From: Kathleen Scott <KJSCOTT@salisbury.edu>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:40 AM
To: Kathleen Scott
Members of the campus community,
Yesterday a President-elect of the United States was chosen. You may be feeling excited, proud, relieved, disappointed, scared, angry, anxious, numb, and a range of other emotions about the outcome. In this time, staff at the Counseling Center are here to support the campus community.
Students, faculty, and staff may also already feel strained by the demands of the end of this academic semester. You are encouraged to keep this in mind as you work towards completion of the semester. You also are encouraged to treat each other with civility as discussions and reactions ensue about the election and the future.
Counseling and consultation services for students are available 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday at the Counseling Center to help in this situation. The office is located at the Guerrieri University Center, room 263. You can call 410-543-6070 to make an appointment. In case of emergency, contact our office during business hours and University Police 410-543-6222 or Life Crisis Center at 410-749-4357 after hours and on weekends.
Kathy Scott, PhD and the Counseling Center Staff
From: The President's Office <PRESIDENT@salisbury.edu>
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 5:14 AM
To: The President's Office
Subject: Message to the Campus Community
To the Salisbury University community:
A contentious election season marked by negativity has come to a close. In the aftermath of this process, we acknowledge that there is understandable consternation among members of our University community. However, whatever positions we held in this process, we all need to find ways to move forward constructively and to strive for the common good.
Especially in times of significant national change like this, Salisbury University stands firm in its commitment to our long-standing core values of diversity and inclusion. We embrace these values in everything we do at the University, and we must continue to foster an environment where our differences are celebrated as much as our commonalities. Therefore, we remain absolutely committed to providing a safe environment for all members of our community where the richness of ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are harnessed and celebrated to achieve excellence.
We remind all that each member of this community deserves the full respect of every other. This is a time of significant change and some are happy and energized by that, while others are sad and even fearful of what that could mean. We should recognize that not everyone feels as we do. We must continue to respect differences of opinion, maintain civility, and create the conditions for respectful dialogue that allow mutual education to take place. The University will continue to pursue and protect these principles now and in the future, and urges our students, faculty, staff and all others to do so as well.
If you have concerns, the following resources are available:
SU Counseling Center: 410-543-6262
Student Affairs: 410-543-6080
Office of Institutional Equity: 410-543-6426
Department of Human Resources/Employee Assistance Program: 410-543-6035
SU Police: 410-543-6222
We are proud of our unwavering commitment to maintaining a safe work and learning environment of respect and civility in support for the value of each member of our community.
Janet Dudley-Eshbach, Ph.D.