Student Activities

University Union, Room 251
(410) 704-3307  

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 are 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, and student organization support. 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.

Vision Statement
Positively transform the student experience for every Towson University student.

Mission Statement
The Office of Student Activities believes a sense of belonging and involvement transforms a student’s collegiate experience and facilitates their success. We cultivate student development by providing opportunities for students to define their TU experience through exploration, involvement, and intentional programming.

Department Values

  1. Fun and Support - Enhance the development of the TU identity through traditions that connect students with the TU community, as well as building a lifelong connection to the university.
  2. Development and Impact - Prepare student employees and graduate assistants, through staff development opportunities, to make an impact using transferable skills acquired on the job. Create sustainable partnerships, both on and off campus, to maximize resources and create optimal programming and involvement opportunities.
  3. Success, Community, and Leadership - Provide programs and services that foster connection to the university and community.  Invoke a sense of responsibility in all TU students, faculty, and staff to create and maintain a campus community where everyone feels like they belong. Influence and expose TU's student community to leadership workshop opportunities to obtain tools for future success.

Clubs and Organizations

One of the best ways to experience college life is to get involved. Towson University provides a variety of opportunities for students to interact with each other who have similar interests and passions. With over 250 student groups ranging 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. During the beginning of each semester involvement fairs are held to showcase recognized student organizations on campus that provide opportunities for all students to interact with organization members to gather information about how to join and when meetings and events will be hosted. Visit Involved@TU to view a complete list of TU's student organizations and clubs.

**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 TU 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)

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the programming branch of the Student Government Association. Student leaders plan and execute the events on campus, including concerts, bingo, comedians, magicians, casino nights and more! CAB oversees the largest event of the year - Tigerfest weekend in April which includes a large concert in the SECU Arena, in addition to a large carnival featuring music, freebies and food trucks.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is dedicated to improving students’ academic, social and cultural environments while hearing students concerns. Upon enrolling at TU, 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 TU.

Leadership Development

Leadership Development is a cornerstone of the TU 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 TU and in the greater global community. The iLead and WeLead programming series encourages growth and development through engaging workshops that allows students to explore their own leadership philosophy. Other key leadership programs include LeaderShape, an energizing six-day retreat designed to help participants learn to lead with integrity, and CliftonStrengths, an assessment that allows all students an opportunity to learn about their strengths and how they can enhance their personal and academic aspirations.

Late Night & Weekend Programs

Weekends@TU brand encompasses several different areas on campus to provide Friday & Saturday night programming. Signature events include Welcome2TU, LaborStay Weekend, TU After Hours and TU Holiday. Events are free, open to all TU students and attendance can range from 25 - 1000 attendees!

Homecoming Committee

Homecoming is a university wide initiative on campus including a Homecoming football game, royalty and a week of programming. The Homecoming Committee consists of a group of student leaders who plan the week of student run events including a Homecoming Royalty Pageant, Block Party, campus wide decorating, Talent Show and more!