Week of Black Excellence

Each spring term, Towson University celebrates the achievements and honors of its students, faculty, staff, athletes and alumni of color with “The Week of Black Excellence.”

The week features programs that honor its black hall of fame athletes, celebrate its black student leaders, and give its faculty, staff a students a chance to learn and bond.

The Week of Black Excellence begins Friday, March 1 and lasts until Saturday, March 9. The following is the schedule of events for the week. 

Towson University’s Black Faculty and Staff Association “First Friday”

Friday, March 1, Noon
West Village Dining Hall

Get to know your fellow faculty/staff while enjoying all-you-can-eat dining for $6! Meetup starts promptly at noon, look for signs highlighting the group! For more information contact .

Towson Tigers Men’s Basketball vs. Elon

Saturday, March 2, Tipoff at 2 p.m.
SECU Arena

Towson University Athletic's will celebrate its black student-athletes during the last men’s basketball home game of the season.

The game will feature a pregame reception for TU’s Black Hall of Fame athletes in the second floor hospitality room of SECU Arena.

The Tigers will also honor seniors Jordan McNeil and Alex Thomas in their last home games of their TU career. Then the Tigers will take on Colonial Athletic Association rivals Elon. The game will also feature a giveaway where students can win Beats by Dre Solo 3 wireless headphones.

Towson Tigers Women’s Basketball vs. James Madison

Sunday, March 3, Tipoff at 2 p.m.
SECU Arena

Towson University Athletic's will continue its celebration of the black student-athletes during the women’s basketball game against James Madison. Throughout the game, the Tigers will recognized various student-athletes and hall of famers.

TU’s Black Faculty and Staff Association General Body Meeting

Tuesday, March 5, 2-3 p.m.
University Union 314

Join your fellow faculty/staff for an interactive workshop while networking with colleagues across the campus. Go to our website to learn more.

2019 Black Student Leadership Conference

Friday, March 8, 10 a.m.
West Village Commons Ballrooms

Each year, Center for Student Diversity and the African American Student Development Program host the Black Student Leadership Conference. The day-long program helps attendees learn how to acknowledge challenges, build resiliency and empower themselves as current and aspiring student leaders of color to use their talents and abilities to serve their communities.

This year’s conference theme is “dream chasers” and will focus on highlighting community members who have followed a personal passion and/or realized a professional dream.

Registration is free and open to all current and aspiring student leaders, but all participants must register online. Registration ends Friday, March 1, and the first 100 registered participants will receive a free gift. All registered participants will be entered into our closing session raffle for other prizes.

TU’s Black Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Summit

Saturday, March 9, 8 a.m.
University Union

The TU Black Alumni Summit will involve several elements, including a social mixer, networking opportunities, panel discussions, keynote and individual speakers, and lunch.