The Tigers Serving Others Community is a living-learning experience for students dedicated to making a change in their communities. Students who are enthusiastic about being a part of the growing student service movement can opt to live in this community, where learning about and exploring the concept of service is infused into the everyday living and learning experiences of college life. Residents will have the opportunity to kick off the year by moving in three days early to participate in Project Serve. Throughout the school year community members will continue to be encouraged to participate in campus and community service experiences. Team-building exercises and social activities will help students to foster a sense of community and belonging here at Towson. This community is in partnership with the Office of Student Activities and Housing & Residence Life.
Learn about and explore the concept of service
Participate in service opportunities throughout the year
Opportunity to move in three days early and participate in Project Serve
Gain increased awareness about campus and community service experiences
What is Project Serve?
Project Serve is an optional community service pre-orientation program for incoming freshmen and transferring students. Participants will spend three days volunteering in Baltimore City and County before orientation begins. In addition to community service activities, there will be several team-building exercises, social activities, and a celebration dinner. All activities are led by trained student leaders.
The pre-orientation experience is packed full of community service activities as well as several teambuilding exercises, social activities, and a celebration dinner. All activities are led by trained student leaders. Students who will live on-campus are able to move in on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 and attend a welcome event that evening. Students will then volunteer and participate in social activities from August 19, 2015 until August 21, 2015.
Applications will be available in Spring 2015. There is a $125 participation fee that will be charged to the students’ TU Bursar account for this program that will cover food and transportation for the four days.
Is Project Serve, the four day pre-orientation experience required?
Priority placement for Tigers Serving Others will be given to those students who are accepted to and attend Project Serve.
What are the eligibility requirements Project Serve?
Students selected for Project Serve have shown a commitment to community service throughout high school or show an interest in becoming more involved in community service. Students must be a first semester freshman or an entering transferring student.
How do I apply for Tigers Serving Others?
Current residents: Applications will be available in Spring 2015. Current residents must have lived in the Tigers Serving Others community previously to return to the floor or be selected as a Project Serve facilitator.
New students interested in the Tigers Serving Others 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 Tigers Serving Others Community.
All Students selected for Tigers Serving Others will need to complete a minimum of 15 community service hours per semester.
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Can I have a roommate who is not participating in Project Serve?
Priority will be given to all roommates who participate in the Project Serve.
How many roommates would I have?
Student rooms are suite style, (i.e., two double rooms sharing a bath). During the fall semester, tripled rooms are located in the Glen Complex, so there is a potential for a room with three roommates.
What staffing is there for the community?
The community will have a Resident Assistant and several returning student Community Mentors. Additionally, there will be support from partners including, Student Activities and Housing & Residence Life.
When was the Tigers Serving Others community established?
Tigers Serving Others was originally named the Project Serve floor when it first began in Fall 2010. In 2011, the name was changed to Tigers Serving Others to encompass both Project Serve participants and residents who have a passion for community service and want to reside in a community that continues to learn and participate in service throughout the year.
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