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Get Involved on Campus

Get Involved on Campus

Get Involved on Campus

There are over 800 student organizations to join on campus. If what you're looking for doesn't exist yet, create it! All you need is eight people with a shared interest.

ROTC Services


Air Force

Trains and commissions the finest officer candidates by emphasizing Air Force core values, teaching followership and leadership skills and providing opportunities to broaden career choices.

UMD Air Force ROTC



Produces officers of the highest caliber through diverse and expansive training opportunities, program outreach, leadership development, internships and longstanding networks.




Educates and trains qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps and prepares them for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical military environment.


Greek Life

Scholarship, service and brother/sisterhood are hallmarks in UMD's Greek community. The Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life (DFSL) advises the chapters and their members of four governing councils: the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic Association (PHA) in educational and leadership programming.

Day of service at UMD farm

Service Day at the Farm at UMD

Testudo and sports fans

Sports fans and the University of Maryland mascot, Testudo, getting into the spirit

Alumni Cup

Friendly competition at the Alumni Cup

Ag outdoor classroom

Agriculture students enjoy an outdoor classroom day

UMD students participating in yoga.

Students participating in yoga.


From intramural and club sports to our Division I teams, Terps are active. You can rock-climb at the Eppley Recreation Center, jog around our scenic campus or swim laps in our Olympic-size pool.

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics provides hundreds of student-athletes a rewarding experience. Stretch your lung muscles by cheering on your favorite team, like our national-champion women’s field hockey team, and sit in the Xfinity Center’s student section during our hugely popular men’s and women’s basketball games—our student athletes love to see you there!

Club Sports

Club Sports are student organizations, recognized by the Student Government Association (SGA). The Club Sports staff of University Recreation & Wellness oversees and advises all club sports. Many clubs compete against other universities, both on a regional and national level.

Learn more about club sports


Intramural Sports offers team, individual and dual sports as leagues. Players have a weekly regular season schedule followed by playoffs and single day or weekend long tournaments and events. 

Learn more about intramural sports


Living-Learning Programs

Nothing connects students more than our highly regarded living-learning programs, where students with a common interest share residence halls, classrooms, faculty and friendships to dig deep into contemporary topics and get unique research experiences. Roughly half of all first-year students find their niche in one of these programs. To be considered for a living-learning program, you must apply for freshman admission by the November 1 early action deadline.

Learn More About Living-Learning Programs