance the economic, educational, social and political status of Black people and other minority groups and their harmonious cooperation with other people; to stimulate an appreciation of the Black man’s contribution to civilization and to develop intelligent, militant, effective leadership. These objectives shall be pursued in accordance with the policies of the Association within the framework of University regulations.

Membership Info:

Attend 75 percent of all meetings and events

General Body Meetings:

Meets every Tuesday of the month at 5:00pm in Nyumburu Cultural Center’s Multipurpose Room

Contact Information:

Email: NAACPUMCP@gmail.com

Website: http://naacpumcp.webs.com/

Twitter: @UMCPNAACP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naacp.umcp


STUDENT EMPOWERMENT PROJECT (STEP)

Mission Statement:

The Student Empowerment Project (STEP) is a student led networking and advocacy organization that is committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and professional success of its members and the larger Maryland campus community. It is the core belief of STEP that every student at the University of Maryland can and should achieve academically, and that it is every student’s individual responsibility to STEP UP to academic and social challenges presented by college life. STEP seeks to educate the Maryland campus community by partnering with several campus organizations such as the Black Student Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and several campus fraternities to co-sponsor academically driven programming. However, most importantly, STEP seeks raise the consciousness of its members by bringing student, faculty, administrative, and alumni leaders together to teach its members and any other Maryland student the secrets to their academic and professional success.

Membership Info:

Please send an email to the group if you are interested in joining the STEP cause.

General Body Meetings:

Follow us on Twitter for updates on events and meeting times.

Contact Information:

Email: UMDSTEP@gmail.com

Twitter: @UMDSTEP


THE VOICE: JUVENILE JUSTICE

Mission Statement:

The Voice strives to encourage personal growth and transformation in youth by providing a safe bridge between the detained youth and the larger community who is supporting their progress toward a more productive life.

Membership Info:

Active membership shall be limited to persons officially connected with the University of Maryland, College Park as faculty, staff, registered students, or alumni of the University of Maryland. Undergraduate members of “The Voice” are entitled to a vote in club proceedings.
In addition, the following requirements are necessary to constitute active membership:

  1. Dues are NOT required for participation in The Voice 
  2. Active Members must participate in one correspondence with a scholar and attend one event sponsored by The Voice.

The Voice does not restrict membership or discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

General Body Meetings:

Follow our website and social media postings for meeting times.

Contact Information:

Email: thevoicejuvenilejustice@gmail.com

Website: http://thevoicejuvenilejustice.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thevoicejuvenilejustice

 

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CULTURAL/SOCIAL GROUPS 

AFRICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (ASA)

Mission Statement:

The mission of the African Student Association is to increase the awareness of diversity and multi-cultural aspects of Africa and the African people. The Association also strives to produce interactions between African Student Association members and students of different races, ethnicities and religions. We strive to make the Association a meeting place and a tool of instruction and learning in which people from various fields will meet, discuss, and exchange ideas in the spirit of unity and humanity. The African Student Association encourages events that broaden the spheres of culture, society, and education.

Membership Info:

We extend an invitation to ALL students, Alumni, Guests and Faculty members.  We have big plans for this school year so please come out to our General Body Meetings (GBM's) and be enlightened! 

General Body Meetings:

Wednesdays at 5pm at the Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

Contact Information:

President: Umdasa@gmail.com

Twitter: @UMCPASA

Website: www.umcpasa.wix.com/umcpasa 

Facebook: http://facebook.com/UMCPASA


BLACK MALE INITIATIVE (BMI)

Mission Statement:

The Black Male Initiative (BMI) Program is dedicated to the establishment of brotherhood, scholarship, and retention of black males at the University of Maryland. BMI has a commitment to impact the campus and wider communities through collective activism and leadership that promotes the uplifting and empowerment of Black men.

One of the ideals within the leadership of BMI is that no leader can be truly effective if he is not well informed about the critical issues which affect his community. We make it a point to inform all of the members of BMI about those critical issues which affect so many of our communities, both on and off-campus.

Our leadership is in no way, shape, form, or fashio rooted in incessant discussions about the aforementioned issues. We candidly discuss issues and create productive solutions to them in which our members can actively work towards improving. Our leadership is geared towards activism which is rooted in strengthening and improving our communities!

