Towson University has collaborated with Gallup to provide TU students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to learn about their strengths and how they can enhance their personal, academic, and career aspirations.


Effective leaders are aware of their talents and work to sharpen them

Developing and investing in yourself as a leader is one of the most significant and important opportunities you will have as a student. Chances are you will have the opportunity to lead at some point during your college career and beyond. Learning and emerging as a leader is a process, which requires acquiring knowledge about your talents and strengths, developing skills through practice, and being intentional in how you use your talents.

Taking the Assessment

The CliftonStrengths assessment is online and will take approximately 35-minutes (more time is available to accommodate all students). After you take the assessment, you will receive a customized report that lists your top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve personal, academic, and career success.

Students, Staff, & Faculty

  1. Navigate to the Towson University CliftonStrengths website.
  2. On the Login page, click New Account below the Register heading. 
    1. Make sure to use your Towson University email as the username; your password does not have to be the same one you use to access your Towson accounts
    2. NOTE: If you have taken the CliftonStrengths assessment before, click "Link Existing Gallup Account" and follow the instructions provided. If you cannot access your account, click the "Forgot username/password" link and follow the instructions on the Account Assistance page.
  3. On the Registration page, type your information in the available fields, select the “I have read and agree …” box, and then click Create Account.
  4. You will receive an email confirming your registration. Click the link in the email message to complete your registration. Once completed, you can log in to the CliftonStrengths site using your username and password. 
  5. Incoming students will receive an introductory presentation at orientation.

There are several CliftonStrengths sessions throughout the year. At the workshop you will have an opportunity to learn about your top five (5) talents and how to utilize them when you are at Towson University personally/socially, academically,  and professionally.

Presentation Request:

Student Organizations, Classes, or Departments

Please complete this form. After completing the form, a Strengths Team member will follow up with you to discuss your student organization/class presentation. The CliftonStrengths presentation will include an introduction to Strengths and Your Talents — 60 minutes.

Why Are We Providing this Experience for Students & Staff?

Strengths-based organizations celebrate and honor each person's talents and leverage them to build a better, more complete group. CliftonStrengths supports students to reach greater success and engagement by helping them understand their natural strengths to create a campus dynamic that welcomes, values, and leverages each student's talents.

CliftonStrengths can support your success and engagement as a leader at Towson University by:

  • Increasing your self-awareness. Effective leaders know what they do well, and they find ways to apply their talents authentically and productively.
  • Deepening your knowledge and appreciation of others' talents. As you learn more about your own talents, you will begin to see the unique talents in others.
  • Forming and maximizing teams. Understanding each team members' talents will give you new insights into how the team can perform to its full potential.
  • Helping others to affirm, develop, and apply their talents. As a leader who understands your own talents and how to apply them productively, you can lead others to develop and apply their talents.