Center for Student Diversity

The Center for Student Diversity (CSD) 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.

Here are some Quick Updates

Statement of Solidarity

Towson University remains in solidarity with the APIDA community to end racism and hate in all its forms after the senseless murders in Atlanta. These attacks are fueled by hate and bias and the only response to them is support, education and action.

Visit Anti-Racism Resources for More Information

Join the CSD Discord Community!

In an effort to build community while operating virtually, the CSD has created a Discord server for students, faculty and staff.

Join Here

Virtual Office Hours

Every Friday starting February 5th through May 7th from 12 to 1:15 PM get connected with a CSD staff member to learn more about resources and ask questions.

Join online at bit.ly/CSDOfficeHoursSPR21
passcode: csdhours
 (link and passcode are case-sensitive) or by calling (301) 715-8592 (passcode: 98615173).

For questions or accommodations, email us at DiversityWorks@towson.edu

Contacting CSD

In response to COVID-19, TU is open with limited services. Although you can’t visit the CSD in person, we are still available during our normal hours by email at DiversityWorks@Towson.edu.

Learn More About The University Response

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. 

TU, 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 and 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.