About

OIIE strives to foster a culture of integrity that values shared responsibility as a critical element of an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community. This vision, built on the belief that a diverse and inclusive campus community enhances our institution, will strengthen us all in immeasurable ways.

Under the auspices of the President, the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity affirms and supports TU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The office fosters a university climate that is grounded in respect, civility and inclusion while enriching the educational experience of students, supporting positive workplace environments, promotes excellence and cultivating the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community. We work to support the university’s commitment to a learning and working environment free from sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, hate and bias. 

Goals

TU’s goal to become a national model for diversity is one of the institutional priorities in the university strategic plan TU 2020: A Focused Vision for Towson UniversityIn June 2014,  the President’s Cabinet adopted and approved five strategic diversity goals to take TU’s diversity efforts to the next level:

  • promote an appreciation for and advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion at TU;
  • enhance the recruitment and retention of students from underserved and underrepresented populations;
  • close the achievement gap for first-generation, low income, and underrepresented student groups;
  • enhance the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff members from underserved and underrepresented populations;
  • and support respectful and beneficial community collaboration

What We Do

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Accessibility

TU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in its programs and activities.

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Center for Student Diversity (CSD)

The CSD assists TU's efforts to foster inclusion, collaboration and relationship building. They provide academic, social and transition support for underserved students and promote exchanges and dialogue between individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities.

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Accessibility and Disability Services

Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS)

ADS is part of the TU's commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive campus that is welcoming to all. They collaborate with students, faculty and staff to ensure equal opportunity and create an accessible educational experience for students with disabilities.

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Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

TU values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion, enriches the educational experience of students, supports positive workplace environments, promotes excellence and cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community. 

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Hate and Bias Prevention Support and Education

TU is dedicated to creating a diverse space where all feel welcomed and to strengthening our efforts to fight hate and bigotry. We continue to develop our response and prevention efforts to best meet the needs of our diverse community.

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Gender Discrimination and Title IX

TU endeavors to create a climate free from sexual misconduct and violence through education and policies. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a kind of sex discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX and the university.

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