Membership Info and General Body Meetings:

Please contact faculty advisors for membership information and meeting dates:

Dr. Ronald Zeigler- nyumbz@umd.edu

Mr. Solomon Comissiong- solomon@umd.edu

Website: http://solom80.wixsite.com/blackmaleinitiative

 


 

BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU)

Mission Statement:

The Black Student Union serves the purpose of organizing to represent the interests of the Black undergraduate students at UMCP. We are primarily an organization geared towards communicating the particular needs and concerns of Black Students to the administration and general university community, as well as to provide the university with programming and information relevant to the Black experience. We work among ourselves and with various other organizations to develop programs in the interest of Black students. We aim to enrich student life at the university culturally, intellectually, and socially; to ensure full ongoing administrative commitment to fair and equitable policies; and to strengthen and support the bonds of community between Black UMCP students and the larger College Park community.

Membership Info:

Membership in the Black Student Union shall consist of any undergraduate student of the University of Maryland, College Park. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability or on the basis of the exercise of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Dues are not required for active membership.

General Body Meetings:

Every other Monday at 5pm at the Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

Contact Information:

Email: umdbsu@gmail.com

Website: www.blackterp.org

Twitter: @BlackTerp

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackstudentunion


CARIBBEAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (CSA)

Mission Statement:

The Caribbean Students Association (CSA) was founded in 1974 at the University of Maryland, College Park. CSA continues its goal to enhance and celebrate Caribbean culture, politics and history at the University through programming and community service. CSA also functions as a tool to educate members about the distinctive as well as common features of the various territories that constitute the Caribbean. The organization provides a forum through which Caribbean social and cultural expression can be maintained.

Membership Info:

All are welcome to join CSA! Just come to any of our General Body Meetings!

General Body Meetings:

Thursdays at 5pm at the Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room or the Conference Room.

Contact Information:

President: umdcsapresident@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rastudo

Twitter: @UMDCSA


DO BETTER UMD

Mission Statement:

Do Better is a newly founded, student-led organization dedicated to promoting personal growth, community service, and peer mentorship. Chartered in 2013, at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, to address the needs of the student body and inspire like-minded individuals to become agents of change, Do Better now seeks to bring its core values of self-improvement, service, and commitment to excellence to Maryland’s flagship university.

The late poet and author, Dr. Maya Angelou, once said “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” At Do Better, we aspire to emulate Dr. Angelou’s words as we work tirelessly towards developing new models for civic engagement and building a community of selfless action.

Membership Info:

Inquire within for membership information

General Body Meetings:

Follow social media accounts for upcoming meetings and events.

Contact Information:

Email: dobetterumd@gmail.com

Website: http://www.dobetterumd.org/

Twitter: @DoBetterUMD


ETHIOPIAN-ERITREAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (EESA)

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Ethiopian-Eritrean Student Association is to provide a platform for Ethiopian and Eritrean students at the University of Maryland College Park to interact with others that share the same cultural background. Furthermore, to raise awareness and stimulate discussion of current economic, social, and political conflict in Ethiopia and Eritrean, and generate funds as well as ideas to help alleviate the problems identified to assist in the development of the country. In doing so, we hope to inform our members of various elements of the Ethiopian and Eritrean culture through unique and innovative methods. In addition, the organization shall assist in efforts to raise awareness about issues that affect the African-American community as a whole through collaboration with other multi-cultural student groups here at the University.

Membership Info:

Any UMD student is eligible to become a member. To be considered an active member, students need to attend a minimum of 5 meetings and 1 fundraiser event a semester, as well as participate in the cultural show. Inactive members participate in EESA activities but do not meet the above requirements. Only active members are eligible for the Member of the Year Award.

General Body Meetings:

Thursdays at 6:00pm in Nanticoke Room in the Stamp.

Contact Information:

President: umd.esa.president@gmail.com

Website: http://www.umdesa.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/24203760152

Twitter: @UMCP_EESA


MARYLAND M.A.N.E.: MAINTAINING A NATURAL ESSENCE

Mission Statement:

Based in University of Maryland College Park, MANE is an organization dedicated to enhancing UMD students' natural lifestyle by creating a loving environment and support system through which they can embrace their natural selves.

