Student Leadership

  • I lead by being a positive piece of the entire puzzle.
  • I lead by dreaming big.
  • I lead with laughter

The Towson University student experience extends well beyond the classroom, and an important part of this experience is leadership development.  The Division of Student Affairs consists of many leadership programs designed to develop civically engaged and self-aware student leaders who possess the skills necessary to create positive change at Towson University and in the greater global community. TU is an ideal setting for students to grow as leaders and individuals.

Students should take advantage of the resources and opportunities offered, which include:



Think you have what it takes to present a leadership workshop?

TU Leadership Consultants are currently accepting applications for student presenters at the upcoming Spring Leadership Conference!

Apply here!


i L.E.A.D.

Leadership is not about being in charge.  Towson University believes that it's all about your integrity, your self-awareness, and your vision for creating change well beyond the classroom.

TU proudly presents the Initiatives for Leadership Education and Development (i L.E.A.D.). We are dedicated to giving students opportunities to see themselves as leaders and to develop the skills necessary to be exemplary leaders in the community. Leadership development is a cornerstone of the Towson University student experience. Find the leader in you through some of i L.E.A.D.'s transformative opportunities and programs, indicated below:

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TU Leadership Consultants

TU Leadership Consultants (TULC) participants are a part of the Student Activities team and serve as peer educators who promote and teach leadership to students through workshops, retreats and conferences. As a member of TULC, you will learn invaluable skills such as workshop facilitation, leadership experience, event planning, and program assessment. Contact Beth Steiner for more information.



Retreat for Social Justice (November 7 - 9, 2014)

The Retreat for Social Justice is an annual weekend retreat sponsored by the Center for Student Diversity. This retreat gives students who participate an opportunity to explore their cultural identities and interact with people from diverse backgrounds. The weekend is full of fun, interactive, and enlightening activities that help participants:

  • Explore and understand their identities and how those identities influence their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors,
  • Create dialogue and conversations with their peers from different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences,
  • Learn ways they can interrupt prejudice and advocate for social equity and justice, and
  • Develop ways to create an inclusive and welcoming environment on campus and in their communities

Approximately 50 students are chosen to go each year, so students who wish to participate must submit an application. There is no cost to the students who are chosen to participate but space is limited. The application deadline has past.


Women in Leadership Conference

Presented by the Center for Student Diversity, the Women in Leadership (WIL) Conference increases the leadership capacity of female students and prepares them for success in the workplace. This is a selective event, only 100 students nominated by deans, faculty members or staff, are invited to attend. Students participate in a full-day conference with workshops presented by alumnae, local businesswomen, and Towson faculty. The program also includes a post-conference networking event where a small group of students connect with college deans and conference speakers.

Student Leadership Conference A group of student leaders

Discover the leader in you! Join students from surrounding universities for a day in personal and professional development. This annual conference, presented by Student Activities, features keynote speakers as well as multiple workshops to choose from. Stay turned for details about the 2015 conference.

Contact Beth Steiner at for more information.

Clinton Global Initiative University Network

Towson University has joined the Clinton Global Initiative University Network, a growing consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to student leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The Office of Civic Engagement & Leadership will provide in funding to be divided among students who are selected to pursue their Commitments to Action at CGI U 2015. Apply here.

Commitments to Action, a unique feature of the CGI U model, are new, specific, and measurable initiatives that address global challenges across CGI U’s five focus areas:

  • Education,
  • Environment and Climate Change,
  • Peace and Human Rights,
  • Poverty Alleviation, and
  • Public Health.

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Civic Engagement & Leadership
Administration Building, 2nd Floor

Phone: 410-704-2806
Fax: 410-704-3441


Clinton Global Initiative

The Office of Civic Engagement & Leadership is now calling for submissions.






Apply for the i L.E.A.D. Certification Program.

Apply to the Albert S. Cook Library Leadership Institute for Students (A-LIST)




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