Introducing the NEW Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory, a modern twist on a traditional business directory. 
 
Through the Terp Business Directory, Terp business owners and leaders can promote information about their company with fellow alums and the general public. Once you are part of the Terp Business Directory, you can connect directly with fellow Terp business professionals. 

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Applicants must have graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with an undergraduate or graduate degree OR be a lifetime member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association AND be the owner, founder or executive level decision maker for a business. 

BENEFITS

As a participant, your business will gain exposure to Maryland graduates and new customers nationwide through the online Terp Business Directory platform and promotions, including:
  • Alumni Association website exposure to 500,000+ visitors a year
  • Access to over 200,000 Terps through email alerts
  • Social media visibility averaging 90,000 impressions a month
  • Ability to meet fellow Terps in your industry and expand business connections
  • Quarterly newsletter

SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS

Choose one of the following options when applying for your account:
  • Premium - $150 annually. Upgraded profile with services description, links, logos, photos and direct message functionality.
  • Lifetime Member - COMPLIMENTARY. Access to all of the features in the Premium account for lifetime members of the Alumni Association. PLUS, special recognition of life membership, preferential listing in search results and a highlight in the quarterly newsletter. Not a lifetime member? Sign up now
  • Basic - FREE. Your name, class year and business name. No business website link.

CATEGORIES

When looking for businesses in the Terp Business Directory, you can search by the following six categories, as well as by business name, keywords, minority-owned status and lifetime membership status. 
  • Coaches and Consultants (keyword examples: athletics, behavioral, business, career, executive, fitness, leadership, life, mental health, skills, wellness)
  • Creatives (keyword examples: advertising, art, dance, entertainment, freelance, graphic design, illustration, music, performing arts, photography, production, video)
  • Finance and Development (keyword examples: architecture, city planning, commercial real estate, construction, development, engineering, environmental sustainability, finance, infrastructure, investment, wealth management, wholesale trade)
  • Food and Beverage (keyword examples: bakery, bar/pub, beverage, brewery, caterer, dessert, distillery, e-commerce, food truck, restaurant, winery)
  • Products and Services (keyword examples: accounting, business services, automotive, copy editing, dentist, doctor, educational services, event planning, health and beauty, insurance, landscape, legal services, marketing, residential real estate)
  • Terps in Tech (keyword examples: artificial intelligence, assistive, communication, education, energy, environment, financial, hardware, information, mechanical, medical, production, robotics, software)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

How do I apply?

  1. Go to the Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory website.
  2. Choose your subscription level and click “Subscribe Now”.
  3. You will be directed to a login screen to start your application. Use your Alumni Directory credentials to login. If you don’t have a directory account, click “create account.”
  4. After you are logged in, fill out the short application and select the community that best represents your business (refer to the list above).
  5. Once completed, click “submit application.”
  6. The Alumni Association will then review your application and send you an email with instructions on how to complete your public business profile.

What is the Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory?

The referral exchange is a modern twist on the traditional business directory. The Terp Business Directory is for alums and Alumni Association lifetime members to promote their services and products to potential clients and customers in the Terp community.

What are the requirements for joining the Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory?

Applicants must have graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with an undergraduate or graduate degree OR be a lifetime member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association AND be the owner, founder or executive level decision maker for a business. 

I'm a lifetime member of the Alumni Association, is there a member benefit when I join?

Lifetime members of the Alumni Association will receive a complimentary upgraded profile, with special recognition of your lifetime membership and preferential listing in search results. Not a lifetime member? Join or upgrade your membership.

Why aren't submissions automatically added to the Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory?

Before we activate a profile, we will verify that the applicant is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park OR is a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. In accordance with University of Maryland policy, we will verify that the businesses are consistent with the values of the Alumni Association and the University of Maryland.

I'm having trouble accessing/updating my profile. Who should I contact?

Please email alumni@umd.edu with any questions.
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FOR USERS

What is the Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory?

The Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory is a modern twist on the traditional business directory. The Terp Business Directory is for alums and Alumni Association lifetime members to promote their services and products to potential clients and customers in the Terp community.

Is the University of Maryland Alumni Association providing financial support to the businesses in the Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory?

No, the Alumni Association is not providing financial assistance to specific businesses.

I'm a University of Maryland College Park alum, do I get any discounts from these businesses?

Discounts for alums are offered at the discretion of businesses participating in the Terp Business Directory.  Additional discounts are a benefit of a Alumni Association membership.
 

USER AGREEMENT

By applying to be a part of the Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory, you are agreeing to the following:

The use of this business directory or the contact information contained is for the purpose of making business connections between University of Maryland alums and the general public. Users of the business directory agree to accurately portray their business and will act in accordance with the values of the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland Alumni Association. In addition, using the information contained in this business directory for any unauthorized private, commercial, or political mailing is prohibited. 
 
Use of the University of Maryland name and/or registered trademarks by businesses is generally prohibited. Please note the University of Maryland Alumni Association logo and other University of Maryland registered trademarks may not be used by external organizations/companies without prior written permission from the Office of Trademarks and Licensing
 
All business submissions are reviewed by the University of Maryland Alumni Association. Within the values and mission of the University of Maryland, the exchange will promote businesses owned by University of Maryland alums and University of Maryland Alumni Association members. Multi-level marketing and nationally franchised businesses will not be included. The University of Maryland Alumni Association reserves the right to decline to include any submission or remove any submission that has been posted on the exchange. 
 
Subscription fees are not transferable and refunds are not available.
 
Violations of these policies are grounds for removal from the Exchange.
 
The information contained in this exchange was voluntarily provided to the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland Alumni Association by alums business owners and employees. The businesses are not legally affiliated with the University of Maryland or the University of Maryland Alumni Association; the University of Maryland and University of Maryland Alumni Association assume no responsibility for the practices, positions, or conduct of any business contained within. A business listing is not an endorsement by the University of Maryland or the University of Maryland Alumni Association and the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland Alumni Association encourages users to exercise due care when engaging any business. University of Maryland and the University of Maryland Alumni Association do not endorse or make any other representations concerning any of the businesses listed on the exchange.
 
All business submissions are reviewed by the University of Maryland Alumni Association. Within the values and mission of the University of Maryland, the business directory will promote businesses owned by University of Maryland alums and University of Maryland Alumni Association members. Multi-level marketing and nationally franchised businesses will not be included.