In addition to being members of state and national community engagement networks, TU has been nationally recognized for being a community engaged university.
Classification for Community Engagement from the Carnegie Foundation
Towson University received the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This classification is a voluntary classification awarded to institutions who demonstrate a strong commitment to the principles of community partnerships and outreach. TU is one of only three institutions in Maryland to hold the classification and one of only 361 classified campuses nationwide. Towson first received the classification in 2008.
President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
TU is also consistently named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Appointment to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service for exemplary service and contributions to America’s communities. The Honor Roll is a way to highlight the role of colleges and universities in serving their communities.
Towson University is a frequent recipient of this honor, earning it for the past several years. A large percentage of the university’s students participate in service-learning and community service on a yearly basis. They devote countless hours to organizations such as local schools, the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, and others.