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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.

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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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SU March for Humanity to honor Charleston Nine, MLK legacy 

The 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March for Humanity is Jan. 28 at Shippensburg University. The event, open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building. 

The Reverend Dr. Mark Tyler, pastor of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, is the guest speaker. Tyler is an activist, advocate, teacher and historian who works within the Hate Won’t Win movement. he is also curator of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Museum housed at the Mother Bethel church. 

This year’s events, with the theme of “hate won’t win,” will include a tribute to the Charleston Nine, who were killed in a mass shooting at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last June.  

The march is intended as a way for students, faculty and staff to stand together in solidarity against the injustices that continue to pervade our society. Diane Jefferson, director of the multicultural student affairs office, described the Charleston Nine as “a group of people who did not answer hate with hate. They answered hate with love and I think that speaks to MLK’s legacy. Whatever the hate crime, whatever the motivation, it’s going to take a multiracial coalition of folks to address the issue.” 

The March for Humanity is an annual event sponsored by the university’s African American Organization in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.  

For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at (717) 477-1616, or send e-mail to

Venue: Ceddia Union Building

 Date: January 28, 2016

Time: 3.30 pm




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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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