BTU—Partnerships for Greater Baltimore
Partnerships are central to Towson University’s identity as a community-engaged institution. They support our mission, enhance the student learning experience, and create positive impacts in our community.
Towson University is committed to positive impacts, making a difference, and transforming lives in Greater Baltimore and throughout Maryland — but we don’t do this work alone. We do it through partnerships. At TU, partnerships are supported by BTU (Baltimore–Towson University) — elevating the work we’re already doing with partners throughout Greater Baltimore to better address the needs of the region.
Where BTU Stands Out
Our partnerships work because they focus on cross-campus collaboration, mutual respect, and innovative approaches to problem solving.
BTU Partnership Awards
Faculty, students, staff, and community partners are celebrated at an annual awards ceremony that highlights our collaborative work in Greater Baltimore.About the Awards
BTU Partnerships and Impact
Five impact areas serve as a basis for how the efforts, resources, and recognition of university-community partnerships are organized.BTU Partners & Impact Map
Partner highlight: Thread Baltimore
An emerging partnership between Thread and TU’s Dept. of Human Resources seeks to align hiring gaps with workforce development needs.
Partner highlight: Black Girls Cook
Through a partnership with Black Girls Cook, TU students provide grantwriting, communications, and outreach program services.
Partner highlight: iMentor Baltimore
An emerging partnership between iMentor and TU's Center for STEM Excellence would include summer programming, equipment loans, and initiatives on IT/cybersecurity.