Student Organizations at UMBC

Presenting performances of classic cult films and through these promoting diversity and understanding in the UMBC community.

Creating high-quality mentorship experiences with the underserved adolescents of Baltimore City in groups and individual settings. Through extensive mentorship training, we AIM to foster personal and academic development for both mentees and mentors.

Providing addition resources to accounting students at UMBC. This includes hosting meetings to connect students to internship opportunities and graduate schools. The Accounting Club also works to provide students with accounting-specific tutoring resource.

Combining dance styles of the Indian and American culture and to perform at cultural program on campus and off.

Promoting of knowledge, African culture and the breaching of boundaries between African nations. serving as an educational platform, and creating a social environment where students are free to express themselves.

Promoting the study of peoples of African descent by broadening the educational and cultural experiences of students of all majors who have demonstrated an interest in this discipline.

Providing students the opportunity to study the Bible, worship together, to participate in prayer meetings, to meet and fellowship with other students, and to provide services to the campus and local communities.

Stimulating interest in and expanding the art of Aikido in a safe environment. Students will study for the reason to develop him/herself physically, mentally, emotionally, and for enjoyment.

Cultivating and encouraging high scholastic and ethical standards, promoting unity and friendship among college women, studying and helping alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, maintaining a progressive interest in college life, and to be of service to all mankind as stated in the Constitution and By-Laws of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Fostering the making of successful leaders by assisting and challenging our members to reach their maximum potential. We strive to maintain the highest levels of integrity and innovation in the promotion of sisterhood, philanthropy, scholastic excellence, and Asian-Awareness in the community while creating lifelong relationships.

Developing leaders, promoting brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.

Fostering the spirit of providing service to: their nation, their community, their college, their fraternity, and the next generation.

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Promoting friendship, academic achievement, unity within the organization, women in technical fields, and philanthropy within the community.

Promoting Amateur Radio throughout the UMBC community; providing a pool of trained radio operators in times of emergency; promoting international goodwill; and advancing the state of the art in communications.

Inspiring and advancing the future of aerospace for the benefit of humanity. AIAA is a professional society for those who make a life long commitment to the field of aerospace. Our chapter offers UMBC students opportunities to develop technical knowledge specific to the aerospace industry, join teams to compete in national collegiate design competitions, and establish themselves in an aerospace professional network.

Representing the best interests of the students of the Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering Department (CBEED) at UMBC. The goals of AIChE shall be to unify the students of the CBEED through planned events for students and faculty, orient new students as they enter the program and to participate in the continued growth of the Chemical Engineering culture.

Increasing awareness and involving UMBC students in service projects geared towards humanitarian efforts. We aim to educate the school-based community about discovering new opportunities for self-development and how to effectively fulfill the needs of the community, as well as the world.

Uniting the mechanical engineering community, providing opportunities to establish connections to companies, utilizing skills learned through group led design projects, and networking with professors and classmates throughout campus.

Standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to educate UMBC and the surrounding area about human rights, violations, and Amnesty International campaigns to cultivate active citizens and demand change.

Promoting creative writing pursuits in a productive, collaborative, and supportive environment in order to encourage creativity and growth through constructive feedback and analytical thinking.

Educating the UMBC community about Ancient Studies (ANCS), facilitating student-peer and student-faculty relationships, and coordinating ANCS related events.

Promoting Japanese animation and other Asian cultures.

Offering an environment where Arab-American and non-Arab students can express, explore, and engage in the Middle Eastern Culture. By doing so, this organization plans to contribute to the diversity of UMBC, and diversify it even more. We are planning parties, movie nights, and other events that are themed around the Middle Eastern Culture. To also further the diversity of our group, we plan to work with other organizations.

Educating the campus community about the United States Army, and to perform service projects on campus with the general UMBC population.

Creating a community where students who are interested in the visual arts can come together to help each other develop their skills. The visual arts club will also be dedicated to spreading art appreciation.

Uniting and helping students majoring/minoring in Asian studies and to any students interested in the Asian culture to gain access to resources, opportunities and partnerships beneficial to the study of Asia.

Providing knowledge and hands-on-experience in the field of astronomy to all who are interested. The club uses the 0.8m telescope located at the top of the physics building as well as stargazing with personal telescopes. On cloudier days, the club watches episodes of Cosmos or other space related shows/movies.

Publishing and exposing student submitted fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art.

Spreading the diverse culture, language and traditions of India and Bangladesh among UMBC students

Creating a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)

Providing opportunities for students to grow in their faith through weekly events and hangouts. Our goal is to provide genuine fellowship, encouragement, and spiritual development to students in a group setting. BCF is open to everyone and is an awesome opportunity to worship, praise, listen and discuss the bible.

Aiming to mobilize youth to create sustainable solutions to solve domestic issues in the USA.

