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 — 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.

As of spring 2021, faculty, students, and staff have 294 active engagements with BTU network partners. Across all engagements, Towson University is working with 602 partner organizations in Greater Baltimore and beyond to create positive impacts.

“ In science, BTU represents a unit of work, power, or energy, and that’s exactly what Towson University is investing into our partnerships to make Greater Baltimore thrive. ”

Kim Schatzel, Towson University President


Representative of Curtis Bay speaking at the 2019 BTU Awards

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
YAAAS exhibiting inthe Center for the Arts

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
TU faculty member helps a high school student with a STEM workshop project

Partnership Stories

Faculty and staff leading the work write about partnerships and the real impacts they are having for our campus and communities.

Read Our Stories

Active engagements as of spring 2021


Partner organizations across Maryland


Service hours by TU Athletics, 2018

Contact Information

Office of Partnerships and Outreach

401 Washington Avenue

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