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Civic Engagement & leadership

  • Environmental Awareness and Sustainability
  • Political Engagement
  • Service Learning
  • Leadership
  • New York Times Talks

Civic engagement and leadership encompasses active citizenship, community involvement, advocacy, awareness of social issues and injustices, and the development of personal and social responsibility. Civic engagement requires students to not only participate, but also lead with the intent to improve their neighborhoods, their communities, their countries, and ultimately the world.

Our vision: " Bettering the World through Civic Engagement & Leadership"

The Office of Civic Engagement & Leadership promotes political engagement, sponsors environmental Initiatives, and service-learning initiatives for faculty along with the campus newspaper program, monthly New York Times Talk lunches, and panels and debates on Freedom Square.

Tiger Pledge

I will…

Treat others with civility and respect.
Inspire others with leadership and excellence.
Grow personally, professionally, ethically, and intellectually.
Engage in my community to make a difference.
Represent Towson University proudly.

Towson University students take the Tiger Pledge upon entering Towson University during New Student Convocation and are challenged to live up to the ideals of the pledge.

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Civic Engagement & Leadership
Administration Building, 2nd Floor

Phone: 410-704-2806
Fax: 410-704-3441



Do you have an idea that could change the world?

Apply to the Social Action Fund



Towson receives Carnegie Foundation 2015 Community Engagement Classification

“As an institution of higher education, we are making significant strides in finding ways to engage with and contribute to the greater community.”

           -Interim President Timothy Chandler



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Carnegie Community Engagement elite recognition

Go Green at TU

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Baltimore Collegetown Network

President's Declaration on the Civic Responsibility of Higher Education






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