At Salisbury University we welcome and accept cultural diversity in the broadest context so as to recognize, value and learn from all people of varying cultural backgrounds regardless of their sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.
At Salisbury University, we believe that diversity should not stand alone. We define it in the social construction context of cultural diversity. Culture is a socially constructed phenomenon that demonstrates how we experience the world and act in it. Culture is fluid and dynamic, not static. Culture is learned and shared patterns of behavior and interpretations. A cultural group is defined as a group of regularly interacting people with shared customs, language(s), values, rituals, rules, etc. Often, the way to act in a cultural group is assumed and hidden, presenting a challenge to someone from outside the cultural group.