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Integrity and Belonging at Salisbury School

Mission Of The Office Of Integrity And Belonging:
Guided by Esse Quam Videri, The Office of Integrity and Belonging works to empower every member of the community of all identities to live into their authentic selves and in so doing create a community where everyone experiences true belonging. Through this transformation, Salisbury graduates are equipped to foster integrity and belonging in the world they will enter and with the people they will encounter.

 

Vision

The work of this office promotes the development of integrity on an individual and collective level; of acting with integrity – honor, courage, and truth – and of moving towards integration – being whole, united, and one. It works to move us not just to feel included, but to know that you, and all people, belong. 

This is no easy task. It requires a courageous exploration of the self and of others, of systems and circumstances, to understand what can get in the way of living with integrity and experiencing belonging as an individual, as a community, and as a society. It acknowledges that limits to integrity and belonging, whether intentional or not, result in fractures at each of those levels. To avoid or heal that division, this work is not about teaching what to think, but rather listening to understand.

As with all areas of life at Salisbury, the Office of Integrity and Belonging will first and foremost center the students: affirm and uplift who they are, honor the diversity of identity and of thought, and promote the Brotherhood. The work of this office also overlaps with the work of every other office and department at school so that no matter who you are or where you are, there is a commitment to building and practicing the skills and values that lead to the ideal of Esse Quam Videri.

 

 

Meet The Team

Christon Gill

Christon Gill

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Kash Shabazz

Kash Shabazz

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OIB Initiatives

Latin Heritage Month Celebration: The World Languages department and the OIB collaborated to offer a celebration of music, food, and community bringing staff, faculty, and students together to celebrate Latin culture, practice Spanish, and acknowledge the contributions of our community members with Latinx backgrounds.

Boys gathering around table

Latin Heritage Month Celebration: The World Languages department and the OIB collaborated to offer a celebration of music, food, and community bringing staff, faculty, and students together to celebrate Latin culture, practice Spanish, and acknowledge the contributions of our community members with Latinx backgrounds.

Latin Heritage Month Celebration: The World Languages department and the OIB collaborated to offer a celebration of music, food, and community bringing staff, faculty, and students together to celebrate Latin culture, practice Spanish, and acknowledge the contributions of our community members with Latinx backgrounds.

Day of the Dead exhibit in entrance way.

Dia De los Muertos Ofrenda: World Languages department and the OIB collaborated to create an “Ofrenda” to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, a traditional Mexican holiday honoring lost loved ones. The Salisbury community was encouraged to place photos and offerings to lost loved ones as a sign of respect love and homage.

Prospective Students Day: The OIB and Salisbury Athletics partnered to bring 30+ students from various local and diverse communities to campus for a full-day tour of academics, athletics, and living facilities capped off with food provided by the Dining Center and a football game.

Prospective Students Day: The OIB and Salisbury Athletics partnered to bring 30+ students from various local and diverse communities to campus for a full-day tour of academics, athletics, and living facilities capped off with food provided by the Dining Center and a football game.

Six students and two faculty attended NAIS’s Student Diversity Leadership Conference and the concurrent People of Color Conference in St. Louis, MI. Students and faculty engaged in learning centered around identity work and were tasked with bringing initiatives and programming of value back to the Salisbury community.

Six students and two faculty attended NAIS’s Student Diversity Leadership Conference and the concurrent People of Color Conference in St. Louis, MI. Students and faculty engaged in learning centered around identity work and were tasked with bringing initiatives and programming of value back to the Salisbury community.

Six students and two faculty attended NAIS’s Student Diversity Leadership Conference and the concurrent People of Color Conference in St. Louis, MI. Students and faculty engaged in learning centered around identity work and were tasked with bringing initiatives and programming of value back to the Salisbury community.

MLK Day: Morning Chapel was centered around King's work as an activist. Reverend Hall did an amazing job coordinating students and faculty to share and reflect on MLK's legacy and the community celebrated with beautiful music played by Salisbury students. The day then consisted of two learning sessions with students and faculty partnering to put together workshops to share with the larger community. In between sessions we had donuts and hot chocolate in the quad.  The day ended with communion as we came to remember and Re-Member as a community before enjoying the rest of the day. 

MLK Day: Morning Chapel was centered around King's work as an activist. Reverend Hall did an amazing job coordinating students and faculty to share and reflect on MLK's legacy and the community celebrated with beautiful music played by Salisbury students. The day then consisted of two learning sessions with students and faculty partnering to put together workshops to share with the larger community. In between sessions we had donuts and hot chocolate in the quad.  The day ended with communion as we came to remember and Re-Member as a community before enjoying the rest of the day. 

MLK Day: Morning Chapel was centered around King's work as an activist. Reverend Hall did an amazing job coordinating students and faculty to share and reflect on MLK's legacy and the community celebrated with beautiful music played by Salisbury students. The day then consisted of two learning sessions with students and faculty partnering to put together workshops to share with the larger community. In between sessions we had donuts and hot chocolate in the quad.  The day ended with communion as we came to remember and Re-Member as a community before enjoying the rest of the day. 

MLK Day: Morning Chapel was centered around King's work as an activist. Reverend Hall did an amazing job coordinating students and faculty to share and reflect on MLK's legacy and the community celebrated with beautiful music played by Salisbury students. The day then consisted of two learning sessions with students and faculty partnering to put together workshops to share with the larger community. In between sessions we had donuts and hot chocolate in the quad.  The day ended with communion as we came to remember and Re-Member as a community before enjoying the rest of the day. 

MLK Day: Morning Chapel was centered around King's work as an activist. Reverend Hall did an amazing job coordinating students and faculty to share and reflect on MLK's legacy and the community celebrated with beautiful music played by Salisbury students. The day then consisted of two learning sessions with students and faculty partnering to put together workshops to share with the larger community. In between sessions we had donuts and hot chocolate in the quad.  The day ended with communion as we came to remember and Re-Member as a community before enjoying the rest of the day. 

MLK Day: Morning Chapel was centered around King's work as an activist. Reverend Hall did an amazing job coordinating students and faculty to share and reflect on MLK's legacy and the community celebrated with beautiful music played by Salisbury students. The day then consisted of two learning sessions with students and faculty partnering to put together workshops to share with the larger community. In between sessions we had donuts and hot chocolate in the quad.  The day ended with communion as we came to remember and Re-Member as a community before enjoying the rest of the day. 

MLK Day: Morning Chapel was centered around King's work as an activist. Reverend Hall did an amazing job coordinating students and faculty to share and reflect on MLK's legacy and the community celebrated with beautiful music played by Salisbury students. The day then consisted of two learning sessions with students and faculty partnering to put together workshops to share with the larger community. In between sessions we had donuts and hot chocolate in the quad.  The day ended with communion as we came to remember and Re-Member as a community before enjoying the rest of the day. 

Lunar New Year celebrations with many traditional culinary offerings for all students, faculty and families of the Salisbury community.

Lunar New Year celebrations with many traditional culinary offerings for all students, faculty and families of the Salisbury community.

Lunar New Year celebrations with many traditional culinary offerings for all students, faculty and families of the Salisbury community.

 Brotherhood 

Boys in classroom sitting at table

Brotherhood is at the core of our community and is what bonds us together. While the “brotherhood” refers to those who share the Salisbury experience, by explicitly and implicitly teaching our core values of empathy, humility and respect, Salisbury students come to learn that, in fact, everyone is their brother. Once we understand this vital reality, we are driven to make a positive impact on the communities in which we live – both on the Hilltop and beyond.