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Leadership development is a cornerstone of the TU student experience. Towson University believes that leadership is not about being in charge; it is about your integrity, your self-awareness, and your vision for creating change well beyond the classroom.
Leadership experiences at TU are designed to develop engaged and self-aware students who possess the skills necessary to create positive change not only in the TU community, but in the greater global community as well. TU is an ideal setting for students to grow as individuals and leaders.
The Office of Student Activities offers the following leadership education opportunities, so there is something for everybody:
- Tigers Lead
- Leadership Lunch Series
- National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
- Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)
- Student Organization Leadership Summit
- Leadershape Catalyst
Paid Leadership Opportunities
Student Leadership Consultants
Student Leadership Consultants (SLC) 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 an SLC, you will learn invaluable skills such as workshop facilitation, leadership experience, event planning, and program assessment.
Contact Student Activities for more information.
Orientation Leaders (OL) are the incoming students’ first impression of what it truly means to be a TU Tiger. OLs direct new students through orientation, convocation, and Welcome to TU weekend, maintaining a positive attitude and high level of energy throughout the orientation process.
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.
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, and navigating the campus and Metropolitan Baltimore. Learn more information about the SAGE mentorship program.
Career Peer Advisor
Career Peer Advisers are leaders trained to guide and assist students with resume and cover letter reviews, job search strategies, and general career concerns in both group and 1:1 settings. These 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 careercenter AT_TOWSON.
Civic Engagement Fellow
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 on the second floor of the Administration Building or email: civicengagement AT_TOWSON.
Join us for lunch
Leadership Lunch Series
Leadership Lunch is here to support our students learn key leadership skills! This semester, our series has been themed "Let's Talk About Leadership" where students will learn how to talk about their leadership skills and experience in a variety of settings. This semester, we will have three installments of our Leadership Lunch Serie. Lunch is provided! Each lunch starts prompty at 12:00pm in UU 322. Our Leadership Lunch Series is proudly sponsored by PNC Bank.
Reservation on Involved@TU is REQUIRED for this event