Political Engagement

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, the Political Science Department, and Housing & Residence Life.

Community Benefits

  • Create connections with students, faculty, and staff who have a passion for civic engagement
  • Dedicated FYE Advisor for the community
  • Chance to attend Tiger Pride Day in Annapolis
  • Move in one day early to connect with residents and kick-off the year


What are the eligibility requirements?
  • Residents in the Political Engagement Community must take POSC 103 in the Fall term.
  • View the Political Engagement Community Agreement at: Community Agreement (pdf)
How do I apply?
  • Current residents: Information will be available in Spring 2017.
  • New 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. Residents are selected for the community based on the completion of the eligibility requirements listed above.
    For information on the online housing request process visit:

Request Housing

What staffing is there for the community?

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.

How do I make a special accommodation request? 

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

How many roommates would I have?

Student rooms are suite style, (i.e., two double rooms sharing a bath).  During the fall semester, tripled rooms are located in this community, so there is a potential for a room with three roommates.

When was the Political Engagement Community established? 

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 Bryan Schlein 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.