The Institute of Retired Persons (IRP) was recognized by Salisbury University in 1980. Designed for adults aged 50 and above, the IRP offers programs to enhance the lives of members by providing opportunities for social interactions, intellectual stimulation, recreation and travel and by embracing diversity. IRP also supports the educational mission of Salisbury University by providing annual scholarship awards to meritorious students.
The IRP meets at 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays at the MAC Center on Snow Hill Road (map) in Salisbury during the University's spring and fall semesters. Membership is open to all area residents at a small yearly fee.
During Salisbury University’s fall and spring semesters, IRP offers a Speaker Program. Speakers include regional business and civic leaders, SU faculty members and others who share their expertise and life experiences. Lectures are informative, fascinating and entertaining.
The Speaker Program is held on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the MAC Center located at 909 Progress Circle, just off Snow Hill Road.
IRP sponsors eight clubs to provide opportunities for social interaction, recreation and activity. These are Book, Bridge, Touring, and Walking clubs that meets monthly; and Bicycle, Kayaking, Pickleball and Hiking clubs that meet weekly (weather permitting).
In addition to enjoying faculty presentations, IRP members may obtain restricted SU parking passes at a discount and use the University’s pool for a small fee. IRP members receive a discount on trips provided by the Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning at Salisbury University. Spring and Holiday luncheons are held in a private room at the SU Commons and are catered by the University’s award-winning dining services. In addition to delicious cuisine, the luncheons feature elegant table settings and a special guest speaker or performer.
IRP has a fund that provides SU annual scholarships to one or more students who excel in their studies, contribute to the community and are in need of financial support. The scholarship recipients are invited to visit during one of our luncheons to share their academic plans and personal aspirations.