The Student Organization Resource Center offers a number of resources to assist registered student organizations in their efforts. The three subheadings on the left menu bar, “Student Involvement Suite,” “Marketing and Advertising,” and “Consulting and Development” go in depth into all of the services that our office can provide to you and yours.
The Word: SORC Newsletter
If you are not subscribed to our newsletter, you can find our published issues by clicking the links below. You can also subscribe to our newsletter using our sign-up form.
Check out the copy of one of our newsletters from July 31, 2020 to see the kind of information we send out. Want your information advertised through our newsletter? Use our submission form to potentially have your events and organization promoted!
Request a Program!
Maryland LEAD Team works with student organizations and campus groups to develop and facilitate interactive leadership learning activities and dialogues. We can create and deliver organization specific programs to best foster the leadership skills of your group. TLI To-Go/Outreach programs can be scheduled on days that work best for your group - as a session in an executive board retreat or during your organization's weekly meeting. Additionally, there is no cost involved.
Possible programs include: Leadership Styles; Team and Community Building; Collaboration; Group Dynamics; Conflict; Peer Leadership; Facilitation Skills. We are also interested to hear the needs of YOUR group, and the skills YOU want to build within your group.
Learn more at stamp.umd.edu/TLI2Go
SORC Icebreaker Guide
Do you need some ideas for icebreakers? SORC developed an icebreaker guide to help guide your student organization's meetings and events. From icebreakers for initial introductions to icebreakers to building energy - check them out here!
Every community owes its existence and strength to the generations before them, around the world, who contributed their hopes, dreams, and energy into making the history that led to this moment.
Truth and acknowledgement are critical in building mutual respect and connections across all barriers of heritage and difference.
So, we acknowledge the truth that is often buried: We are on the ancestral lands of the Piscataway People, who are the ancestral stewards of this sacred land. It is their historical responsibility to advocate for the four-legged, the winged, those that crawl and those that swim. They remind us that clean air and pristine waterways are essential to all life.
This Land Acknowledgement is a vocal reminder for each of us as two-leggeds to ensure our physical environment is in better condition than what we inherited, for the health and prosperity of future generations.
Hazing Prevention Resources
Hazing prevention resources are available through the hazing.umd.edu. An additional resource is the Office of Student Conduct's Hazing Prevention Presentation, which details what exactly constitutes hazing, how to report it if you see it, and different ways to prevent hazing or change it if it's already happening. You can request a presentation here.