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Group of Honors students preparing to work on service-learning project

Co-curricular programs and events provide students with opportunities to develop as
a cohort while engaging in exclusive activities available only to members of the Honors
College. These activities include:

  • First-year and transferring student Honors Orientation and colloquia programs
  • Interactions with accomplished faculty and thinkers inside and outside of Towson University
  • Career development workshops and conferences
  • Programming and resources that give Honors students a competitive edge
  • Performances, readings, talks and site-visits to museums and theatres

The co-curriculum is enhanced by our collaboration with the National Collegiate Honors Council, Northeast Regional Honors Council, and on-campus partnerships in the Division of Academic Affairs, Division of Student
Affairs, and other university divisions.

The Book Exchange

The Book Exchange is a lending library located in the Honors residential community in Douglass House.
The goal of The Book Exchange is to foster community by creating a small shared space
for students to access a wide range of reading sources that can be borrowed for an
entire length of a semester. Volunteers are needed on a continual basis to maintain
inventory and oversee the donation process. ‘Not Your Granny’s Book Club’ is a group
related to the The Book Exchange that sponsors regular book groups.

Sophomore Soups

Each year, the staff of the Honors College makes a variety of homemade soups and invites
Honors sophomores to join them for an informal dinner conversation in Douglass House.
This program provides students with the opportunity to connect with their peers, become
more familiar with key resources and discuss topics related to their success at TU
and in Honors like conducting research, writing a thesis, applying for competitive fellowships and awards, completing Honors experiential learning work, and more.

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Conversation Partners

The Honors College encourages its students to participate in the Conversation Partners Program. The program, which is part of The English Language Center, was developed to provide international students with an opportunity to practice
English while learning about American culture with a “non-teacher” contact on campus.
At the same time, the American speaking partner is exposed to a foreign culture and
a new way of looking at the world. It is hoped that partners will meet for at least
one hour each week during the semester-long guided experience.

The Towson University Urban Farm

The TU Urban Farm was founded by TU Honors alumnus Jeffery Bothe ‘11 in 2010 and is
still going strong. The farm involves students working collectively and intensively
to sustain a community vegetable garden and to encourage community involvement and
enrichment through all garden activities. This civic engagement experience is guided
by adviser and Honors professor Benjamin Warner, bwarner AT_TOWSON.

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