Engagement & Service Opportunities

Change toward a more democratic society doesn't just happen; it depends on people stepping up and doing the work of leadershipmaking connections, offering a vision, mobilizing others, recognizing and seizing opportunities.  

The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility empowers students, faculty, and staff to be socially aware and active leaders with the passion and knowledge to enhance their communities – and the world.

TEDxTowsonU 2019: Creating Opportunity

    • Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
      5:30 - 8 p.m. (reception to follow)
      West Village Commons Ballrooms

    • In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, live speakers and performers spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. 

      Join us for a powerful and engaging evening at Towson University, as we proudly host our very own TEDx event. This year's theme: Creating Opportunity. 

      To apply to attend TEDxTowsonU, visit http://www.tedxtowsonu.com by no later than Tuesday, November 5.  This event is free to attend, and open to TU students, faculty and staff, as well as community members. Due to TEDx specifications, we can only allocate 100 seats for this event. 

Towson University promotes Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility through the Tiger Pledge. Students are encouraged to take the Tiger Pledge during New Student Convocation and at Commencement, and are challenged to live up to the ideals of the pledge while at TU and as alumni.  

We accomplish this by promoting political engagement, sponsoring environmental initiatives, creating community service, and service-learning opportunities, and delivering to the TU community a campus newspaper program, monthly New York Times Talks, and panels and debates on Freedom Square. Additionally, we assist students who are living in the greater Towson community. We work to create opportunities for off-campus students to stay connected to campus as well as emphasize off-campus safety and how to be a good neighbor.