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Towson University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
8000 York Rd
Towson, Maryland 21252
Phone
(410) 704-2000
Email address
admissions@towson.edu
School Information
"Some of the best students in America pursue 64 undergraduate majors, 46 master’s programs and four doctoral degree programs at Towson University. Founded in 1866 as a teacher’s college, today's students can also study majors like business administration, psychology, mass communications and nursing. TU's educational experience also branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland and a number of online options." The university enrolls over 22,900 students. (Source: https://www.towson.edu/about/ataglance/)
General Information
Towson University is providing Critical Race Theory resources to its students. The university has officially sponsored and hosted speaking events with Critical Race Theory in Education experts. No Critical Race Training is yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Resources
  • In 2017, Towson University’s Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity (OIIE) hosted a Courageous Conversations Conference, which included a session presented by Marci Watson-Vandiver, Ph.D., Department of Elementary Education, called Using critical race theory as a theoretical and analytical framework, this study examines both student engagement and school disaffection through the lens of Black student “positionality.”
  • The university hosted a CRT in Education professor as the 2019 commencement speaker
  • The university's Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity web page has provided students with "Anti-Racism Resources," including book recommendations.
  • TU’s Dialogue Program is offering Level 1 of the 3-part training and certification program for staff and faculty.
  • The university allows faculty and staff to request additional training sessions on "Gender Discrimination and Title IX," "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion," "Accessibility, Disability and ADA," and "Hate Crimes and Bias Incidents."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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