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.