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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


On Saturday, April 11, 2015 the Shippensburg University Office of Multicultural Student Affairs , in conjunction with the Latino Student Organization will sponsor the 2nd Annual iPA'LANTE! Summit.

The iPA'LANTE! Summit will be held in the Ceddia Student Union Building with registration beginning at 12.00 p.m. and wrapping up with dinner at 5.30 p.m. 

The theme for the 2015  Summit is " Latinos Stand Up, Latinos Speak Out, Latinos PA'LANTE!". Read more...

Please register here


Dejean Pean, President

Latino Student Organization

Chislaine Ferreras, Conference Chair

Latino Student Organization

MESA Conference

Friday, April 10, 2015 –April 11, 2015  CUB MPR


Friday from 4-5


Please register here


Save The Date!

Shippensburg University


Friday, April 17, 2015

Elite Fashion Show

Afro-AM After-Dark Social Event

Saturday, April 18, 2015

UMOJA Conference

STOMP FEST Step Show Competition

Afro-Am After-Dark Social Event

Please register here

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Mon. thru Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Call to Reserve Center  - 717-477-1616

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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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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!