Life at TU

Counseling Center

For Black College Students

As of Fall 2012, the enrollment of black students at Towson was listed as approximately 14% of the overall student population. In recent years, the university has been recognized for the high graduation and retention rates among black students. There is considerable diversity within the black community, as these students come from many parts of the world, including Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. It is clear that black students come to campus with an array of strengths.

Given the success of black students at TU, some may overlook the challenges that these students may face. These may include:

  • Heightened awareness of one’s status as a minority
  • Balancing family obligations with the academic and social demands of the university
  • Experiences with prejudice or discrimination
  • Exploring intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and gender
  • Negotiating the financial costs of college
  • Self-doubt

It is normal to experience obstacles in the path to graduation. As such, several resources are available to aid in the transitions.

Campus Services

  • African American Student Development is designed to promote the overall development and retention of African and African American students.
  • The Academic Achievement Center is a full service learning center that provides tutoring, workshops, coaching, and placement testing.
  • The SAGE Mentoring Program promotes academic achievement and fosters a sense of belonging for underserved students. The program includes match with mentors as well as weekly activities.
  • Campus Ministries advise student organizations, and provide personal ministry and support.
  • The Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling, workshops, and programs to help students make the most of their college experience.

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Counseling Center
The Health & Counseling Centers at Ward West, 2nd Floor (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2512


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Call 410-704-2512

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

or visit the Counseling Center

at Ward & West (map)

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