In 2014, Salisbury University faculty
established The University Academic
Sustainability Committee "U-ASC".
The mission of the U-ASC is to foster a
student-centered awareness of sustainability
through education, research, and community
engagement. U-ASC strives to facilitate students
connecting what they learn with how they live by
supporting curricular offerings and teaching
methods, as well as campus and community-based
research, events, and activities that embrace
the concepts of environmental, social, and
economic sustainability. By instilling a sense
of the importance of sustainability into our
academic community, our graduates will be
empowered with an understanding of societal
needs to ensure the survivability of future
generations and the natural environment.
defines sustainability as human activities and
patterns of resource use that meet the needs of
the present without compromising the integrity
of global ecosystems or the ability of future
generations to meet their own needs.
should be manifest in our policies, cultures,
societies, systems, technologies, strategies,
and actions which support the preservation of
finite resources, and the well-being of
ecosystems, societies, and individual
inhabitants of the world.
Sarah Surak - Chair
information contact Sarah Surak at