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Do Good Month

United in Purpose to Do Good

Do Good is the university-wide commitment to create a campus that empowers individuals to change our world for good. Your Alumni Association is committed to continuing this Maryland tradition by nurturing a culture of philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy across our global network of alums.

During the month of April, Terps come together to Do Good in their communities, in addition to celebrating the impact alums have had over the past year. We challenge you to take action and join us in one or more ways to give back.


Join us for our first-ever Terp Volunteer Challenge! Register to receive a packet of materials that will challenge and inspire you to Do Good throughout your community.

Once you register with your preferred mailing address, a packet will be mailed to you, including a Terp shell board of various ways to volunteer. 

Once you complete the shell, submit this form and be entered to win Amazon gift cards and a UMD swag bag!

Details on each task on the challenge board can be found below.

It's just that simple! Put on some Maryland Terps gear, gather up some friends and clean up around your neighborhood or help out at a local shelter. Take a photo and share it on social media by using #StayFearlessUMD

The VolunTerp newsletter is sent out every other month, highlighting upcoming opportunities to volunteer either on campus or virtually. Update your email subscription categories by visiting the alumni directory.

Connect with fellow alums over a meal together. It could be brunch, happy hour, or dinner. We want to encourage you to gather with Terps, reminisce about your time while on campus, and share what you have been up to since your days in College Park. Please complete the interest form to get started.

Where students and alumni unlock opportunities! Make a connection with either a student or a fellow alum.

Are you or a fellow Terp hiring? Let students and alums know by sharing on Terrapins Connect

Approximately 20 percent of UMD students lack reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food. Join us in creating a hunger-free UMD. Learn more on how to donate here

Your membership helps fund over 20 scholarships awarded each year to our students. Join today!

We love to tell the story of how our alums are doing good in the community. Share here.

We are hosting a blood drive here on campus on April 24 however, participate at a location convenient to you. Find a location near you. 

Join us on Maryland Day, Saturday, April 27 to pack food for those in need. Registration link coming soon.

Upcoming Do Good Events

For a full list of events, visit the events calendar and select "community service" under the Interests category.

Read about how alums are giving back in their communities

Trustee Mike Luzio posing in front of a light up Go Terps sign and balloons.

For Mike Luzio ’98, Serving on Board of Trustees Has “Been an Amazing Ride”

Mike Luzio ’98 admits to something that might be a surprise to anyone who’s met the man who’s decked out his basement in enough University of Maryland gear to make Testudo...
Austin Walker '11 talking with children in a classroom

Do Good Month Volunteer Spotlight - Austin Walker ’11

Do Good Month, April 1-30, is an opportunity for UMD to highlight the good our alums are doing around their communities!
Carlos Acosta & Zen Gordon

One Fine Day for Students and Alums in “Intern for a Day” Program

The University Career Center’s Intern for a Day program offers University of Maryland students the chance to spend a day with an alum, getting an inside look at what day-to-day...

Additional Do Good Resources

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Learn about how students are inspiring impact and making a change through the Do Good Institute.

Want some Do Good swag? Shop this limited edition collection

Read more about how the University of Maryland is building a Do Good campus.