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Glenda Chatham and Robert G. Clarke Honors College

The Glenda Chatham and Robert G. Clarke Honors College is designed to bring together high-achieving students and dedicated faculty in a small university environment. We offer motivated students who are serious about their intellectual growth a variety of special enhanced classes. We foster close individual contact between students and faculty and bring together talented students from across campus. Honors courses and extracurricular activities are intended to enrich and complement other educational opportunities and programs available to Salisbury University students.

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$1.5 Million Gift from Couple Who Met at Salisbury University Endows Honors College

Since it began in 1980, Salisbury University’s Honors program has been dedicated to giving high-achieving college students the tools they need to succeed. Now, it will be able to offer even more to Honors students with a $1.5 million gift from two former SU students to endow the Glenda Chatham and Robert G. Clarke Honors College. Bob and Glenda Clarke began their story at SU in 1968, when they met in the registration line during their first year of college. Since then, they have remained invested in both education and people. Their long-lasting gifts will continue to inspire SU students for many generations to come.

The Honors Advantage

  • Small classes (no more than 20 students)
  • Tailored courses on interesting and unique subjects
  • Opportunities to work closely with faculty members on individualized research
  • Opportunity to participate in one of four freshmen Honors Living Learning Communities
  • Priority class registration
  • Access to honors advising
  • Financial support for conference travel to regional and national conferences
  • Scholarships

Great Stories From Great Students

Hear about the exciting happenings of the Clarke Honors College from honors students themselves by viewing the latest issue of our newsletter The Saunterer. View more information about the Clarke Honors College, such as the number of honors students by major as well as our policies and procedures. Meet our Honors Student Ambassadors, exemplary students encompassing a variety of disciplines who are here to answer any questions you may have. Learn more about our incredible and dedicated staff as well as our student scholars. Read the SU Alumni Association’s spotlight of graduate Lauren DeLong ’19.

Clarke Honors College Dean Andrew Martino

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Dr. Andrew Martino joined the Honors College in 2018 as its dean.

Prior to SU, Martino served as director of the University Honors Program and professor of English at Southern New Hampshire University. He earned his Ph.D. in comparative literature from Binghamton University (SUNY) in 2003. Martino has extensive engagement with the regional and national Honors community, serving as president of the Northeast Regional Honors Council from 2016 to 2017 and on the Publications Board of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

My involvement with honors gave me the ability to enroll in more challenging classes and have more of a one-on-one relationship with professors who knew me and how to help me succeed.
Hailey Gibbs ’16 Honors College Graduate and Doctoral Fellow at University of Maryland College Park

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