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Salisbury University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1101 Camden Ave
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
Phone
(410) 543-6000
Email address
admissions@salisbury.edu
School Information
"Salisbury University is a premier comprehensive Maryland public university offering excellent, affordable education in undergraduate liberal arts, sciences, business, nursing, health sciences, social work, and education and applied master’s and doctoral 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 university has 46 undergraduate degree programs, 15 masters programs, and two doctoral programs across its five colleges. (Source: https://www.salisbury.edu/discover-su/mission-values.aspx) (Source: https://www.salisbury.edu/)
General Information
Salisbury University has a number of initiatives, such as the formation of an "Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan." The School of Social Work recently hosted a virtual “Global Social Welfare Summit” focusing on anti-racism, advocacy, and voting. Further school-supported events are expected. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Program and Research Funding
  • School of Social Work will be hosting a virtual “Global Social Welfare Summit” focusing on anti-racism, advocacy, and voting.
Resources
  • The Office of Diversity & Inclusion has a "Center for Equity, Justice and Inclusion."
  • The Office of Diversity & Inclusion offers Anti-Racism resources such as the 1619 podcast, "White Accountability Groups," and the NYTimes article "White Americans Say They Are Waking Up to Racism. What Will It Add Up To?"
  • The university offers an "Inclusive and Affirming Language Guide" that includes a section titled "Writing About Race and Ethnicity."
  • The Office of Diversity & Inclusion has a Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Consortium Committee, designed to "assist campus leadership in weaving the diversity strategy throughout the University through providing advice, monitoring the campus climate as it relates to diversity, inclusion and equity, advocating for diversity and inclusion throughout the institution, advising on the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, developing programs and initiatives to promote the University’s diversity goals and support community members, building networks to support the diversity mission, monitoring implementation of diversity goals of the Strategic Plan, and assessing progress and setting goals for improvement."
  • The Office of Diversity & Inclusion curated "Teaching and Learning Resources" on topics such as "Creating Inclusive Classrooms" and "Microaffirmations in Classroom."
  • The university announced, "As a follow-up to the SU Inaugural Anti-Racism Summit, the President’s 21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge is designed to assist SU in continuing the commitment to exploring anti-racism as a means to help one another identify and confront the structural and institutional behavioral norms that perpetuate systemic racial inequality." To complete the challenge, participants must "Review all materials from beginning to end" and "Journal thoughts and observations; notice learning edges and points of discomfort; think about what the content is bringing up for you, your background, and your understanding," among other tasks. The challenge includes an Aspen Institute interview with Ibram X. Kendi.
  • The university has a number of initiatives, such as the formation of an "Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan" (plan development is still in-progress), a Racial Equity Workgroup, CDO Inclusion Advisory Group, Diversity & Inclusion Alumni Advisory Group, and a Diversity Council.
  • The university library offers "Diversity and Inclusion Resources for Curricula," which includes work by Robin DiAngelo.
  • In 2021, the university held its inaugural anti-racism summit to "help confront racial biases and provide the campus community with the tools needed to talk about prejudice and combat discrimination."
Last updated October 31st, 2022
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