Diversity at TU is broadly defined to include: race, ethnicity, country of origin,
religion, gender identity, gender expression, ability and sexual orientation. Programs,
resources, and opportunities are offered to foster a receptive environment; facilitate
recruitment, retention and graduation of students; and promote multiracial learning
for all students, faculty and staff.
Accessibility and Disability Services
Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS) serves students with various disabilities and some temporary impairments that substantially
limit one or more major life activities. Our staff is available to answer questions
about accommodations and services as well as to provide information about other resources
on and off campus.
Asian Arts and Culture Center
The Asian Arts and Culture Center at TU engages the university and surrounding communities in cross-cultural dialogue
through a broad range of artistic and cultural experiences related to Asia.
The Career Center is committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive learning environment
for all students. We recognize, respect, and integrate students’ diverse backgrounds,
identities, experiences and perspectives into quality career development and planning.
Our events, resources, and opportunities are designed to ensure that all students
have equal access, regardless of culture, national origin, race/ethnicity, religion,
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Center for Student Diversity
Center for Student Diversity (CSD) was established to aid the university in its efforts to foster inclusion, collaboration
and relationship building. We provide academic, social, and transition support for
underserved students and promote exchanges and dialogue between individuals of diverse
backgrounds and identities.
CSD Resources and Programs
African American Student Development
African American Student Development Program supports, promotes, and enhances the academic, social and personal development of
students of African descent and heritage within a welcoming and nurturing environment.
Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and Desi American Student Development
Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and Desi American Student Development Program offers programming and activities that focus on creating dialogue and awareness around
issues pertaining to the APIMEDA and diaspora communities. We empower students to
explore leadership roles through community service, student organization membership
and co-curricular involvement.
Religious and Spiritual Life
The Religious and Spiritual Coordinating Council (RSCC) represents a variety of faith communities on campus through support staff assigned to the university.
RSCC members advise religious and spiritual student organizations as well as provide
counseling, theological discussions and support students in other areas. In addition,
RSCC members lead discussions on contemporary issues and sponsor guest speakers or
Latine/x Student Development
Latine/x Student Development Program works to recruit, engage, retain, and graduate students from Latine/x backgrounds
and to ensure their academic, sociocultural, personal and professional success. We
advocate for the Latine/x community, encourage K-12 students to attend college, advocate
for Latine/x students to take on leadership and service roles and nurture students'
during their adjustment to college life.
Sexuality and Gender Diversity
The Sexuality and Gender Diversity Development Program provides events, education and resources for a diverse population of students that
includes Tigers from various sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions,
abilities, races and ethnicities.
Mature and Non-traditional Students
The Mature and Non-traditional Students Development Program is committed to your success as an older or non-traditional student. We offer a number
of services and resources tailored to your needs as we know it can be challenging
to balance the demands of a job or family while pursuing your education.
Multicultural Student Organizations
Students have an opportunity to get involved and meet new people in more than 30 multicultural student organizations.
Undocumented, Immigrant and DACA Students
TU is committed to its undocumented, immigrant, and DACA students and has dedicated
itself to ensuring all members of the TU community can thrive and achieve their potential.
The Counseling Center is proud to offer care that is flexible, culturally responsive, solution-focused,
and tailored to every student’s unique needs. Students have access to same-day appointments
so that they can speak with a therapist the very day they seek help. Students will
also be able to receive support in an expanded variety of ways, including workshops, groups and peer support.
Gender-Inclusive Housing is a voluntary housing option where students can be assigned to live in the same
room with any other student regardless of sex, birth gender, biological gender, gender
identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.
TU is home to over 400 international students from over 80 countries and to 30 foreign
faculty, exchange scholars and visiting faculty each year. The Office of International Initiatives is dedicated to cultivating a global learning community and international focus in
programs and curricula at TU.
Military and Veterans Center
One of the top initiatives of TU is to provide outstanding support and services to
all student veterans and qualified dependents. The Military and Veterans Center promotes a safe and like-minded community, personal growth and career development
opportunities and comprehensive in-school support.
Military and Veterans Center Resources and Programs
Applying to TU
TU is recognized by GI Jobs magazine as one of the top military-friendly universities in the United States. Extensive
course offerings, flexible class schedules, and veteran support services make TU a
great choice for pursuing your education.
