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The University of Maryland offers a wide variety of resources to support you in all aspects of life, including academics, student involvement, diversity, counseling, wellness, and transitioning. Contact Brianna Hayes, the Graduate Coordinator for Black Student Involvement and Advocacy for more information on how to access these resources. We have included some below:





United Negro College Fund: 

Black College Dollars:

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship:

Academic Learning Assistance:

Writing Center (especially for ENGL101):

Call (301) 405-3785, e-mail, or visit their website:

1205 Tawes Hall
College Park, MD 20742

Math Success Program:

The Math Success Program (MSP) offers FREE drop-in math coaching and collaborative study groups for students enrolled in undergraduate math and math-related courses. 

Oakland Hall, Academic Enrichment Center, Ground Floor

Drop-in hours run Sunday-Thursday, 6:00-9:00PM, no appointment required

Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education (OMSE):

1101 Hornbake Library , 301-405-5616

Scholarships Resources:

OMSE offers workshops for multi-ethnic students providing information on scholarship and internship opportunities. Contact Person: Yunmei Elaine Ting, 301-405-5358

Tutoring Schedule:



Career Center:

3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, 301.314.7225

It is important that you begin preparing for your career now in order to be a competitive job candidate by graduation. Visit the career center to find internships, summer jobs, and get your resume critiqued and more!

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program:

2202 Marie Mount Hall, 301.405.4749

It is important that you begin preparing for your career now in order to be a competitive job candidate by graduation. Visit the career center to find internships, summer jobs, and get your resume critiqued and more!

Designed to prepare students who are primarily from low-income, first generation and/or traditionally underrepresented groups to pursue doctoral studies. Benefit from GRE PREP classes, faculty mentorship, college visits, and presenting at National conferences!

Diversity in Computer Science:

The team at compiled a list of organizations that support black computer science students and professionals. This is a fantastic resource for those of you interested in this field looking for opportunities to network and to gain support!



Offices on Campus:

Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy :

1st floor of the Stamp (Suite 1120), Phone: 301-314-8600

We empower students through education on issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion and their intersections. Learn about identity development, explore other cultures, and support social justice initiatives! Stop by our office for more information on the retreats, classes, events, or support we offer—or just to say hi! For more information contact David Barnes, Graduate Coordinator of Black Student Involvement at

African American Leadership Center :

1119 Taliaferro Hall, 301.405.6100

Promotes excellence in the practice of leadership among African American leaders in the public arena or in the civic culture of the black community. The only university-based leadership program of its kind in the U.S., AALC offers African American leaders information, resources, and the leadership and management skills needed to overcome the challenges they face

Student Organizations:

Student Government Association: UMD Student Government Association is looking for passionate student leaders to join our organization. Through our efforts and outreach, we strive to create a better undergraduate experience and community at the University of Maryland. 

0208 Adele H. Stamp Student Union,



Campus Recreation Services:

Gym Facilities: ERC, Ritchie, SPH, Cole Field House, Armory Group Fitness Classes, Outdoor Recreation, and The Center for Health and Wellbeing

Health Services:

The Health Center offers a range of services from massage to STD testing to nutrition resources. You can also take advantage of: Online Prescription Requests, Class Excuse Documentation & After Hours Nurse Line

  • Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

HEAL Line:  (301) 405-4325 (The HEAL Line was created as a way to communicate with students or employees who need to report a positive for COVID-19 test, have potential symptoms of COVID-19, and have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.)

Appointments:(301) 314-8184

After-Hours Nurse Line: (877) 924-7758

Counseling Center:

The Counseling Center provides comprehensive support services that promote the personal, social, and academic success of UMD students. Within the Counseling Center, students may seek help from the Counseling Service, Accessibility & Disability Service, Learning Assistance Service, and the Testing Office. Consultation and referral services also are available to UMD faculty, staff, parents, and guardians.

1101 Shoemaker Building, (301) 314-7651

Students of Color Walk-in Hour: 3-4 p.m. daily. No appointment needed.

The Rainbow Walk-In Hour was created to meet the immediate emotional-social and educational-career needs of LGBT students or students from LGBT-headed families. The Rainbow Walk-In Hour operates Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 4 pm. 

Studio A:

Studio A is an interactive center encouraging the self-expression and self-development of the UMD community. We offer a creative outlet for students, faculty/staff, and community members via non-credit courses in the arts. Through our weekly classes and frequent workshops, we provide the opportunity to learn new skills, explore a topic, or pursue a creative passion. In addition, we serve as a creative partner for student groups, campus organizations, and departments by offering a physical space and environment for people to come together and create. We encourage people to engage individually and as a team with different modes of perception and expression.

B0107 Adele H. Stamp Student Union, (301) 314-ARTS,




This website lists over 300 organizations you can join to advance your social experience, and it also allows you to register an organization that you would like to create! 

Black Student Organizations:

To see a list of over 30 Black Student Organizations & their contact information click here!

Maryland Mentor Corps:

Maryland Mentor Corps is a partnership between the University of Maryland and Prince George's County Public Schools that provides a high quality mentoring program that enriches learning opportunities for both college and elementary school students.


Student Entertainment Events (SEE) is the principal student programming board responsible for producing and supporting campus events that entertain, enhance, and inspire a diverse campus culture.

SEE organizes events including concerts, comedy shows, cinema screenings, lectures, performing arts performances, and more for 35,000+ individuals on the UMD campus.



Leadership & Community Service Learning (LCSL):

The Leadership & Community Service Learning (LCSL) office engages students in experiential and community-based learning to foster socially responsible leadership. 

Terps for Change:

Terps for Change is an eight-week, semesterly program in which volunteers, led by student coordinators, visit a local site to perform hands-on community service once a week. Available service projects range from after-school tutoring to sustainable farming to assisting a community food pantry and more. In order to engage more deeply with and better understand systemic inequities, volunteers also participate in weekly facilitated dialogues around a variety of social issues. 

The Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program:

The Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program looks to build a world in which UMD students are empowered learners in community together, taking action toward just causes. Through an in-person series of intentional and reflective dialogues addressing global social issues, student participants will exchange and evaluate different approaches that challenge specific structures of our global community. Participants will also do service with local community partners to discover how they can turn their knowledge into action in safe, responsible, and sustainable ways.

Horton’s Kids:

Horton’s Kids empowers children growing up in DC’s most under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. They serve 500 children in grades K-12 living in Wellington Park & Stanton Oaks – neighborhoods that have been profoundly impacted by decades of disinvestment and barriers to opportunity. 



Nyumburu Cultural Center:

he Nyumburu Cultural Center has served the UM community since 1971 and continues to build on its foundations as the Center for black social, cultural and intellectual interaction. Nyumburu's productions and activities include lectures and seminars, art exhibits, workshops in the dramatic arts, dance, music and creative writing. Academic courses in blues, jazz, gospel music performance and creative writing are also offered.

African American Studies Program:

African-American Studies at the University of Maryland offers a truly interdisciplinary program of excellence focused on the Black experience in the U.S., Africa and the African Diaspora. AASD offers our undergraduate students the option of emphasizing either a cultural-social concentration or one in public policy.

The LGBTQ+ Equity Center:

The LGBTQ+ Equity Center is a professionally staffed office at the University of Maryland, College Park.

They envision the University of Maryland as a fully equitable community that empowers innovators and agents of social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. The LGBTQ+ Equity Center serves University of Maryland students, staff, faculty, and alumni of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

2218 Marie Mount Hall

Office of Diversity & Inclusion:

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion serves the University of Maryland by providing leadership and expertise that enriches the experiences of individuals and builds stronger communities. ODI supports the efforts of campus units to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals.

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