The Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) operations are currently modified to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, given the continued challenges with COVID-19. At this time, most services and courses are being provided remotely or online. Access to campus buildings is restricted to essential personnel and those who require the use of specialized laboratories for courses on campus. Please visit the USG Onward web page for additional details.

For more HR related information pertaining to return to campus, please visit the Return To USG page

Mission Statement

The Human Resources Department is dedicated to supporting all staff, faculty, and their departments at USG.  We believe in creating an environment characterized by fair treatment, open communication, trust and mutual respect.

Diversity and Inclusion

USG embraces diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion. We value contributions and creativity of all our employees. We promote a positive institutional culture that appreciates diversity, enriches the educational experience of students, supports a healthy workplace environment and promotes personal growth. USG has established a commitment to diversity as one of its key components for the recruitment and retention of staff, faculty, and students, creating a community of excellence where all are welcomed.


We support USG staff and our mission by providing the following services:

  • Recruitment, On-Boarding & eTerp Support
  • Employee Benefits Counseling 
  • Travel & Payroll Services
  • Staff Relations & Conflict Resolution
  • Employee Learning & Development
  • Organizational Design, Job Classification & Salary Analysis

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, USG is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. USG is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act

USG produces an Annual Security Report publication that is compiled and distributed annually in compliance with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).