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Get Involved Across Campus

The following organizations and committees provide ways for graduate students to meet other grads, share ideas, have some fun, and even make a tangible impact on university policy. Not seeing one you're interested in? Check out TerpLink and try searching "grad." Still not finding anything? Head to the Student Involvement Suite in the Stamp or visit for help!



Graduate Student Government (GSG)

gsg logoGraduate Student Government is the graduate student governmental body charged with serving and representing all graduate students at the University of Maryland. You can run for an executive office, serve as a representative from your department, sit on a number of GSG committees, or simply attend monthly GSG Assembly meetings. Find out more at


Student Organizations 

There are over 800 registered student organizations at UMD, including some  graduate student-specific groups - and you can find them all on TerpLink, your online portal for campus happenings. OrgSync is coordinated by the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC), the source for your student involvement needs and desires. From finding a student organization to join, to registering a new student organization and providing assistance and support to existing student organizations, SORC is here to help you make the most of your time here at the University of Maryland. Visit SORC at and access TerpLink at


University Senate

The University Senate is the principal governing body for the University of Maryland. While similar to faculty senates at some colleges, thesenate University Senate includes faculty, students and staff members. There are 9 voting graduate members. Please contact Graduate Student Government's Vice President of Community Affairs at to express your interest. Find out more at


Student Honor Council

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The Honor Council deals with issues of academic integrity on campus. It is critical that graduate students be on the Council to hear cases, especially when they involve graduate students. Contact or visit for more information.


University Student Judiciary



Members of the Central Judicial Board hear the University's most serious non-academic conduct cases which may result in a suspension or expulsion from the University. It's important for graduate students to serve on the Judiciary, especially when cases involve graduate student conduct. Visit for more information.


Leadership and Community Service Learning




A great resource for volunteering your time both on and off of campus. Check out their programs at

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