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Student Experience

With over 800 student organizations on campus, there are so many ways to get involved. Student organizations promote leadership development, social responsibility, service learning, civic engagement, and multicultural competence. Join a student organization to make a difference and find your thing!

Leadership & Campus Involvement

A point of pride among Terps is the connection and involvement they can build on campus. There are so many ways to engage with the university, other students and the wider campus community.

The Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life is the home for student organizations and is a great place to learn how to get connected. Visit their Student Involvement Suite on the Ground Floor of The Stamp, or check out TerpLink to see what student groups might interest you. There are a lot to choose from!

Leadership & Community Service Learning (LCSL), also located on the Ground Floor of The Stamp, which promotes social change and learning through community engagement. Find out how you can get involved or about LCSL's academic opportunities.

Of course, activities don’t end at the walls of campus buildings. We encourage you to get involved with organizations like the Student Government Association, Graduate Student Government and Residence Hall Association so that you can help to make a difference on campus.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Joining a fraternity or sorority on campus is another way to develop leadership skills and promote strong community values. Learn more from the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Campus Employment

Student employment is an excellent way to gain work experience, make new friends and connections with staff, and earn some money! Whether an internship or part-time work, you can gain valuable workplace skills by taking advantage of the many opportunities we have to offer on campus and in the local and regional community.

The Division of Students Affairs is proud to employ over 1200 students in positions across our 16 departments! Learn more about student jobs in Student Affairs.

Department Mission: To provide a safe and inviting campus center where all UMD students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members cultivate lifelong relationships founded on engagement, learning, multiculturalism, and citizenship. 

Developmental Offerings: STAMP GROW (Guided Reflection on Work) uses brief, structured conversations between student employees and their supervisors to help students connect the skills and knowledge they are gaining in the classroom with the work they are doing, and vice versa. In addition to the quarterly STAMP GROW conversations, STAMP offers professional development through our continued development series during staff meetings, an interactive Annual August Orientation, a comprehensive online new hire training, and in-unit hands-on trainings throughout the academic year. 

How to Apply: Visit the STAMP employment page to apply.

Contact Information: 

Marinel Martinez-Benyarko
Coordinator- Human Resources, Training & Development

Mission: Conferences & Visitor Services promotes the University of Maryland mission, community, facilities, and services; we welcome guests, visitors, and program participants to campus; we engage individuals in exploring, learning about, and appreciating the spirit and value of Maryland; and we facilitate meetings, conferences, and events on campus and on behalf of the University of Maryland. 

Developmental Offerings: C&VS student staff receive professional development opportunities, management experience, training in the areas of customer service, conflict resolution, and the ability to engage with several campus departments and staff in a para-professional manner. Full time summer conferences staff have the option to receive free housing during the summer months. 

How to Apply: Please visit our website for more information and to apply online.

Contact Information: 

Malia Witherspoon

Mission: We are committed to providing great Maryland Dining experiences, great guest service and great food to our campus community and we look to our team members to help us keep that commitment.  Dining Services is the largest department on campus, we offer a variety of positions, learning opportunities, and advancement potential for our team members.

Developmental Offerings: We treat each other with respect.  We develop, support, and celebrate team members  through training, mentoring, and recognition programs.  We offer a variety of positions in direct food service and in support.  We offer opportunities for increased responsibility and promotions, and we offer 3 student scholarships every year.

How to Apply: Visit the Dining website to apply.

Contact Information:

Sister Maureen Schrimpe, IHM

Mission: The Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life is committed to developing and supporting a preeminent Fraternity and Sorority community.  Every fraternity and sorority at the University of Maryland, while social in nature, was established by their founders based on a commitment to certain values: brotherhood and sisterhood, service, scholarship, philanthropy and more. They believed that united rather than apart, they could make men better men, and women better women.  We believe that fraternities and sororities have the potential to be the most transformative part of the college experience.  Our mission is to do everything to make this happen.

Developmental Offerings: We offer flexible scheduling with no weekends.  Thorough training in customer service and administration is provided with opportunities to learn new skills in different areas such as finance and human resources.  We offer good pay with increases every semester.

How to Apply: We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. 


  • To proactively encourage safety by promoting and upholding the standards and integrity of the University of Maryland Community
  • To resolve allegations of individual and organizational misconduct in a manner consistent with our core values: honesty, integrity, respect, compassion, and fairness
  • To balance the interests of the individual student and the community at large through fair, consistent, and timely case resolution
  • To facilitate learning and character development of future leaders and sound citizens, which includes involving students in the adjudication process
  • Developmental Offerings: Individual and group training on: customer service, database management, communication, scheduling, scanning, redacting, and more!

How to Apply: There are no positions available at this time, but you can contact the Office of Student Conduct for more information. 

Contact Information:

Mission: The Department of Resident Life offers safe, comfortable, high-quality learning communities and residence hall housing options situated in the heart of campus that support students' academic success on the path to graduation. Our caring staff fosters an atmosphere that encourages and nurtures friendships and connections, a sense of belonging, and allows residents to learn, develop, explore, engage, thrive, and find their place in the University of Maryland community.

Developmental Offerings: Resident Life offers a variety of student employment opportunities to suit student schedules and interests. Some positions work in our residence halls and have day and evening hours while other positions are focused in programmatic or administrative offices with hours during the business day. Employees can expect to develop professional skills through active learning on the job and in line with Student Employee Learning Outcomes. Student employees will have active engagement and mentoring with highly involved supervisors and regular individual and staff meetings.

How to Apply: Employment opportunities are posted on our Res Life employment page and are updated regularly. 

Contact Information: 

Resident Life Human Resources

Mission: At the Department of Residential Facilities, we strive to deliver the highest standards of safety, cleanliness and comfort for those who live and work here. Work each day to improve services and the residential environment now and for the future. Build direct and satisfying relationships with customers. Create and maintain a reputation for competent, reliable, and responsive service. Support the academic mission of the University and the achievement of academic excellence by individuals.

Developmental Offerings: Great pay with semesterly raises, flexible scheduling, holiday/incentive pay, as well as robust training and development. Staff are also eligible for leadership and supervision opportunities as student staff members. This position provides office and administrative experience along with customer service and communication skill development.

How to Apply: Students can apply by visiting our website.

Contact Information: 

Sharon Dawes 

Mission: Empower all University of Maryland students to realize their full career potential.

Developmental Offerings: We offer a variety of positions including:  Front Desk Assistant;  Peer Career Educators;  Marketing/Event Assistants;  Employer Relations Assistants;  Technology Assistants; Office Assistants; etc.  All student assistants are provided training, mentoring, the opportunity to meet and interact with employers, and assistance with personal goal setting - professional school and internship/full-time job assistance.   We value and promote diversity and inclusion throughout our work and interactions with all our staff.

How to Apply: Visit the Handshake webpage to see available opportunities.

For additional student employment opportunities, go to the Career Center's student employment webpage.

Mission: Our mission is to enrich the educational experience and encourage personal growth by inspiring the University community to be active and live well

Developmental Offerings: Leadership Development Program (LDP), Monthly (paid) staff meetings / trainings, Spring training campaigns, Certification scholarship opportunities, Professional development opportunities, and more!

How to Apply: For more information, and a link to apply, please visit Student Employment | University of Maryland Recreation and Wellness

Contact Information: If there are any outstanding questions, please contact -- 

Alex Franklin
Coordinator, Student Personnel

Visit the University Career Center in 3100 Hornbake Library or see the University Career Center site for other student job opportunities on campus.

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