Presenting the 2014-15 UMD Disorientation Guide! (color-print version)

Now presenting . . . (drum roll ….wait, drum roll! not “drum circle”) THE 2014-15 UMD Disorientation Guide!

This year’s Guide is the product of the work of dozens of students, workers, activists, artists, writers, poets, collaborators, comrades, and friends – from the University of Maryland and beyond – organized by RadicalRush and students in Co-op Housing University of Maryland, with support of dozens more mentors, housemates, friends, and family.

An extended online version with more articles and original content is coming soon! THANKS SO MUCH to all the people that made this possible and to every contributor who sent content, ideas, love, and support to make this zine great!

Disorientation Guide Cover by Savannah Staubs, 2014

Disorientation Guide Cover by Savannah Staubs, 2014

Click on the image above or click here to read our zine! 2014-15 UMD Disorientation Guide (Color – Print Version) #disorient2K14

Shout-out to all of our amazing people who made donations: Abishek Gopal, Avid Antonelli, Charles Imwold, Cici Bisogno, Corey Rennolds, Tim Dawson, and our anonymous contributors as well! Immortals will appear in the upcoming extended version online guide! 😀
If you would like to contribute to help us print hard-copy zines for incoming students at the First Look Fair or make future disorientation guides possible, please click on our link and make a donation. We have neat personalized prizes for donators too! Have a radical year! – UMD Radical Rush and Disorientation Guide

Multiculturalism and Social Justice Double-Header at College Park


University of Maryland Student Government (UMDSGA) Diversity CommitteeUMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion (UMD ODI),Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA), and the Nyumburu Cultural Center are co-hosting a DIVERSITY SUMMIT starting 2PM FRIDAY APRIL 18th in the STAMP Student Union Colony BallroomThe goal of the Diversity Summit is to promote solidarity, cooperation, and support between students of diverse backgrounds by providing a platform for students to connect, inspire, educate, organize, and demonstrate their abilities to enhance the campus community and motivate others to take reciprocal action. This will be a rewarding opportunity for students from all aspects of campus life to come together and build towards a basis of mutual understanding and inclusion. 

Some of the challenges that they hope to address include:

  • Communication breakdown that draws attention to our differences
  • Unwillingness to speak out and ignoring the issues at hand
  • Divided campus with only the appearance of diversity
  • An apathetic campus

By creating avenues for communication and a safe space for open dialogue the purpose of the Diversity Summit is to:
[C]onnect with one another 
[R]espond to an issue 
[E]mpower ourselves and others
[D]iversify our campus community 

Everyone is welcome!
This is a FREE event including LUNCH courtesy of the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) and many special performances and presentations!

See the facebook page bellow to RSVP, get directions, or get more details on the event:

Multicultural event to increase inter-group discussion and solidarity organized by the SGA Diversity Committee, Spring 2014

Multicultural event to increase inter-group discussion and solidarity organized by the SGA Diversity Committee, Spring 2014


Looking to bring social into the world of social change, Community Roots – a University of Maryland College Park student group that hosts student led discussion on contemporary civil rights and social justice issues – is hosting it’s annual celebration of hip hop, resistance, and social justice – Move The Movement 2014!!!
FREE LIVE Performances by a wide range of socially conscious artists -> 18+ SHOW, OPEN TO PUBLIC -> MOVE-THE-MOVEMENT -> Friday April 18, From 6-9PM in the Nyumburu Cultural Center in College Park, Maryland (right next to the STAMP Student Union). See the facebook page for more information:

Community Roots event at Nyumburu Spring 2014

Community Roots event at Nyumburu Spring 2014

Two Back to School Barbecues: Nyumburu and Methodist Ministry, Wednesday evening

Get plugged in with the Nyumburu Cultural Center during their new student welcome.  Free food and great company will be provided!  Click here for more information on Nyumburu, the freedom house at UMD.  Begins at 5pm in front of Nyumburu.

The  United Methodist Campus Ministry’s annual Fall Cookout is the same night and would like to welcome everyone back to school in style, so you are invited to take some time off after your first day of the semester with FREE FOOD, lots of friendly people, and an opportunity to just relax.  Begins at 6:30pm, 2102 Memorial Chapel, UMD.

Letters “BBQ” on fire.

Taste of Arabia, Nov 17

Taste of Arabia is a festival for your taste buds. It is an event where students of all background come together to experience the delicious foods of the arab world! Sponsored by the Organization of Arab Students.
It’s an event thats not to be missed!  Click here for the facebook event!

When: Thursday, November 17 · 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Nyrumburu multi-purpose room , UMD

Platters of Arabian food.

Africa Week, Nov 14-19

African Student Association, University of Maryland College Park, presents:

:::: AFRICA WEEK !! ::::


Movie Night
“Coming To America”
Terrapin Room B & C, Stamp Student Union


Come support Echelon Fashion Society’s Date Auction with the ASA Eboard
Nyumburu Multipurpose Room
7:30pm – 10:30pm


Annual Refugee Dinner
Free Food || Performances || Guest Speaker
Nyumburu Multipurpose Room

Africa Week


Game Night
Taboo || Board Games || Twister
Diversity Festival Co-sponsorship with Multi-Biracial Student Association
Nyumburu Multipurpose Room


Get in the zone for “The Throne”!


“The Throne”
Our 3rd Annual Crowning of Mr. & Mrs. ASA
Grand Ball Room, Stamp Student Union
November 19th 2011
Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 7pm

TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE ALL WEEK !!  Click here for the facebook event!