TU in the Community

About TU in the Community

cherry hillThis is an innovative outreach website for use by community members, students, faculty, and staff that includes:

  • A searchable database of TU's community engagement initiatives, including services learning and community service projects
  • A web enabled map to locate projects happening across the region
  • A directory of faculty and staff leading community engaged scholarship and projects
  • Contact information for partnering with Towson
  • Important links for accessing departments and projects across campus; including summer camps, internship opportunities, and more

What is Community Engagement?

  • Community Engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching).
  • Community Engagement at Towson University includes engaged scholarship, service learning, civic engagement, community based partnerships, and other initiatives as defined above.

What is Community Outreach and Professional Service?

  • Community Outreach and Professional Service are also collaborative in nature and are imperative to our role as a major metropolitan university. The primary difference between outreach/service and engagement is the initiative or project is generated by the institution or faculty/staff member to provide expertise or knowledge to benefit the greater community.
  • Community Outreach and Professional Service at Towson University includes; consulting, applied research, community service activities, and other initiatives as defined above.


Phone: 877-TU-Link-4U or 410-704-2678
Fax: 410-704-2152
E-mail: TUintheCommunity@towson.edu



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Last Updated: Thursday July 26, 2012