Membership Info:

Please inquire about membership via email.

General Body Meetings:

Follow social media for upcoming meetings and events.

Contact Information:

Email: marylandmane@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/334738363300188/

Twitter: @MarylandMANE

Tumblr: http://marylandmane.tumblr.com


NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN (NCNW)

Mission Statement:

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune, a child of slave parents, distinguished educator and government consultant. We as the National Council of Negro Women at UMD uphold the mission to lead, develop and advocate for all women, especially those of African descent, as they support their families and communities, NCNW addresses issues of human welfare and rights through public education, community service and advocacy. This group is affiliated with the National Council of Negro Women.

Membership Info:

Membership into NCNW at UMD is open to all undergraduate students. NCNW does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to our programs and activities as required by federal (Title VI, Title IX, Section 504) and state laws and regulations.

General Body Meetings:

Meetings every first and third Monday at 6:30pm at the Nyumburu Conference Room.

Contact Information:

Email: ncnwumd@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncnw.umd?fref=ts

Twitter: @NCNWUMD


THE SISTERHOOD OF UNITY & LOVE (SOUL)

Mission Statement:

The Sisterhood of Unity & Love is an organization dedicated to uniting woman on campus. We are devoted to promoting education, self-efficacy, and cultural awareness among woman on campus and to promote awareness on the concerns of women of the African Diaspora. The principles of our organization are Healing, Harmony, and Balance.

Membership Info:

Membership in The Sisterhood of Unity & Love is open to any student or faculty member enrolled at the University of Maryland College Park. Membership includes General Body Members, Executive Board Members, and Members of the PETALS mentoring program. All officers of this organization must be currently enrolled students at the University of Maryland College Park. The Sisterhood of Unity & Love openly admits students to its membership and does not restrict membership or discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. (For definitions of “personal appearance” and “sexual orientation,” see the University’s Code of Human Relations (“Code.”)

Contact Information:

Faculty Advisors: Ms. Anne Reese Carswell- carswell@umd.edu and Ms. Naima Jamaal-kjamaal@umd.edu

Website: http://soulumd.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @Sisters_of_Soul


A WOMAN'S WORTH

Mission Statement:

A Woman’s Worth is a community service organization dedicated to the empowerment of women at the University of Maryland.

Membership Info:

Must be a registered student at the University of Maryland, College Park.

General Body Meetings:

Follow our social media updates for GBM dates, location, and times.

Contact Information:

Email: awomansworthumd@gmail.com

Twitter: @AWomansWorthUMD

 

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GRADUATE  AND ALUMNI OPPORTUNITIES/GROUPS

BLACK GRADUATE STUDENT UNION (BGSU)

Mission Statement: 
The purpose The Black Graduate Student Union (BGSU) is to create a professional network for Black graduate and doctoral students at the University of Maryland, College Park. BGSU provides personal and professional development workshops along with networking and social opportunities for those who self-identify as being a part of the African Diaspora. BGSU also promotes opportunities for leadership on campus and community engagement.  We look to organize undergraduate mentoring and foster overall community building amongst Black students on campus. 

Membership Info: 

Membership and events are open to all graduate and doctoral students at UMCP.

BGSU is open to all students and will not discriminate in their membership selection on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or any other bases under federal or local laws.

General Body Meetings:

Follow social media page for more information on meetings and events.
Contact Info:

Email: bgsuumd@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umdBGSU/


BLACK MBA ASSOCIATION 

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Black MBA Association is to promote a healthy and supportive learning environment for Black students in the graduate business programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Membership Info:

Black MBA Association is open to students in Masters of Business Administration program.

General Body Meetings:

Black MBA Association holds networking events between full time students, part time students, executive MBA students and alumni through happy hours. They also hold alumni panels and career mentoring events in coordination with other clubs and schools. Each year they embark on a special community service assignment which changes from year to year. Their flagship event is the William Bradford Banquet, which is an opportunity to celebrate diversity within UMD and is co-hosted with the Latin MBA Association.

