Since Towson is committed to creating communities that encourage positive choices, we offer additional experiences specifically for students who choose to live a life free of alcohol, regardless of age. Within the Alcohol Free Community, residents will receive education and peer support for responsible living. Students assigned to this community must be committed to living an alcohol-free lifestyle. This community is a partnership between the Counseling Center and Housing & Residence Life.
Alcohol-free living environment
Each resident is committed to living an alcohol-free lifestyle
The chance to plan and assist with large scale events
Opportunity to become an Alcohol Peer Educator
What are the eligibility requirements?
Residents in the Alcohol Free Communities must sign the Alcohol Free Living Agreement which outlines the following responsibilities:
Commitment to not consume alcohol in the residence hall
Commitment to not bring alcohol into the residence hall
Commitment to not return to the residence hall after consuming alcohol
Commitment to not post propaganda that promotes alcohol use
Commitment to not bring intoxicated guests into the residence hall
Residents who violate the Alcohol Free Living Agreement may be relocated to another space on campus.
How do I apply?
Current residents: Applications will be available in Spring 2015.
New students interested in the Alcohol Free Community must complete the online housing request process. This includes paying a $350 non-refundable housing deposit and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the housing contract. During the online process students will be able to identify interest in the Alcohol Free Community. Residents are selected for the community based on the completion of the eligibility requirements listed above.
For information on the online housing request process visit:
Each community will have a Resident Assistant that will facilitate programming for students in the Alcohol Free Community. Additionally, there will be support from the Counseling Center and Housing & Residence Life.
How do I make a special accommodation request?
Through the online housing request process there will be an opportunity to complete a special accommodation request.
How many roommates would I have?
Alcohol Free Communities exist in many of our residence halls. Room types vary. You will be in either a double or triple occupancy room.
When was the Alcohol Free Community established?
Alcohol Free Communities were established in 1998.
Additional Housing and Residence Life FAQs can be found in the link below: