Freedom Square is located in the heart of Towson University’s campus under the Lecture Hall.
The mission of Freedom Square is to provide a forum for the campus community to express
and deliberate issues of civic concern. The space shall be a haven for freedom of
expression and speech, in addition to encouraging an atmosphere of critical thinking
Freedom Square is not only a place designed to encourage critical thinking outside
of the classroom, it is also a popular place for students to hang out on campus.
Stone benches are placed throughout the square so students can work on homework,
hang out with friends, relax, and have those thoughtful conversations. Freedom Square
is a joint effort between the Office of Civic Engagement & Leadership and Towson University Student Government Association.
The Office of Civic Engagement & Leadership hosts events called “Campus Conversations”
in which the office posts a question on the chalkboards that deals with recent events/issues occurring locally,
regionally, nationally, or internationally. Students are encouraged to respond to
the question by writing their thoughts and opinions on the chalkboards, on the Freedom Square Facebook and Twitter pages.
Many TU clubs and organizations also set up events throughout the semester. If your
organization or department would like to reserve the space or sponsor a "Campus Conversation," please contact Kevin Albano, Coordinator for
Civic Engagement at kalbano AT_TOWSON.
Freedom Square Chalkboard Guidelines:
Comments should relate the mission of Freedom Square
Chalking is only allowed on the chalkboards
Chalking should not include discriminatory, threatening, harassing, lewd and/or obscene
language as per the University’s Chalking procedures and the Code of Student Conduct. The university reserves the right to remove anything that violates these guidelines
and to bill the responsible individual or group.
The boards are cleaned every Monday morning and during scheduled programs.
The purpose of this space is to engage Towson students, faculty, and staff in civil
discussion, broaden individual perspectives, and raise awareness about current events
and social, economic and political issues. Any misuse of this site will not be tolerated. All
student users of this space will be held to the Towson University Student Code of Conduct.