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Civic Engagement & Leadership

Advisory Board, Committees and Affiliations

Civic Engagement and Leadership Advisory Board

The purpose of the Civic Engagement and Leadership Advisory Board is to facilitate the growth of leadership at Towson University by setting an institutional agenda, reviewing recommendations from working groups and developing strategies for securing resources to increase opportunities and understanding. The Advisory Board is co-chaired by the Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs.

Roles of the Civic Engagement and Leadership Advisory Board

Committees

Community Principles Subcommittee

The Community Principles Subcommittee is responsible for establishing ways to promote civility and other community and institutional values and expectations of students as engaged citizens, from entry to graduation. This subcommittee promotes the Tiger Pledge and Tiger Commencement Pledge, and develops civility related campaigns to promote community on campus.

Community Service Subcommittee

The Community Service Subcommittee examines the relationship between current community service efforts and civic engagement initiatives, looking for collaborations where possible. The committee looks to incorporate overarching civic engagement learning outcomes into existing community service programs, resulting in more meaningful service experiences for students. This subcommittee is working on tracking student community service involvement, continuing large-scale service projects such as the Big Event, and increasing the number of students participating in service activities.

Environmental Initiatives Subcommittee

The Environmental Initiatives Subcommittee researches and recommends conservation initiatives that make sense for the campus community. The committee considers feasibility and benefits of various initiatives and examines how TU may be able to impact the greater Baltimore region in regard to environmental conservation by leading the way through conservation efforts. This subcommittee is responsible for the annual Environmental Conference that takes place each April, as well as for other environmental programs and awareness efforts.

Political Engagement Subcommittee

The Political Engagement Subcommittee is charged with increasing student awareness, knowledge and skills surrounding political engagement. This subcommittee plans voter education activities, programs focused on current events, and gives input to the NY Times Talk Lunch series as well as Constitution Week. Most recently the Political Engagement Subcommittee worked with the Student Government Association to launch Freedom Square, an area of campus devoted to free speech and discussion of important issues.

Service-Learning Subcommittee

The Service-Learning Subcommittee is responsible for exploring and implementing various strategies to increase service learning at TU. This subcommittee has established a base-line for service-learning courses at TU, developed service-learning course criteria, and created the Service-Learning Faculty Fellows program.

Affiliations

Towson University currently partners with many organizations committed to educating engaged and informed citizens who are prepared to be the leaders of tomorrow.

 

Civic Engagement & Leadership
Administration Building, 2nd Floor

Phone: 410-704-2806
Fax: 410-704-3441
E-mail: civicengagement@towson.edu


 

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Announcements
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Get ready for the 5th annual environmental conference.

• The Office of Civic Engagement & Leadership is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Service-Learning Faculty Fellows program. Find out how you can apply.

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