Towson university faculty/librarian Retiree benefits

Additional TURFA Membership BENEFITS

Annual Spring retired faculty brunch or luncheon

Annual Fall program and social get-together

Access to the TURFA website

Special programs and events held monthly from Fall through Spring

Semester-long loan period on Cook Library items and additional borrowing privileges for items from other USMAI libraries

Access to the TURFA Center in Enrollment Services 207 (meeting space, lounge, computers)

Interlibrary loan and document delivery service as well as remote and onsite access to library journal and database subscriptions

Free on-campus parking (parking benefits) and additional One Card benefits and convenience

 Campus and community service opportunities

Reduced ticket prices to on-campus cultural and athletic events

  Access to The Advocate, the bi-annual TURFA newsletter

 Opportunities to seek TURFA financial support for ongoing research and scholarship


 Special interest groups such as a non-fiction reading group and a writing group


Mentoring of newly retiring faculty


Reduced fees for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute activities


Access to the national AROHE Matters newsletter*

Membership Levels

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Towson University Retired Faculty Association. TURFA offers three levels of membership, which is currently for the period of July 1st - June 30th

Lifetime Membership

  • Retired full-time, part-time and adjunct Towson University faculty/librarians. Lifetime members have voting rights and are eligible to hold office.
  • $250+ lump sum payment (Please note: Pro-rated fees are not eligible for this membership level)

Full Membership

  • Retired full-time, part-time and adjunct Towson University faculty/librarians. Full members are eligible to vote and hold office in the association.
  • $25 per year

Associate Membership

  • Available to those who do not meet requirements for full membership. Associate members do not have voting rights and may not hold office in the association.
  • $25 per year

Become a Member

If you are interested in obtaining membership, please fill out our TURFA Membership Form. Submit the completed form with your payment, which can be accepted via cash or check made payable to the TU Foundation (memo line should read TURFA) and mailed to the following address:

Towson University - Office of the Provost
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Dues Structure

  • Annual dues (July 1 - June 30) for regular members shall be $25
  • Anyone paying between January 1 and May 1 shall pay $15 with their memberships expiring on June 30
  • Anyone paying between May 1 and June 30 shall pay $25 with their memberships extending through June 30 of the following year