Civic engagement encompasses active citizenship, community
involvement, advocacy, awareness of social issues and
injustices, and the development of personal and social responsibility.
It requires students to involve themselves
in society with the intent to better the world around them.
There are many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to
civically engage at Towson University.
The Department of Civic Engagement sponsors the campus newspaper program, monthly New York Times Talk lunches, an annual Environmental Conference, and panels and debates on relevant issues. We also support faculty service-learning initiatives. Learn more about our initiatives.
The students, faculty and staff of Towson University are committed to being civically engaged with the greater Baltimore community. In 2008, Towson University was honored to have been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in both categories of: Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnership. This recognition confirmed the university's commitment to engaging with the community and has set the foundation for the programs offered through the Department of Civic Engagement. For the past three years Towson University has also been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and earned a "with distinction" recognition in 2009.
EnviroFest is the annual conference is designed to raise awareness among students, faculty and
staff about environmental topics, issues and solutions. Each year members of the
campus community gather to hear presentations from faculty, students and
environmental leaders in the Baltimore region.