Data, Impact & Feedback

Partners come from a variety of missions and services, from schools and nonprofits to community engagement organizations, research institutions, and government agencies.

BTU is about elevating the work we’re already doing with our partners throughout Greater Baltimore to better address the needs of the region. TU's priority is on creating opportunities for positive impact, while respecting the breadth and diversity of our partnerships. 

At TU, an engagement describes the activity taking place between the TU and an external partner. One partner can have multiple engagements with faculty & staff across TU's campus, and many of our engagements involve more than one community partner. We have identified five impact areas that serve as a basis for how the efforts, resources, and recognition of university-community partnerships are organized, and engagements may fall under more than one area. To learn more about how we define engagements and partnerships, check out our glossary.

TU's impact and collaboration in the region


Active Engagements

Almost 700

Community and Business Partners


Faculty/Staff Supporting these Engagements

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BTU Database

The BTU Database captures community engagement and partnership work.

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Engagement Glossary 

Learn more about how Towson University is defining engagement work.

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Community Partner Feedback

The Office of Partnerships & Outreach highly values our partners' feedback and it is important to us to understand the impact of the work and whether there is any room for us to improve our community collaborations. We believe receiving feedback from our external collaborators is crucial in order to place community voice front and center in our work at TU and it is part of our best practices as a university as we work for the public good. Our team reaches out to partners annually to collect feedback and learn how the work is going with their collaborators on campus.

Since 2019, our partners have reported that:

  • 86% agreed the partnership resulted in a positive impact in their community
  • 95% agreed that students were prepared to support the work
  • 98% would work with TU again

Is your organization collaborating with TU? We want to hear your feedback. 

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