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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

Engagement and Activities

0110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

The mission of Engagement and Activities areas is to support and complement the University's academic mission and to enhance the educational experience of students through exposure and participation in social, cultural, recreational, leadership, intellectual, and governance activities.

Student Organization Resource Center.  Registers all student organizations at the university and provides an online directory of more than 850 groups. Organization support services includes:  accounting assistance, advisors' workshops, leadership training programs for organization leaders, involvement sessions offered for classes and semester orientations are some of the ways involvement is nurtured for organizations and individuals.  In addition, First Look Fair and Stampfest are large-scale involvement fairs held at the beginning of each semester to showcase the student groups and organizations.    

Organization Advising.  Major student groups such as the Student Government Association, Graduate Student Government, Peer Leadership Council, TerpVets, the Homecoming Committee, and Student Entertainment Events receive direct advising from Engagement and Activities staff.  Other student groups can also obtain help by request.  Assistance in programming, securing a faculty advisor, officer transitions, and efforts to create a new organization is available.  

Programs and Leisure Learning Opportunities.  Staff mentors student volunteers and leaders to provide options for out of class engagement through recreational options that includes:  the Art and Learning Center (offering non-credit courses), the Stamp Gallery (featuring regular displays of the visual arts), the TerpZone (bowling, billiards, and more), as well as Stamp Special Events and Programs.

Engagement Area.  Staff members work directly with some distinct and growing student constituencies on campus.  These populations have varying characteristics and needs that can differ from the traditional undergraduate student.  These areas include Graduate Student Life, Veteran Student Life, Off-Campus Student Life, Transfer 2 Terp (a learning community program for local community college transfers), and the Memorial Chapel and its affiliated 14 chaplaincies' work in spiritual diversity.  Students are engaged and integrated into the campus community through social, educational, and outreach programs to assist in the transition to collegiate life.

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