Freedom Square

Freedom Square is located in the heart of Towson University’s campus under the Lecture Hall.

The mission of Freedom Square is to provide a forum for the campus community to express and deliberate issues of civic concern. The space shall be a haven for freedom of expression and speech, in addition to encouraging an atmosphere of critical thinking and debate.

Freedom Square

Freedom Square is not only a place designed to encourage critical thinking outside of the classroom, it is also a popular place for students to  hang out on campus.  Stone benches are placed throughout the square so students can work on homework, hang out with friends, relax, and have those thoughtful conversations. Freedom Square is a joint effort between the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility and Towson University Student Government Association

The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility hosts events called “Campus Conversations” in which the office posts a question on the chalkboards that deals with recent events/issues occurring locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally. Students are encouraged to respond to the question by writing their thoughts and opinions on the chalkboards, on the Freedom Square Facebook and Twitter pages.

Many TU clubs and organizations also set up events throughout the semester. If your organization or department would like to reserve the space or sponsor a "Campus Conversation," please contact

Freedom Square Chalkboard Guidelines:

  • Comments should relate the mission of Freedom Square
  • Chalking is only allowed on the chalkboards
  • Chalking should not include discriminatory, threatening, harassing, lewd and/or obscene language as per the University’s Chalking procedures and the Code of Student Conduct. The university reserves the right to remove anything that violates these guidelines and to bill the responsible individual or group. 
  • The boards are cleaned every Monday morning and during scheduled programs.
  • Questions should be directed to the Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility (410-704-2806 or 

The purpose of this space is to engage Towson students, faculty, and staff in civil discussion, broaden individual perspectives, and raise awareness about current events and social, economic and political issues. Any misuse of this site will not be tolerated. All student users of this space will be held to the Towson University Student Code of Conduct