Student Organizations at UMBC

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.

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

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

Enhancing learning of dance, encouraging collaborative spirit, promoting fellowship and bonding within the dance community, and motivating others to engage in the art of dance.

Building a culture of interconnectedness to UMBC\'s English major community, assisting English majors and minors in finding internships and job opportunities in their fields, providing the necessary resources for English majors to succeed, hosting events related to the English program, encouraging cultural, spiritual, and intellectual growth for all members, and creating a more literary climate here at UMBC.

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.

Supporting and initiating programs of interest to Health Administration and Policy majors. In addition, the group is a resource of students seeking information regarding post-graduation goals, including career networking and guidance with graduate school programs. By sponsoring events to benefit both the campus and local community, the HAPP Council of Majors is also interested in serving others.

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.

Providing peer advisement for the INDS majors, enhancing the visibility of the INDS department both on and off campus, aiding students in preparing for their degree proposals, establishing a community surrounding the INDS students, alum, and faculty and establishing a network for student discussion of curriculum across campus.

Uniting Linux users and potential Linux users by supporting Linux users both on and off campus; advocating the use of Linux and other open source software; discussing updates and news relating to Linux and open source software; attending and hosting seminars and tutorials about aspects of Linux; socializing with fellow Linux users; assisting the open source community through programming, bug hunting, documentation, etc; working with operating systems ideologically similar to Linux; and planning any other activities that the members deem appropriate for the group.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 collaboration and the exchange of information among the different Asian/Asian-related student organizations present at UMBC. ASC also serves as an organization that educates the UMBC community about Asian culture, as a whole.

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!

Educating the community about Chinese culture.

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.

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.

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.

Improving the lives of Muslims through spiritual development and applying that knowledge by showing Islam in its true form of practice through regular gatherings, outreach events and community service.

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.

Strengthening the cultural unity of its native members and educating its non-native members, and the UMBC community, about the South Asian culture by organizing cultural events and programs on campus.

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

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.

Organizing and supporting undergraduate students in creating distinctive community, co-curricular and academic experiences; identifying and giving a voice to students' hopes and concerns; engaging students in campus activities and decision-making; building mutually beneficial partnerships with individuals and organizations on and off campus and promote and defend students' welfare.

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.

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

promoting the interests of UMBC, promoting the interests of the member fraternities, promoting the interests of college fraternities in general, promoting mutual cooperation between the member fraternities and the college/university, insuring cooperation between the member fraternities, discussing questions of mutual interest and present to the member fraternities such recommendations as the Council deems appropriate.

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.

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.

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

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

Maintaining a fraternity of engineers, architects and scientists. It shall carry out its purpose by establishing chapters that develop balanced men who cultivate high moral character, foster lifelong friendships, and live with integrity.

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

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

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

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.

Demonstrating UMBC's love for chess outside of the UMBC Chess Team.

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.

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

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 maintaing a staff, organizational structure and operating policies and procedures necessary to provide the UMBC campus community with a quality student newspaper.

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.

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.

Creating an active, well-known, productive, and educational student organization on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus, providing a community where students of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County can share their thoughts, educating the University of Maryland, Baltimore County community about the ideals of liberty, Involving the University of Maryland, Baltimore County community in local politics, fostering critical thinking skills in the University of Maryland, Baltimore County community, promoting, through educational and political activity, the principles and candidates of the Libertarian Party.

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.

Preaching the gospel to international students and visiting scholars from China. Through the Bible Study Group,they will know more about Christianity and may accept it. We believe this will be very helpful for their study, work and life.

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.

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.

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.

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

Promoting Japanese animation and other Asian cultures.

Creating and spreading the vision of the global organization: creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The mission is to bring UMBC community together to help build homes, communities and hope.

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

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

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.

Supporting and promoting the intercollegiate rowing team at UMBC.

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.

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 (

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.

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

Allowing UMBC students to participate in Lacrosse at a competitive level at a relaxed commitment.

Bringing together the best student-athletes that UMBC has to offer to learn and play the sport of rugby. In addition to on-the-field excellence, the team strives to set the highest standards in the areas of leadership, community service, and alumni relationships."

Facilitating an environment for women of different backgrounds to be empowered through leadership opportunities and internal bonding, encouraging athletic excellence and proficiency, participating in community outreach and service, and learning and competing in the sport of rugby

Providing an opportunity for UMBC students to participate in Maryland culture by sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and in the inner harbor and teaching the new and improving the experienced with the opportunity to continue sailing competitively among the East Coast D1 sailing teams.

providing competitive open ended environment for the playing of soccer at the collegiate level.

Allowing college aged women to continue to play soccer at a competitive and fun level. We welcome all levels of skill from beginner to experienced.

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.

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

Playing volleyball with other men on a competitive level and improving volleyball skills of those members that make the team

Providing a competitive environment for dedicated individuals who wish to play volleyball, compete in local competitions in the fall and spring semesters, and travel to Nationals in the spring semester.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 .

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.

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

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.

Building relationships with the UMBC community through the medium of music. By manifesting sacrifice, passion, and loyalty in our actions, we wish to inspire our peers as role models.

