Salisbury University

About Salisbury University




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.
Salisbury University cultivates and sustains a superior learning community where students, faculty, and staff engage one another as teachers, scholars, and learners, and where a commitment to excellence and an openness to a broad array of ideas and perspectives are central to all aspects of University life. Our learning community is student-centered; thus, students and faculty interact in small classroom settings, faculty serve as academic advisors, and virtually every student has an opportunity to undertake research with a faculty mentor. We foster an environment where individuals make choices that lead to a more successful development of social, physical, occupational, emotional, and intellectual well being.
The University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve the institution's goals and vision. Believing that learning and service are vital components of civic life, Salisbury University actively contributes to the local Eastern Shore community and the educational, economic, cultural, and social needs of our State and nation.


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. 



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.


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