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General Contact Information

Visit Us:
Office of Transitions and Community Engagement
Academic Center room 502
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Contact Us:
Tel: 410.837.5230
Fax: 410.837.5304

Meet the Staff

Anthony Butler

Anthony Butler
Director of Transitions
and Community Engagement

 Pavan Purswani

Pavan Purswani
Coordinator of Transition Programs

 Jordan Borkoski

Jordan Borkoski
Campus Pantry Organizer

Mission, Vision, Values

  • Mission

    The Transitions and Community Engagement Office helps students navigate their transition to college life, creates opportunities for students to develop their talents and strengths, engages students in volunteer and service-learning opportunities, and assists students in recognizing and celebrating their college journey.
  • Vision

    We envision a campus of engaged students who are prepared to navigate college life, challenging themselves with meaningful service experience, aware of their talents and strengths, and prepared for life after collage.
  • Values

    Through our programs and services, we strive to prepare students for success during and after college. We realize our mission and vision through the following values:

    Collaboration: We are committed to building strong relationships across the university and within our communities to enhance the experience of our students.

    Achievement We pride ourselves on providing programs and services that promote the growth and development of students personally, academically, and professionally.

    Engagement: We believe that life-long learning extends beyond the classroom and are committed to providing opportunities for service learning, volunteerism, and community service on campus and in the broader community.

    Strengths-based Approach: We believe in a strengths-based approach to student development which encourages the development of naturally occurring talents into strengths through practice, skill, and knowledge acquisition.

Our Policies

  • Emergency Closing

    If the University of Baltimore is closed due to an emergency or extreme weather, the Office of Transitions and Community Engagement  will also be closed. Please dial the UB Emergency Notification line at 410.837.4201 for emergency updates or visit the University of Baltimore Police Department website for more information about the university closing policies. For the most up-to-date information, the Office of Transitions and Community Engagement strongly encourages all students to sign-up for the Campus Text Alert System through the MyUB portal .

    Closings and Delays

    If the University opens late, closes early, or is closed for the day, the Office of Transitions and Community Engagement's hours of operation and programs will follow the adjusted University schedule.

  • Accidents and Insurance

    University Responsibility

    The Office of Transitions and Community Engagement, the Division for Student Affairs and the University of Baltimore are not responsible for injuries incurred at University-organized activities, programs or events. The Office of Transitions and Community Engagement will provide assistance in contacting University of Baltimore Police Department, who will then provide first aid as needed and will solicit transportation to a hospital if necessary.

    Participant Responsibility

    Participants should know and be able to meet the physical demands of any activity in which they are to engage. Each activity has a certain degree of risk, some more than others. Please note that participants of an event or program may be required to sign a liability waiver prior to participation.

    If medical assistance is necessary, the medical expenses beyond those covered by the participant’s insurance are the responsibility of the participant. It is also the responsibility of the participant to report any accident or incidents to the Office of Transitions and Community Engagement  within three business days following a program or event.

    The Office of Transitions and Community Engagement strongly recommends all students not covered by health and accident insurance purchase student insurance.

    Find more information on local health resources.

  • Facility and Program Access


    the Office of Transitions and Community Engagement strives to make its programs and activities accessible to all of our users. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate, please contact our office at 410.837.5417. To ensure the requested accommodation is met, please make your request at least two weeks in advance.

    You can find more information about the Disability Services office at the Office of Disability and Access Services website.