Providing a friendly environment to any interested students, faculty, and staff to enjoy the benefits of bhakti yoga and mediation, as well as delicious varieties of vegetarian food. The club also features interesting talks on the Bhagavad-Gita, which is the most famous scripture of wisdom from India. Some of the other exciting activities of the Bhagavad-Gita Club include feeding the homeless in Baltimore, performing service for the temple, and educating the UMBC campus about Indian culture through the Festival of India event. The aim of the Bhagavad-Gita Club at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is to contribute to the general enrichment of student experience. This club contributes to the advancement of the University’s academic mission and enhances opportunities for leadership, service, and cultural-and-social exchange. The Bhagavad-Gita Club also addresses the well-being of the campus community by promoting positive mental health. The members of the Bhagavad-Gita Club are very conscientious to abide by all of the UMBC rules and regulations as well as local and federal laws.

Bringing together students with an interest in billiards and helping to facilitate the growth and development of other students willing to learn how to play billiards. We are also striving to show that billiards is also a competitive sport, so we will also compete in tournaments and the intercollegiate tournament, ACUI.

Promoting the achievement of the professional ambitions of its members and serving as a means of social contact among them.

Black Lives Matter has been established for the purpose of creating a network of support and enlightenment for those who would like to encourage and assist the movement of Black Lives Matter.

Increasing the interaction and networking between the people of African and African American descent on campus. We will continue to do this through workshops, fund raisers, co-sponsoring activities with other organizations on campus, and our very own Black Student Orientation the first week of every school year. Any and everyone is encouraged to come out and join!

Collaborating with CWIT and hosting networking, social, and service events for our community

Having a place of worship, sharing of gospel, mentorship and discipleship for the students of UMBC

Educating the UMBC community about the vibrant culture, social, and political heritage of the Caribbean, serving as a meeting point, a real “home away from home,” where all students can mingle in an atmosphere that evokes a Caribbean flavor, and providing educational and social events designed to supplement and expand the UMBC community’s knowledge, awareness and sensitivity towards the Caribbean and its inhabitants through educational meetings and cultural events throughout the academic year.

Serving and forming Catholic students through the nourishment of their spiritual, human, apostolic, and intellectual needs in order to lead them to saintly fulfillment of their vocations.

Mentoring Baltimore city high school students, and providing UMBC students a platform for community service in Baltimore City. We also address inequalities in Baltimore that affect the students we mentor as well as other oppressed city residents.

Bringing awareness of the importance of chemistry to not only the community of UMBC, but to the surrounding communities as well.

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Educating the community about Chinese culture.

Allowing students who are interested in the spirituality of Hinduism to engage in discussion with a similar age group about Hinduism and its relation to their daily lives. Chinmaya Mission is a world-wide organization that was established to educate Hindu believers of all backgrounds about ancient spiritual teachings and how to apply them to their own lives. When students enter into college life and young professionalism, it is especially important to maintain an inner balance between professional and spiritual growth. Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) aims to address this challenge. The CHYK group will read one text together about an aspect of Hindu spirituality, and meet weekly to discuss the concepts throughout the course of the year. CHYK UMBC will also cooperate with CHYK discussion groups in other parts of Maryland, as well as groups in the District of Columbia, and in Virginia for added spiritual growth.

Enhancing the Musical Community at UMBC while providing a chance for its members to have fun and enjoy singing. The group will periodically perform concerts on and around the UMBC campus and may also compete against other a cappella groups.

Supporting the values of the Democratic Party, supporting efforts to increase the participation of college students in Democratic Party affairs, educating students about the platform of the Democratic Party, assisting in the election of Democratic candidates, and advocating for issues that fall within the Democratic Party’s platform and values.

Promoting Republican values and ideas, offering students the opportunity to learn more about the Republican party and local, state, national, and international political affairs, and working with other political organizations to promote voter education and bipartisanship.

Providing comics and showing other medias, listed below, educating on techniques of both visual and auditory mediums in a peaceful learning environment, involving trips to comic stores, events, and inviting relevant guest speakers from off campus and on campus. Medias: Comics, T.V. Series, Movies, Cartoons, and Manga

Raising awareness of the need for computer science education in schools.

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Making the UMBC experience more enjoyable for all UMBC undergraduates. One of the main focuses of UMBC Coptic Club is to promote and bring awareness of the Coptic Orthodox Christians both through a weekly Bible study as well as joining in and starting other UMBC student activities.

Working together and collaborating on the art of cosplay, which entails creating, building, crafting, and performing in costume to represent or embody a character. By working together on costume design and teaching each other various skills such as sewing, make-up, hair styling, prop construction, and photography, we seek to improve our own abilities as well as those who work alongside us.

Supporting and promoting the intercollegiate rowing team at UMBC.

Fostering a knowledge of Jesus Christ and Biblical Christianity among students and the university community at UMBC.

Raising awareness and promoting good security practices in all aspects of computing.

Educating the campus community about the benefits of biking. As well as having a collegiate racing team to compete in ACC and USA Cycling races.

Combining fast-paced combat with elements of live action role-playing. Dagorhir combines both history and fantasy.

The UMBC Parliamentary Debate Society (UMBC PDS) actively encourages all University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) students to participate in debate. The UMBC PDS seeks to better the logical argumentation and public speaking abilities of the UMBC community through parliamentary debate and to promote interest in debate competition. The UMBC PDS thrives on competition, and to this end its members compete weekly throughout the academic year on the circuit of the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA).

