Social Equity Mission Statement

The Office of Social Equity (OSE) provides oversight and facilitation of policies, procedures, and programming to ensure that Shippensburg University is compliant with federal, state and local regulations and guidelines that advance and ensure Access and Equity.

The OSE plays a major role as an advocate for the protection of the rights of all constituencies to work and learn in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. The advocacy is accomplished through training programs, policy development and implementation and sometimes through complaint investigations and resolutions.

The OSE is responsible for providing leadership for the University's Sexual Harassment Fact Finding Board and the Human Relations Fact Finding Board. Both bodies are designed to receive and investigate complaints of harassment and/or discrimination.

Additionally, the office provides leadership for four University committees, staffs two major committees for the President and Provost, and manages the University's Human Understanding grants.

The OSE staff, which consists of Carlesha Halkias (Director), Dawn Butts (Management Technician), and student employees, is always available to assist you. Drop by our office at Old Main 200 or call (717) 477-1161.