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—Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore. BTU is about elevating the work we’re already doing with partners throughout Greater Baltimore to better address the needs of the region.
Together Towson is a university initiative designed to strengthen and support connections between Towson University and the Towson community. Learn how we're building on our shared momentum in Towson through development, engaging experiences and core commitments to our community.
Our partnerships work because they focus on cross-campus collaboration, mutual respect, and innovative approaches to problem solving.
As of fall 2020, faculty, students, and staff have 333 active engagements with BTU network partners. Across all engagements, Towson University is working with 531 partner organizations in Greater Baltimore and throughout Maryland to create positive impacts.
Five impact areas serve as a basis for how the efforts, resources, and recognition of university-community partnerships are organized.
Faculty and staff who are leading the work write about partnerships and the real impacts they are having for our campus and communities.
TU students have helped to secure grants to create a mobile park center and develop an all-inclusive playground.
Institute for Well-Being safely seeing patients, getting student-clinicians needed experience.
The pandemic has changed what partnership engagement looks like. However, there are lessons learned that will help shape the future of partnerships at TU.