Towson University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics reinforces leadership principles through programming and provides leadership opportunities on and off the field for student-athletes, coaches and staff.
Each university team and the cheerleading program selects representatives to serve on the Student-Athlete Advisory
Council to promote smooth communication between student-athletes and athletics administration, consistent support and interaction between all student-athletes, student-athlete growth academically and socially and increased positivity on and off campus through service and outreach. The monthly meetings are open to all student-athletes.
Towson’s student-athletes take part in numerous community service, outreach and philanthropic activities throughout the school year, including organizing drives for food, clothing and blood donation (Pigskin Pass; CAA Have a Heart Blood Drive); participating in charity runs and fundraisers and volunteering at local schools, hospitals and community groups. The department completed over 10,000 hours of community service in 2012-13.
The Life Skills and Total Tiger programs offer a variety of programming and guest speakers to support student-athletes’ development, enhance their university experience and prepare them for life after graduation.Student-athletes can participate in workshops on topics such as financial responsibility, career development, and business etiquette. The guest speakers address important topics like substance abuse, relationship violence, respecting differences and other contemporary issues.