We are excited to welcome our student organizations back to campus this fall! This webpage should help student organizations in planning for the fall semester, and help students interested in joining a student organization understand what to expect.
The COVID-19 Student Organization Operating Procedures have been created with the health and wellbeing of our TU community at the forefront, and they are dynamic. Student organization officers are expected to be familiar with and comply with all requirements. Whether you are a student organization leader, member or potential member, it is important that you familiarize yourself with all information outlined below on the health and safety guidelines for student organizations.
Throughout the academic year, University leadership will continue to review and adjust these guidelines as needed. Primary contacts for student organizations on Involved@TU will be communicated with as policies and expectations change.
Check back soon for updated operating procedures for Fall 2021!
Here are some important things to know when planning, or planning to attend, an in-person event for the Fall 2021 semester.
YES! We are excited to welcome student organizations back to campus and encourage student organizations to begin planning events for the fall semester. Virtual options are still welcome, but we look forward to hosting many great events on campus this Fall.
Are masks required at my event?
Continue to check the TU COVID-19 Response and Planning site for all updates regarding wearing masks on campus - https://www.towson.edu/coronavirus/
Yes! Speakers and performers are once again permitted. Remember, however, that student organizations are not permitted to sign contracts.
Yes. Request a table via 25Live. Tables are reserved on a first come first service basis. At this time, no food may be sold or distributed during tabling unless it has been purchased through Black & Gold Catering.
Yes. Capacity numbers for spaces have been updated to reflect current guidance from the CSC. Work with Events & Conference Services to select a space that will work safely for your event.
The event organizers are responsible for monitoring attendance to ensure the number of attendees does not exceed permitted maximum occupancy, designated by Events & Conference Services. We encourage you to use the Involved@TU Check In App (see below) to help track attendance and manage capacity limits.
Student organizations are permitted to travel. As always, an off campus travel form must be completed.
Community service is always encouraged and organizations are welcome to pursue only virtual community service opportunities, as well as, in person opportunities at this time. The Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility provides many resources for community service opportunities.
Once an in-person event is approved through Events and Conferences Services, student leaders can move forward with advertising their event. New this year, we have an event check-in app that must be used, and will help you track attendance at your events! This is a requirement for all in-person events hosted by student organizations.
While managing your student organization in this hybrid space, here’s a few tips and considerations to keep in mind:
What questions and challenges are you having? The Office of Student Activities is here to help! Contact Chris Rindosh (crindosh AT_TOWSON) with any questions or concerns.