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Providing assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.

Providing service work, fundraising, and increased awareness about the homeless problem in the Baltimore area. This will be achieved by taking trips to homeless shelters, working with other non-profit organizations that are also working to solve this problem, and holding events and awareness campaigns relating to the issue of homelessness.”

Performing in several independent improv shows each semester, as well as a variety of smaller appearances at the request of other student organizations. The shows will consist of a multitude of improv games played with suggestions from the audience.

Promoting the study of economics at UMBC by engaging students interested in economics through various academic and social activities.

Initiating small-scale community-driven development programs worldwide; collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects; and investigating transformative experiments and developing responsible leaders.

Creating environmental change through direct civic engagement within local and national communities.

Allowing all students, regardless of horse experience, to take part in horse-related events.

providing an open forum to further the examination of issues involving practical and professional ethics within the format of an intercollegiate debate competition

Advocating unity amongst the Ethiopian and Eritrean communities. Bringing awareness about situations involving poverty, economy and history in both countries. In this organization, we hope to achieve in becoming an example and a role model of community alliance to the members of EESA and other groups by providing volunteer work, formal events, frequent interactions and charity fund raising.

teaching and promoting the sport of fencing. We encourage both intramural involvement and participation in tournaments with other colleges and within the United States Fencing Association (www.usfencing.org/).

Aiming to promote Pilipino and Filipino-American awareness and unity at UMBC and its surrounding community. Our four goals are education, integration, charity, and family.

Gathering students interested in making, talking about, and watching films. We serve to help students, especially visual art students, be able to network and connect with other students for assistance with film projects, both for class and for personal interests.

Of fighting food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable food that goes to waste and donating it to people in need.

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Seeking to reimagine the role of higher education in addressing problems of the world through the creation and engagement of our food garden that enables creativity in: research, applied learning, campus-community partnerships, pedagogy, social equity, diversity, and food sovereignty.

Promoting the academic and social interests of students, and promoting unity among students, faculty, and staff within the department.

Having student volunteers fundraise to provide critical resources and travel overseas to set up free medical and dental clinics, design and build schools and health centers, design and implement clean water projects, run educational programs to improve public health and sanitation, and design and help implement small business plans, provide access to loans, savings, and financial literacy, provide legal consulting, and assist in recycling, reforestation, and composting programs, in a variety of under-served communities under the direction of licensed professionals and community health workers.

Creating a network of and community for hard-working and high achieving students to help them continue their excellence in academics, leadership, community service.

Providing an organization on campus that serves both the university community and the surrounding community in the expression of traditional and contemporary gospel music performed in the African-American community. The UMBC Gospel Choir shall be dedicated to sharing the African-American experience through song.

Bringing innovative ideas and entrepreneurship to UMBC through awesome software/hardware projects. We host the hackathon hackUMBC, host workshops to teach students various technologies, and attend other university hackathons around the country.

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Uniting students of Hellenic background attending UMBC, and to connect with Hellenic students from other schools as well. We welcome everyone who is interested in Hellenic culture to join the Organization, and/or attend future events. Besides uniting students, another goal of ours is to raise money for charities (specific charities will be voted on by all members once the Organization is started).

Enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. We envision a world where every Jewish student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.

Sharing the Hindu beliefs and cultures to the students of UMBC. We would like all students, even those who may not be Hindu, to come learn a little about our culture and our traditions and help pass then on to future class members.

Hispanic Latino Student Union (HLSU) stands for students who are “unidos con tradicion y honor”–that is, students who are united with tradition and honor. We are united by our willingness to reach out to the community in any way, shape, or form. We try our very hardest to break any barriers (cultural, physical, and psychological) that may prevent from students working together on the UMBC campus. HLSU also stands for the friendship bonds that are formed through the various community service events we offer.

Representing the best interests of the students of the Honors College. The goals of the Honors College Council shall be to collaborate with the Honors College on issues of interest to the students; orient new students as they enter the program; serve as an advocate for the students with the Honors College administration; plan events for Honors students and faculty; and participate in the continued growth of a unique Honors College culture.

Running games of themed moderated tag such as those played at locations worldwide.

Creating a competitive sporting environment, allowing UMBC students the opportunity to continue their already flourishing passion for hockey, and creating a family feel for each and every player.

Providing a centralized venue for communication between students, faculty, staff, alumni, and IT companies; a constant stream of updated information and resources pertaining to the IS major, an IT career, and any other type of information of value to UMBC IS students; and a strong sense of community among IS students by providing social interaction among ISCOM members, IS students, and the IS department.

Enhancing the education and skills of its members in information systems security related fields. We encourage members to freely exchange information security techniques, approaches, and ideas. In addition, we would like to provide communication to keep members abreast of current events in information processing and security. The ISSA works towards the goal of encouraging student participation in the information security field and exploration of the career options therein.

