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Towson University

Towson University

Towson University (TU; was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and is Baltimore’s largest comprehensive university, and the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and nearly 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Towson University offers many cultural, educational and athletics programs and events that are open to the public ranging from concerts and lecturers to Division I college sports.

Our centrally located campus sits on 330  rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of  Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington  D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.  The town of Towson, MD. has a population  of approximately 52,000, with tree-lined  streets, shops, restaurants, movies, bookstores, a county library branch, live music venues, and is in walking distance of the TU campus. Towson was established in 1750 and is the seat of Baltimore County government.

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Diversity Profile: Towson University

The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity promotes equal treatment, access and opportunity in all educational activities and employment decisions at Towson University.

Towson University 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.

Towson University's EEO Statement must appear on all employment-related publications:

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Towson University's Non-Discrimination Statement must appear on all publications, except publications related to employment:

Towson University policies, programs, and activities comply with federal and state laws and University System of Maryland regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, and sexual orientation.

Additionally, all invitations to performances, sporting events and other campus activities must have the following statement affixed to the end of the above non-discrimination statement in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities act:

If you wish to request an ADA accommodation, please telephone 410-704- (insert department extension).

EEO and Non-Discrimination Policies

General Information

Office: Administration Building, Room 206
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 410-704-2360 or 410-704-2346
Fax: 410-704-4924

Mailing Address

Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Debbie M. Seeberger, M.S. (ABD)
Assistant to the President for Diversity
Office: Administration Building, Room 206
Phone: 410-704-2360
Fax: 410-704-4924

Towson University 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.

Diversity at Towson University is defined as recognizing and valuing the variety of backgrounds, perspectives and beliefs held by members of the campus community. Our diversity tenets include: age, color, gender identity and expression, mental/physical ability, national origin, race/ethnicity, sex, and sexual orientation.

Programs are offered to foster an inclusive campus environment, facilitate recruitment of students from underserved populations, promote the success of all students, support recruitment of faculty and staff from groups which have previously been underrepresented in higher education, and encourage multicultural learning for all students, faculty and staff.

Student Resources

Diversity at Towson University is broadly defined to include: race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, gender, ability, sexuality and sexual orientation. Programs are offered to foster a receptive environment; facilitate recruitment, retention and graduation of students; and promote multiracial learning for all students, faculty and staff.

Cultural Organizations

African Diaspora Club

TU Box 4024
The African Diaspora Club (ADC) at Towson University celebrates and positively portrays diverse cultures of Africa, by encouraging and supporting academic excellence, building community, promoting networks, being engaged as global citizens and fostering life-long ties to Africa.

Black Student Union
TU Box 4003
Recognized as the 2002 Hoke Smith outstanding organization, the Black Student Union is a prestigious, practical and purpose driven organization that is concerned with providing dynamic social, cultural, political and educational events for the betterment of the African American community at Towson. Since its beginning in the late 60's the BSU has persevered and has come to represent the symbol of pride, power and promise for the African American students at Towson University.

Caribbean Student Association
TU Box 4006
The CSA was founded to create a support group among Caribbean students here at the university. The CSA is also designed to complement and expand community knowledge and appreciation of Caribbean culture. In conjunction with these efforts we promote academic achievement, community service, and most importantly cultural diversity.

Chinese Student and Scholar Association                                                                                                                            

Queer Student Union (QSU)
Winner of the SGA's Platinum Award for student involvement, the Queer Student Union is a driving force on campus for awareness, activism, community, education, and student support. Working with the LGBTQ and allied populations requires a dynamic understanding of students' diverse perspectives and situations.  Since it's creation in the 80's QSU continues to deliver the enrichment that allows students to grow and develop in the college environment.  Through programming and action QSU has galvanized into a potent and diverse organization run by and for students.  QSU is proud to watch LGBTQ and allied students become strong, developed, and empowered persons.

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Incorporated                       

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Incorporated is the largest and fastest growing Latina based organization with a multicultural membership. We are an academic, cultural, service, and social organization dedicated to promoting the empowerment of women in higher education. Our primary goal is to promote our evolving and diverse cultures by sharing it with others through our five principles.

Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.                                                                                    
Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to community service, academic excellence and heightening community and cultural consciousness. The organization's specific purpose is to Support Women In Need of Growth. Support, which facilitates the attainment of goals that are necessary for personal and professional growth. The programmatic thrust of this organization is scholarship assistance and collaboration with other organizations sharing a common interest.  Today, SWING has over 50 active graduate and undergraduate chapters throughout the USA and a commitment to affecting social change, consciously uplifting women of color and being on the front line in regards to community involvement. We realize that as conscious African American Women, we are an integral part of our communities. We accept our responsibility as Sisters With Interest Never Gone.

Visiting Towson

Area Attractions:

Towson University's campus is within walking distance of Towson, a college town with tree-lined residential streets, restaurants, bookstores, a branch of the county library, movies and shopping.

The university is also conveniently located near the cultural, recreational and entertainment attractions of Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Downtown Baltimore, affectionately known as Charm City, is eight miles south of campus and home of the National Aquarium, Orioles baseball, Ravens football, Fort McHenry and Fells Point. You'll also find waterfront restaurants and shopping, clubs and nightlife, art galleries, professional theater and tourist attractions.

Down the road in Washington, D.C., you can visit the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall, the Washington Monument and the Capitol.


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  • Admissions Counselor

  • Towson, MD
  • The Admissions Counselor will encourage, promote, and maintain favorable relationships with school counselors and TU alumni.

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  • Director of Publications

  • Towson, MD
  • Director of Publications Job PurposeShowcase your editorial creativity and editing skills at Towson University as Director of Publications for the Communications and Media Relations team in the University Marketing and Communications division. We are seek

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  • Academic Advisor

  • Towson, MD
  • The Academic Advising Center at Towson University is currently accepting applications for an Academic Advisor.

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  • CHP-N-3156, Clinical Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies

  • Towson, Maryland
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Deaf Studies College of Health Professions CHP-N...

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