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TU launches Adopt-A-Campus program

All faculty, staff, students encouraged to participate in first cleanup on Oct. 11

TOWSON, Md. (Sept. 22, 2006)Towson University is encouraging faculty, staff and students to adopt a portion of campus as part of a new cleanup initiative, set to kick off during Homecoming week in October.

The President's Office created the Adopt-A-Campus program in an effort to remove litter and debris from certain high-traffic areas of campus. Individuals or groups can adopt a designated area of land and pledge to clean it up several times a year.

Cleanups will be conducted quarterly, twice each semester. The first cleanup is scheduled for Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in the University Union Potomac Lounge—just in time for Homecoming.

The Office of Student Activities Community Service Programs unit will provide oversight for the program, designating cleanup dates and facilitating sign-up. Facilities Management will support the program by providing materials and picking up and disposing of the collected trash.

 

All Towson University faculty, staff and students are eligible to participate. SGA-budgeted and -affiliated groups will be encouraged to participate to fulfill the mandatory service requirement.

Facilities Management has designated the following eight areas on campus for adoption:

  • Glen Lot Area—Area bounded by Glen Garage, the Glen, Tower C/D and Cross Campus Drive

  • University Union Area—Area bounded by Towers, Cross Campus Drive, Union Garage/Burdick Field and core campus

  • Cross Campus Drive Area—All land bordering Cross Campus Drive

  • Stephens Hall Area—Area bounded by York Road, access road to 7800 Building, Stephens/Richmond/Newell Halls and Newell Avenue

  • Prettyman/Scarborough Area – Area bounded by Newell Avenue, Glen Esk/Glen Esk lot, Burke Avenue and York Road

  • Burke/Towsontown Area – All land bordering Burke Avenue and Towsontown Boulevard beginning at the Burke Avenue entrance and ending at the Towsontown Boulevard entrance

  • Towsontown/Osler Area – All land bordering Towsontown Boulevard and Osler Drive beginning at the Towsontown Boulevard entrance and ending at the Union Garage access road

  • Osler Area – All land bordering Osler Drive in the areas adjacent to Millennium Hall and Enrollment Services, and the Union Garage and lot ending at Cross Campus Drive

For more information on how you can participate in the October 11 cleanup and beyond, contact the Office of Student Activities, 410-704-3307, or visit the Adopt-A-Campus Web site. The first 25 volunteers to sign up with receive TU T-shirts.


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