Promoting academic excellence at the chapter and national level and to encourage high academic achievement among school-aged children in our community. Also to engage university students, faculty, and staff as well as the surrounding community in meaningful, relevant service initiatives and raise awareness for worthwhile causes. Finally, to promote an understanding of the service model of leadership, to educate on the philosophy of leading through service, and to develop leaders who incorporate service into their lives.

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.

Providing addition resources to accounting students at UMBC. This includes hosting meetings to connect students to internship opportunities and graduate schools. Beginning in Fall 2014, the Accounting Club will also work to provide students with accounting specific tutoring resource.

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

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.

Educating and building an open-minded, teamwork-oriented environment where-in anyone of any skill level will feel welcome to enter and start obtaining the experience necessary to get a job in the video-game industry.

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.

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.

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.

Using Liturgical dance to creatively express God’s Love and Word to others. Liturgical dance is prayer through the movement of dance using the body, mind, and spirit. We are called to worship and praise God with the gifts and talents that He has given us. We also strive to uplift and encourage those around us.

Educating the public about the wonders of physics and the beauty of scientific endeavor. SPS is comprised of students who are passionate about physics and want to apply their education outside the classroom.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

building camaraderie among the team, practicing sportsmanship, playing lacrosse, and having fun while doing so.

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.

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!

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

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

Assisting members of the UMBC community develop and nurture biblically-centered relationships with God, each other, and the world around them.

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

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.

Making mind body awareness at UMBC through the practice of POP Pilates and different Yoga variations.

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.

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

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

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.

Providing a community for vegans, vegetarians, students who are interested in improving their diets to help animals and the environment, and students with any dietary preference to attend social events and engage in grassroots activism. We aim to advocate for abused animals in our food system, and inform students about the serious issues associated with animal agriculture.

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

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

Promoting the awareness of Kendo (Way of the Sword) within UMBC and the surrounding community. Through the applications of Kendo, we hope to cultivate in all members, a higher level of discipline in mind and body.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Educating the campus community about the sport of Ultimate. We also want to promote the presence and growth of all women players in the Ultimate community.

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.

Evangelizing to the UMBC community through The Word and through prayer.

Bringing together students who are interested in francophone culture and encouraging multicultural activities.

Introducing our peers to League of Legends, a Massive Online Battle Arena Game that was created by Riot Games in 2008. We also hope to create a meeting place for people who already play League of Legends and newcomers alike; as well as hosting League related events that facilitate inter-player interaction such as workshops and/or tournaments.

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.

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.

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.

Increasing mental health awareness on the UMBC community, and ultimately changing the conversation about mental health.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

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

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.

A. To develop college and university students into responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service; b. To collaborate with all members of the Kiwanis family to achieve our common objectives; c. To develop positive role models; d. To enhance inter-cultural understanding and cooperation; e. To increase our service potential; f. To provide opportunities for fellowship, personal growth, professional development and leadership skills; g. To work towards a greater public recognition of the organization; h. To emphasize the advantages of the democratic way of life; i. To serve on the campus and in the community; j. To encourage participation in group activities; k. To develop aggressive citizenship and the spirit of service for improvement of all human relationships; l. To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life; m. To promote the adoption and the application of high social, business and professional standards; n. To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship; o. To provide through CKI clubs a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities; p. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase in righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill. The vision of this club shall be: To be the leading global community-service organization on college and university campuses that enriches the world one member, one child and on community at a time. The mission of this club shall be: CKI develops college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service. The motto of this club and of CKI shall be ?Live to Serve, Love to Serve.?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Giving UMBC students the opportunity to learn and participate in a new activity that helps lower stress levels and improve motor skills while meeting new friends! Circus Arts Club is a club in which members will meet at least once a week in a casual setting and practice, learn, and teach circus arts; including Hooping, Juggling, Diaboloing, and Spinning Poi. Anyone interested in learning or sharing their knowledge is welcome as long as they have an open and non-judgmental mind.

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

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.

Arranging Orthodox Jewish prayer services for members of the Jewish faith on campus. We also hope to increase availability of other events to increase the quality of Jewish spiritual life as it pertains to the Orthodox Jewish philosophy.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Engaging in hands on activities (make care packages, connect with organizations outside of campus, raise money and collect items for various drives, interact with actual patients, etc) that will encourage UMBC community involvement in raising awareness about cancer and other diseases and its effect on individuals. This organization focuses on engaging students from a social perspective by bringing an understanding of not only the physiology behind the diseases, but the profound influence they can have on an average person’s life. This is fundamental for a university such as UMBC that has a strong focus on STEM education – by engaging students in a scientific topic from a social and emotional approach; we are bringing light to a necessary, yet understated facet of disorders and diseases. We hope that hands-on, active involvement in the community will help in doing so.

Providing basic dental necessities and fruit to the homeless in Baltimore City.

Educating the campus community about health disparities in our nation, especially in Baltimore. Health Leads hopes to raise awareness that a different kind of healthcare system is possible for America one that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. Health Leads understands that undergraduates have the passion to give back to the community in a health care setting and we hope to provide this outlet.

