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Active Minds

Active Minds is an organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

Through campus-wide events and national programs, Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues on campuses throughout North America.

Active Minds

Delta Alpha Pi

Delta Alpha Pi is an academic honor society founded to recognize high-achieving students with disabilities who are attending colleges (including community colleges) and universities as undergraduate or graduate students. This dynamic organization celebrates and supports academic achievement, leadership and advocacy for post-secondary students with disabilities.

Delta Alpha Pi

DICE (Disability: Identity, Culture, and Education)

Disability: Identity, Culture, and Education (DICE) is a student-led disability justice collective at the University of Maryland that strives to promote disability justice by building a community of supportive individuals and empowering students to implement change. Members of this group will get together to learn about the lives and history of disabled peoples so often erased by history. These discussions will touch on topics such as disability, identity, culture and intersectionality to foster disability pride, acceptance and understanding. Members of this group will also be part of an online and in-person community. Within this community, DICE holds space to acknowledge the role of ableism in society, provide resources for disabled students, and create connections within campus and with the broader disabled community. Finally, members will have the opportunity to promote social change through events. These events will promote disability inclusion within campus by encouraging campus-wide discussions of disability, strengthening faculty mindfulness in teaching, and normalizing “disability." Most importantly, every member can choose how they would like to engage with the space and resources Disability: Inclusion, Culture, and Education provides!

More information on DICE student org via TerpLink

President's Commission on Disability Issues (PCDI) Student Advisory Council (SAC)

PCDI SAC strives to create a more accessible and inclusive campus for students with disabilities. Please visit the UMD PCDI SAC Facebook page or email for more information.

Terp Thon

Terp Thon is a student-run organization at the University of Maryland that supports patients and families fighting pediatric illness and injury in our local community.

Terp Thon

UMD Cultural Center for Students with Disabilities

In November 2021, University President Darryll J. Pines announced the planned creation of five cultural centers in Cole Field House to promote a sense of safety and belonging for students who identify with the Latinx, Native & Indigenous, Disability, Multi-racial and Biracial, and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American communities. These spaces are being designed and co-created by members of these communities. For more information, visit Maryland Today or the Diamondback.

Queers with Disabilities

link to Queers with Disabilities wepage

Queers With Disabilities is a new discussion group for those who identify as both queer and disabled (including invisible disabilities) meeting in the MICA Cozy Corner at Stamp on Tuesdays. Come join our group to meet new people and explore the intersection between two vibrant communities.