Get Connected, Get Active, Get Involved!
When asking successful alumni what educational opportunities they found most valuable from their experience as an undergraduate student, they often say it was the connections they made with their peers or professors outside of the traditional classroom setting.
Getting involved and building relationships are the best ways to make the most of your college experience!
Here are just a few ways to become engaged in student life within the School of Public Health!
S.T.E.P. Program: Students Transforming into Effective Professionals
Students Transforming into Effective Professionals
Empowering the next generation of Public Health leaders
The primary goal of the STEP program is to bring together students who wish to explore different aspects of Public Health while also preparing for professional life after college. By joining one of the various interest groups students will gain insight into a specific topic area and explore different career options while also strategically preparing for today’s job market.
UTEAM: Undergraduate Teaching & Education Assistants and Mentors
What is the UTEAM Program?
The Undergraduate Teaching & Education Assistants and Mentors (UTEAM) Program facilitates peer educational support in the School of Public Health through coursework and hands-on experiences. Working closely with faculty and graduate assistants, UTEAM members are an asset to the SPH learning community. This program is open to undergraduate students in the School of Public Health at the College Park Campus.
UTEAM Program Requirements
The UTEAM Program is a combination of experiences designed to provide:
1) Foundational knowledge to successfully support peer education
SPHL-333 is a one-credit course designed to teach foundational skills for guided peer learning. This is closed course and requires UTEAM Program approval to enroll.
The course has three essential objectives:
- Understanding the learning process
- Applying knowledge to support peer education
- Developing personal and professional skills
2) In-class, hands-on experiences within your major
SPHL-389 is a self-study course facilitated by SPH faculty. This course is a closed course and requires approval to enroll.
UTEAM members will have varying roles and responsibilities based on the needs of the courses they support including:
- Facilitating in-class discussions
- Facilitating discussion and review sessions
- Holding office hours
UTEAM Application Process
1. Discuss course support options with a course faculty member. UTEAM members are required to have completed the course they wish to support with a passing grade and strong understanding of the subject matter.
2. Submit online application using the link below.
3. Complete the contract template including both UTEAM member and faculty member signatures. All requirements must be detailed including tasks, time requirements, and assessment scale.
Applicants will receive an email with further information within 7 days of application.
Links and Resources for UTEAM Applications
Student Interest Groups
The BPDE mission is to provide a hybridized (both creating and presenting) poetry group to students within the School of Public Health. Our down to earth atmosphere allows students to share their passions and interests in an educational environment that embraces diverse poetry styles.
We aspire to collaborate and educate our fellow students to become better Public Health Professionals through understanding alternative styles of self-expression and communication. Through this vision, we strive towards the betterment of ourselves and our local community through education, skill development, and service.
Want to start your own SPH Interest Group?
Departmental Student Groups
MCFR, the University of Maryland affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations, focuses on issues that are relevant to families. MCFR provides a forum for students and professionals in the fields of family research, therapy, education, health, and policy to share in the development and dissemination of knowledge about families and family relationships. MCFR establishes professional standards and works to promote family well-being. MCFR is dedicated to improving the quality of family while embracing the cultural diversity at the University of Maryland and in a wider context.
Student Engagement Team
Program Manager, Alumni and Community Engagement
Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Programs
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 301-405-4397
Email: email@example.com | Phone: 301-405-9503