The Center for Student Diversity was established to aid the university in its efforts
to foster inclusion, collaboration, and relationship building. We provide academic,
social, and transition support for underserved students and promote exchanges and
dialogue between individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities.
Like never before, success—locally, nationally, and globally—is related to an individuals
ability to lead, incorporate technology, and negotiate differences. It is becoming
increasingly difficult to remain in isolated enclaves with people who are like us.
Americans are slowly recognizing that when we continue to exclude from full participation
competent, capable citizens on the basis of their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity,
religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or immigration status, we
lose. Towson University, therefore, is engaged in increasing the diversity among its
students, faculty, and staff; addressing the needs and concerns of its varied populations;
and promoting multicultural learning for all students.
As part of the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity, we collaborate to support the access and academic success of historically under-represented
groups through programs and services that enhance the student experience.
We provide the following:
Support for multicultural student organizations
Financial assistance to under-represented undergraduate and graduate students
Diversity awareness in/out of class seminars, workshops, and presentations
A weekend Diversity Retreat
Nationally celebrated heritage programs
Diversity educational and resource materials
Advocacy, consultation, and referrals
Leadership, mentorship, and peer education programs
Provide educational outreach to build awareness, appreciation, and allyship of diverse
student populations and communities
Assist the university in the outreach, recruitment, and retention efforts for students
of color and other under-represented populations
Assist the institution in the creation of policies and procedures that address the
interests and concerns of under-represented students
Our staff members hope you will take advantage of the many programs and services offered.
If you recognize a need we have missed, tell us about it. If you want to work with
us to help eradicate bias, discrimination, and intolerance and promote cross-cultural
awareness, dialogue, interaction, leadership, and coalition building, please contact
us. We maintain a warm, welcoming space. Stop by and see us any time. All are invited
to participate in our activities!
TU Diversity profile
See data about TU's diverse student population using the student enrollment data provided by the Office of Institutional Research.