The Powerful Connections Intercultural Orientation is a longstanding program sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services. Each fall a new cohort of diverse freshman students participate in this program to begin their college career at Salisbury University. For many of these students, Powerful Connections is a springboard for them to become student leaders who add to the rich diversity of our vibrant campus. In conversations with past participants, Multicultural Student Services has found that the support, encouragement, and resources offered by our program give students the confidence they need to perform in the classroom as well as the skills they need to take leadership roles across campus.
The Office of Multicultural Student Services strives to develop the leadership skills of both our current students and high school students on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Each year, the department with the assistance of a student planning committee hosts the Multicultural Leadership Summit. At the summit, local leaders, alumni, and current faculty and staff lead sessions that help students develop their skills. Sessions in prior years have covered topics including, "Ready Set Lead: Preparing Leaders for the Future", "The Power of Mentorship", and much more!
As a longstanding tradition, the Office of Multicultural Student Services takes a delegation of students to a leadership conference. This gives students the opportunity to engage with other student leaders from across the country. It also exposes them to nationally renowned speakers who motivate and enlighten our students. This past year, a group of students were able to attend the African American Student Leadership Experience (AASLE) in Washington, DC during winter break. Student attendees expressed great excitement about their experiences at AASLE and brought back ideas to their respective student organizations.
Early Warning System - The Early Warning System (EWS) is a voluntary program designed to assist freshmen in their transition from high school to college. The EWS program has four primary objectives:
If you are interested in signing up, please contact our office at 410-548-4503.
In the Multicultural Student Services Area on 2nd Floor of the GUC, there are computers and cubicles for students to meet, study, and do homework. This is a cool alternative to the busy library with close access to Cool Beans, Gulls Nest, and the Commons.
Upper-class students are selected to serve as mentors and provide assistance in helping new students adjust to the Salisbury University campus.