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.
Together Towson is an initiative designed to strengthen and support connections between TU 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 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 throughout Maryland to create positive impacts.
Faculty, students, staff, and community partners are celebrated at an annual awards ceremony that highlights our collaborative work in Greater Baltimore.About the awards
Five impact areas serve as a basis for how the efforts, resources, and recognition of university-community partnerships are organized.BTU partners & impact map
Active engagements as of spring 2021
Partner organizations across Maryland
Service hours by TU Athletics, 2018
The virtual TU Model United Nations provides new opportunities for TU undergraduates and Baltimore County high school students.
Through a partnership with Black Girls Cook, TU students provide grantwriting, communications, and outreach program services.
Learn about their unexpected relationship and the initiatives that are addressing racism in and around their communities.
Community engagement is about being responsive to the needs of our communities. When the pandemic hit, our community of scholars and practitioners reconsidered approaches and practices of community engagement and research. Learn how we responded and supported student employment.