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Civic Engagement & Leadership

Tiger Pledges

For current Towson University students: Tiger Pledge

I will …

Treat others with civility and respect.
Inspire others with leadership and excellence.
Grow personally, professionally, ethically, and intellectually.
Engage in my community to make a difference.
Represent Towson University proudly.

Towson University students take the Tiger Pledge upon entering Towson University during New Student Convocation and are challenged to live up to the ideals of the pledge throughout their academic careers.

For graduating Towson University students: Tiger Commencement Pledge


As a TU graduate

I will...

Take responsibility for the social and environmental consequences of my decisions.
Inspire others by my example.
Grow personally, professionally, ethically, and intellectually.
Embrace opportunities for community involvement.
Represent TU proudly.

All graduating seniors are invited to take the Tiger Commencement Pledge and wear a symbolic black and gold ribbon on Graduation Day. Pledge cards, ribbons and materials are passed out during cap and gown pick up periods for both winter and spring commencement ceremonies. Tiger Commencement Pledge scrolls are available for graduating students to sign at various locations during fall and spring semesters.

Information for Faculty Members

Towson University faculty members are invited to wear the black and gold pledge ribbons at Commencement ceremonies to support students taking the Tiger Commencement Pledge. Ribbons and pledge cards are available in the faculty dressing areas during commencement exercises for those choosing to participate.

Staff Tiger Pledge

As a TU staff I will...

Treat students, faculty, alumni, staff and guests as VIPs
Initiate cross campus collaborations without boundaries.
Grow personally, professionally and ethically.
Engage and involve yourself with the campus community.
Remember... the Towson Experience begins with YOU!


Civic Engagement & Leadership
Administration Building, 2nd Floor

Phone: 410-704-2806
Fax: 410-704-3441



Graduating Seniors

Don't forget to wear your black and gold ribbon at graduation.


• Ribbon and Pledge Cards will be included with cap and gown pick-up at the University Store. They will also be available outside of the Towson Center before and after each graduation ceremony.

Cap and Gown Pick Up Information

Commencement Information





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