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
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.
Freedom Square Chalkboard Guidelines
Comments should relate to 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.
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 civicengagement AT_TOWSON.
Freedom Square Tabling Guidelines & Expectations
In accordance with Towson University’s Tabling Procedure, student organizations may reserve tables to sell approved items, to raise funds
for the organization, to distribute information, to promote events, and to recruit.
Only student organizations and University departments may use a table to circulate
petitions or collect signatures on petitions. Student organizations and University
departments may not reserve a table on behalf of an individual, group, business or
organization not affiliated with the University – even if it is part of a fundraising
effort by the student organization or department.
The purpose of this space is to engage TU 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 Code of Student Conduct.
Towson University supports the right of University Students, faculty and staff to
engage in protected speech and assembly, including demonstrations, marches, picketing, leafleting and protesting (Expressive Activity) in Public Areas. The Policy on Time, Place, and Manner establishes guidelines to assure that expressive activities do not unreasonably disrupt
University Operations, violate the protected speech activity of others, endanger the
safety of others or risk destruction of University property.