Intramural Sports offers one adaptive recreation activity per semester, such as seated
volleyball, goalball, and blindfold bocce ball. This "Learn to Play" programming aims
to introduce the campus community to adaptive sports and all are encouraged to participate.
A schedule of current offerings is available here.
Campus Recreation offers personal training services with certified personal trainers
who can provide individualized programs for members with specific needs.
The Climbing Wall has a variety of adaptive equipment and the staff are trained to
assist individuals with a variety of abilities and disabilities in their rock-climbing
experience. Stop by the Outdoor Adventure Center or attend an Adaptive Climbing Open Session to learn more.
In addition, Goalball is offered as a competitive sport club. Check out the video from our fall event.
Campus Recreation has installed several pieces of fitness equipment that provide greater
levels of accessibility than traditional equipment. These pieces are designed to provide
individuals of varying levels of ability with options to exercise. The Functional
Floor on the level 2 fitness floor is also completely user-defined allowing individuals
to adapt their workouts.
Our friendly staff on the fitness floor are available to provide equipment orientations
to all equipment throughout the facility. No appointment necessary, just ask!
All participants are permitted to play under the gender they identify as.
- Open league: Teams consist of students, faculty, staff, and alumni that have purchased
an alumni pass. Anyone is welcome to participate in the open league, regardless of
their gender identity.
- Women’s league: Teams consist of female students, faculty, staff, and alumni that
have purchased an alumni pass.
- CoRec league: Teams may consist of students, faculty, staff, and alumni that have
purchased an alumni pass. Teams are required to have both male and female participants.
The required number of male and female participants depend on the individual sport
and can be found on the Eligibility Chart below or within the individual team sport
Participation will be evaluated on two criteria; open participation and governing
body participation. Open participation will refer to practices and events that are
not managed by a governing body. Governing body participation will refer to contests
that are managed by a governing body.
- Open participation: Participation will be in accordance to one’s gender identity,
should that be relevant, regardless of any medical treatment.
- Governing body participation: Participation will be in accordance with standards set
by the governing body of the specific sport.
- If no specific policy is mandated, administrative staff will contact governing body
for clarification on eligibility. It is the sole responsibility of the participant
to meet the standards identified by the governing body. Administrators will only be
responsible for facilitating communication between the participant and the governing
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR TRAVEL
When possible, Towson University Sport Club athletes utilizing lodging should be assigned
accommodations based on their gender identity, with more privacy provided, if possible,
LOCKER AND CHANGING ROOMS
There are two all gender shower rooms that include a toilet, sink and shower to accommodate
members who desire additional privacy. One shower room is located in the hallway past
the pool, room 143, and the second one is located next to the Equipment Room, room
165. Both shower rooms have day-use lockers in the hallway and are ADA accessible.
For all gender access to the pool, please use BU 144A.
Participants are free to utilize Campus Recreation locker room facilities in accordance
with their self-identified gender. This policy aligns with the Fairness for All Marylanders Act. Each locker room is equipped with ADA compliant lockers that are available for day
use. These lockers are also available for long-term rental upon request.
Both the men's and women's locker rooms have two private changing rooms to offer more
privacy to our patrons.
An ADA accessible, all gender shower room includes a toilet, sink and shower to accommodate
members who desire additional privacy. This space is located in the hallway past the
pool, room 143.
All information, discussions, and correspondence regarding a participant’s transgender
identity will be secured and maintained confidentially in compliance with applicable
state, local, and federal laws. This information could potentially be shared with
individuals that could provide assistance with accommodations for the participant.
This information will only be shared if granted the express written consent of the
NURSING MOTHER’S ROOM
A nursing room is located in Burdick Hall, room 127. TU Nursing Rooms provide a private,
secure, clean space for breastfeeding mothers.
A chairlift is accessible in the Burdick Pool for those who need assistance.
ACCESSIBLE FACILITY ENTRANCE
A paratransit drop-off is available outside of the building off of Towsontown Boulevard.
Multiple elevators are available in the facility but some require additional staff
assistance to use. Stop at any service desk to request assistance.
- Pool Bleachers Lift/Elevator- services the bleachers on the pool deck. Staff assistance
- Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) Elevator- services the Climbing Wall floor, and the
second story of the Campus Recreation Administration Suite. Access assistance is needed
when the OAC is closed.
- Main Elevator- services the lower level and level 2 of the Campus Recreation facility.
Access assistance is needed for the lower level.
Service Animal Hooks
Service animals are permitted in the recreation facility. Comfort animals are not.
There are wall hooks available so that service animals can be safe and out of the
way while their owner enjoys their workout. Current locations are in Gym 3. If there
are other areas in need of a wall hook, please email campusrec AT_TOWSON or call 410-704-8905.
All service desks throughout the facility are equipped with a quick reference sheet
and dry erase board to enhance communication with participants who are deaf and/or
hard of hearing.
If you need disability accommodations to participate in any of our programs, activities
or classes, please email campusrec AT_TOWSON or call 410-704-8905. We ask that you please notify us preferably two or more days prior to the program,
activity or class.