HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE

Alcohol Free Floor



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
  • Community Agreement (pdf)
  • 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:
What staffing is there for the community?

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.

meet your ra

Kyle Barry
Intergrated Elementary and Special Education
Junior
Alexander Alli
Accounting
Sophomore
Allison Bradbury
Acting
Junior
Jimmy Warner
Business Administration
Senior

Interests and Hobbies: I absolutely have an obsession with Giraffes, Nature, and Anchors. My hobbies include anything with children, because they are my passion.

What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community?: I love building relationships on my floor, and then fostering those connections based off of the one common goal we all have, of living a healthier lifestyle. The Alcohol-Free Community really has made a huge impact on my leadership style by loving every part of my job. My residents light up my life, and I wouldn't change that for the world.

Interests and Hobbies: Skating, listening to music, laughing, and hanging out with friends.

What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community?: The sense of family and community that we all share.

Interests and Hobbies: Acting, singing, dancing, and movies.

What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community?: I also love my Residential Learning community because they are very smart and responsible independent students who live alcohol free like I do. I enjoy our video game nights and study sessions in the common room.

Interests and Hobbies: I enjoy playing ultimate Frisbee, making music with friends, longboarding, and going on beach trips!

What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community?:I enjoy working with the Alcohol-Free Community because I get to interact with enthusiastic residents that are excited to learn about Towson and all the resources available to them.

Additional Housing and Residence Life FAQs can be found in the link below:

  • FAQ's
  • For Additional Questions please contact Bryan Schlein at RLCommunities@towson.edu

    Department of Housing & Residence Life
    West Village Commons, 3rd Floor(map)
    8000 York Road
    Towson, MD 21252-0001
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Phone: 410-704-2516
    Fax: 410-704-4228
    E-mail: housing@towson.edu


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