Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

TOTUS: Spoken Word Experience

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TOTUS (whole, all, total, complete, every part, all together, all at once) is a credit-bearing experience that will help you explore marginalized identities and silenced voices in and through poetry to spark dialogue and action around identity, social justice and lived experience. 


The underlying goal of TOTUS is to promote a greater understanding of social justice through spoken word poetry by examining self and society in relation to systems of power and inequality.


The TOTUS course meets once a week and you will be expected to plan and execute spoken word programs and events for the UMD campus community.To learn more you can view student E-Portfolios HERE.   


TOTUS is a component of the campus-wide Inclusive Language Campaign (ILC) co-led by the Department of Resident Life and MICA.