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Student Activities is the central hub for special events, services and resources devoted to enriching the student experience. Located in the University Union, we are the place to go for students looking to get involved outside of the classroom.
We’re committed to preparing our students to become well-rounded and actively engaged graduates of Towson University. Our department offers a wide array of educational, cultural, social and recreational programming. We offer experiences and opportunities within the areas of campus programming, leadership development, off-campus student services and student organization support.
At Student Activities, we focus our efforts to foster academic success and personal growth, provide new and diverse opportunities, connect students with supportive role models and create positive, fun-filled memories.
Clubs and Organizations
One of the best ways to experience college life is to get involved. At Towson University, you have countless opportunities to interact with people who have the same interests and passions. With over 200 student groups that range from academic and professional, arts, cultural, fraternities and sororities, honor and recognition, political, religious, media and a variety of special interest groups, you have plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus. At the beginning of each term, an involvement fair is held to showcase what student organizations we have on campus and allow students to interact with members, ask questions, when meetings are held, and how to join. To view a complete list of TU's student organizations and clubs, visit involved.towson.edu.
**Involvement in campus clubs and organizations offers many opportunities for developing leadership skills; however, certain academic criteria are required of leaders. Therefore, student officers, senators and directors of any university-sanctioned activity must have and maintain through their term of office a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA. (This excludes first-term students who do not have a Towson University GPA.) Students who do not have a cumulative 2.00 GPA will not be allowed to assume office; students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 during their term of office must resign. In addition, students not regularly attending classes may be asked to relinquish their leadership positions.
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
CAB serves as the primary programming unit for the Towson University student population. The organization, which is part of the Student Government Association, provides the campus community with a variety of recreational, educational and social activities. CAB offers events each term, including dances, live music, comedy shows, lectures, leadership programs, cultural programs, bus trips and discounted tickets to area attractions. In addition, CAB is the driving force behind Tigerfest, one of the most popular events at TU.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The SGA is dedicated to improving students’ academic, social and cultural environments while hearing students concerns. Upon enrolling at Towson University, all students become members of the Student Government Association. This is the primary organization which represents all students in planning, organizing and directing student organizations and programs on campus. The SGA supports and helps fund eligible student organizations that provide students with a variety of experiences while on campus. The Student Government Association also works jointly with the faculty and administration in certain designated areas of governance of the university.
Community Service Options
The Community Service Program provides a number of services that assist students in finding meaningful volunteer opportunities on and off campus. Opportunities exist year round for students to give back to the community.
Leadership development is a cornerstone of the Towson University student experience. We believe that leadership is not about being in charge; it is about your integrity, your self-awareness and your vision for creating change well beyond the classroom.
TU has developed many leadership experiences designed to develop civically engaged and self-aware students who possess the skills necessary to create positive change at Towson University and in the greater global community. The iLEAD (Initiatives for Leadership Education and Development) program encourages growth and development through workshops, guest speakers, certificate programs, leadership consultants and conferences.
Off-Campus Student Services
Off Campus Student Services (OCSS) assists in orienting off-campus and commuter students with Towson University and the greater Towson community, preparing them for successful transitions, and facilitating continued student success through graduation. We work to create opportunities for off-campus and commuter students to stay connected to campus as well as emphasize off-campus safety and how to be a good neighbor.
Additionally, we provide resources to students considering moving off campus. Our Off-Campus Living Series includes events and workshops that educate students about the importance of choosing the right roommate, navigating leases, locating housing and utilizing public transportation.