Commitment to Diversity

Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion, enriches the educational experience of students, supports positive workplace environments, promotes excellence, and cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

Creating a more diverse and inclusive campus is one of eight presidential priorities that are linked to and aligned with Towson University’s strategic plan. These eight priorities will help us build a stronger foundation for Towson University’s promising future.

Our Working DEFINITION OF DIVERSITY 

Diversity is... 

Recognizing and valuing the variety of backgrounds, perspectives and beliefs held by members of the Towson University community. Our diversity tenets include sex, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, color, nationality, gender identity or expression, mental/physical ability, religious affiliation, age and veteran status. Diversity can also be shaped by our organizational/institutional structure (e.g., management status, classification, work location, division/department unit group).

Diversity Offices for Students, Faculty and Staff

Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity

Housed in the Executive Division, the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity promotes equal treatment, access, and opportunity in all educational activities and employment decisions at Towson University.

Center for Student Diversity

Housed in the Division of Student Affairs, the Center for Student Diversity (CSD) supports the access and academic success of historically under-represented groups through programs and services that enhance the student experience.

Diversity Programs and Resources