Privacy Statement


The Shippensburg University web site makes use of Google Analytics to help analyze how visitors use the site. This analytical tool uses cookies, which are text files placed on the user's computer, to collect standard Internet log and visitor behavior information in an anonymous manner. The information generated by the cookie about a visitor's use of the web site (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the web site and to compile statistical reports on web site activity.

Shippensburg University does not (and does not allow any third party) to use Google Analytics to collect or track any personally identifiable information about visitors to our site. We do not associate any data gathered from the site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of Google Analytics. Google does not associate a user's IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither Shippensburg University nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

General information about cookies is available via Wikipedia. Users have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in their browser. The About Cookies web site explains how to remove cookies from your browser.

Targeted Advertising

Shippensburg University uses cookies placed on the user’s computer by us or third parties to track how you use the site to target ads to you on other web sites. If you would like to opt out of targeted advertising from Shippensburg University, you can do so at

Online Forms

Information entered into online forms on this web site (typically directory-type information such as name, address, phone number, etc) may be delivered to its recipients by email. Visitors should be aware that email is not a secure form of communication. If you do not feel comfortable with sending information via email, please feel free to contact the appropriate office by postal mail or by phone. Contact information is provided in the right-hand column of every page on the site.

Online/Mobile Directory

Shippensburg University's online/mobile directory provides directory information (name, email address, phone number, etc) for only those individuals that have not requested their directory information be suppressed. At the employee's request, directory listings and/or specific address information may be changed or suppressed from the online directories. Employees may change their information by logging into the Account Self-Service or by contacting Human Resources.

The directory is provided for those involved with Shippensburg University and for others who have a specific interest in reaching individuals on campus. Information obtained from these online directories may not be used to provide addresses for outside mailings to Shippensburg University faculty or staff. Any solicitation of business, information, contributions or other response from individuals listed in the directories by mail, telephone, email, or other means is forbidden.

Online Payments

Shippensburg University contracts with third party vendors to provide electronic payment options for various processes, such as paying the application fee or fulfilling semester tuition and fee payments. Each of these vendors is likewise obligated to protect the privacy of individuals and ensure the highest level of security. Users are encouraged to read the privacy statements for the particular site(s) that allow for the online payments.