Are you looking for a way to connect with your fellow public health minded students? Do want to serve the community? Volunteer? Be the change? Then Students Engaged in Public Health (SEIPH) is for you! SEIPH is the student organization of the Public Health Science program. Our mission is to “connect, lead, serve and network.” If you have a passion to make some noise about a public health issue, SEIPH is the place to do it. SEIPH is open to all students with an interest in public health science and putting the theories and ideas they learn in class into action while serving the greater College Park community.
- Public Health Without Borders: A globally-minded group of students aiming to foster a universal community by educating and serving in underrepresented countries
- Half the Sky Movement: A group whose mission is to spread awareness about women’s issues that are occurring around the world
Sponsored by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Center for Campus Life, Alternative Breaks (AB) coordinates substance-free, community service-learning trips during the university's winter, spring, and summer breaks. AB participants travel locally, nationally, and internationally in teams to engage in active service and gain new perspectives on social issues while meeting community needs and learning about and building upon community assets.
Students address social issues that include disaster relief, environmental restoration, HIV/AIDS, education, homelessness, healthcare, poverty, and immigration. AB's main goal is to educate participants about the root causes of these issues, while also making an immediate difference in the trips’ respective communities.
A study abroad experience can be as short as three weeks or as long as a year. Programs exist is places such as Barcelona, Costa Rica, and Korea. Learn more about study abroad as a public health science student.