About MSA

In 1989, Dr. Anthony Ceddia (University President) created the Office of Minority Student Affairs (MSA) in response to the growing need to address cultural and social needs of African American students. In 1990, the African American students invited the Latino students to become a charted MSA organization. Since 1990 several other cultural student organizations have become a part of the MSA family. In 1994, the office's name was changed to what it is known as today - The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

The MSA strives to expose students to individuals and experiences that will help them to grow, develop self-confidence, and gain assertiveness. The MSA always challenges students to learn about themselves and their cultures, and how they impact their everyday lives.

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs provides students with the opportunity to ask the question "Why?" - especially about paramount issues such as sexism, racism, sexuality, religious preference, etc.


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Programs Offered by the MSA Office: 

MSA Scholars Recognition Program
S.E.T(Seeking Excellence Together) - Study Incentive Program
The Learning Tree Book Exchange
Harambee (Lets Pull Together) Book Scholarships
The REAL, (Rigorous Expectations of All Leaders)Institute
PEERS, (Promoting Excellence through Establishing Relationships for Success) Institute
Cultural Immersion Experiences
Building Bridges Classroom Initiative
In Living Color Players Diversity Performance Group
MTO (MSA to Order), workshop development and training component;
Student Round Tables
Erase the Hate Rally
Annual Day of Silence
Free To Be ME
Latino Explosion
Hip/Hop Campus Invasion
Pride fest
Diversity Festival
GLBT Bend your Gender Drag Show
Martin Luther King March for Humanity
Soulful Saturday Black History Celebration
Women’s History Month Big Hat Brunch and Hair Show
African Fair
Asian New Year Extravaganza
Global Fusion Festival
African American Youth Summit
 Latino Youth Summit
BROTHERS Youth Summit:  It Was All a Dream
Parent Partnership Program
Disciple It Gospel Outreach Program
Harrisburg Gear-Up Program

Descriptions of these programs and services can be found at the What We Offer Link! 





Stop by the annual Student
Involvement Services (SIS) Fair
Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 11 a.m..

Cumberland Drive
Rain Location (SHIP REC)

Come check out all of the programs & organizations
that MSA has to offer! 

Hope to see you there! 

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Upcoming Events


Parents and Family Day Celebration

The Multicultural Student Affairs office invites you and your parents to attend a brunch that is filled with performances, awards, and information... Read more

Shippensburg University Free To Be Me Conference

"It's a pride thing.." 

The Shippensburg University Free To Be Me Organization was founded in the 2014-2015 academic year to address the issues that LGBTQ students of color experience on campus... Read more


2015 B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S. 100 Men In Black Conference

"Passing the Torch: A Legacy of Manhood Continued" 

The goal of the conference is to address the issues that have continued to impact men of color politically, socially, educationally, economically and intellectually... Read more

Shippensburg University Latino Student Organization presents 

Latino Explosion

In honor of latino heritage month

"Saborear el Sabor"

( "Savor the Flavor") ...   Read more



Mon. thru Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Call to Reserve Center  - 717-477-1616


Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
Gilbert Hall 100,
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg PA 17257

 Director: Diane L. Jefferson
Phone: 717-477-1616
Fax: 717-477-4074 

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