Promoting the study and practice of technical problem solving skills among student members who share interests rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering and related disciplines. We accomplish this by presenting current research trends at UMBC and elsewhere, as well as providing our members the opportunity to expand their network of contacts.

Establishing and advancing at UMBC witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purposes in the world.

Promoting education and awareness in the field of business relating to investments. Members will gain education and risk-free experience through weekly discussions on investment strategies and economic news as well as participation in virtual investing activities.

Raising interest and awareness for Indian cultural and ethnic dance forms and serving the local community through fundraising.

Sharing various aspects of Japanese culture to anyone with an interest in Japan by including Japanese traditions, holidays, entertainment, and food.

inspiring students to get a deeper understanding and appreciation for the beauty and wisdom of Judaism.

Honing self-defense abilities, encouraging competitive spirit, promoting camaraderie amongst fellow students, and motivating people to test their limits.

Bringing more awareness to modern dancing in Korean culture. K-Pop, a.k.a. Korean Pop, has many various styles of dancing mixed and we will be exploring the dances and possibly able to be teaching people how to dance to those different styles. We would like to bring awareness to the challenges of Korean Pop, but at the same time the enjoyment of it.

Learning and teaching the Word of God to University of Maryland Baltimore County students as Jesus has taught his disciples and to encourage the students to spread the Gospel. We will be learning the bible in Korean.

Developing lasting relationships and providing an open forum for those who are Korean or interested in Korean culture. We shall promote the enrichment of its members through prepared activities on and off the University campus.

Advocating for the interests of LGBTQ students at UMBC and in surrounding regions and providing support thereof for any initiatives that the body shall deem fit.

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Inspiring appreciation for, to encourage the practice of, and to nurture loyalty and devotion to Christian and other moral or religious principles consistent with the ideals of Lambda Chi Alpha, encouraging and inspiring fraternal feeling and cooperation, and to form unselfish and loyal friendships among its Members, establishing and fostering the highest ideals of manly character and gentlemanly behavior, appealing to and developing man’s nobler sensibilities, and as far as possible, instilling deeply in the hearts and minds of its Members such ideas of thought and behavior as will contribute definitely toward these ends, developing the higher qualities of the mind, nurturing respect for learning, and encouraging and rewarding singular achievement in the field of scholarship, working at all times in harmony with the best in the North American educational systems, providing clean and wholesome homes, and recreation for its Members while in college, rendering such other services to its general membership as may seem feasible and as may be in harmony with the other aims of the Fraternity, contributing definitely toward the spirit of democracy in the college fraternity system and to operate without offense or injury to anyone, working according to a positive and progressive plan rather than a negative or reactionary program, encouraging its Members to carry into their experiences and relationships the objectives herein defined as a means to improving their professional, social, and community environments both during and after their collegiate experience, maintaining an order whose Initiation Ritual and symbolism shall be secret.

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Lemon-Aide for the Children has been established for the purpose of raising money and awareness for childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases. This organization is a subset of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation whose mission is to advocate for cancer research and encourage others to help make a difference for children with cancer.

Enriching the linguistic education of undergraduate and graduate students at UMBC. In addition, this organization seeks to attract new students to the discipline of linguistics and aims to provide them with additional career/networking opportunities and/or support.

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Providing opportunities for the UMBC campus community to discover more about the Christian faith, to participate in a Christian community, and to promote civic engagement in the Baltimore area.

Maintaining a safe place for all people who are followers of Jesus or are curious about Him and to have a dinner and a discussion about our faith .

Improving the overall health and welfare of families and communities in need by focusing on the broad avenues of medicine, education, and development.

Promoting an awareness of hip-hop dance through competition and performance within UMBC and beyond and to build confidence, leadership, and team unity among a group of dancers.

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Establishing a platform where majors/minors can communicate with one another and the department to better understand the field of aging services and the various opportunities available to help one’s career path.

Uniting all students under the major by social events, meet and greets with professors, and field trips. We plan to launch a program to aid students in finding focus within the major, finding internship opportunities that is well suited for the individual, and other experiences that might help in their future endeavors.

Creating opportunities to practice Buddhist meditations and teachings on campus. Materials and teachings will be from the New Kadampa tradition. Meetings will be on a drop in basis, and individuals from all spiritual and non-spiritual backgrounds are welcome.

Representing the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), creating diversity and making strides in all aspects of medicine and patient care. MAPS has a great interest in increasing the number of physicians of color entering the workforce. Through community service and dedication to eliminating ethnic health disparities, we strive to provide ourselves and those around us with a larger sense of being. This organization will also prepare members for the MCAT and applications to medical school. It will also provide mentorship through our sponsor SNMA Chapter at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine.

Educating ourselves and the student body about our legal system, jurisprudence, and the work of attorneys. Our primary goal is to facilitate individual growth while the competitive aspect of mock trial is secondary. The ideals of fairness, civility, and justice should guide the actions of its respective members.

Being an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. The participants role-play as diplomats representing a nation or NGO in a simulated session of an organ (committee) of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.

Improving our public speaking skills, critical thinking abilities, and better our understanding of the appellate court system.

