Campus Resources

Memorial Boots

Career Center

With certified career counselors and a staff of professionals, we're here to help you. Whether you are active military or veteran, first-year or transfer student trying to decide on a career, looking for hands-on experience, or a new grad navigating the transition from backpack to briefcase, the Career Center can help you get there.


Counseling Center

The Counseling Center seeks to help students make the most of their college experiences. We work with students to resolve emotional difficulties; improve personal skills; overcome the effects of trauma, disadvantage or substance abuse; and achieve personal goals. If you are unsure if you or a friend needs help, please watch Emotion 101, a video created by the Half of Us campaign to encourage students to get help and remind them that it is okay to seek help.


Towson University’s Counseling Center is the primary source of personal counseling and psychological help on campus for students, faculty and staff. It's easy to make an initial appointment to speak with a counselor. Call 410-704-2512 or stop by the Counseling Center to arrange for a private meeting to discuss your concerns. Our services are confidential and for most there is no fee.


The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides individual writing support to all members of the Towson community, including undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff. We work with writers at any stage of the writing process from brainstorming to polishing the final draft. We help writers develop and organize their thoughts, sharpen their focus, and communicate their ideas more clearly and precisely. We support writers with any type of writing project, whether that is a PowerPoint presentation for a sociology class, a lab report for biology, or a resume for a summer internship.


Academic Achievement Center

The Academic Achievement Center is a full-service learning center for Towson University students. Centrally located in Cook Library, we are here to assist students in achieving their academic goals. Our mission is to facilitate a community of learners by coordinating high quality tutoring, structured study groups and offering study skills workshops.


Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) supports the mission of Towson University by providing services that afford students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of the educational environment. DSS promotes a broad definition of diversity that appreciates disability as an integral part of the human experience. The office collaborates with students, faculty and staff to create a welcoming campus that meets the needs of students with disabilities, fosters student independence, and recognizes students on the basis of their abilities rather than their disabilities.

Assess Your Needs as a Veteran and as a Student with a Disability.

Accommodations

If you are returning to or entering college for the first time and have a newly acquired injury (physical or psychological health-related), you may have no idea if or how your ability to learn may have changed. This will be especially true if you did not experience any learning difficulties prior to your military service.  Additionally, a veteran may be discharged from the military without realizing that she or he has experienced a significant learning or memory-related impairment, since a true diagnosis of post-traumatic-stress disorder, and in some cases a mild traumatic brain injury, can occur after the separation from service. 

This is compounded by the fact that most student veterans will not identify as a "person with a disability" and are probably unfamiliar with reasonable accommodations and how to access them.  While the document Accommodating Student Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was written for campus staff and faculty, it is definitely a worthwhile read for student veterans. 

If you are experiencing learning challenges in the classroom – or are fearful you might – make it a point to meet with your professors or a veterans support representative at your school.  All schools have an office called Academic Support Services, Disability Support Services, or something similar – and their job is to ensure that accommodations to the learning environment are put in place to help students with disabilities (including student veterans[1]) succeed in the classroom.   

Examples of some common accommodations provided to students with disabilities in the classroom include, but are not limited to:

  • Priority course enrollment
  • Screen reading software programs or other special computer equipment
  • Alternate formats for textbooks or other course material (e.g., books on CD)
  • Extended time, readers, and/or scribes for exam taking
  • Reduced distraction environment for exams
  • Sign Language interpreting 
  • Computer Assisted Realtime Transcription (CART)
  • Captioning of video material
  • Peer note taking assistance
  • FM systems (assistive amplification device) for lectures
  • Preferential seating
  • Use of word processor for exams requiring significant writing
  • Considerations of alternate courses for foreign language requirement
  • Permission to tape record classes
  • Modification of seating, furniture, or class location to ensure access


University Child Care

Our goal is to promote physical, cognitive, linguistic, nutritional, social and emotional development in an environment which prides itself on the caring and nurturing of our children, parents and student staff. We also focus on supporting the development and parenting efforts of our student parents whom we attempt to assist, whenever appropriate, with their parental responsibilities.