TU Leadership Opportunities

Handshake is a free, online resource TU students use to find on-campus jobs and leadership positions, internships, community service opportunities, and part- and full-time jobs. TU leadership positions, including many of those detailed below, will be posted throughout the year in Handshake (search for position type “On-Campus Leadership”).

Leadership Positions

Albert S. Cook Library Leadership Institute for Students (A-LIST)*

The A-LIST position is a two-semester paid leadership position in which participants receive leadership, research, research assistance, writing, teaching, and outreach experience. Our trained A-LIST students will represent the library through outreach events and improve internal and external library services. To find out more information about the A-LIST opportunity, visit the A-LIST webpage or email Sara Arnold-Garza at

Career Peer Advisors*

Career Peer Advisors are leaders trained to guide and assist TU students with resume and cover letter reviews, job search strategies, and general career concerns in both group and 1:1 settings. These Career Center-based positions allow for the development and application of leadership, communication, analytical, and advising skills. Career Peer Advisors work 6-10 hours per week, are paid, and receive intensive training. If you are interested in exploring CPA opportunities, contact the Career Center at 

Civic Engagement Fellows*

The Civic Engagement Fellows help to engage Towson University’s student community in many different facets of civic engagement including political, environmental, and leadership initiatives.  Fellows also help facilitate various events hosted by Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility.  To find out more about Fellows, or if you are interested in becoming a Civic Engagement Fellow, stop by the office of the second floor of the Administration Building or email:

Civility Peer Educator

Civility peer educators will have the opportunity to co-facilitate a workshop with a staff member from the Office of Student Conduct & Civility Education. Civility peer educators will work under the mentorship of this staff member, and will be able to guide and facilitate the workshop as much or as little as they feel comfortable, growing in experience. This is a unique leadership opportunity that allows an undergraduate student to engage with their peers in a discussion that matters to the campus community and society as a whole. Workshops are held about 2-3 times a semester in the Fall and Spring semesters, as needed for enrollment, on Friday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:30 PM or 2:00 to 4:30 PM, depending on student class schedules. Interested applicants must submit this application and current resume. Please contact Bethany Doyle by email:  or phone: 410-704-2057. 

Leadership Consultants*

TU Leadership Consultants (TULC) participants are a part of the Student Activities team and serve as peer educators who promote and teach leadership to students through workshops, retreats, and conferences. As a member of TULC, you will learn invaluable skills such as workshop facilitation, leadership experience, event planning, and program assessment. Contact Student Activities for more information.

Orientation Leaders & Orientation Assistants

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are the incoming students’ first impression of what it truly means to be a tiger. OLs direct the new students through orientation, convocation, and the Welcome to Towson weekend, maintaining a positive attitude and high level of energy throughout the orientation process.

Orientation Assistants (OAs) provide direction during the Transfer Program. They have all transferred to TU themselves and therefore are invaluable resources during the transition of new transferring students. The OAs work closely with  the academic departments of the university. If you are interested in becoming a member of the New Student Programs (NSP) family, stop by the office in UU 217.

Resident Assistant*

Resident Assistants (RAs) are in charge of maintaining a welcoming atmosphere in each of the on-campus living communities around campus. In addition, RAs are also responsible for promoting the values and ideals of a Towson University student and encouraging his/her residents to do the same by hosting various programs and events throughout the semester. For more information on what it means to be a Resident Assistant, visit the HRL website.

SAGE Mentors*

The Students Achieve Goals through Education (SAGE) Program works to incorporate new students into many educational, cultural and social aspects that Towson University has to offer. Each SAGE mentee is paired with a SAGE mentor who takes on the role of guiding their mentee through their first year at Towson. This includes helping with career choice, major and minor selection, course registration, identifying campus organization and activities, employment, roommate relationships, financial aid, navigating the Towson University campus and Metropolitan Baltimore. More information about the SAGE mentorship program can be found here.  

Student Support Network

From TU's Psychology Department comes the Student Support Network (SSN), a seven-week training program that provides skills to help a friend in crisis. We discuss mental and emotional health, warning signs of a friend who’s struggling, and how to talk about difficult issues. You will be equipped with resources to address these issues and develop strategies for how to connect them with your friends in need. We utilize direct teaching as well as practice situations with role-playing and visualization in order to build your ability to respond effectively when presented with real struggles from your loved ones.

*positions with the asterisk denote compensated (paid) positions.