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.

Retreat for Environmental Action

    • October 4-6, 2019

    • The Retreat for Environmental Action (REA) serves as an incubator for student-led action on environmental issues. Students attending the second annual Retreat for Environmental Action will have the opportunity to:

      • Deepen their understanding of ecology, environmental justice, and sustainability
      • Connect with students & faculty who share their passion for the environment
      • Develop action plans to tackle environmental issues, and execute those plans throughout the academic year 
      • Enjoy the woods, wetlands, and cabins at the TU Field Station (Transportation will be provided from TU)   
    • If you have any questions, please contact us at  

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.