Commitment to Diversity

Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion, enriches the educational experience of students, supports positive workplace environments, promotes excellence, and cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

Creating a more diverse and inclusive campus is one of eight presidential priorities that are linked to and aligned with Towson University’s strategic plan. These eight priorities will help us build a stronger foundation for Towson University’s promising future.


Diversity is... 

Recognizing and valuing the variety of backgrounds, perspectives and beliefs held by members of the Towson University community. Our diversity tenets include sex, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, color, nationality, gender identity or expression, mental/physical ability, religious affiliation, age and veteran status. Diversity can also be shaped by our political ideologies, organizational/institutional structure (e.g., management status, classification, work location, division/department unit group).

Diversity Offices for Students, Faculty and Staff

Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity

The Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity promotes equal treatment, access, and opportunity in all educational activities and employment decisions at TU.

Office of the Provost

Diversity Initiatives and Resources offered through the Office of the Provost foster environments grounded in respect and inclusion for all members of TU’s campus community. These include the Diversity Faculty Fellows Program, Intergroup Dialogue, and a Diversity and Inclusion Tool Kit with resources for faculty.

Center for Student Diversity

The Center for Student Diversity supports the access and academic success of historically under-represented groups through programs and services that enhance the student experience.

Accessibility and Disability Services

Accessibility and Disability Services works with students to determine and implement reasonable accommodations for various disabilities and some temporary conditions that substantially limit one or more major life activities.

Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources  responds to requests for accommodations from TU employees and applicants for employment with disabilities.

Office for International Initiatives 

The Office of International Initiatives is dedicated to cultivating a global learning community and international focus in programs and curricula at TU.

Diversity Programs and Resources