Conferences & Retreats

Black Student Leadership Conference

The Black Student Leadership Conference will focus on acknowledging challenges, building resiliency, and empowering current and aspiring student leaders of color to use their talents and abilities to serve their communities.

More information on the conference

Women in Leadership Conference

Towson University will be hosting the Women in Leadership (WIL) Conference, Presented by the Center for Student Diversity. This conference will increase the leadership capacity of female students and prepares them for success in the workplace.  

10th Annual Environmental Conference

The Environmental Conference is designed to raise awareness among students, faculty and staff around the topics of sustainability and environmental engagement. Members of the campus community will gather to participate in workshops and hear presentations from faculty, students, and environmental leaders in the Baltimore/Maryland area.  Click Here for More Information.


Every year Towson University holds its very own version of TED talks aptly titled “TEDxTowsonU.” This is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff of the university, as well as Towson community members to hear engaging ideas. Last year, our theme was “Engage”. Click here for more information on TEDxTowsonU.

Retreat for Environmental Action (REA)

The Retreat for Environmental Action (REA) is an opportunity for TU students to:

  • Deepen their understanding of ecology, environmental justice, and sustainability
  • Connect with students & faculty who share their interests
  • Develop action plans to help solve environmental issues
  • Enjoy the outdoors

Where: TU Field Station (Transportation will be provided from TU). For more information, contact .   

The Retreat for Social Justice 

The Retreat for Social Justice is an annual weekend retreat that gives students who participate an opportunity to explore their cultural identities and interact with people from diverse backgrounds. The weekend is full of fun, interactive and enlightening activities that help participants:

  • Explore and understand their identities and how those identities influence their attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.
  • Create dialogue and conversations with their peers from different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.
  • Learn ways they can interrupt prejudice and advocate for social equity and justice.
  • Develop ways to create an inclusive and welcoming environment on campus and in their communities.

Approximately 50 students are chosen to go each year, so students who wish to participate must submit an application. There is no cost to the students who are chosen to participate but space is limited. For more information, contact .

Student Leadership Summit

The second annual Student Leadership Summit is a high-energy experience for residential students to learn about the topic of leadership in varoius ways.  Attendees will hear from engaging speakers and presentations, they will meet fellow students and staff, and they will be able to gain a better understanding of how to effectively be a leader at Towson University and beyond.