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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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Become Connected

Whether on the dance team or in the Writing Center, McDaniel College student Kaylan believes in the power of connection on campus.

Our Mission

The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) encourages students to engage in learning without limits by advancing opportunities that allow for growth and development within and beyond the classroom setting. Through partnerships with academic and student affairs departments on campus, we promote integrative learning and assist students with connecting to College resources and programs including student activities, student organization development, leadership programming, fraternities and sororities, community service, diversity and multicultural education.

Something For Everyone

Students can select from 70+ student organizations, covering subjects as varied as club sports and intramural teams to service, academic, and political interest groups/honor societies.

Student Engagement Peers

The Office of Student Engagement is proud to work closely with Student Engagement Peers in planning and organizing social activities for students. The Engagement Peers advise the OSE on the types of activities students are interested in, from concerts to trivia nights.

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 Green 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.

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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 Campus Programming Board

As the campus programming board, the goal of Green Terror Programs is to provide various forms of social and cultural entertainment. Green Terror Programs also strives to encourage fun, educational, and stress relieving student engagement opportunities for the campus community. Popular annual activities include the campus (rubber) Duck Hunt, the annual Halloween Pumpkin Hunt, the Homecoming Festival, free movies, on-campus performances and more. 

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A Place to Relax Rec Lounge Get Your Game On

The McDaniel Rec Lounge features pool tables, arcade games, board games and video game systems, providing you a relaxing place to hang out with friends, meet new people and unwind. Tournaments and other events are regularly held in the Rec Lounge and the arcade games are swapped out regularly so you can constantly achieve that new high score!

Connect With Us

Amanda Gelber

Director of Student Engagement

Phone: 410-386-4638


Roj Student Center

2 College Hill

Westminster, MD 21157