The Salisbury University story began with a state in need. In 1921, a study showed Maryland’s existing higher education infrastructure was not adequately meeting the demand for teachers in the state’s rural areas.
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.
The level of research and scholarly activity taking place here at SU rivals any such activity at more research-focused institutions. Our curriculum supports student engagement and civic responsibility, and research by SU faculty has extended the classroom by focusing on the larger community, as demonstrated by work related to health, assessment hurricane storm damage, and workforce development and entrepreneurship. We invite you to get involved with research at Salisbury University!
Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment and educational opportunities for its faculty, staff and students. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.
The Division of Student Affairs consists of a dedicated group of professionals and student leaders who strive to support and enhance your academic success through engagement both inside and outside the classroom. Our broad range of support enriches student development and includes services related to academic assistance, career services, health and wellness, student clubs and activities, admissions, and financial aid.
The Office of Housing and Residence Life's mission is to foster an inclusive community which inspires lifelong learning, responsible living and academic success. Through our mission, Housing and Residence Life cultivates an atmosphere which supports: identity development, self-empowerment, intellectual pursuit, celebration of diversity, interpersonal skills and meaningful connections.
The SU Libraries support each student—freshman through graduate, on-site and distant—and every academic program. Librarians teach students to find the best information to fill their needs, collaborate with faculty on course assignments and instruction, serve as research advisers in online classes and in Living Learning Communities, contribute to faculty research etc.
The Information Technology department is available to assist students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and guests of the University with technology issues and requests. We are committed to providing you with excellent customer service and prompt technical support solutions.
Approximately 2300 spaces are provided for undergraduate students. We are unable to accommodate graduate students.
Salisbury University is in the process of transitioning the Athletic Training major to the post-graduate level. The initial Master of Science in Athletic Training cohort will matriculate Summer II, 2016.
Responsibility for the administration of the University is assigned to the president, who is appointed by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. The president is assisted in the administration of the University by academic, student services and business administrators. Appointments to these positions, to other administrative offices and to the faculty and staff of the University are made by the president.