Department of Housing & Residence Life
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All students present in on-campus housing are responsible for all policies and procedures described below. On-campus housing is defined as all residential buildings located on the Towson University campus or any facility leased by the university for student housing. Students living in on-campus housing (referred to here as "residents") are also responsible for all provisions in the University Housing Contract. These policies are in addition to the Code of Student Conduct that residents are expected to adhere to. Persons violating any policies while in on-campus housing will be held responsible through the process outlined in Towson University’s Code of Student Conduct.
Residents of on-campus housing are responsible for all behavior that takes place in their rooms or apartment, including behavior of their guests. Residents living in quads are responsible for all behavior that takes place in the common area shared within the quad.
In on-campus housing, all Housing & Residence Life and Towson University Code of Student Conduct policies related to alcohol and other drugs apply. Additionally, residents in on-campus housing are responsible for obeying federal, state, and local laws related to alcohol and other drugs.
Towson University is a smoke-free campus. Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited in all on-campus housing. Please see the TU Smoke-Free Policy for complete details. Water pipes, hookahs, and similar devices are prohibited.
Intentionally or recklessly damaging, destroying, defacing, or tampering with University property is prohibited.
Individuals identified as responsible for damage, theft, loss or special services (whether intentional or negligent) in their assigned space or in common areas of the housing and dining facilities will be charged the cost of repair, replacement or restoration, within or to the assigned space or building or public areas, and any necessary cleaning charges. When individual responsibility cannot be determined, residents may be held collectively responsible at the University’s discretion for damage, theft, loss or special service to the assigned space, to common areas or to university fixtures, furnishings or property within them.
An equal portion of the charges will be assessed to each student in the assigned space, building or residence area, as appropriate.
Although pets/animals of any type are prohibited from living in University Housing, the University will consider a request by an individual with a disability for reasonable accommodation from this prohibition to allow a documented need for a Service/Comfort Animal that is necessary because of a disability or reasonable accommodation. No Service/Comfort animal may be kept in University Housing at any time prior to receiving approval as a reasonable accommodation.
To apply for a Service/Comfort animal, you must submit documentation of a disability and need for a Service/Comfort animal to Accessibility & Disability Services (ADS), along with the ADS application that is available at: www.towson.edu/ads. Documentation must be completed by a physician/psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or other mental health professional and establish a disability for which an animal is needed to provide disability-related assistance or emotional support. ADS will schedule a meeting once all forms and documentation are received and will determine if all criteria is met to approve the request. Once the request has been approved, ADS will notify Housing & Residence Life you have been approved to bring a Service/Comfort animal into university housing and the type of animal you will be bringing.
Residents should recognize violating any fire safety policy could result in immediate termination of the housing contract or license.
Support for Students filing a Complainant
In order to prompt an investigation or response, the incident must be reported. Anyone who feels they have been a victim, who has witnessed, or who learns of a hate crime or bias incident can report the incident by completing a Hate Crimes and Bias Incidents Reporting Form. Information may also be reported to TUPD. Information does not need to be duplicated as a critical incident report through Advocate. The Hate Crimes and Bias Incidents Reporting Form is part of the Advocate reporting process. Please take photos of the scene. The staff can assist with uploading all photos into Advocate.
Reports should be submitted via the Hate Crimes & Bias Incidents Report Form
Campus Police 410-704-4444
Center for Student Diversity 410-704-2051
Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity 410-704-0203
Housing and Residence Life 410-704-2516
Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education 410-704-2057
International Students and Scholars 410-704 2421
Counseling Center 410-704-2512