University of Maryland, College Park

Member since: 2020
Student population:  40,709 students (30,875 undergraduate, 9,834 graduate)


Campus Council and Governance Council Members

  • Campus Council members: Julia Matute, MPH, Assistant Director, Health Promotion and Wellness Services; Madeleine Moore, Alcohol and Other Drugs Program Coordinator, Health Promotion and Wellness Services; Patty Perillo, Vice President of Student Affairs; Warren Kelley, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Governance Council: Darryll J. Pines, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park President

About the School

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is USM’s flagship institution and preeminent public research university, fueled by $545 million in external research funding. The only public research university inside the Washington, D.C. beltway, UMCP’s strategic partnerships with national institutions provide unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students.

Committed to sparking fearless ideas, UMCP offers courses within each school & college designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. The university’s Do Good Institute, a campus-wide hub of social innovation, establishes UMCP as a global leader in advancing social change, philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. UMCP provides countless out-of-classroom opportunities, over 20 living-learning environments, and hundreds of study abroad programs to transform the student experience. The faculty includes two Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 57 members of the national academies, and scores of Fulbright students & scholars.

As UMCP opens the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation, the university is positioned to make future-focused developments in virtual reality, augmented reality, computer vision, robotics, artificial intelligence and computing platforms.

UMCP is ranked No. 63 among public universities and No. 15 for most innovative schools by U.S. News & World Report, as well as No. 12 among public universities by Forbes. The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine ranked UMCP No. 8 overall for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named UMCP among the top best values in public colleges, ranking it No. 10 nationally for in-state students. UMCP is also the top producer of minority bachelor’s degree graduates in the state as listed in Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s Top 100 ranking.

Compelled by a fearless mission to serve the state and nation, UMCP is committed to vigorously pursuing the discovery of new knowledge and its application for the advancement of all.

Related Resources

  • University of Maryland Alcohol Coalition
  • Wellness Resource Hub with asynchronous presentations available to student body
  • 1:1 Consults with Alcohol and Other Drugs Program Coordinator
  • Health Promotion and Wellness Services Peer Program
    • Peer Education (peer-to-peer outreach rooted in 8 Dimensions of Wellness)
    • Peer Leadership (advanced peer education with macro/health equity lens)
    • Peer Wellness Coaching (advanced peer education with micro/services lens)
  • Terps for Recovery Student Organization (not currently active)
    • Terps for Recovery Drop-In Space in UHC (not currently active)
  • Substance Use Intervention and Treatment (SUIT) counseling services
  • Terps After Dark program
  • City Multi-Agency Services Taskforce (CMAST)
  • AlcoholEdu and HE Prescription Drug Training (EverFi)
  • Center on Young Adult Health and Development (School of Public Health)
  • Updated Smoking Policy to include vaping and e-cigarette use
  • UMD Nite Ride program
  • Naloxone Trainings through the University Health Center (not currently active)
  • University Health Center Instagram – ongoing education re: 1) substance use, 2) mental health, 3) sexual health, 4) nutrition, 5) health equity, 6) COVID-19, and 7) UMD/UHC Resources
  • Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life
    • Alcohol Management and Social Event Monitoring (SEMS)
    • Greek Tailgate: The IFC worked in collaboration with the UMD Police Department, Athletics, Department of  Transportation Services, and other partners from across campus to successfully plan and implement on-campus tailgates  in the Fall 2018 and the Fall 2019 semesters. These tailgates were well received by the students  and significantly reduced alcohol and noise related incidents in the Old Town neighborhood, resulting in better relations  with the City of College Park. Each Fall, the IFC and PHA host tailgates before each home football game with an average  attendance of 5,500 people.
    • President’s Class: Every Spring, DFSL offers a 3-credit upper-level elective class for all chapter presidents. Two thirds of the chapter’s usually participate. One of the classes is spent on alcohol safety and responsibility and the Daniel  Reardon case; a new member of Phi Sigma Kappa, who died from alcohol consumption on “bid night” in 2002. The session is facilitated by the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and during the Spring 2020, the session was co-facilitated by the DFSL School of Public Health undergraduate Intern.
  • Department of Resident Life
    • Fall Welcome Program:  Resident Life hosts Fall Welcome during every fall opening to welcome new first-year students to campus. This program provides opportunities for students to begin creating community with one another, learn more about the University and the resources available, and be introduced to important messages to help students navigate and shape their residence hall and University experience.
    • Alcohol Poster Series: In partnership with Public Safety, the Counseling Center, and the Health Center, we continue to post our multi poster alcohol education series with messaging that addresses behaviors college students should avoid and encourages students to make smart choices around alcohol.
    • Community-Based Programmatic Efforts: In addition to campus-wide programming, residence hall communities  offer programming designed to meet the needs of their particular population.
  • Faculty Staff Assistance Program
    • Fitness for Duty Evaluations: FSAP, in collaboration with the Health Center, conducts fitness for duty  evaluations for employees who are acutely impaired and dangerous to themselves or others.
    • Substance Use Counseling
    • Supervisor Trainings: Supervisors and Department Heads are trained in how to recognize and confront a  substance-abusing employee.
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