Towson University is dedicated to empowering faculty and staff to make choices for
lifelong well-being. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to
eligible faculty and staff which includes health benefits, a wellness program, life
and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan choices, tuition
remission, and more!
Towson offers an array of options which allow you to customize a benefits package
that meets the diverse needs of you and your eligible dependents. The menu options
on the right offer more information about the benefits programs available to you.
In addition to the core benefits listed on the benefits menu, we are pleased to offer
the ancillary programs below. The following sections describe the other perks available
to you as a Towson Tiger!
Towson University provides group discount programs and services to meet the distinct
needs of our faculty and staff. These programs are voluntary and allow faculty and
staff to personalize a package that suits them. Faculty and staff who choose to utilize
these programs contact the sponsoring companies directly and are required to pay any
Faculty and staff are eligible for discounted cell phone service with the following
vendors. To take advantage of these discounts, faculty and staff must provide their
Towson identification and a recent pay stub at the stores listed below, or register
online using their Towson email account.
Verizon For new Verizon service: Visit your local Verizon Wireless Company store. For existing customers wanting to add the discount Verizon Online. In person sales must be made at a Verizon Corporate store, not a franchise.
AT&T Wireless Towson Town Center 825 Dulaney Valley Road Third floor (next to the food court) Towson, MD 21204 Store: 410-828-6071
The discount is part of a program for all USM faculty and staff. Enroll using your Towson email account. In person sales for new cellphones require recent
photograph ID and pay stub from the last 60 days. If switching vendors, a recent bill
from the prior provider is required.
Sprint PCS Towson Place Shopping Center 1258 Putty Hill Avenue Towson, MD 21286 Faculty and staff receive an 18% discount. Online registration is accessed using your Towson University email account.
Cruise One offers discounts of up to 60% on a variety of cruise lines. The company’s cruise
specialists will keep you informed of special rates available and help you choose
the right cruise line and destination according to interest and budget.
Erickson Living Retirement Communities contain modern, comfortable apartment homes in a private, gated community open to
individuals age 60 or above. The friendly environment offers a wide variety of amenities,
from a fitness center and indoor pool to an on-site medical center.
Faculty and staff and their families are eligible to receive discounted rates as a
corporate class member from Enterprise Rent‐A-Car. Contact Enterprise via their website or 1‐800‐Rent‐A‐Car, indicate you are a corporate
class member, and provide the TU corporate account number 18B1708 to receive a discount.
Home Buying and Selling
SmartMove is a paid service which offers its members assistance with and rewards for purchasing
and selling properties. Members gain access to home buying and selling seminars, assistance
with selecting a realtor, and other individualized real estate services via SmartMove
advocates. In addition, SmartMove members receive cash rebates every time they buy
or sell real estate, including residential, commercial and investment properties.
Vehicle and Furniture Purchases
The United Buying Service (UBS) is a membership-based program that offers pre-negotiated cost savings on vehicle
and furniture purchases in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. Metro area. Towson University
is a UBS member organization, so all faculty and staff and their families are eligible
to use the service. If you have questions, please call UBS at 410-792-9070.
Parking & Transportation Services — Regular faculty and staff may purchase TU parking permits via pre-tax payroll deduction.
Alternative transportation and green initiatives are also available.
SECU— Faculty and staff can join the credit union and enjoy the many services and programs
Nursing Rooms — Towson University offers numerous private and secure areas on campus for nursing
Obtain the key from AD101
College of Liberal Arts
Obtain the key from the third floor circulation desk
Towson City Center
Van Bokkelen Hall
West Village Commons
Employee Assistance Program
Towson University offers a comprehensive employee assistance program, through Inova.
All regular and contingent faculty and staff and their families are eligible to receive
a wide range of helpful services 24/7. Services and support includes child and eldercare
referrals, resources for children with special needs, short term counseling, and other
life and work services. Employees can access Inova services via the Inova website or by calling 1-800-346-0110 (username/password: towsonu). There is no need for a
supervisory referral, although they are still available by contacting the Employee
Relations and Development unit. Services are confidential and there is no cost to
employees for any of Inova's services.