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The Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement creates a vibrant out of classroom atmosphere for McDaniel College. We help maximize your experience through engagement with social events, student organization membership, leadership development programs, Student Government Association, Greek Life and more.

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Our Mission

Dedicated to tradition and transformation, OSE at McDaniel College seeks to enhance student engagement through meaningful involvement in dynamic and inclusive campus programming, leadership development, and robust club and organizational opportunities.

Informed by best practices* in the field of Higher education, The Office of Student Engagement:

  • Builds connection and belonging to enhance the holistic well-being of every student.

  • Cultivates collaborative partnerships to promote safe and inclusive communities.

  • Creates a student-centered space where every individual can explore their passion and interests through co-curricular activities and experiences.

  • Practices intentional conversations and open exchanges of ideas in a context of mutual respect.

  • Develops transferable skills through comprehensive programming, exploration, and growth to empower agents of change in the global community.

*Aligned with NASPA, ACPA, NACA, and CAS standards

Something For Everyone

70+ student-led organizations, covering interests as varied as community engagement, academic, political interest groups/honor societies, recreation, environmental and social issues.

Student Engagement Peers

The Office of Student Engagement is proud to work closely with Student Engagement Peers (EPs) to plan and organize social activities with and for students. The EPs support student organization event planning as well as creating social events that appeal to students' interests.

Opportunities for Involvement

One of the hallmarks of successful McDaniel students is that they jump in, getting involved in co-curricular and social activities that enhance their McDaniel experience. We encourage you to identify opportunities where you can make a difference and have fun, graduating with academic and leadership experiences that set you apart.

Get Involved Student Clubs & Organizations Pursue Your Passion

Learn more about the active clubs and organizations on campus. Don't see one that interests you? Start your own!

Fun & Philanthropy Greek Life A Lifelong Bond

Expanding your McDaniel experience through participation in Greek life is one way to develop your network and give back.

Become a Leader Student Government Association Represent Student Concerns

The Student Government Association (SGA) consists of elected student representatives that have direct contact with the college's administration and Trustees.

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI)

The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) is to provide visible leadership and direction for the College’s efforts on behalf of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, to promote diversity awareness and understanding within the larger campus community, to foster community and advocate for changes so that students and employees feel they belong, be a resource to students, faculty and staff in their efforts on behalf of diversity and inclusion, and advocate on behalf of minoritized communities. 


Ten students wear large inflated balls while playing Bubble Soccer on the Gill Stadium football field.

Social Activities The Weekend Blitz Opportunities to Explore

McDaniel's location, close to Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., makes weekend trips easy and fun. Through the Weekend Blitz, you'll have the chance to take advantage of the social activities throughout our region. Blitz trips might include a Washington Nationals game, trips to local museums or the National Zoo, holiday-related events (Field of Screams at Halloween, anyone?), amusement parks and more. All trip costs are subsidized with the intention of making them affordable.

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Green Terror Programs (GTP) Campus Programming Board

GTP plans events by students, for students. GTP strives to encourage fun, educational, and stress-relieving opportunities for the campus community with events on and off campus. Each year, GTP offers Duck Hunt, Pumpkin Hunt, free movies, on-campus performances, trips off campus, and more. GTP also welcomes student opinions and partnerships with other student organizations. If you have questions or are interested in joining GTP, please contact the director of OSE or find GTP on What’s Up McDaniel.

A female student in a McDaniel College t-shirt poses with the Green Terror mascot while taking a photo on her phone.

Everything you need to try during your time on the Hill. McDaniel College Bucket List Challenge. Accepted.

At McDaniel College, there's just so much to do that it's hard to keep track. Which is why we started a list . . . that only you can finish. 

Get involved around town and in all the special places on campus with activities from new student trends to traditions Green Terrors have been doing for decades.

Connect With Us

Amanda Gelber

Director of Student Engagement

Phone: 410-386-4638


Roj Student Center

2 College Hill

Westminster, MD 21157