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Towson campus woman-friendly in more ways than one

Towson offers a wealth of programs and services tailored to women, who make up 66 percent of student enrollment.

Towson offers a wealth of programs tailored to women, who make up 66 percent of student enrollment.

With a female enrollment of approximately 66 percent, everyone knows that Towson University is a woman-friendly campus. A recent ranking now makes it official.

Earlier this month, the College Database released its list of the Top 30 Colleges & Universities for Women, where Towson ranked third for its proven support of female undergraduate and graduate students. The institutions included were chosen for their efforts to continually “attract and support a larger percentage of female students than most other colleges.”

Of course, Towson offers more to its female students than just … more female students.

“The Women’s Resources Program in the Center for Student Diversity focuses on building the leadership capacity of Towson’s female students,” explains Marie Lilly, associate director of Women’s Resources for Towson’s Center for Student Diversity.

“Every student’s needs and path to leadership is different, and so we provide education that, while gender specific, recognizes the multiple and intersecting aspects of each student’s identity.”

To that end, the Center for Student Diversity offers the Women’s Leadership Program, an intensive year-long mentoring experience, as well as a variety of women-centered student organizations, self-defense classes, salary negotiation workshops, and support programs for older students and students who are parents.

 

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