Join Student Groups

American Meteorological Society at UMD - to provide educational, professional, social, and service opportunities for University of Maryland- College Park students interested in meteorology. The organization is also meant to provide community awareness regarding the weather. The main purpose is to have meetings that provide these services for students in atmospheric and oceanic science, through speakers from the meteorology community and other activities.

BSOS Sustainability Task Force - consists of students from several departments within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, as well as Public Policy and Engineering. Each semester the task force chooses a salient problem to campus sustainability and works toward finding a solution. From building a solar powered charging study station, to creating awareness of food behavioral impacts, the students research viable alternatives or enhancements, survey fellow students, and write a grant for implementation funds.

Community Learning Garden - The Community Learning Garden (formerly the Public Health Garden) is located between the School of Public Health and Eppley Recreation Center. It is a student teaching and community garden demonstrating sustainable agriculture and environmental best practices in support of public, environmental and community health.

Engineers Without Borders - a student chapter of a national nonprofit organization (EWB-USA) that partners with developing communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects.

Food Recovery Network - a student group at the University of Maryland dedicated to picking up surplus food from University diners and College Park restaurants nightly and delivering it to community partners that provide meals for hungry men, women, and children in the Washington, D.C. area.

JFarm - JFarm, founded in 2009, is the University of Maryland’s only Jewish environmental group. The group aims to foster a culture of Jewish environmental education, creativity, and activism.

Maryland Adventure Program (MAP) - MAP is committed to providing student-powered adventure experiences that promote personal growth, transformative learning, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship for the University of Maryland Community.

Maryland Food Collective (The Co-op) - The Maryland Food Co-op started in the mid-1970's on the campus of University of Maryland. There are no bosses or managers, only people who are working for a space that maintains equality, a good atmosphere, and lots of music.

MaryPIRG - a statewide, student directed and student funded organization working to solve real social problems. Through credited internships, leadership training, and volunteer opportunities, we teach and provide hands on skills to organize effectively around public interest issues.

Maryland Sustainability Engineering (MDSE) - Maryland Sustainability Engineering is an organization dedicated to sustainable development locally and abroad. In the past, MDSE has completed on-campus bioretention projects intended to combat pollution in the Anacostia watershed.

Pollinaterps - PollinaTerps is a collective group of University of Maryland students, staff, faculty, local scientists and local community members working to build a bee friendly community through research, education, habitat creation and preservation.

Residence Hall Association Sustainability Committee - The committee is made up of student members of the RHA Senate and works on areas relating to sustainability around the campus.

RESTORE ENST Society - to enhance the educational experience of society members and other students by providing members with the opportunity to participate in educational, service, recreational, and social activities. They may gain access to information that will better prepare them for the work force, while making a positive contribution to the field of Environmental Science and Technology as well as the community.

School of Public Policy Environmental Council - a graduate student organization committed to stewardship, fellowship, scholarship, and exists to strengthen the community about its past, present, and future environmental and energy students within the School of Public Policy and political institutions.

Smith Undergraduate Net Impact (SUNI) - SUNI is the Net Impact undergraduate chapter at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Its mission is to foster a culture at the University of Maryland that demands positive social and environmental impact in the world. The organization is open to all undergraduate students on campus.

St. Mary's Garden - The St. Mary's Language House Garden Club provides gardening and horticultural experience to the staff, students, and Univ. of Md community. You can email them at

SGA Student Sustainability Committee - The Student Sustainability Committee, part of the Student Government Association (SGA), is a group of undergraduate students who are looking to hold the university accountable to its commitment to become sustainable. Additionally the council will provide the opportunity for any undergraduate student to propose project ideas that they feel will make the campus a more livable and sustainable community.

Sustainable Ocean Alliance - The UMD chapter works towards the desired outcome of a more educated community on the negative effects of plastic pollution (both environmentally and human health related).

Terrapin Trail Club - The Terrapin Trail Club is a student organization that sponsors various outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, rock climbing, and kayaking. It is student-run, and activities are available to all registered students, faculty, and staff of the University of Maryland. Its primary goal is to meet other outdoor enthusiasts and to provide a framework to share love for the outdoors.

UMD Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects - This is the go-to organization for the UMD student with a passion for landscape architecture. You can learn helpful design tips, connect with classmates, and stay up to date on events and activities.

The Wildlife Society at UMD - This is a new student organization for students who are interested and passionate about wildlife. The group strives to become engaged with wildlife ecology and conservation on campus, regionally and around the world. Join the mailing list here and visit the Facebook page here.