Around the Grove

Hello all and welcome back! This post, I would like to talk about what goes on around the grove and let you know about opportunities that can change your time at USG. 

Whether you’re new to the Universities at Shady Grove campus or a veteran, there are many opportunities on campus that you may not know about. There are a large number of clubs on campus that cater to nearly every cause, belief, or hobby. A sample list of clubs include;


  • Accounting & Business Association (ABA)
  • Business Management Association (BMA)
  • Care Package Club (CPC)
  • Christ Centered Life (CCL)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice Student Association (CRIMSA)
  • Film Club (FB)
  • History Student Association (HSA)
  • International Club (IC)
  • Nurses for Global Health (NGH)
  • Political Science Student Organization (PSSO)
  • Psychology Student Association (PSA)
  • Social Work Student Association (SWSA)
  • Students Engaged in Public Health (SEIPH)
  • Terps Without Borders (TWB)
  • University of Maryland Association of Nursing Students (UMANS)
  • Undergraduate Communication Association (UCA)


There are clubs outside of this list and so it is important to visit the portal for extracurricular clubs and organizations and see what interests you. The link is:


The second opportunity is becoming a student blogger!! The application can be found at: and is due 8/24/2018. Students are paid $15 a blog post and will post bi-weekly on a particular day if accepted. For more information feel free to contact, Kristen Koehler at It’s a great opportunity to fine tune your writing skills and share your experience at USG with the world!


The third opportunity I would like to discuss would be the Student Ambassadors. The Student Ambassadors are students who exemplify the spirit and mission of USG. Ambassadors work at undergraduate and graduate orientations, work at information sessions at different high schools and middle schools, and give tours to interested individuals on campus. The application for student ambassadors can be found at: and is due 9/7/2018. For more information, please contact Jennifer Riehl at


Finally, there is the Campus Recreation Center (CRC) which offers many services and opportunities. The center has a gym which contains cardio and strength training equipment, free for student use. The center also hosts Yoga and Zumba classes which are offered at economic costs to students. There are also many intramural sports that students can take part in, including soccer, flag football, and ping-pong. The center is complete with separate male and female locker rooms with showers. More information about the center can be found at

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