The University of Maryland Chinese Students and Scholars Association was established in 1989. Our primary mission is to promote exchanges and interactions among Chinese students, scholars, the local Chinese community, and other cultures at the University of Maryland. We have been committed to helping freshmen adapt to American culture and society, organizing current students to participate in various activities, and connecting with scholars and alumni from China, thereby establishing strong bonds in the Chinese community. In 2005, the original Chinese postgraduate group was renamed the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, expanding the scope of our services to include undergraduates and scholars at UM. We are a family of over 2000 members including faculty, staff and students.