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UndocutTerp list-serve

Please sign up for the UndocuTerp list-serve here. Every so often we’ll send you the most important updates and announcements. We will keep you connected to campus and community events, the current immigration political climate and also give you some tools and resources to continue to learn alongside the undocumented and larger immigrant community  both on campus and within MD.
 Emotional Health and Wellness

Counseling Center

Link for drop in hours: https://www.counseling.umd.edu/cs/diversity/dropinhour/

Full list of therapy groups can be found at the following link: https://www.counseling.umd.edu/cs/counseling/group/

Mental Health Toolkit to get through these moments of uncertainty: http://defenddaca.com/resources/mental-health-toolkit/

UndocuHealing Project: Guidelines for Regeneration During Impact Moments: http://www.undocuhealing.org/elevating-the-soul-guide.html 


Health Center

Leading the way to healthier Terps- http://health.umd.edu/

At the University health center you can find some of the following services: Appointments, Nutrition Coaching, Pharmacy, Immunization forms, Sexual health, CARE to stop violence, Meditation, Massage and Acupuncture, Medical Records, and Student Involvement.

Community Resources

Here are a few questions that can help process uncertainty:

  1. What brings you joy?

  2. What colors speak to your feelings right now?

  3. Who makes you smile?

  4. Where do you feel warm and comforted?

  5. What are your favorite lyrics?

  6. Think of a moment when you felt strongest.

Community Resources

UndocuBlack Network Mental Health Initiative

10 Affirmations to Help Undocumented Immigrants Turn Panic into Resistance

Mental Health Toolkit to get through this moment of crisis

UndocuHealing Project: Guidelines for Regeneration During Impact Moments

Define American’s #UndocuJoy - Undocumented Americans send authentic messages of joy!

Mental Health and Civil Rights Resources by NILC

National Suicide/Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, Crisis Text: 741741


Terp DREAM Scholarship

The Terp DREAM Scholarship Fund was established in September 2015 by Brian Kildee '99 to provide scholarships to undergraduate first-generation college students at the University of Maryland. This scholarship fund has not yet reached endowment level ($25,000). If you would like to contribute to a more affordable college education for undocumented UMD students, please consider giving to the Terp DREAM Scholarship Fund.

Roberta Ma Scholarship

The Roberta M. Ma Fund was established, through the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc., in September 1985 by friends of Roberta Ma and the officers of Koinonia Agapes, Inc. At the request of the donors, the Fund was transferred to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., in February 2001. Spendable Income from the Roberta M. Ma Fund provides scholarships and other forms of assistance to international students.

For more information on how to apply click here

Community Scholarship Lists

Below are some scholarship links that have lists with scholarships that are open to undocumented students with and without DACA. We recommend that you go through these and make a list of the ones that you would be able to apply to based on deadlines, career and where you live. 
Educators for Fair Consideration- http://e4fc.org/resources/payingforcollege.html
The.Dream.US- http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/
United We Dream- 
College Guide for Undocumented Students-
For any crisis funding take a look at the followinghttp://www.crisisfund.umd.edu/gethelp.html
Students who are applying for the crisis fund need to send an email to studentcrisisfund@umd.edu with the subject "Student Crisis Fund application" if possible. In the email, they need to include their name and UID, explain the situation, why they need the money, how much they are requesting and why they find themselves in this emergency situation.

Campus Offices and Units

Prospective Transfer Students

Pre-Transfer Advising Program http://pretransferadvising.umd.edu/

The Pre-Transfer Advising Program facilitates the transfer process for any prospective student that maximizes their time, money, and persistence-to-graduation.  

Pre-Transfer Advisors can help students: 1) Academically plan for transfer, 2) Estimate time to degree completion, 3) Explore major and career options!

For more information, please contact Megan cleaver at mforbes@umd.edu) or Leah Howell at lhowell@umd.edu

Student Success Office

Are you looking for academic support? You are in luck, check out the Student Success Office to see the types of services that the provide- www.studentsuccess.umd.edu.
For specific questions, you can contact Peter DeCrescenzo at pdecresc@umd.edu

Transfer and Off Campus Student Life

More to come!


Center for Global Migration Studies

More to come!

Food Pantry

 More to come!


 More to come!

LGBTQ Equity Center

 More to come!

Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education

More to come!

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

More to come!

Veteran Student Life

More to come!

Graduate Student Life

More to come!

Curricular Activities

Maryland Leadership Initiative

The Maryland Leadership Institute is a jointly led program by the Asian American Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy, and the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL). This leadership development program is designed to engage students interested in issues directly affecting Asian American communities. Each session features a panel of professionals with expertise on critical issues affecting Asian Americans and the larger population. In previous years, topics included immigration policy and undocumented immigrants at UMD, mental health, and advocacy and activism. The program consists of five sessions that are held throughout the Spring semester with the option of earning 1 course credit for AAST388 (Independent Research).

AAST222: Immigration and Ethnicity in America

This course focuses on the history of immigration and the development of diverse populations in the United States. Topics include related political controversies, the social experiences of immigrants, ethnicity, generations, migration, inter-group relations, race and diversity in American culture.

AAST398X: Immigrant Communities, Leadership, and Organizing

Class explores the political, social, and historical forces that have shaped the current immigration context. Using popular education and project-based learning, students will critically analyze how public policies related to immigration are affecting young immigrants, with special focus on undocumented youth and students. This class will not be a typical lecture or discussion class. Students will be required to develop group projects to raise campus awareness of undocumented student issues. Essentially, this course is intended for students who want to organize their peers and the surrounding community. "Homework" will not be traditional assignments. Students may be executing events, implementing a social media campaign, speaking to strangers or before large groups, etc.
Contact: Yvette Lerma (ylerma@umd.edu)

Also offered as IMMR319D and USLT498V or AMST399Y. Credit granted for AAST398X or IMMR319D or USLT498V.

IMMR200: Introduction to Immigration and Migration Studies

Introduces concepts and theoretical interpretations about the causes of international migration; provides an historical overview of the main flows of immigration to the U.S.; analyzes economic, political, social, and cultural aspects that impact the immigrants' settlement process.

Also offered as USLT219A. Credit granted for IMMR200 or USLT219A.

IMMR400 Vital Voices: Oral Histories of the Immigrant Experience

An exploration of the dynamic subject of U.S. immigrant experience through the scope of individual immigrant life stories in a global context. Course will include an overview of U.S. and global immigration patterns and an introduction to the practice of oral history.

Also offered as THET428I. For Spring 2017: credit granted for IMMR400, HIST428N, or THET428I.

Student Organizations


Define American

Define American is a media and culture organization using the power of stories to transcend politics and shift the conversation around immigrants, identity and citizenship in a changing America. Unrestricted by background, identity, beliefs, or culture, Define American seeks to engage the campus community in a dialogue on what it means to be an American citizen. To contact the UMD chapter, email Mwewa Sumbwe (msumbwe1@terpmail.umd.edu)

Student Organizations

Student Organization Resource Center: http://thestamp.umd.edu/student_org_resource_center_sorc

The Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) is committed to supporting student success through involvement and leadership opportunities. SORC is the source for your student involvement needs and desires, from finding a student organization to join, to registering a new student organization and providing assistance and support to existing student organizations.