Promoting multicultural awareness, serving as a support system by encouraging unity and better understanding for those involved in the Multicultural Greek Council, partaking in cultural, social, educational, political, and philanthropic activities, supporting upcoming Multicultural Greeks by attending events and working collaboratively, promoting working relations between all existing Greek councils at UMBC and the UMBC community, promoting scholarly excellence, community service, educational, and social programs, and abiding by the regulations and policies of this constitution as well as the regulations and policies of the University.

Promoting and enhancing the artistic expression and understanding of students across all disciplines on the University of Maryland Baltimore County Campus.

Educating the campus on the development of mental health problems and how it can be prevented. As students at UMBC, we learn about removing the stigma of mental health, but we don’t take the time to reach out to our community and inform them how it can occur. Our goal is to not only remove the stigma around mental health, but give students an opportunity to learn about each disorder (example: anxiety disorder) or condition related to mental illness (example: sleep apnea). It is our job as an organization to stress the importance of a healthy life style.

Advancing the highest ideals of service to our community, Scholarship within us, Goodwill to humankind, and Leadership through the fostering of such programs and philosophy as may be indicated by theses objects, while still promoting the well being of our affiliate fraternities and sororities.

Increasing the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

Honoring and inspiring academic excellence, leadership, community service and engaged citizenship for a lifetime.

Educating and promoting Nepal and Nepali Culture to all local communities around and in UMBC through various activities, and fostering communication and establishing better relationships among Nepali and other students at UMBC. Various activities include celebration of Nepali festivals with the aim of maintaining uniqueness of Nepali culture and tradition. Also, collaberating with different universities to create networks between students.

Network of Entrepreneurs has been established for the purpose of bringing students with a variety of backgrounds together to exchange skills and ideas in the endeavor of social entrepreneurship.

Studying, sharing, and living the ancient Christian faith of the Eastern Orthodox Church with the campus.

Developing a community for students to promote and organize outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, and camping.

Bringing together a community of people who share similar spiritual beliefs encompassed under the umbrella of Paganism. We seek to connect to one another, share our own beliefs, and educate others about our ideas and practice

Providing positive exposure to the culture and traditions of Pakistan. We believe that through the interactions of PakSA with our scholastic community we can assimilate the best qualities that are nested within Pakistan.

Training musicians and steel drum enthusiasts alike in the performance of steel drum. Over the course of the year, members will expand their abilities of steel drum performance at events on campus and the surrounding community, while simultaneously promoting music and culture associated with the steel drum.

Developing and maintainng fraternity life and inter-fraternity relations at a high level of accomplishment, and in so doing: 1. Consider the goals and ideals of member groups as continually applicable to campus and personal life. 2. Promote superior scholarship as basic to intellectual achievement. 3. Cooperate with individual chapter and university administration guidelines in regards to the maintenance of high social and moral standards. 4. Act in accordance with the National Panhellenic Conference UNANIMOUS AGREEMENTS and policies. 5. Act in accordance with such rules established by the Panhellenic Council as to not violate the sovereignty, rights and privileges of member fraternities 6. Lead the chapters in a way that promotes the best interest of the Panhellenic Council as a whole.

Unifying the Persian community on campus in pursuit of a deeper sense of cultural, historical and communal uniqueness and contributing to UMBC’s ever-growing diverse community by introducing and exploring the vast ocean of Persian cultural heritage.

Promoting a closer bond among students of social work and entering into more intimate fellowship with those dedicated to the promotion of humanitarian goals and ideals by a professional group which quality educational preparation is deemed imperative. Students and faculty involved in social work education at University of Maryland, Baltimore County resolve to sponsor a Chapter of Phi Alpha National Honor Society, thereby to foster high standards of education for social work and to invite into membership those who have attained excellence of scholarship and distinction of achievement as students of social work.

Developing the high ideals of Brotherhood, Scholarship, & Service; promoting the general welfare of all concerned; carrying out in an effective and systematic manner the particular programs of, and efficientlying performing the duties and responsibilities required by the Fraternity.

Creating physicians of integrity with a life-long commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.

Promoting good fellowship and the cultivation of the social virtues among its Members; protecting the just rights and the advancement of the best interests, present and future, individual and collective, of all those who shall be associated together as Members of the Fraternity; encouraging good scholarship and breadth of training for its Members; and cooperating in the educational and cultural programs of institutions of higher education in which chapters are located.

Encouraging and promoting the ideals and standards of Phi Mu Fraternity onto this campus.

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Promoting and facilitating a better understanding and interest in the discipline of philosophy, and it\’s applications in various fields.

(1) sharing the art of photography with the student body through display of our work and (2) providing UMBC students interested in photography a place to share their work and express their interest.

The pursuit of brotherhood through scholarship, leadership, service and social experiences; The achievement of personal excellence in each member and collective excellence in our fraternity; A lifelong brotherhood of its members

Political Science Council of Majors has been established for the purpose of serving as a liaison organization between political science students and department faculty and staff. Our purpose is to unite students who are interested in pursuing a Political Science Major, or any associated minors and concentrations, as well as those students interested in a graduate education and/or career interest in a Political Science related field.

