TU’s Commitment to Diversity
TU is Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Campus
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.
Reporting can occur any number of ways:
OIIE will determine any policy violation, and, if appropriate, forward the matter to the appropriate office.
TU is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our top priority is the health and safety of our community. We will continue to take informed action to limit the spread of COVID-19, as well as provide regular updates and guidance.
Ally Training provides resources, tools, and strategies for supporting diverse communities.
Ally Trainings are offered throughout the year and are open to all students, staff and faculty. Topics include LGBTQ+ terminology, pronouns, bias, discrimination and strategies for allyship.
Upcoming Ally trainings are listed below. If interested, please register using the link provided. Direct questions and accommodation requests by calling 410-704-0203 or emailing DiversityTraining AT_TOWSON.
OIIE will continue to host, collaborate on and support a variety of opportunities for support, community, healing, reflection, education and action for the TU community. To that end, there are a number of anti-racism education and support resources available to members of the TU community needing support.
We value shared governance to advance and implement diversity initiatives and institutional priorities for inclusive excellence. There are various committees for students, faculty and staff that represent inclusion and diversity initiatives across the campus.
Students, faculty and staff will be able to indicate their Chosen and Preferred Name even if they have not changed their Legal Name.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit is an opportunity to elevate racial consciousness and understand how race affects your students' lives and classroom practice. The summit is uniquely designed for campus and civic leaders, educators, and administrators to deepen individual and organizational racial literacy.
TU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus and is committed to recruiting and supporting faculty with broad and diverse backgrounds, research, and ideas. A culturally diverse faculty reflects our students and communities and strengthens our pedagogy and contributions to society.
TU’s Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups are committed to supporting the personal and professional growth of faculty and staff members, as well as providing a connection to campus resources and leadership. Membership is open to all faculty and staff members.
TU is committed to an inclusive campus for all community members, including all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations. This page provides useful information on resources and policies supporting gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
The Holy Days and Observances Calendar is an educational and accommodation resource for learning and planning classroom, academic and co-curricular events. The calendar is not exhaustive of all major holidays in every religious and spiritual tradition and some variances will exist due to regional differences and celestial cycles.
Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. TU will be commemorating Juneteenth by hosting, collaborating on and supporting a variety of opportunities for support, community, healing, reflection, education and action for the TU community.
The Knowledge Base is a collection of resources relating to diversity, inclusion and equity. Designed to be used by TU faculty, staff and students alike for your specific resource needs.
The Multiculturalism in Action Brown Bag Series showcases the multicultural and diversity-related scholar activities taking place on campus. This is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to meet and engage with each other around multicultural scholarship in a supportive space.
Each Brown Bag event is virtual from 12 - 1:15 PM.
Please refer to the Interactive Campus Map to find building locations and directions for each of the specified physical accommodations and accessible spaces.
Use the list below to explore the various sections of campus to find an all-gender bathroom near you. This list is always being updated as new buildings come online and as old buildings are retrofitted with new all-gender bathrooms.
* Some bathrooms have limited access due to being located in offices or residence halls.
7800 York Road within Honors College*
Center for the Arts
College of Liberal Arts
Ward And West
Glen Tower A
Glen Tower B
Glen Tower C
Glen Tower D
Van Bokkelen Hall
Clara Barton House
Frederick Douglass House
West Village Commons
South Campus Pavilion
Towson Softball Stadium
401 Washington Avenue
7400 York Road
Towson Run Apartments
TU’s future campus is taking shape right now. To help you more easily make your way around campus please take a look at the Campus Accessibility Guide (PDF) to find accessible routes, parking, entrances, Paratransit stops and more.
Interfaith Meditation Rooms are part of several ongoing initiatives to accommodate and support students, faculty, and staff in reflection and meditation while on campus. Room locations on campus can be found:
TU Lactation Rooms provide a private, secure, clean space for chestfeeding and breastfeeding.
They are available to all students, faculty, staff, spouses and domestic partners
at the following campus locations:
Lactation Room Locations
TU Lactation Rooms provide a private, secure, clean space for chestfeeding and breastfeeding. They are available to all students, faculty, staff, spouses and domestic partners at the following campus locations:
The President's Inclusive Leadership Institute is a professional development program for senior Towson faculty and staff that fosters personal development, interdisciplinary collaborations and a strong connection to the campus community.
The Office of the Provost enthusiastically supports the university’s diversity and inclusion mission and vision. Dedicated resources and initiatives such as Dialogue@TU, Inclusion Advocates and Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Fellows promote success by fostering environments grounded in respect and inclusion for all members of TU’s campus community.
We owe Indigenous People in our state and nation a debt far more substantive and long-lasting than a single act of acknowledgment. These resources will assist the TU community in ongoing education, conversation, reflection and action. We hope that each of us will commit to identifying meaningful and authentic ways to acknowledge, recognize and act.
TU offers a wide range of services and resources that create a more diverse and inclusive campus to enhance your college life and to promote excellence and cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of our students.
The University Diversity and Inclusion Awards recognize individuals and departments that foster greater awareness, understanding and advancement of diversity and inclusiveness at TU.