Societies

Council of Diverse Student Organizations

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.

Delta Alpha Pi

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 Disability Support Services on the second floor of the Administration Building.

Honors College Leadership Council

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 .

Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is comprised of the IFC fraternities currently installed on Towson University’s campus as well as an executive board with one delegate from each recognized fraternity, thus making it one of the largest student organizations on campus. These fraternities can be found here.

For more information on the Interfraternity Council, visit the Greek life website.

National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is made up of the historically African-American fraternities and sororities on Towson’s campus. A list of NPHC fraternities and sororities can be found here.

The NPHC aims to enhance the educational and social life of minority communities and provide a forum for addressing mutual concerns. More information about the National Pan-Hellenic Council can be found here.

National Society of Leadership and Success

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 . Please visit our Facebook or Instagram: nsls_towsonu. 

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

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.

Towson University's chapter started in 2001.  For more information, contact the advisor Raft Woodus at .   

Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK®)

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:

  1. Scholarship
  2. Athletics
  3. Campus/community service, social/religious activities, student government
  4. Journalism, speech and mass media
  5. Creative and performing arts

The purpose of Omicron Delta Kappa is threefold:

  • First, to recognize those who have attained a high standard of efficiency in collegiate activities and to inspire others to do the same
  • Second, to bring together representative students in all phases of collegiate life to share ideas and interests
  • Third, to bring together members of the faculty and student body and other Omicron Delta Kappa members to share ideas and cultivate a helpful and understanding community.

Student membership candidates must rank academically in the upper 35th percent of the student body and must have junior or senior standing. For more information, contact Brian Edwards at 

PanHellenic Association

The PanHellenic Association (PHA) is comprised of the recognized NPC sororities currently at Towson University. A list of the recognized sororities can be found here. The purpose of the PHA is to engage its members in philanthropic, academic, social, and community service opportunities throughout the academic year. For more information on the PanHellenic Association, visit the Greek life website.

Student Government Association

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.

Unified Greek Council

The Unified Greek Council (UGC) is comprised of the historically multicultural fraternities and sororities on Towson University’s campus. The purpose of the UGC is to enhance sisterhood, brotherhood, service, fundraising, and the educational and individual success of its member fraternities and sororities through experience, leadership, and maintenance of council membership guidelines. For more information on the Unified Greek Council.

University Residence Government

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