Veterans Affairs Benefits
At TU, we take pride in partnering with veterans and military-dependent students to
make sure you get the most of the veterans benefits available to you.
There are many ways to supplement your Veterans Affairs educational benefits, including financial aid and scholarships. It is advised that all student veterans apply for both.
Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity
The Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity (OIIE) strives to foster a culture of integrity that values shared responsibility as a critical
element of an inclusive, equitable and diverse community. This vision, built on the
belief that a diverse and inclusive campus community enhances our institution, will
strengthen us all in immeasurable ways.
OIIE Resources and Programs
Diversity Strategic Plan
TU's inaugural diversity strategic plan, A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020–25), is firmly grounded in the premise that TU's ongoing success is dependent on our
capacity to shift perspectives and approaches and strategically place diversity, equity
and inclusion at the core of our mission
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
TU values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion, enriches the educational
experience of students, supports positive workplace environments, promotes excellence
and cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
Resources Offered Include:
- TU Allyship and Advocacy Trainings
- Chosen and Preferred Name Resources
- Gender Identity Resources
Hate and Bias Prevention Support and Education
TU is dedicated to creating a diverse space where all feel welcomed and to strengthening
our efforts to fight hate and bigotry. We continue to develop our response and prevention efforts to best meet the needs
of our diverse community. All reports and incidents of hate or bias are taken seriously
with a focus on providing support to affected parties. We ask that all members of
our community embrace the challenge of speaking up and seeking help in the face of
hate and bias.
Gender Discrimination and Title IX
TU does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff based on sex in any of its programs or activities, including but not limited to educational programs,
employment, and admission. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a kind
of sex discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX and the university.
TU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This policy prohibits discrimination on the grounds protected under Federal and
Maryland law and Board of Regents policies. To the extent protected by law, university
programs, activities and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color,
sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability,
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Living Learning Communities
Living Learning Communities are intentional communities within the residence halls that enhance a student's TU
experience in a variety of ways. The learning and academic activities within the community
are structured around an assortment of themes and student interests. Additionally,
the specialized Residence Life Staff in these communities work continuously with campus
partners to create a meaningful and unique learning environment.
Student Success Programs
At TU, the success of our student population matters. From encouraging personal and
academic development through mentorship to providing a family-oriented community,
Student Success Programs are dedicated to serving TU students.
Student Success Programs and Resources
Students Achieve Goals through Education (SAGE)
Students Achieve Goals through Education (SAGE) program is one component of TU's cultural diversity and student retention plan, fostering
academic achievement, personal development, and campus-wide involvement among entering
students from diverse backgrounds.
College Readiness Outreach Program (CROP)
The College Readiness Outreach Program (CROP) program connects 9th graders from Baltimore City Public High Schools with TU students
who serve as mentors. The program also provides a series of college readiness workshops.
Man 2 Man
Offered in collaboration with the Student Success Programs and Counseling Center,
Man 2 Man is a peer program geared toward men of color at Towson University. This support group
serves as a confidential space for male-identified students of color to develop a
better understanding of themselves and other in the context of gender, race, culture
and social pressure.
Generation One connects students who share similar experiences to share strategies to deal with
difficult situations, and provide encouragement during challenging and rewarding times.
The Generation One group meets on the second and fourth Thursday each month during
the fall and spring semesters.
Scholarships and Awards
- The Community Enrichment and Enhancement Partnership Award (CEEP) is administered by TU's Student Success Programs. CEEP (pronounced KEEP) is designed
to increase the access and success of culturally diverse undergraduate students attending
- The Barnes-Harris Scholarship was established in the names of Marvis Evon Barnes ’59 and Myra Ann Harris '59, Towson
University's first African-American graduates. Both Ms. Barnes and Ms. Harris wanted
the scholarship, set at $500 per academic year, to be awarded to a freshman who possessed
“a strong allegiance to the African-American culture.”
Women In Science Program
The Women in Science Program creates a cooperative and women-friendly learning and working environment for both
students and faculty while increasing the enrollment and retention of female students
in the experimental sciences.
Women's Leadership Collective
The Women’s Leadership Collective at TU provides leadership skills and experience to women throughout their academic
and professional lives—while creating a collective of women supporting women.
TU DIVERSITY PROFILE
See data about TU's diverse student population using the student enrollment data provided by the Office of Institutional Research.