THE STAMP VISION:
Transforming and enriching the Maryland experience.
THE STAMP MISSION:
To provide a safe and inviting campus center where all UMD students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members cultivate lifelong relationships founded on engagement, learning, multiculturalism, and citizenship .
Outline of Services Found at the Stamp
- America Reads*America Counts
- Coffee Bar
- Event and Guest Services
- Graduate Student Lounge
- Hoff Theater
- Information Desk
- Leadership & Community Service-Learning
- Maryland Dairy
- Memorial Chapel
- Moby Dick's
- Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy
- Off Campus Housing
- Panda Express
- Sbarro Pizza
- SEE: Student Entertainment Events
- Special Events and Programs
- Stamp Gallery
- Student Organization Resource Center (SORC)
- Studio A
- Sushi by Panda
- Ticket Office
- UPS Store
- Union Shop
- University Book Center
Stamp Strategic Themes for 2016-2021
Nurture a Welcoming & Inclusive Community
This strategic theme focuses on the inclusion of multiple voices, viewpoints, and identities, infuses multicultural competencies into our programs and services, creates environments that are welcoming and accessible to everyone, brings people together to dialogue and connect in community, and ensures that programs and services focus on building connections.
Enhance Learning & Development
This strategic theme focuses on developing an understanding of student learning and development through engagement with our programs and services, and ensures learning outcomes across program areas. Priorities include enhanced opportunities for direct student engagement, as well as a focus on the undergraduate student staff experience.
Enrich Staff Connections
This strategic theme focuses on the relationships and communications among staff units and members, including increasing intradepartmental collaboration, establishing cross-training on critical functions, investing in each other’s programs/services, and sharing knowledge across units, as well as improving systems for internal communications, policy development, administrative procedures, and information sharing.
Strengthen Financial & Physical Frameworks
This strategic theme focuses on space needs/uses, long-term space planning, updating facilities/furnishings, and concentrates our efforts on the development and use of technologies to improve our programs and services. This theme prioritizes creating financial planning systems, new revenue generation, cost savings, and efficiencies.
Promote the Stamp Story
This strategic theme focuses on how the Stamp promotes programs and services to reach a wide audience. In addition to branding, this theme addresses how students and the broader campus community learn about opportunities in the Stamp, as well as how the Stamp and individual units communicate their identities to external audiences.
You can find a list of Adele H. Stamp Student Union annual reports at http://thestamp.umd.edu/annualreport.
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.
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.
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 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.
Stamp's Strong commitment to...
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.
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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