Getting involved in community service, gaining information about the field of dentistry, and networking with students who have similar career interests. The society seeks to bring suitable guest speakers, provide worthwhile information, and facilitate community service opportunities.

Providing a community for all UMBC students interested in or considering law school. This includes hosting preparatory sessions for the LSAT, promoting law school interests across the campus, and hosting guest speakers and panel events in conjunction with the political science department.

Serving to increase student’s awareness of medicine and other health-related fields. The main goal of this society is to develop an understanding and deep concern for health care professions that re needed to make ones careers satisfying to the individual. Also, to enable its “members” to answer the question: “Is this the career I really want?” in the following ways: 1. By educating and guiding its “members” through the admissions process 2. By broadening the knowledge of the diversities within the medical profession such as Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant, Veterinary Medicine, etc… 3. By catering to the individual needs of its members. 4. By providing activities that will strengthen the understanding of ones individual leadership abilities, and the basis of their future health profession.

Promoting professional interest in the field of nursing, aiding students in their journey to becoming nurses, and fostering relationships between pre-nursing students.

Providing free visual acuity screenings, educating students and adults about eye health and blindness prevention, and encouraging the medically underserved to apply for free health coverage so that they can receive complete eye exams by certified doctors. Vision education programs are held in conjunction with vision screening done by members to enhance the value of vision screenings. In addition to screening and education events, members will also organize eyeglass drives and fundraising events. At UMBC, our organization will work with Baltimore and the UMBC community to provide these services while providing pre-optometry related information to current students.

Providing valuable information, service opportunities, and rewarding experiences for students interested in the field of pharmacy.

Informing students about the physical therapy field and various programs available, prepare students for the application process and curriculum of institutions offering Masters (MS) and Doctorate (DPT) programs, and provide a support system for networking, volunteering and interning opportunities, and connecting with other students and professionals involved in physical therapy.

Promoting awareness of the Physician Assistant (PA) career. We want to explain the roles and duties of a PA and describe the entry requirements for PA school. We aim for students to start thinking about PA school from the start of their college career and open up opportunities to talk to PA school representatives.

Uniting the Pre-Veterinary student body, while providing information about careers within the field of Veterinary Medicine and others areas in the animal health industry. We aim to provide information on veterinary school admission procedures and work to organize programs/events, such as hosting speakers from various Veterinary schools and hospitals as well as providing an opportunity for people with an interest in animals to meet with veterinarians on behind-the-scenes tours on trips to local Zoos and Aquariums. We are open to anyone who has a genuine love or even just an interest in animals!

1.) To politically inform and empower the UMBC community at large and create an on-campus environment that produces socially conscious, culturally enlightened, and politically educated graduates of all disciplines with a passion for bettering their community, regardless of their academic focus. 2.) To uplift our local community through direct involvement and advocate in the interest of our school and the people of Baltimore in local politics. 3.) To advocate for a just, fair national policy – not the policy of one party or the interests of one group or another. 4.) To develop an intersectional and globally-oriented consciousness among students that understands the ways in which multiple systems of oppression are inseparable and overlapping. It is our contention that the four goals established in the above paragraphs have synergy such that progress in any one of the goals is also a step towards accomplishing the other three. Seeking significant change in any one particular issue while ignoring the rest would not do our ideology justice.

Encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.

supporting young high school women who are interested in entering the STEM fields through female empowerment, research, and mentorship through creating a community of like-minded women both in high school and college.

Advocating for resident students at UMBC. RSA deals with residential policy issues, community construction, and programming initiatives. RSA also sponsors a community action board (CAB) for each residential community.

Enhancing learning of robotics, encouraging competitive spirit, promoting fellowship and bonding within multidisciplinary fields, and motivating others to engage in STEM fields.

Objectively and accurately informing the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (henceforth ‘UMBC’) campus community of events and issues that directly affect individual campus groups or the campus as a whole, providing a forum for the various and diverse points of view in the UMBC campus community, including points of view that may contradict official or mainstream points of view, providing the members of The Retriever Weekly staff with the opportunity to learn and develop personal, leadership, and media-related skills in a functional and professional work environment, and maintaining a staff, organizational structure and operating policies and procedures necessary to provide the UMBC campus community with a quality student newspaper.

1) To support and practice the constitutional rights of the people to keep and bear arms. 2) To educate students about responsible gun ownership, and develop marksmanship skills. 3) To coordinate the interests of all students who enjoy rifle, pistol and/or shooting. 4) To promote and introduce Civilian Marksmanship Programs (CMP) and the rich history of shooting sports. 5) To encourage interest in participation in firearms activies by all, and especially minorities, women and students.

Bringing all of the UMBC together through an activity that anyone can do and enjoy. We intend to offer members the ability to learn and grow as a climber and outdoorsman, compete in the regional competitions, climb on real rock, learn about active environmental awareness, and meet students from many different backgrounds

Launching unmanned systems into the atmosphere. Specifically, this group will engage in the design, construction, and deployment of model rockets, near-space weather balloons, and other high altitude vehicles. Members will work in teams on projects related to the RAM purpose stated above. RAM’s projects will be suggested and chosen by its members. Through participation in this organization, members will be able to learn and apply knowledge beyond the walls of a classroom.

