Student Experience is a team of professional staff members who are committed to promoting and facilitating activities and leadership development for the UMES community.
As a team, we advise and support many campus programs and activities. Involvement helps promote your learning and growth while at the university. The experiences students have outside the classroom often compliment their learning in the classroom.
- Leadership skills such as delegation, organization, and team-building.
- Communication skills, especially the ability to problem solve challenges and examine potential solutions to fellow students, faculty and staff.
- Successful balance of academic interests with extracurricular activities and personal interests.
- Personal identity through exploration of various experiences, lifestyles and values.
- Activity and Event scheduling, programming and evaluating.
The mission of Student Experience is committed to providing educational, cultural, social, recreational, and leadership opportunities. We strive to develop and employ strategies that are responsive to the diverse needs of the University community and foster an environment conducive to increase retention and graduation rates. As an extension of the educational process, it is the vision of Student Experience to enhance the opportunities for students to explore their individual skills and talents. By allowing for personal growth through participation in leadership experiences, University activities, and community service projects, we are preparing students for a competitive global society. The Office of Student Experience provides many opportunities for students including Student Leadership, Clubs/Organizations, Community Service, Commuter Affairs, Intramural Sports and Recreation as well as many cultural and social student events. Your college years not only prepare you academically, but socially as well. There are many benefits to joining a student organization including making new friends, developing leadership skills and abilities, working as part of a team, learning to set and achieve goals, sharing your time and talents, as well as having fun! As you begin to take advantage of the opportunities available to you at UMES, you will discover that the more involved you are, the better you will benefit from it and the more meaningful your college experience will become.