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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 

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!

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Kapri Brown | 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!





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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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