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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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MSA Team

Diane L. Jefferson | Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs


Diane JeffersonWelcome to come to the Shippensburg University Office of Multicultural Student Affairs webpage. As you browse the page, I hope you will be excited and inspired by what you see!

When I'm asked to describe the MSA, I usually reply, "We are a family," a family who supports, advocates, challenges and encourages one another to succeed. Our mission is to educate and graduate students who will possess a vision for leadership and a will to excel. One of my favorite quotes is, "Mediocrity is not an option." MSA touches the lives of people who will shape the future.

MSA is a student-centered place where all are welcome. Located in Gilbert Hall 200 on the campus of Shippensburg University, the office is open each day from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. as well as evening hours upon request.

You can contact me at dljeff@ship.edu 

Shauntae M. Doughty | Assistant to the Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs


Shauntae Doughty Hello, my name is Shauntae M. Doughty, and I am the Assistant to the Director of Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. I am excited to have the oppurtunity to work so closely with both the students and faculty on campus. As a recent graduate of Shippensburg University and a member of the Multicultural Student Affairs office myself, I am familiar with all the hard work and dedication it takes to assist the students with achieving their goals of graduating as well as providing services to the campus community.

With the MSA staff we strive to create a "Home Away From Home" for students who reach out for cultural guidance at Shippensburg University. As a team we are committed to establishing relationships with students campus wide and exposing them to culturally diverse experiences. In putting academics first, I am ready and willing to assist our students in anyway! Welcome to the MSA!

You can contact me at smdoughty@ship.edu 

Cindy K. Dixon | Secretary for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs


Cindy DixonI love working in the MSA! It is all about family and I feel privileged to be a part of such a special place. To be in a position to make a difference in the lives of students is an honor. Working in the MSA inspires me to continue to achieve my own personal goals.

The students are encouraged to reach for the stars and not to limit themselves in any way, shape or form; they are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and to build bridges with people of all origins. I believe that the MSA is truly a "Home Away From Home" for students but it is also a place wear leaders are made and dreams are achieved!

Please feel free to contact me at ckdixon@ship.edu 

Rachel Flores | Graduate Assistant

Rachel Flores

Greetings! My name is Rachel Flores and I am Graduate Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at Shippensburg University. I am in pursuit of my Master's Degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in broadcast journalism.

I am honored to have the oppurtunity to work with Ms. Diane Jefferson and the MSA staff. During my time as an undergraduate student here at Shippensburg, the MSA helped me to reach my goals, and their guidance helped to shape and mold me into an effective leader. Being president of two MSA run organizations --Asian American Organization and Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. -- made me a well-rounded student and the friends that I met truly became my family. I am excited to join the MSA staff so that I can continue the office goal of being a "home away from home".


Kapri Chase | Graduate Assistant 


 kapriHello! My name is Kapri Chase and I am a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. I am pursing a master's degree in Counseling with a specialization in College Student Personnel here at Shippensburg University.

I am pleased to see that you are interested in the MSA! I have been privileged and honored to work in this office both in my undergraduate studies and now in my graduate studies. As an undergraduate student MSA was where I became a leader. This office not only is a place where you can call home, but it is a place that motivates, inspires and propels you to grow in avenue that one cannot imagine! I hope that as you go through your college experience you will check us out in Gilbert Hall! We would love to have you!