Political Engagement Community

Residents of the Political Engagement Community will create connections with members of the Towson University community who share an enthusiasm for civic engagement. Students will be given the opportunity to pursue their passions of active citizenship, community involvement, awareness of social issues and injustices, advocacy, and the development of personal and social responsibility. Students will learn about social issues and how to address them through goal setting and active citizenship. This community is aimed at assisting students to learn about their civic responsibility and ways they can participate in all communities to make a positive impact on the world. This community is a partnership with the Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility and Housing & Residence Life. 

Community Benefits 

  • Create connections with students, faculty, and staff who have a passion for civic engagement 
  • Chance to attend Tiger Pride Day in Annapolis 
  • Opportunity to participate in service projects, including The Big Event 
  • Move in one day early to connect with residents and kick-off the year 


The community is open to incoming and returning students who have 30 or fewer credits at the end of Fall 2020.

  • Current residents: Applications will be available for the role model/liaison process in mid-February
  • Incoming First Year Students interested in the Political Engagement Community must complete the online housing request process. This includes paying a $350 non-refundable housing deposit and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the housing contract. During the online process students will be able to identify interest in the Political Engagement Community

    For information on the online housing request process visit Request Housing.

The community will have a Resident Assistant and multiple Liaisons and Role Models.  Additionally, there will be support from Political Science Department, the Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility, and Housing & Residence Life.

Through the online housing request process, there will be an opportunity to complete a special accommodation request. 

Student rooms are suite style, (i.e., two double rooms sharing a bath). 

The Political Engagement Community was established in Fall 2015 in Tower B. 

Additional Housing and Residence Life FAQ's can be found in the link below:


For Additional Questions please contact Housing & Residence Life at RLCommunities@towson.edu


Department of Housing & Residence Life

Marshall Hall Suite 50
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.