Center for Student Diversity

University Union, Suite 313
Phone: 410-704-2051
Fax: 410-704-4229
Social Media: @towsoncsd
Email: DiversityWorks@towson.edu
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

About

The Center for Student Diversity (CSD) provides intellectual, social, personal, and cultural enrichment programs and services that build community and foster civility. The center strives to create a learning community that recognizes and appreciates cultural differences, respects individual uniqueness and engages in cross-cultural dialogue and interaction. Moreover, the center supports multicultural student organizations and offers diversity awareness seminars, workshops and presentations, along with advocacy and consultation. CSD serves all students, while paying particular attention to the needs of students of color and other under-served groups on campus. The purpose of the center is to develop an inclusive, supportive environment where students can attain their scholastic objectives in a seamless manner. 

African American Student Development Program 

African American Student Development (AASD) supports, promotes and enhances the intellectual, academic, social and personal development of African, Afro-Caribbean and African American students. AASD provides programs and services that enhance the students’ overall experience at TU and increase awareness and appreciation of African, Afro-Caribbean and African American culture. We also assist TU in the recruitment and retention of students from these populations. 

Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern & Desi American Student Development Program 

The Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and Desi American Student Development Program (APIMEDA) offers events and spearheads initiatives that focus on social, political and cultural issues pertaining to Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern & Desi American communities. The program supports APIDA students’ transition and adjustment to college life by working in close collaboration with individual students and student organizations. 

Campus Ministries 

Campus Ministries represents a variety of faith communities on campus through the support of staff assigned to TU. Several campus ministers advise student religious organizations, provide personal ministry and counseling, lead theological discussions and provide other religious and spiritual support. Campus Ministries sponsors speakers, films and discussions on contemporary issues. The goal of Campus Ministries is to promote understanding and appreciation of religious diversity and serve the religious and spiritual needs of the campus community. 

Cultural Competency Education 

The Cultural Competency Education Program provides training, workshops, and resources that build cultural competence and capacity for students, staff, and faculty around diversity, inclusion, identity and social justice. The program works collaboratively to enhance the cultural capacity on campus to address the needs of underrepresented and marginalized communities. Each semester, interactive workshops explore diversity's complex and dynamic dimensions. 

Latinx Student Development Program 

The Latinx Student Development Program offers events and spearheads initiatives that focus on social, political and cultural issues pertaining to Latinx communities. The program supports Latinx students' transition and adjustment to college life by working in close collaboration with individual students and student organizations, including the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, QUEER+ (LGBTQ+) Student Development Program 

The LGBTQ+ Student Development Program strives to create an inclusive and educated campus community where LGBTQ+ and all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex are welcomed, supported, valued and engaged. 

Mature & Non-Traditional Student Development Program 

The Mature and Non-traditional Students Development Program is committed to your success as an older or non-traditional student. We offer several services and resources tailored to your needs as we know it can be challenging to balance the demands of a job or family while pursuing your education. 

Women’s Resources Program 

The Women’s Resources Program provides a wide range of gender diversity initiatives that focus on leadership development, mentoring, and addressing issues through an intersectional lens. In addition, the program offers a wide range of programming for the entire student body on issues of gender and equality. Common topics covered include healthy masculinity, Women’s Health and Fitness, Safety and Sexuality, Women in the Workforce and Sexual Assault Awareness. The program also connects female students with community resources for internships and community service projects. 

Undocumented, Immigrant & DACA Students 

TU is committed to serving our undocumented students and students from mixed-status families through a holistic approach that encompasses professional guidance, academic support, legal referrals, counseling and psychological referral services, and other forms of individualized support. We strongly advocate generating a sense of community for all students who are undocumented or from mixed immigration-status families.