Towson University is dedicated to empowering faculty and staff to make choices for lifelong well-being. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible faculty and staff which includes health benefits, a wellness program, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan choices, tuition remission, and more!

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Towson offers an array of options which allow you to customize a benefits package that meets the diverse needs of you and your eligible dependents. The menu options on the right offer more information about the benefits programs available to you.

In addition to the core benefits listed on the benefits menu, we are pleased to offer the ancillary programs below. The following sections describe the other perks available to you as a Towson Tiger!

Discount Programs

Towson University provides group discount programs and services to meet the distinct needs of our faculty and staff. These programs are voluntary and allow faculty and staff to personalize a package that suits them. Faculty and staff who choose to utilize these programs contact the sponsoring companies directly and are required to pay any associated costs.

Cellphone Service

Faculty and staff are eligible for discounted cell phone service with the following vendors. To take advantage of these discounts, faculty and staff must provide their  Towson identification and a recent pay stub at the stores listed below, or register online using their Towson email account. 

  • Verizon
    For new Verizon service: Visit your local Verizon Wireless Company store.
    For existing customers wanting to add the discount Verizon Online.
    In person sales must be made at a Verizon Corporate store, not a franchise.
  • AT&T Wireless
    Towson Town Center
    825 Dulaney Valley Road
    Third floor (next to the food court)
    Towson, MD 21204
    Store: 410-828-6071

    The discount is part of a program for all USM faculty and staff. Enroll using your Towson email account. In person sales for new cellphones require recent photograph ID and pay stub from the last 60 days. If switching vendors, a recent bill from the prior provider is required.
  • Sprint PCS
    Towson Place Shopping Center
    1258 Putty Hill Avenue
    Towson, MD 21286
    Faculty and staff receive an 18% discount. Online registration is accessed using your Towson University email account.


Cruise One offers discounts of up to 60% on a variety of cruise lines. The company’s cruise specialists will keep you informed of special rates available and help you choose the right cruise line and destination according to interest and budget.

Retirement Communities

Erickson Living Retirement Communities contain modern, comfortable apartment homes in a private, gated community open to individuals age 60 or above. The friendly environment offers a wide variety of amenities, from a fitness center and indoor pool to an on-site medical center.

Rental Car

Faculty and staff and their families are eligible to receive discounted rates as a corporate class member from Enterprise Rent‐A-Car. Contact Enterprise via their website or 1‐800‐Rent‐A‐Car, indicate you are a corporate class member, and provide the TU corporate account number 18B1708 to receive a discount. 

Home Buying and Selling

SmartMove is a paid service which offers its members assistance with and rewards for purchasing and selling properties. Members gain access to home buying and selling seminars, assistance with selecting a realtor, and other individualized real estate services via SmartMove advocates. In addition, SmartMove members receive cash rebates every time they buy or sell real estate, including residential, commercial and investment properties.

Vehicle and Furniture Purchases

The United Buying Service (UBS) is a membership-based program that offers pre-negotiated cost savings on vehicle and furniture purchases in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. Metro area.  Towson University is a UBS member organization, so all faculty and staff and their families are eligible to use the service.  If you have questions, please call UBS at 410-792-9070.

Legal Services

Faculty and staff may elect to enroll (PDF) in pre-paid legal services (PDF). 

Miscellaneous Benefits 

Building Room Special Instructions
Administration Building 115B Obtain the key from AD101
College of Liberal Arts 2231  
Cook Library 527 Obtain the key from the third floor circulation desk  
Psychology Building 410  
Stephens Annex 174  
Towson City Center 324  
Van Bokkelen Hall 009  
West Village Commons 320  

Employee Assistance Program

Towson University offers a comprehensive employee assistance program, through Inova. All regular and contingent faculty and staff and their families are eligible to receive a wide range of helpful services 24/7. Services and support includes child and eldercare referrals, resources for children with special needs, short term counseling, and other life and work services. Employees can access Inova services via the Inova website or by calling 1-800-346-0110 (username/password: towsonu). There is no need for a supervisory referral, although they are still available by contacting the Employee Relations and Development unit. Services are confidential and there is no cost to employees for any of Inova's services.

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