SPH First Look Fair
Tuesday, September 3, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
SPH Building Concourse

Join us to learn more about SPH student organizations, research opportunities and other ways to engage outside of the classroom with the school community. Research posters will be presented to highlight the breadth of research and community-based services led by SPH faculty and students.

This is your chance to get a first look at all the School of Public Health has to offer!

Participating student organizations and school programs will include:

17 for Peace and Justice
We seek to empower students to work with researchers, policymakers, and community organizers to engage underrepresented populations in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area on the issues of environmental justice and health equity. 17forpeaceandjustice@gmail.com

Bringing Poetry Down to Earth (BPDE)
The BPDE mission is to provide a forum for SPH students to create and present poetry. bpde.umd@gmail.com        

Club enABLE
Club EnAble is a student group aiming to support and interact with the developmental disabilities community in and around the College Park area. enableumd@gmail.com        

Family Science Student Advisory Committee
Family Science majors serve on this committee that meets regularly with the department chair about student concerns. ktripp@umd.edu   

Family Science Undergraduate Honors Program
Academically talented students can have a more advanced and challenging educational experience related to the study of families through the honors program. msbynum@umd.edu        

As the only “sports team” housed in a school of public health, Gymkana aims to promote healthy, drug-free living through its gymnastic and acrobatic performances and programs. montfort@umd.edu

SPH Student Advisory Committee (SAC)
SAC members represent the SPH’s diverse student body and disciplines and are responsible for engaging with the broader SPH student community and providing student perspectives on a range of topics to the Dean and school leaders. Those interested in shaping and growing the student experience in the School of Public Health are encouraged to apply. elmc@umd.edu

Kinesiology Honors Program
Designed for junior and senior level kinesiology students, the honors program encourages scholarly independent study and discussions related to the study of human movement, sport, and exercise. kiemel@umd.edu

Kinesiology Student Organization (KSO)
KSO members plan and attend KNES-related social events, community service events, and career development events to learn more about the field and build community. ksoumd@gmail.com

Maryland Council on Family Relations (MCFR)
MCFR, the UMD affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations, focuses on issues relevant to families and provides a forum for students and professionals. apantale@umd.edu    

Phi Alpha Epsilon (PAE)
PAE is a local public health honorary society that aims to connect high-achieving students and prepare them to enter public health careers. umdpae@gmail.com

Phi Upsilon Omicron (PHI U)
Phi U is a national honor society in family and consumer science that offers professional networking, leadership, scholarships and awards opportunities. phiumd@gmail.com

Pre-Occupational Therapy Association
The Pre-Occupational Therapy Association prepares students for entrance into a professional curriculum for Occupational Therapy. umdpota@gmail.com

Pre-Physical Therapy Association
The Pre-Physical Therapy Association prepares students for entrance into a professional curriculum for Physical Therapy. umdppta@gmail.com

Public Health Action Through Civic Engagement (PHACE)
PHACE focuses on leadership and advocacy through a public health lens and aims to connect and educate the student population about opportunities to make a difference in our community. phaceumd@gmail.com

Public Health Without Borders (PHWB) 
PHWB’s mission is to reduce health disparities around the world and increase awareness about good health practices through student partnerships with global communities. phw.borders@gmail.com            

Students Engaged in Public Health (SEIPH) 
SEIPH is the student organization of the Public Health Science program with a mission to “connect, lead, serve and network.” seiph.umcp@gmail.com

The Vent Room
The Vent Room is a safe place for SPH students to gather together to focus on personal empowerment, self-motivation, and mental and emotional health. ventroom.umd@gmail.com


Good Neighbor Day
Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland and the College Park community. Students can engage in projects to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in Greater College Park. oce.umd.edu/good-neighbor-day

The Do Good Challenge
The Do Good Institute serves as the campus-wide hub of social innovation and as a center of research and thought leadership in philanthropy and social change. The annual, campus-wide Do Good Challenge inspires students to take fearless ideas, spark innovative solutions, and create social impact for today’s most pressing problems. dogood.umd.edu

The Gold Public Health Innovation Award
To encourage students to apply new and emerging technologies to address public health problems, founding SPH Dean Robert Gold and his wife Barbara created the Gold Award competition. Student teams pitch proposals annually and the winners are rewarded with start-up funds to help them launch their innovative idea. sph.umd.edu/goldaward

SPH Diversity & Inclusion Council
Students with a commitment to growing a school community and climate that fosters a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity are encouraged to apply to serve as a student representative for their academic unit, or participate as a “diversity champion.” All students are welcome to attend general body meetings. Contact: Erin McClure, Diversity Officer: elmc@umd.edu

Social Justice Day
The university’s annual Social Justice Day features interactive sessions in which participants from all parts of campus demonstrate the many ways -- through research, teaching, and community involvement -- that the University of Maryland is committed to “Growing Social Justice for the Public Good.” Held each April.















Event Type: 
Student Events