Salisbury University is a premier comprehensive Maryland public university, offering excellent, affordable education in undergraduate liberal arts, sciences, pre-professional and professional programs, including education, nursing, social work, and business, and a limited number of applied graduate programs. Our highest purpose is to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and core values that contribute to active citizenship, gainful employment, and life long learning in a democratic society and interdependent world.
The core values of Salisbury University are excellence, student, centeredness, learning, community, civic engagement, and diversity. We believe these values must be lived and experienced as integral to everyday campus life so that students make the connection between what they learn and how they live. The goals and objectives of our strategic, academic, facilities, and enrollment plans, as well as our fiscal commitments, reflect our fundamental values. In addition to these principal values, the University embraces the long-honored tradition of honesty and mutual regard that is and should be a defining characteristic of higher education. The "Salisbury University Promise" is a statement of integrity and respect for others to which we ask all new students to commit as a way of highlighting the University's values and expectations for our students.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EEO
Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and is an Affirmative Action employer, providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all those qualified, without regard age, class, citizenship, color, disability ethnicity, gender, genetic information, immigration status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status. The University adheres to Federal and State AA/EEO laws and University System of Maryland Board of Regents Policies Section VII General Administration: VI-1.00, VI-1.05, VI-1.10, VI-1.30, VI-1.20
Salisbury University values diversity among our students, faculty, and staff and believes that interactions with those holding varying perspectives, backgrounds, and beliefs contribute to a well-rounded educational experience and promotes personal and professional development. Understanding and acceptance of others is of ever-increasing importance in today’s world.
The Office of Diversity works in partnership with the Office of Human Resources to educate and support employees in the search and selection process; and compiles applicant and employee data on an annual basis to assist the University in diversifying and retaining a high quality workforce.The Office of Diversity directly assists with Fair Practice issues supporting Salisbury University’s Policy Prohibiting Sexual and Other Discriminatory Harassment (PDF) and also hears complaints in regards sexual harassment and discrimination on campus and works in partnership with appropriate parties to resolve these issues.