Partner with Towson University

Interested in exploring a partnership with Towson University? We want to hear from you.

Towson University is always interested in new opportunities to match the needs, resources, and expertise of our faculty, staff, and students, to those of the community. Here are a few things to consider when exploring a new partnership with us:

  • BTU has identified five impact areas that serve as a basis for how efforts, resources, and recognition of university-community partnerships are organized. Explore these impact areas to determine potential opportunities for alignment and collaboration.
  • Many of Towson University’s partnerships can be categorized by one or more of the following activities. Review the types of activities you envision taking place between your organization and TU.
  • Community service & service learning
  • Community-relevant research
  • Economic development efforts
  • Educational collaborations
  • Event collaborations
  • Extension programs & training
  • Health promotion
  • Jobs, internships, practicums, and clinicals (If you're interested in hiring or internships, check out the TU Career Center)
  • Social & community development
  • Towson University has six academic colleges and seven administrative divisions—each with different roles and areas of focus. Review them to get an idea of potential connection points with TU faculty, staff, and students.
  • Towson University has many existing programs for schools and non-profits to tap into. Information about these programs are below.

Tap into these existing programs

Programs for schools

AIleyCamp Baltimore

AileyCamp Baltimore at Towson University provides youth from the greater Baltimore area, between the ages 11 and 14, with an opportunity to explore their creativity, master their bodies, and strengthen their respect for themselves and others within a supportive framework. Camp curriculum takes place at Towson University and campers will be selected based on recruitment and interview sessions. AileyCamp Baltimore free for all students accepted and is looking for children who are most in need of knowing there can be a bright future. Contact: 

Opera in a Can

Opera in a Can, The Department of Music's resident children's opera company in the College of Fine Arts and Communication brings opera performances to part schools and organizations, based on familiar fairy tales to help explore social issues, teach life lessons, and instill an appreciation in the arts. Contact:  

T. Rowe Price Finance Lab

The T. Rowe Price Finance Lab, located at Towson University, replicates the functionality of Wall Street's top trading firms, providing an advanced teaching and research environment. In addition to use by TU students, the lab is a hub for financial literacy education for the greater Baltimore community, hosting various workshops and lectures for elementary school students as well as K-12 teachers. Contact:

STEM Day Basketball Game

Each year, the Towson University Women's Basketball team partners with the TU Center for STEM Excellence to host the STEM Day Basketball Game. Students and teachers from Baltimore City and Baltimore County Public Schools are invited to SECU Arena to attend the game and interact with numerous exhibits dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math. Contact:

Towson EduCycle Computer Reconditioning Program

EduCycle takes university-owned computers and audiovisual equipment that have been retired from offices, classrooms, and labs, and gives them a second life throughout the community. Partnerships include bringing students from area public schools on campus for hands on experiential learning and skill training as well as computer and audiovisual donations. Contact:

Towson Theatre Infusion

Towson Theatre Infusion creates interactions between Baltimore area high school students and Towson University's Department of Theatre Arts undergraduate theatre majors. Towson University students, trained as Teaching Artists, work in area high schools to engage those students in the art and craft of theatre, preparing them to see a fully mounted production at Towson's Center for the Arts. Following the performance at TU, the Teaching Artists return to the schools to assess and enhance students' impressions of the play and support further study of the play's issues and themes with their classroom teachers. Contact:

Programs for non-profit organizations

Applied Mathematics Laboratory

By agreement with sponsoring organizations, the Applied Mathematics Laboratory (AML) undertakes research projects of mathematical nature at the advanced undergraduate level whose analysis, solution and exposition requires substantial involvement of a team of students and faculty members for (usually) an academic year. The AML forms a team of talented undergraduate and graduate students, led by one or two faculty mentors with particular interest in the problem posed. This team studies the problem and supplies an honest, intensive effort on the part of its best mathematical talent to study and fully report to the sponsor. Students receive course credit for their participation. Contact:

Center for GIS

Within the Division of Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research, the Center for GIS has the ability to work with Non-profits to visualize impact through geospatial data development and analysis. This information can be utilized to better tell the story of the organization's work and to potentially obtain additional resources. Contact:

G.I.V.E. (Grantwriting in Valued Environments)

G.I.V.E. connects student coursework to the writing needs of small non-profit organizations in the Baltimore Region, with a focus on Baltimore City. This includes researching, writing, submitting, and tracking grants, providing narrative and text that helps tell the story of organizations, and support with other writing genres such as web content and e-newsletters. Contact:

Information Technology Senior Practicum (ITEC 485)

Through the IT Capstone Course, teams of students partner with organizations to provide IT support. The projects can include a wide range of IT-related tasks for organizations including database development, web development, computer support, IT planning, training, networking, and security. The IT Capstone course is designed to provide teams of 3 or 4 students with a real-world experience working with organizations to solve IT problems. Contact:

Regional Economic Studies Institute

Within the Division of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research, the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI), works with a variety of partner organizations to provide economic and policy analysis services. This information can be utilized to evaluate and better demonstrate impact to donors and partners. Contact:

Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications (MCOM453)

Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications is a capstone course for public relations majors. In this course, students work with a client to conduct research and design a proposed plan to meet communication-based needs. The class is designed as a partnership between student teams and clients and requires the client to be an active participant in the semester-long relationship. At the end of the semester, clients receive recommendations designed to meet measurable planning goals and objectives. Contact:


Once you’ve considered potential collaborations, complete the form below. A representative from the Office of Partnerships & Outreach will be in touch to discuss the potential collaboration.

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Support for existing partnerships

Feedback

All external partners captured in the BTU Database will be asked to provide feedback on how their partnership work with Towson University is going on an annual basis. However, if you have feedback, questions, or concerns about your collaboration, contact the Office of Partnerships & Outreach at any time.

Funding and Transportation

BTU provides multiple financial and transportation resources aimed to align, scale, sustain, and institutionalize community engagement partnerships and efforts. Feel free to explore BTU funding and transportation support and work with the TU faculty or staff representative you are partnered with to request support for your partnership.