Serve the communities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun.

https://campuslife.umbc.edu/rugby-club-mens/

https://campuslife.umbc.edu/rugby-club-womens/

Establishing a running community at UMBC through practices and meets. We will be active in the local running community and accept runners of all abilities. We will train for team specific events ranging from the half mile to ultra marathons. We will also associate with team members in social events to promote team bonding and chemistry(not the organic kind).

Enhancing the learning of the Russian Culture and Language, motivating others to engage in the field of Linguistics, and fostering greater understanding of Russian culture in the UMBC community. The UMBC Russian Club has been established for the purpose of enhancing the learning of the Russian Culture and Language, motivating others to engage in the field of Linguistics, and fostering greater understanding of Russian culture in the UMBC community.

Providing greater access to STEM for elementary school children in Baltimore City Public Schools, through the use of hands-on enrichment activities, mentorship and student recognition, all of which will be provided by University of Maryland, Baltimore County students.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Snowmobile Club has been established for the purpose of engaging students with the engineering challenge of building a snowmobile so that students gain interdisciplinary team experience and can apply theoretical concepts learned in the classroom.

https://campuslife.umbc.edu/sailing-club-team/

Assisting students at University of Maryland, Baltimore County in adjusting to school life on the campus and to bring the academic lives of students under the lordship of Jesus Christ so they can brilliantly excel.

Creating affordable opportunities for certified students to go diving, through the planning and execution of club trips and activities.

Educating students about deaf culture and the ways that the deaf and hearing impaired of America communicate. We will be learning the rules, etiquette, and vocabulary of American Sign Language (ASL) in order to better communicate with those in our communities that utilize this language.

Educating the community campus about the Sikh faith. We aim to educate other about the Sikh identity and their beliefs.

https://campuslife.umbc.edu/soccer-mens/

https://campuslife.umbc.edu/soccer-womens/

Being focused on serving all social work majors and other interested parties; working to sensitize its membership to the social work profession, its value base, and ethical responsibility; promote social work through community philanthropic activities, group activities, discussions, speakers, and other activities; provide all members with the opportunity to meet and discuss issues and concerns with other social work majors as well as other UMBC students; provide all members with information and resources; and serve as a link between students, faculty, and the community.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science at UMBC has been established for the purpose of providing a forum for students from different science majors to come together for academic, community service, and social activities. It also serves to enhance the public understanding of and appreciation for Chicanos, native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other underrepresented minorities in science.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) has been established for the purpose of helping students connect with one another professionally and culturally. Our goal is to assist students to contribute to any field, specifically STEM oriented projects. Alongside our goal, SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live.

Allowing students to learn and enhance valuable skills in design and manufacturing situations, project management, business presentations, graphics and web design, and computer applications. This is done by building a baja vehicle to compete in the SAE Collegiate Design Series competition, SAE Baja. SAE at UMBC also acts to increase networking opportunities for students as well as professionals in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Changing lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. The goal of this chapter is to perpetuate this mission on campus and bolster a more inclusive engineering community where all demographics are represented as leaders.

Stimulating women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expanding the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrating the value of diversity.

https://campuslife.umbc.edu/south-asian-students-association/

Educating the UMBC community on the diversity of Hispanic-Latino cultures while expanding Spanish language proficiency. Members can share cultural experiences and raise awareness for issues related to the Spanish-speaking world, all while creating multilingual dialogue .

Teaching others about the sport and helping them to build the skills needed, all while promoting team bonding and a healthy lifestyle through exercise.

Inspiring imagination in our youth community. We gather students from our school to teach classes to middle school and high school students around this area. We have our students teach anything they are passionate about in order to help the younger students explore their interest and expand their passions.

Bringing together Sri Lankan students at UMBC, so that we do not forget our heritage, as well as to teach everyone that wants to and is willing to learn about Sri Lankan culture.

The Stilettos has been established for the purpose of enriching the UMBC community through the performance of cappella music.

Educating the campus community about the Actuary profession, hold seminars and profession gatherings where the professionals from the outside world and students come on one platform and share the knowledge of how to succeed and requirement by this profession.

providing students with the opportunity to network with alumni, build a stronger sense of belonging to the UMBC community, and foster a sense of school spirit and tradition at UMBC. Students will learn the benefits of being Retrievers for life through gaining an awareness of the relationship between alumni and the University. This group will also help alumni understand how they can best connect with and help current students. The SAA has a direct connection to the UMBC Alumni Association, a network of successful professionals who have the knowledge and experience to help students succeed.

Enhancing the total student-athlete experience by protecting student-athlete welfare, fostering a positive student-athlete image via community service, and providing a forum for student-athletes and institutional representatives to discuss rules governing UMBC, the America East, and the NCAA as a whole.

