Our Institute's ongoing programs include the following:
Presidential Citizen Scholar
This program offers sophomores, juniors and seniors, from diverse majors and levels of experience,
to learn, by active participation in public forums
and classes, habits of good citizenship.
College Student Voting
To engage our students about the
importance of voting, this program offers
student teams the opportunity to help the
students on our campus register to vote by sponsoring a Voter
Registration Drive every fall semester.
Policy Lectures and Election Forums
PACE sponsors lectures and forums during the academic year. Some
of these are open to the public and others are specifically for faculty,
staff and students.
In Fall 2004, Salisbury
University joined the American Democracy Project.
(ADP), which is a cooperative initiative
linking 430 public colleges and universities around the nation that are
committed to advancing undergraduate civic engagement. ADP is sponsored
by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).
PACE student internships with local
and state government, law firms,
and non-profit organizations are offered to SU
students to enrich their educational experiences.
John R. Hargreaves Distinguished
Legislative Fellow Program
This program honors a member of the Maryland
General Assembly for his or her outstanding
contributions to state government. SU students
meet with fellows to learn about the nature of representative democracy
directly from these legislators. Previous
Distinguished Legislative Fellows from
Maryland House of Delegates: Delegate Michael
E. Busch, Speaker of the Maryland House of Representatives, Delegate Sheila
E. Hixson, Delegate Norman H. Conway, and Delegate
Howard P. Rawlings. From the Maryland State
Senate, previous fellows include: Senator J. Lowell Stoltzfus, Senator
Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., and Senator Brian E. Frosh. This year's
current recipient is Delegate Addie Eckardt.