Who is SU? We’re an academic powerhouse with one of the highest graduation rates in the University System of Maryland. We’re an enthusiastic community leader providing thousands of volunteer hours to local non-profits. We’re an economic driver contributing nearly half a billion dollars to the local economy. We’re a visionary partner helping Maryland and the nation meet workforce needs with excellence! We’re welcoming faculty who are award-winners in our fields. We’re friendly students living on a beautiful campus with international arboretum status. We’re just minutes away from some of the East Coast’s most popular beaches. We’re a university you can call home.
"Town and Gown" Partnerships
The Town-Gown Council, established in 2003, is an initiative to foster community ties between the University and local citizens through an open exchange of ideas and information. The Council is comprised of community residents, city officials, business representatives, and SU students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Working together on Downtown Salisbury development.
SU is branching out! The Downtown Plaza is the home of University Galleries. Featuring contemporary art, the exhibits bring students and community members together for receptions and lectures. Next on the expansion plan is the University’s new entrepreneurship center in downtown Salisbury is scheduled to open in 2020.
Volunteerism and Civic Engagement
One of the pillars of a Salisbury University education is community outreach and civic engagement. Each year, students in some 100 organizations perform more than 35,000 hours of volunteer service. Perhaps you’ve seen them mentoring at local elementary schools, reading to children at the Wicomico Public Library or assisting with arts events on the Downtown Plaza. SU student organizations have provided support for community members with cognitive disabilities, collected food and clothes for the area’s homeless, and taken pets to visit area shut-ins. Likewise, many faculty and staff support community causes personally as well as through campus offices and programs.
The greater Salisbury and Lower Shore communities have played critical roles in the history and success of Salisbury University. The people, businesses, governments and civic organizations of the region—our community’s pillars—have supported the University with enthusiasm and affection. In turn, SU—its students, faculty and staff—hold civic engagement and service as key to a university education. We are so grateful for our relationships.