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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania





Educational Resources

Libraries

Keystone Library Network - access to books held in participating library's general circulating collection. Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI) and Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (ACLCP) - access to the monograph collections of the member libraries of these groups.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 450,517 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,243 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,446,147 microforms.
  • 78,144 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art Gallery, Vertebrate Museum, On-campus elementary school, greenhouse, herbarium, planetarium, electron microscope, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, public service centers, Luhr's Performing Arts Center

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 903 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 0 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 0 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 3,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, other

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 40% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 77% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 14% of housing units are Triples.
  • 9% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 9 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 50% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 251 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Sigma Sigma, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Phi Alpha Lambda, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Sigma Pi, Pi Nu Epsilon, Pi Omega Pi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Accounting Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Psi Omega, Phi Beta Lambda, Sigma Delta Chi, Society for Collegiate Journalists
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Catholic Campus Ministry, Christian Fellowship, Jewish Student Organization, The Fellowship of Christian Athletes', United Campus Ministry, University Bible Fellowship, Gospel Outreach
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African American Organization, Asian-American Association, International Student Organization, Latino Student Organization
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Academic Clubs (Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Decision Sciences, Economics, English, Foreign Language, Health Sciences, History, Honors, Info Mang & Analysis, International Business, Management, Math, Medical Technology, Political Science, Pre-Health Professions, Pre-Law, Psychology, Social Work, Society for Physics, Sociology/Anthropology), Art Exhibitions Committee, Association for Computing Machinery, College Democrats, College Republicans, Council for Exceptional Children, Data Processing Manag Assc, In-Motion Dance Troupe, Investment Club, International Business Assc, Line Dancing Club, Masquers, Marketing Professional Assoc, National Business Education Assc, National Broadcasting Society, Non-traditional Student Organization, Outing Club, Pennsylvania Busniess Education Assc, Pennsylvania Student Education Assc, Phi Beta Lambda, Programming Team, Promotion and Advertising Society, Public Relations Student Society of America, Ranger Club, Resident Hall Association, Roy Dilbert Planetarium, Shippensburg Partners, SU Education Association, SU Vegetarian Alliance, SU Sports Medicine Club, Students Advocating Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered and Ally Equality, Student Alumni Ambassadors, Student Assc for the Education of Young Children, Student Social Welfare Org, Student Speech Association Chapter, Student Art League, Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Mang, Tae Kwon Do, Women's Caucus, Big Brothers Big Sisters of SU, Circle K International, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Today's Organization Utilizing Concerned Humans, Volunteers, Alpha Kappa Psi, SU Brass Ensemble, Concert Choir, Cumbelaires, Inspiration Chorale, SU Jazz Ensemble, Madrigal Singers, Red Raider Marching Band, SU Community Orchestra, SU Theatre, SU Musical Theatre, SU Woodwind Chamber Ensembles, Assoxiation fo the US Army, Automotive Enthusiasts Club, Billiards Club, Creative Learning Activities for Shippensburg Scholars, Debate Society, Disabled Students Assc, Martial Arts Club, Network for Equality of Women Students, Peace Concerns org, Road Runners Club, ROTC Ranger Challenge Team, SU Student Alumni Ambassadors, Ski Club, Today's Org Utilizing Concerned Citizens, Vet's Club, Young Democrats Club
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Slate (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Harrisburg (44)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Harrisburg (55)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Shippensburg
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is not available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 11 fraternities
  • 6 fraternity houses
  • 6% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 13 sororities
  • 7 sorority houses
  • 8% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited






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