Dedicating time, effort, creativity, and passion in order to help spread awareness and to produce long lasting solutions to eradicate the extreme poverty and violence within Honduras. Our mission is to constantly fundraise and make an effort to work hands on in Honduras. Before, after and during, our trips we strive to fundraise and create a better life or those who face common issues within Honduras, build relationships with people, and work to becoming a cohesive and sustainable group on campus.

Providing an opportunity for the entire UMBC community to participate in a variety of environmental activities.

Spreading awareness about the Pro-Life movement and raising money to help local crisis pregnancy centers and help make the campus more pregnancy and parenthood friendly.

Creating a friendly, competitive, and welcoming environment for fans of Super Smash Bros. video games so that they can get together and make new friends, improve their skills, and overall, have fun.

Promoting and raising awareness of South Asian Bollywood music mashed with mainstream American music. We are UMBC’S premiere South Asian fusion A cappella group and we display our unique style of a cappella music through performances, showcases, and campus/off-campus events.

promoting the sport to students and faculties at UMBC, improving playing skills for those interested in competing, providing socializing events.

Learning the art of Tae Kwon Do by W.T.F. instructors, becoming more aware of one’s mental and physical potential and to develop the attributes of dignity, self-respect, honor, and humility. All ranks and fitness levels are welcome, and women are encouraged to join, so come out to learn or practice with us.

Initiating students of the Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering Department (CBED), Mechanical Engineering Department, and Computer Engineering Department at UMBC into our chapter when and if they meet our requirements. The goals of Tau Beta Pi shall be to honor the students in our chapter, to give back to the community through service, and to encourage the growth of the engineering culture as a whole.

Fostering academic achievement not in word only, but in deed, through the establishment of an academic committee, that shall promote intelligent and worthwhile attitudes of scholarship, providing service to the individual, through group participation, and to the college and community, through group endeavor, and sponsoring but at the same time sensibly delimiting and putting in the proper perspective, social activities beneficial, rather than detrimental, to the individual.

Recognizing and promoting the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.

Providing a safe and encouraging place for individuals (regardless of ability) to enjoy and play the sport of tennis. It is designed to encourage competition between member through a ladder system and through matches with other clubs from different schools. In addition, it is a place for individuals to make friends and to establish connections through a mutual shared interest.

Providing an environment for UMBC students to be able to share their work, whether it be in the form of acting, directing, technical theater, playwriting, or producing. We perform student-written works, as well as professionally written productions.

Creating a fun, open-minded and friendly environment for both new and old members to play and learn a myriad of unique and top-of-the-line card games, board games, and role playing games.

Propagating Indian culture through the Gujurati folk dance called garba-raas. In order to realize our purpose, we will perform locally, and compete at various national intercollegiate competitions across the USA.

Bringing young minds together who enjoy the creation of music with a goal of building a community of producers, teachers, DJ’s, and musicians of all types, who can express themselves through their music.

Empowering UMBC students with the resources and skills to be effective global citizens – thinking globally and acting locally for the world’s most vulnerable children.

https://campuslife.umbc.edu/ultimate-frisbee-womens/

Furthering the game of Ultimate at UMBC and developing a team to compete with other college Ultimate teams.

Uniting all Christians on campus for the purpose of spreading the Gospel.

Promoting educational and professional enrichment of UMBC students interested in design and technical careers in the Theatre industry. Through master classes, conferences, community service, and other events, students are able to network and receive practical training for a future in Theatre

Serving as an organizational structure for all student volunteers working at the UMBC VITA tax preparation site. It will be used to manage volunteers, distribute information, and make decisions pertaining to the tax preparation site. The organization will also be used to recruit additional volunteers for the tax site and seek funding to cover the site’s expenses.

Educating the community about quality public health practices as well as promoting awareness and education about health problems commonly found within a specific group of people. VNMAP focuses on problems within the Asian American community, particularly the Vietnamese community but also addresses problems commonly found throughout the community. We promote cultural awareness as well, to increase effectiveness in education and communication despite cultural barriers. Not only do we serve the public, but we also help members in building their leadership skills in many career areas – two main career areas being health and business.

Spreading Vietnamese awareness throughout the UMBC community through education, philanthropy, and diversity.

https://campuslife.umbc.edu/volleyball-mens/

https://campuslife.umbc.edu/volleyball-womens/

broadcasting student voices to the community, entertaining the student body with creative music and thoughtful opinions, and to informing the campus with up to date news.

Promoting academic excellence, leadership development, career exploration, and civic engagement for women.

Affording UMBC students an additional opportunity for intercollegiate athletic competition as members of a team within the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. Members are also expected to volunteer at youth wrestling events to expand opportunities to local youth involved in the sport.

Teaching students traditional Chinese martial arts, including taolu, tachi, and sanda. Members will also be allowed to compete at collegiate competitions, and do performances around campus to increase the awareness of martial arts.

Unifying a group of women from diverse cultures for one common goal: success in education. To achieve our goal, we base our beliefs on our unique backgrounds with the purpose of building a strong sisterhood that will assist us in our success. We invite all women of diverse cultures to join our sisterhood and share their beliefs, as well as to gain knowledge from our multicultural heritage.