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Share your Belonging Journey

We'd love to hear from you if you are interested in sharing your experiences with community, connections, and inclusion at UMD. If you are interested in participating in an interview or otherwise sharing your answers to any of the following questions, let us know!

How did you find community at UMD?
Where do you feel belonging most strongly at UMD?
What contributions have you made to equity & inclusion at UMD?
What advice do you have for other new members of the UMD community?

Take the Course

Current faculty, staff and students can begin the training here.

You must have a directory ID to enroll. Employees who do not have computer work stations or would benefit from an in-person delivery of the material, they can register to attend an existing TerrapinSTRONG In-Person Session.

for Faculty for Staff for Graduate Students for Undergraduates

What Is in the Course?

TerrapinSTRONG onboarding should be thought of as a first doorway through which all new Terps enter the university. It sets a tone of welcome and community. The TerrapinSTRONG onboarding course is organized into four modules. Each module includes a video and a reflective activity. At the end of the four modules, new Terps create an action plan on ways they will stay involved. Participants then download a certificate of completion and receive a free scoop of ice cream at the University of Maryland Dairy, courtesy of President Pines.

Module 1: President Pines' Welcome and Vision of TerrapinSTRONG
Module 1: President Pines' Welcome and Vision of TerrapinSTRONG
Module 2: Engaging our History
Module 2: Engaging our History
Module 3: Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Module 3: Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Module 4: Traditions & Belonging
Module 4: Traditions & Belonging
Create your Action Plan
Module 5: Create your Action Plan

Who Takes the TerrapinSTRONG Course?

Each new undergraduate and graduate student, staff and faculty member participates in TerrapinSTRONG campus onboarding as part of their required orientations to the University of Maryland. Following this experience, which opens a door to the University of Maryland and the TerrapinSTRONG vision, new Terps are further welcomed by colleges, divisions and unit leaders providing more opportunities to become TerrapinSTRONG.

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