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WHY TAKE THE KOGNITO TRAINING?
- It is a series of engaging, interactive, and online simulations
- It is only takes about 30 minutes to complete
- You can practice responding to realistic situations
- You can learn how to identify when someone you care about that may be at-risk
- You can learn how to connect with someone you care about that may be at-risk
A Message From the Counseling Center
In light of the recent proposed change to remove civil rights protections from transgender
individuals, we at Towson University Counseling Center, together with the Center for
Student Diversity, want to reaffirm our support of TU students who identify as transgender,
gender non-confirming, and non-binary. Our thoughts are with all of you as this situation
All our students have the basic right to safety and well-being. We understand that
this proposed change may have serious implications for your sense of safety, and we
encourage you to take care of yourself during this difficult time. Please remember
that on campus and in the State of Maryland, gender identity/expression, sex, and
sexual orientation are still protected identities, based on policy and state law.
We continue to work to affirm, support, advocate, and serve as a resource for the
transgender, gender non-confirming, and non-binary community. We hope that you will
utilize the many university resources available and seek out support, as needed. The
Counseling Center and the Center for Student Diversity can help you cope with this
event and can provide some guidance in the coming days and weeks. Other online resources
and updates can be found at The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network and the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Terrible hate crimes occurred over this past week as a gunman murdered two Black shoppers
on Wednesday October 24, 2018 at a Kroger grocery store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky
after trying unsuccessfully to get into a predominantly Black church and another gunman
opened fire on Saturday October 27, 2018 in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA killing
11 Jewish congregants. These tragedies are part of a wave of escalating violence and
hate targeting community spaces including mosques, churches, clubs, Jewish institutions,
and schools. When any one community is threatened, we are all threatened. As AUCCCO
we reaffirm our support and caring for all members of our community. We reflect on
the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam: "to heal and repair the world," and offer our help
to any member of our community who seeks support at this time.
Making an Appointment
Call 410-704-2512 or stop by the Counseling Center to arrange a for a private meeting
to discuss you concerns.
Our services are confidential and for most, there is no fee.
Due to the high demand on our services, students who miss appointments will be charged $20. For more information, check out student services.
If you are unsure if you or a friend needs help, please watch Emotion 101, a video created by the Half of Us campaign to encourage students to get help and remind them that it is okay to seek help.
The Counseling Center also seeks to improve the quality of life on campus as a whole.
Recognizing that the university community includes people with a wide range of concerns
and needs, we provide programs and presentations by request, and offer a full calendar of events during the academic year.
Counseling Center Diversity Statement
The staff members of the Towson University Counseling Center strive to affirm, promote
and celebrate diversity. We are committed to be aware of and understand diversity
in its broadest sense.
The staff at the Counseling Center values the importance of diversity for all individuals.
People from every background are affected by issues of culture. Multicultural competence is therefore an essential
component of our work with every client.
We all benefit from an understanding of how power, privilege, cultural identities
(e.g. gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality,
social class, and many others) and individual differences affect our daily experiences.
We recognize that students come to the center at various levels of comfort with these
identities and therefore, make it a priority to meet students where they are. All
of our lives are enhanced by a better understanding of the diverse world in which