Our Mission


MSA Mission Statement

The primary goal of the Shippensburg University Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) is to assist in the retention and graduation of students at Shippensburg University. Another goal is to promote diversity and enhance human understanding within the university and surrounding communities. MSA is in the business of building bridges, not bridges of steel between rivers, but bridges of understanding between people.

The office strives to expose students to individuals and experiences that will help them grow, develop self-confidence, gain assertiveness skills and learn about themselves and their cultures. MSA provides students with a forum to ask the questions "why" especially about paramount issues such as sexism, racism, sexual orientation and religious preference.

MSA develops leaders and equips them to enter professional arenas.




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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