UPDATE Interfaith Meditation Rooms

The Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity in partnership with the Office of the Provost, are happy to announce the use of two additional Interfaith Meditation Rooms. Students, faculty, and staff have voiced the need for this important space, highlighting the vibrant faith, religious and spiritual diversity at Towson University.

These spaces are part of several ongoing initiatives to accommodate and support students, faculty, and staff in reflection and meditation while on campus.

Temporary space is available at two locations.

  1. In room 117 of Enrollment Services, now through the spring 2020 semester. The room is available weekdays from 7 AM to 7 PM and weekends from 8 AM to 5 PM.
  2. In room 404B of Cook Library. It will be available from 8 AM to the close of Cook Library Monday – Friday, 12 – 8 PM on Saturday and 12 – 2 PM on Sunday.

The permanent Interfaith Meditation Space is still located in the University Union:

  1. In room 208B of the University Union. It is available from 8 AM to 5 PM, those interested in using the room must go to the Center for Student Diversity, room 313, to sign out the key. After 5 PM, the Information Desk on the second floor can unlock the room. The room will be moved to the third floor in December 2020.

Modest furnishings allow for the space to be adapted to a particular faith, religious, and spiritual traditions.

Guidelines for both rooms are:

  • The room is for meditation and reflection; not as a lounge, study room, meeting room, or purposes not involving prayer or meditation. Please respect the need for a peaceful and quiet atmosphere.
  • Animals are not allowed in the room.
  • Using fire, including but not limited to lit candles or incense is not permitted.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed in the room.
  • Please keep the room clean. Remove all personal and group materials from the space after use. Please leave the space better than you found it.
  • Remove symbols of faith after each individual or group usage, ensuring the tone of the room is religiously neutral.
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This post was written by Schuler, Paul C.