Tigers Serving Others

The Tigers Serving Others Community is a living-learning experience for students dedicated to making a change in their communities. Students who are enthusiastic about being a part of the growing student service movement can opt to live in this community, where learning about and exploring the concept of service is infused into the everyday living and learning experiences of college life. Residents will have the opportunity to kick off the year by moving in three days early to participate in Project Serve. Throughout the school year community members will continue to be encouraged to participate in campus and community service experiences. Team-building exercises and social activities will help students to foster a sense of community and belonging here at Towson. This community is in partnership with the Office of Student Activities and Housing & Residence Life.

  • Learn about and explore the concept of service
  • Participate in service opportunities throughout the year
  • Opportunity to move in three days early and participate in Project Serve
  • Gain increased awareness about campus and community service experiences

FAQ's

What is Project Serve?

The pre-orientation experience is packed full of community service activities as well as several teambuilding exercises, social activities, and a celebration dinner. All activities are led by trained student leaders. Students who will live on-campus are able to move in on Monday, August 21, 2017 and attend a welcome event that evening. Students will then volunteer and participate in social activities from August 21, 2017 until August 24, 2017.

For more information and tentative schedule, please visit:

Project Serve

How do I apply for Project Serve?

Applications will be available in Spring 2017. There is a $125 participation fee that will be charged to the students’ TU Bursar account for this program that will cover food and transportation for the four days.

Is Project Serve, the four day pre-orientation experience required?

Priority placement for Tigers Serving Others will be given to those students who are accepted to and attend Project Serve. 

What are the eligibility requirements Project Serve? 

Students selected for Project Serve have shown a commitment to community service throughout high school or show an interest in becoming more involved in community service. Students must be a first semester freshman or an entering transferring student. 

How do I apply for Tigers Serving Others? 

Current residents: Applications will be available in Spring 2016. Current residents must have lived in the Tigers Serving Others community previously to return to the floor or be selected as a Project Serve facilitator.

New students interested in the Tigers Serving Others 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 Tigers Serving Others Community.
All Students selected for Tigers Serving Others will need to complete a minimum of 15 community service hours per semester.

For information on how to apply to the Project Serve Pre-Orientation experience visit Project Serve . For information on the online housing request process visit Request Housing

What are the expectations for living in Tigers Serving Others? 

View the Tigers Serving Other Agreement at: Community Agreement (pdf) 

Can I have a roommate who is not participating in Project Serve? 

Priority will be given to all roommates who participate in the Project Serve. 

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.

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 partners including, Student Activities and Housing & Residence Life. 

When was the Tigers Serving Others community established? 

Tigers Serving Others was originally named the Project Serve floor when it first began in Fall 2010. In 2011, the name was changed to Tigers Serving Others to encompass both Project Serve participants and residents who have a passion for community service and want to reside in a community that continues to learn and participate in service throughout the year. 

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

FAQ's
For Additional Questions please contact Bryan Schlein at RLCommunities@towson.edu

 

Contact

Department of Housing & Residence Life

Location
Marshall Hall Suite 50
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone
410-704-2516
Fax
410-704-4228