What is Migrating Shells?
A newly formed student organization started during the Spring semester of 2020.
What is the purpose of Migrating Shells?
The purpose of Migrating Shells is to provide a space for students with an immigrant identity or experience and foster a community of support and well-being. That is to help improve the students’ experience and sense of belonging at the University of Maryland. Migrating Shells will also be a space where students will be able to explore and combat the negative and taboo perceptions of immigration and migration. By uplifting their immigrant experience, identity, and history. Migrating Shells will also serve to inform and educate students in the community about current events, issues and misconceptions about immigration/migration. Immigration is a very political topic and therefore this organization will have opportunities to engage in advocacy and community service opportunities. Migrating Shells will center the humanity of immigrants and be in solidarity with groups, people, and issues that also affect immigrant communities.
Who can join Migrating Shells?
– Membership Eligibility: Any student (undergrad or grad) can be a member. They must, however, be able to respect the humanity of students/community members who are immigrants and or have an immigrant experience.
Migrating Shells does not restrict membership or discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental or physical disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Do I have to pay to get involved?
There are no dues for Migrating Shells.
Are there any leadership opportunities?
Yes, migrating shells has leadership roles and opportunities within the organization. All officers of the organization must be currently enrolled students at the University of Maryland, College Park and must have completed one semester of attendance at UMD. The following are the leadership roles.
– Vice President
– Public Relations
How do I get involved?
You can fill out this form and we will be in contact with you.
Migrating Shells Interest Form