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

Creating one-to-one friendships between UMBC students and SUCCESS students (SUCCESS is a college based program for students with intellectual disabilities,) by offering opportunities to meet and attend events with people who have similar interests and hobbies. Within the organization all students will be given equal opportunities to join and lead the organization towards it's mission to create awareness for individuals with disabilities among the campus community.

Spreading North Indian (Punjabi) culture through a form of dance known as Bhangra. We plan to find a median between the Punjabi and Western cultures.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Serving animals in need at shelters and rescues. We will volunteer our time to helping these animals through services that we can provide to the rescues and shelters. We will also do fundraising in order to help support the shelters and rescues that care for the animals. Our goal is to improve the lives of abandoned and homeless animals but also to become more caring and selfless people as we offer our service to the animals that rely on us.

Connecting students to students, and students to God. We believe that students are searching for purpose and fulfillment in their life, and we want to offer them a solution. We believe there is great value in developing and maintaining positive peer-to-peer relationships, and ultimately hope that our presence on campus will better our university.

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.

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.

Allowing students to express themselves through various forms of art such as poetry and short stories. Additionally it is meant for students to improve their work by peer editing and open discussion among members. This club will also hold open mic sessions to allow students and faculty, members or not, to read allowed in a public session.

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.

(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.

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.

Improving one’s communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. We will help you get involved first with a small icebreaker to introduce you to the club. The club will help you organize your speech, get to the point, and convey your message more easily. We will enhance your message through body language, use of vocal variety, topic research, and use of visual aids in order to innovate and inspire your audience. Now is the time to join! The longer you wait, the more opportunities you will miss out on. Communication is key to networking and success in a job environment.

Representing and promoting the Global Studies major on campus. It acts as an arena for the exchange of ideas between the faculty and student body, as well as among the students themselves. The Global Studies Council of Majors strives to provide the campus population with opportunities to get informed about and involved in the growing field of Global Studies through the organization of events and workshops related to the field.

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.

Collecting small gifts, toys, cards, and games to donate to chronically ill children in hospitals.

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 .

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.

Connecting, supporting, and inspiring a diverse community of member committed to fostering excellence in competitive speech.

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."

Discussing recent topics in pop culture, entertainment and media. We will host TV show viewings to create a living room atmosphere. We will host events that will promote entertainment and expose pop culture to UMBC.

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

Creating a space in which Muslim women can comfortably unveil who they are through leadership and community outreach.

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.

Providing an academic simulation of the African Union that aims to educate participants about current African events, diplomacy, and the African Union agenda. Participants will role-play as delegates representing an African nation and will advocate for the represented country's interest in a simulated session of a committee of the African Union, such as the Technical Committee on Social Matters or the General Assembly. Participants will research a country, take on roles as delegates, investigate intra-African issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop Pan-African solutions to problems facing the continent.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Spreading the joy and excitement that we feel when we dance, so that anyone who's asked, 'How do I do that?' can learn how, and so that everyone can know the thrills of Latin Dance if they wish.

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.

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

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.

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)

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.

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.

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

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.

Uniting students who wish to pursue an Education certificate or are interested in the field of Education. The council will increase the Education program's presence on campus by providing the necessary networking resources through professional development, workshops, and community meetings.

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.

Promoting awareness of self, historical events, and current societal issues within our communities. The goal is to promote independent thinkers through lecture, video, group discussion, and activities to encourage the utilization of collegiate talents for self-improvement and forward progression of this nation.

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

Educating the UMBC community about the Ecological Crises facing Earth as well to empower UMBC students with the inspiration, information, and skills to develop bold campaigns so that they can convince individuals and institutions to take urgent action to mitigate the effects of these Crises.

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.

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.

Creating an environment for student parents to be involved on campus, provide support for student parents, and allow student parents to meet other parents.

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

Partnering undergraduate students with grassroots organizations to end health disparities. We educate & train student advocates for global health equity and build a movement of people who believe in health and justice for all.

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.

Promoting a healthy lifestyle and fitness among the UMBC community. The goal of this organization is to not only educate students about healthy choices, but to help students utilize the resources provided on campus to obtain their personal goals with the support of their peers.

Increasing the awareness of osteopathic medicine to the general public, to guide and inform prospective medical students about the practices of Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, to provide students with activities that will guide them as they prepare for a career in osteopathic medicine, and to work alongside other aspiring physicians to better serve the greater community.

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.

Providing a platform for soccer lovers to talk about all things soccer and occasionally watch soccer games. Additionally, this club will provide the opportunity for students to socialize and make new friends with other soccer lovers.

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

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.

Educating students of all major types on programming skills and opportunities regarding the field.

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

Gathering talented artists and storytellers who want to practice creating actual manga (Japanese-style comics) with the intention of publication.

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.

Gathering and developing thinkers and leaders who will discuss and advance the Constitutional principles of the United States, among which are limited government, individual liberty, and equality under the law.

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.

This organization is being established for the purpose of giving students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world's hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Girl Up envisions a world where all girls, no matter where they live, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.