    Nondiscrimination Statement

    The University of Baltimore (“UB” or “University”) does not discriminate on the basis of - and prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of - sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its policies, programs, activities or employment practices; this includes inquiries regarding Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as amended (“Title IX”), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.   Inquiries or complaints regarding sexual misconduct and other gender based discrimination, including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity, should be directed immediately to the Title IX Coordinator, Anita Harewood, Vice President, Office of Government and Community Relations, Academic Center, Room 336, phone: 410.837.4533,, or to the Dean of Students, Office of Community Life, Academic Center, Room 112, phone: 410.837.4755,, or the Assistant Vice President, Office of Human Resources, Charles Royal Building, Third Floor, 410.837.5410,  Sexual misconduct and other gender based discrimination reports will be handled under the following policy and procedures:  

    Inquiries or complaints regarding other forms of discrimination such as complaints of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, or other legally protected characteristics, should be directed immediately to the following offices: For inquires or complaints against students, contact the Office of Community Life, Academic Center, Room 112, 1420 N. Charles St., 410.837.4755; for inquires or complaints against faculty or staff, contact the Office of Human Resources, 1319 N. Charles Street, Charles Royal Building, 3rd Floor, 410.837.5410.


    The fees associated with enrollment at the University are used to provide co-curricular experiences and facility access to students. Please note that access to university programs and facilities may be limited and incur additional fees for all users, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Any fee associated with the event, program or facility, including ticket sales, deposits, membership fees, and guest fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Participants should refer to specific events, programs and facilities to determine access and associated fees.

  • Code of Conduct


    The Office of Transitions and Community Engagement  has a zero tolerance policy for harassment. Verbal or gestured profanity, provocation, pestering, and fighting are not tolerated in the Office of Transitions and Community Engagement. Any student violating this policy will be subject to University of Baltimore’s disciplinary procedures found here.

    Use of False Identification

    The use of another person's identification within any University program, event or facility is strictly prohibited. Anyone using another person's identification will be escorted out of the program, event or facility and their University involvement suspended until further notice. Any student using another person's identification will be subject to University of Baltimore’s disciplinary procedures found here .

    Personal Conduct

    Lewd or disruptive behavior, indecent or obscene conduct on university premises or at university-organized activities is prohibited. Students are expected to exhibit appropriate and respectful interpersonal physical contact at all times. Excessive interpersonal contact or inappropriate public displays of affection (PDA) may result in disciplinary action, subject to the University of Baltimore’s disciplinary procedures found here .


    All members of the University community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the goals of the institution and demonstrate respect for self, others, and their property. The University of Baltimore strives to provide students with an environment and opportunities that encourage learning, acceptance, recognition, and appreciation of those who are different from themselves. Actions that do not demonstrate respect for self, others, the law, and Universities policies and procedure may be subject to the University of Baltimore’s disciplinary procedures found here.

    You can find more about the University of Baltimore’s nonacademic grievance policies and procedures here.

    Media Use

    The use of any equipment with the purpose of taking pictures, recording video, or audio, including the camera feature on electronic devices, is strictly prohibited inside University facilities, events, and programs without prior written approval from the Office of Transitions and Community Engagement.

    Branding and Logo Use

    Prior to using University logos, trademarks, or seal in any way, you must request and receive written permission from the Office of Transitions and Community Engagement.


NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Established in 1918 and founded in 1919, NASPA is comprised of over 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories.

Through high-quality professional development, strong policy advocacy, and substantive research to inform practice, NASPA meets the diverse needs and invests in realizing the potential of all its members under the guiding principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry. NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.

NASPA Lead Initiative

University of Baltimore is also part of NASPA's Lead Initiative

NASPA’s Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (Lead Initiative) comprises a network of 96 NASPA member colleges and universities committed to encouraging and highlighting the work of student affairs in making civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student’s college education.

The Lead Initiative offers unique professional development opportunities, targeted resources, networking, and recognition for its Lead Institutions.



NODA: National Orientation Directors Association

NODA was chartered in 1976 and continues the tradition of orientation, retention and transition professionals who have met annually for over 40 years.  Today, NODA is an international association comprised of professional administrators, students, faculty and related organizations. The Association strives to attract a pluralistic membership and leadership and endeavors to facilitate the professional development of its members. NODA is further dedicated to inter-association cooperation, the advancement of professional and ethical standards, and the production of scholarly works.

Last Published 8/9/17