Contact Information:

Email: bmbaa@rhsmith.umd.edu

Website: http://clubs.rhsmith.umd.edu/blackmba/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112555995426680

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Smith-Black-MBA-Association-940577/about


UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BLACK ALUMNI

Mission Statement:

UMBA’s mission is support and advance students, alumni and faculty of UMCP who affiliate themselves with the black or African-American community. 

Membership Info:

University of Maryland Black Alumni (UMBA), formerly the Black Alumni Network, represents the interests of nearly 17,000 black alumni of the University of Maryland, College Park. We are committed to the academic and professional development, advocacy, recognition and support of the black students, faculty and alumni of our alma mater.

Contact Information:

Email: blackterp@gmail.com

Website: http://alumni.umd.edu/university-maryland-black-alumni-umba

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMBlackAlumni

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4199827/profile



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GREEK AFFILIATED GROUPS

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Mission Statement:

NPHC is the umbrella organization for the nine historically Black fraternities and sororities. The UMD Chapter strives to promote unity throughout the various organization through joint programming and continuous collaboration with other student groups and faculty/staff members.

Membership Info:

Must be a member of a Greek organization that is governed by NPHC.

Contact Information:

President: Umdnphc.president@gmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/umd.nphc

Twitter: @TheRealNPHC


 

 *ALL NPHC GREEK ORGANIZATIONS WITH ACTIVE CHAPTERS AT UMD*

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Theta Nu Chapter)

Mission Statement:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is a historically Black Greek Organization founded on the purposes of high scholarship, morals, and service. Theta Nu Chapter participates in community and campus service projects for the University of Maryland and its neighboring areas.

Membership Info:

2.5 GPA, Campus Involvement, Community Service. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated does not restrict membership or discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.thetanu1908.org

Twitter: @ThetaNu1908


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Iota Zeta Chapter)

Mission Statement:

The mission of this organization is to stimulate the ambition of its surrounding communities. To assist in the preparation of human development, so that individuals are prepared for the greatest usefulness in the causes of humanity. To encourage service; the highest and noblest form of manhood. To aid down-trodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic and intellectual status. This organization helps with the development of leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for any community. Those are the five tenets that the organization aims to fulfill with every service project. We believe that to be engaged members of civil society, we have an obligation to be aware of the needs and concerns of the communities we operate within. Concordantly, our service projects are intricately linked with the needs and concerns of the local and national communities. We exist as the avenue for the community to better itself. We strive to be the epicenter of progress and excellence.

Membership Info:

Alpha Phi Alpha does not restrict membership or discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. (For definitions of “personal appearance” and “sexual orientation,” see the University’s Code of Human Relations (“Code.”)

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.izalphas.com

Twitter: @theINFAMOUS_IZ


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Kappa Phi Chapter)

Mission Statement:

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.'s purpose is to proactively serve the campus and local community, exemplify sisterhood, and promote scholarship. We are a predominantly African American Sorority focusing on our Five Point Thrust program, which is the foundation of our initiatives.

Membership Info:

Members must have a 2.75 GPA and be in good judicial standing with the University of Maryland.

Contact Information:

Website: http://dstkappaphi.com

Twitter: @UMD_DST


Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Theta Theta Chapter)

Mission Statement:

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. encourages honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor along with leadership training.

Membership Info:

Members must have a 2.75 GPA and be in good judicial standing with the University of Maryland.

Contact Information:

Email: Kappa.alpha.psi.tnt@gmail.com

Website: http://thetathetakapsi.org

Twitter: @TNTNupes


Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Epsilon Psi Chapter)

Mission Statement:

To promote Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service amongst our community. And to instill the three national programs of Bigger and Better Business, Education, and Social Action into the lives of each and every person we encounter.

Membership Info:

Prospective members must have a 2.8 GPA with at least 12 credits.

Contact Information:

Email: Epsi1972@gmail.com

http://www.studentorg.umd.edu/phibetasigma

Twitter: @UMDSigmas


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated (Eta Beta Chapter)

Mission Statement:

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated's aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmarks of this organization's programs and activities.

Membership Info:

2.5 GPA Full time student, undergraduate standing.

Contact Information:

Email: Umdhb.sgrho@gmail.com

Website: http://umdsgrho.weebly.com/

Twitter: @hbprettypoodles

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