Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, + (LGBTQ+) Student Development Program
The LGBTQ+ Student Development Program strives to create an inclusive and educated
campus community where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, etc.
(LGBTQ+) and all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression,
and sex are welcomed, supported, valued, and engaged.
The LGBTQ+ Student Development Program fosters community development and empowerment
for this population, through leadership development and student organization involvement,
professional/career development and internship opportunities, peer mentorship, educational
outreach, and programming that explores topics of sexuality, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression that speak to dimensions of history, health and wellness, socio-political
location, cultural celebration and community development.
The LGBTQ+ Student Development program also serves the larger Towson University community
through programming that fosters educational awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and
exploration of issues affecting this population, to ultimately empower all students
to be more culturally competent and supportive of LGBTQ+ students and create a more
inclusive campus climate.
The extensive programming that we offer covers all intersections of LGBTQ+ identities,
issues and experiences. If you are a first year or transfer student there is New And
Q and if you are a graduate student we have regular graduate student meet ups. Check
out what we have, we look forward to seeing you!
Throughout the academic year we host various events that bring together our LGBTQ+
community and allies. One of our favorite keystone events is the Lavendar Celebration
to honor and celebrate the achievments and leadership of our remarkable students.
You can find more of our events below, on the linked page or on the TU Master Events Calendar!
There is a wide range of internal and external services available to students, faculty,
staff, alumni and visitors to accommodate the needs of the university community. You
can find All Gender Bathrooms here or local queer, Trans, and Non-binary resources that
support and empower.
The LGBTQ+ Student Development and Diversity Program has a lot to offer for our future