Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) is stand-alone office, located in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life, working to support ALL STUDENTS at the University of Maryland through work which focuses on:
- providing opportunities and spaces for all students that affirm identities
- building inclusive communities among diverse members
- creating social change - locally, nationally and globally. .
The BSU-UMD Alliance for Social Justice was developed by Bowie State University (BSU), in collaboration with the University of Maryland (UMD) and the 2nd Lieutenant Richard Collins III Foundation, to honor the legacy of BSU alumnus Lt. Collins and promote social justice on their respective campuses.
Led by faculty experts from each university, the alliance is addressing critical issues facing campuses, communities and the nation by engaging our students and communities to bring about the social justice change we want to see.
The alliance will host public programming, including symposiums and a national conference, to stimulate conversations and direct action for change. The alliance will provide learning opportunities for BSU and UMD students by infusing social justice education in the curriculum and experiential activities.
The mission of the Nyumburu Cultural Center is to promote an understanding of and appreciation for African-American Culture in all of its richness and complexity.
In carrying out its mission, the Nyumburu Cultural Center strives to improve the life for African-American students and students of the African Diaspora, both undergraduate and graduate; to foster greater involvement of these students in campus programs and initiatives; to instill in these students an informed consciousness of their African-American, Caribbean, and African heritages; and to improve retention and graduation rates of these students.
Black Student Involvement supports and creates community through our advisement of students and student organizations, who self-identify as being a part of the African Diaspora, and promotes opportunities for leadership and civic engagement. The unit advocates for the educational, social, and cultural needs of students through peer and faculty-staff mentoring.
Explore the many Black Student Groups related to Black student involvement at the University of Maryland.
The Black Alliance Network (B.A.N.) unites student leaders representing all the black organizations on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. B.A.N is an extension of the Black Student Union and serves the following purposes:
- Meet monthly to discuss issues concerning the black community on campus and produce a calendar of the black student organization events
- Serve as the liaison body between the black student community and administration at the University of Maryland, College Park
- Work to encourage co-sponsored events amongst black student organizations
- Serve as a political voice for the black community at the University of Maryland, College Park
The University of Maryland offers a wide variety of resources to support you in all aspects of life, including academics, student involvement, diversity, counseling, wellness, and transitioning.