The SAGE Community is one component of Towson University's cultural diversity and student retention plan. Program resources are used to foster academic achievement, personal development, and campus wide involvement among entering students from diverse backgrounds. The SAGE program's mission remains the same but has expanded to include this unique living arrangement for a select group of entering freshmen who wish to participate. SAGE community participants are assigned a peer mentor and participate in various activities that enhance academic, budget management, and decision-making skills. Participants also expand their knowledge of diverse cultural groups, career development strategies, and participate in networking opportunities. For More Information visit: SAGE
Current residents: Applications will be available in Spring 2017. You must be a SAGE Mentor for 2017-2018 to be considered for placement in the SAGE Community.
New students interested in the SAGE 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 SAGE Community.
The community will have two Resident Assistants and multiple SAGE Mentors and Liaisons. Additionally, there will be support from multiple campus partners including, the Center for Student Diversity, College of Liberal Arts, Academic Advising Center, the Tutoring & Learning Center, and Housing and Residence Life.
All students selected for the SAGE Community will be required to participate in the one week residential experience prior to move in.
Up to 100 freshmen SAGE participants will enroll in a core group of classes designed to support the objectives of the SAGE Learning Community, and English 102 will be the foundational class offered. Students will work with the Advising Center to select other classes offered by the College of Liberal Arts. Some of the choices include:
Philosophy 103 (Introduction to Ethics)
Family Studies 201 (Family Resources)
Sociology 101 (Introduction to Sociology)
Anthropology 207 (Cultural Anthropology)
Women’s Studies 231 (Women in Perspective)
Rooms vary between double and triples with either community bathrooms or shared suite bathrooms.
All members living in the SAGE Community must also participate in the SAGE Program.
Through the online housing request process there will be an opportunity to complete a special accommodation request.
The SAGE Community was established in Fall 2014 in Newell Hall in collaboration with the Center for Student Diversity, Housing & Residence Life, College of Liberal Arts, Academic Advising Center, and Tutoring & Learning Center.