The Council of Diverse Student Organizations (CDSO) was founded to give a voice to under-represented organizations and seeks to promote a shared sense of community between multicultural student organizations. More information can be found by visiting the CDSO’s website.
The Delta Alpha Pi (DAP) Honors Society was established to recognize the academic accomplishments of students with disabilities. Members of DAP are facilitated in the development of leadership, education, and advocacy. More information on the Delta Alpha Pi Honors Society by visiting Accessibility & Disability Services on the second floor of the Administration Building.
The Honors College Leadership Council (HCLC) is a student-led organization that promotes and fosters community, develops programs and events and advises Honors College administration on student matters. The HCLC exists to provide like-minded students with meaningful opportunities to strengthen leadership skills and abilities; take initiative in shaping and enhancing their academic experience; and engage in the central tenets of honors education—service and civic engagement and experiential education.
There are many ways to get involved in HCLC. Each academic year, several project teams are established to accomplish the goals of the organization. Typically, these teams are formed around the following areas: Academics, Recruitment,Service, and Student life
Honors College students are encouraged to get involved in the activities and projects of HCLC throughout the academic year. Learn more about HCLC by contacting the HCLC at hclc AT_TOWSON.
The Society is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. With 509 chapters, the Society currently has 550,023 members nationwide.
In addition to honorable distinction, the Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country. Members are able to list their affiliation on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resume.
Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more. For more information, contact the advisors at leadershipsociety AT_TOWSON and ahuff AT_TOWSON.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and gives out a million dollars in scholarships annually. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service and as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities every day.
Omicron Delta Kappa is the National Leadership Honor Society that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character. Membership in ODK® is a mark of the highest distinction and honor. ODK® recognizes achievements in the five following areas:
To be eligible to apply, students must be a junior, senior, or graduate student with a 3.5 GPA or higher, and exemplify leadership in one of the 5 phases listed above.
For more information, contact Ashly Huff at ahuff AT_TOWSON.
Each academic term, the top 3% of scholars and leaders within the TU Greek community are inducted into the Rho Alpha Chapter of the Order of Omega. For more information, see the Order of Omega website.
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the student body’s governing entity and
serves as a liaison for undergraduate students by advocating for progress towards
achieving common goals.
Meetings are held weekly by the SGA student staff and may be attended by any student. SGA Senators are current undergraduate students who represent specific student organizations and those organizations’ needs in the weekly meetings. A full description of the SGA and its work can be found on its website.
The University Residence Government (URG) serves as a representative governing body for Towson University residents and aims to enhance the resident experience of Towson’s undergraduate students.
URG is divided into the executive board as well as Building Councils, a representative group of students from each residence hall around campus to turn each of the halls into a comfortable and inviting home during the academic years. Learn more about the University Residence Government.