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The Institute of Retired Persons (IRP) has been affiliated with Salisbury University since 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 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. The IRP annual membership fee currently is $30 and may be paid either directly to the membership manager at a meeting or through mail at: IRP, Salisbury University, Box 3222, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, Md. 21801. Download a membership application by clicking the button below:

IRP Membership Application (PDF)

Current IRP Officers

Speaker Program

During SU’s fall and spring semesters, IRP offers a Speakers’ Program. Speakers include regional business and civic leaders, SU faculty members and others who share their expertise and life experiences. Lectures are informative, engaging and entertaining.

The Speakers’ Program is held on Tuesdays from 2-3 p.m. at the MAC Center located at 909 Progress Circle, just off Snow Hill Road.

Download Speaker Schedule -
Fall 2021 (PDF)

Download Speaker Schedule - Spring 2022 (PDF)

IRP Clubs

IRP sponsors several clubs to provide opportunities for social interaction, recreation and activity. These are Book, Bridge, Touring and Walking clubs that meet monthly; and Bicycle-Kayaking (Leisure Bikers) and Pickleball clubs that meet weekly (weather permitting).

University Benefits

In addition to enjoying faculty presentations, IRP members may obtain restricted SU parking passes at a discount Spring and Holiday luncheons are held in a private room at SU 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.

Positive Contributions

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.