Towson University Policies

Find current Towson University policies and links to Board of Regents (BOR) policies of the University System of Maryland. These policies and procedures provide guidance across the university on a wide range of topics organized into categories. Providing information about policies is required by state and federal regulations and BOR policies.

Each policy and procedure document contains information about the policy and why it exists, procedures to take to be compliant with the policy, and links to related Towson University and BOR policies and forms described in the procedures. Policy and procedure documents are provided as PDF documents.

Faculty Policies

Faculty contains policies and procedures relating to faculty, including but not limited to, topics in the Faculty Handbook such as faculty ranks, workload, reappointment, and promotion and tenure.

Academic Affairs Policies 

Academic Affairs contains policies and procedures relating to academic issues, including but not limited to, topics in the Faculty Handbook such as classroom interactions, syllabi and grading, and other issues such as academic program development.

Research Policies

Research contains policies and procedures relating to research, including but not limited to, topics in the Faculty Handbook such as grants and sponsored research and intellectual property.

Student Affairs Policies

Student Affairs contains policies and procedures relating to student life, including but not limited to, judicial affairs, health, financial aid and housing.

General Administration Policies

General Administration contains policies and procedures relating to the general administration of Towson University, including but not limited to, issues such as emergency conditions, records management, parking and traffic, space planning and use, maintenance and environmental health.

Human Resources Policies

Human Resources contains policies and procedures relating to employment and workplace issues, including but not limited to, hiring, benefits, leave, classification, compensation and termination.

Fiscal & Business Affairs Policies

Fiscal & Business Affairs contains policies and procedures relating to Towson University's administration, including but not limited to, financial management, internal auditing, auxiliary business practices and purchasing.

External Relations Policies

External Relations contains policies and procedures relating to interactions with external groups, including but not limited to, groups such as alumni and government agencies.

Information Technology Policies

Information Technology contains policies and procedures relating to Towson University's information technology resources, including but not limited to, proper use, security, privacy, networks, phones and e-mail.

Other Policies

Other. This section contains policies that concern a broad range of issues affecting the operation of Towson University as a whole that are not included in the previous topics.

Policy Process

Towson University uses standard procedures for formulating and issuing university policies. View information about the policy process.