TU’s Commitment to Diversity
TU is Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Campus
The Religious and Spiritual Coordinating Council strive to promote understanding and appreciation of religious and spiritual diversity and serve the wellness and needs of the campus community.
A variety of faith communities are represented on campus through support staff assigned to the university. The RSCC members advise religious and spiritual student organizations as well as provide counseling, theological discussions and support students in other areas. In addition, several RSCC members lead discussions on contemporary issues and sponsor guest speakers or social events.
|Organization and title
|Jane and Steve Liu
|Agape Campus Christian Fellowship
|Rev. Laura Sinche
|Lutheran / Episcopal Campus Ministry, President
|Campus Crusade for Christ
|Sung Yoon (Sunny) Kim
|Campus International Christian Fellowship
|Father Kevin Ewing
|Catholic Campus Minister, Newman Center
|Rabbi Mendy Rivkin
|Mary Jane Johnston
|Christian Science Church
|Disciples on Campus
|Rabbi Alex Salzberg
|Jewish Collegiate Network
|Dr. Sanaullah Kirmani
|Muslim Student Advisor
If you are interested in connecting with our Religious and Spiritual Life community here at Towson University, review the bylaws and code of ethics below and provide the following package of information via email to Dr. Rhea Roper Nedd or by mail to our Center for Student Diversity office:
Attn: Dr. Rhea Roper Nedd
Towson University Center for Student Diversity – University Union
8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252
Upon receipt of your application materials, the Center for Student Diversity Director and Religious and Spiritual Coordinating Council will review the documents and contact you.
Members of the Religious and Spiritual Coordinating Council (RSCC) must adhere to a set of bylaws and code of ethics. They are listed below.
It is the right of any religious or spiritual organization to send a representative (ordained or unordained) to work on the campus of Towson University (TU), and we respect the right of that representative to minister on this campus. However, we, the members of the TU Religious & Spiritual Coordinating Council (RSCC), deem it necessary to make this agreement with any religious or spiritual staff at TU who wishes to participate as a member of the TU RSCC.
The purpose of the TU RSCC is to gather into a cohesive, communicating, professional body all those who minister in the name of religion and spirituality at TU and who wish to participate in a council as colleagues. Our purpose is to better serve the campus community as well as the religious or spiritual institutions we serve as an official link with TU.
Membership carries benefits in personal, professional, and logistical areas. If one chooses not to participate, one will not receive the benefits of membership. Benefits include the chance to meet and interact with other religious or spiritual staff and to be officially recognized by the University through the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity. Other benefits include parking privileges, TU OneCard, reservation of facilities and other university privileges to better function on campus.
We are guests of the University and will act in accordance with the TU Policy on Campus Ministries 06.07.00. We are accountable to each other and need to hold each other accountable, and we are accountable to our appointing body.
The chair and secretary will supervise the above process.
Changes to this bylaws may be made at any regularly scheduled meeting of the RSCC by the vote of a two-thirds (2/3) of the membership present.
The Interfaith Meditation Rooms are part of several ongoing initiatives to accommodate and support students, faculty and staff in reflection and meditation while on campus. Additionally, there are religious and spiritual community centers on and around campus for students and religious/spiritual leaders to congregate.
In room 401 of Cook Library. Located on the fourth floor, this room will be available 24/7.Cook Library Location
In room 335A-B of the University Union, located on the third floor, next to the CSD (room 343). It is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., those interested in using the room must go to the CSD to sign out the key. After 5 p.m., the Information Desk on the second floor can unlock the room.University Union Location
The Hillel lounge is located on campus at Newell Dining Hall on the second floor, near Kosher Corner. We are open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except holidays) with a rotating staff schedule.Hillel Location
The Newman Center will be open for holy hour from 4 to 5 p.m. and Mass at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Thursday Mass will be celebrated at 12 Noon. Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Newman Center and 5:30pm in Union 335.Newman Center Location
Menu options for religious dietary restrictions and accommodations can be found at these specific locations.
Towson Dining has a dedicated kosher kitchen in Newell Dining Hall that has been certified by Star K of Baltimore. The Kosher Korner offers meals prepared by our qualified Mashgiach. For questions or menu offerings, please call 410-704-2534.Learn More
Surrounded by the Glen Towers, this newly-renovated dining space includes a convenience store on the top floor, and all-you-care-to-eat dining options on the lower level.Glen Dining Hall Location
Found on the second floor of West Village Commons, this all-you-care-to-eat space includes an Italian hearth oven, grill, deli, daily specials, a salad station, and a wide variety of healthy, local and sustainable menu options.West Village Commons Location