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Engage, Connect, Succeed!

Imagine the college experience. You're leaving home for the first time to pursue your passions. How are you feeling? Excited? Nervous? Overwhelmed? Lonely? Ready to give it your all? College is a major life transition, and students experience all these feelings and more.

Now imagine the college experience again, except this time, you're joining a small community of people who are excited about the same things you are. This community is built from people who are all living on the same floor and working together to support each other through their shared experience. Imagine building lifelong friendships and sharing classes, activities, social events, and more. Imagine having opportunities to hear interesting speakers present on your shared passions, or to develop real, one-on-one relationships with your professors. What would that college experience be like?

Enter the Living Learning Community (LLC): a group of students who live on the same floor and share common academic or social interests. In your LLC, you'll build new relationships with other students, faculty, and staff, while concentrating on your personal passions. Students live together by majors, such as first year biology students, or business majors, and LLCs are also created around lifestyle interests, such as leadership and healthy living.

In your LLC, you'll also enjoy benefits such as simplified scheduling, living in suite-style housing custom designed for LLCs, and the ability to choose your roommates.

Ready to be part of an instant support network from the moment you move on campus? Join a Living Learning Community today! Explore the links below to help you get started. If you still have questions about the LLCs, please contact Alexandria Karlheim, at shipllc@ship.edu or (717) 477-1919.

Academic Communities

Biology LLC logoBiology First-Year Interest Group

For first-year biology majors.
Students in the Biology First-Year Interest Group LLC are enrolled in the same section of BIO161 Principles of Biology: Cell Structure and Function (the first course for biology majors), as well as two other General Education courses. 

This clustering of courses along with the shared residential experience provides opportunities for students to take part in meaningful extracurricular activities to meet and get to know biology faculty. They also form study groups and friendships with students who have common academic and social interests. 

Students receive a peer mentor, an upper-class student who provides guidance on a number of topics, such as effective studying, time management, and adjusting to college life. Individual mentoring groups meet weekly for a non-credit seminar led by the peer mentor and often features presentations on different campus resources that can help students succeed.

In addition, Residence Life staff and others across campus offer social and academic events throughout the semester.  

At this time Honors Program students are unable to be a part of this LLC as many of the resources are available to them.

 

Perks and Benefits:

  • Suite-style living in Kieffer Hall Rooms 127-142
  • Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use 
  • A concentrated focus on being academically successful right from the start of your college experience
  • Instant support from hallmates who are also transitioning into college and share three courses with you
  • A Peer Mentor and Resident Assistant to help you with the academic and social transition to college 
  • Extra academic advising 

CS&E LogoThe CS and Engineering Deck

For computer science and engineering majors. 


First-year students in this LLC are enrolled in three courses together including Computer Science 110 (the first course for Computer Science and Engineering majors). They also benefit from living with upper-class computer science and engineering majors and receive additional support and programming from faculty and staff.

Students can take part in meaningful extracurricular activities to meet and get to know Computer Science and Engineering faculty, get involved in clubs or organizations and learn about other resources offered on campus. They can also form study groups and friendships with students who have common academic and social interests.                                                                  

In addition, Residence Life staff and others across campus offer social and academic events throughout the semester.  

Perks and Benefits:

  • Suite-style living in Lackhove Hall, Rooms 102-125 located near the Math/Computer Technologies (MCT) Building
  • Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use 
  • A concentrated focus on being academically successful right from the start of your college experience
  • Instant support from hall mates who are also transitioning into college and share three courses with you
  • Extra academic advising

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Exploratory

For first-year undeclared majors.

The community focuses on exploring major and career options, the adjustment to college, and skill development that helps students succeed. 

Students will form a relationship with a peer mentor, an upper-class student who provides guidance on a number of topics, such as effective studying, time management, and adjusting to college life. Individual mentoring groups weekly for a non-credit seminar led by the peer mentor and often features presentations on campus resource presentations that can help students succeed and explore different career and major options.  

In addition, social and academic events are offered throughout the semester by the Residence Life staff and others across campus.  

Perks and Benefits:

  • Suite-style living in Seavers Hall 2nd Floor and Naugle Hall 2nd Floor
  • Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use
  • A concentrated focus on being academically successful right from the start of your college experience
  • Instant support from hall mates who are also transitioning into college and share two courses with you
  • A Peer Mentor and Resident Assistant to help you with the academic and social transition to college 
  • Extra academic advising  

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Future Educators

Future Educators

For first-year students in an education major. 

First-year students in this LLC are enrolled in two general education courses together. They will also have an Academic Peer Mentor to help guide them through their first semester of college. The Academic Peer Mentor is an upper-class student that provides direction on a number of topics, such as effective studying, time management, and adjusting to college life through a non-credit seminar that meets weekly.

Students can take part in meaningful extracurricular activities to meet and get to know various faculty, get involved in clubs or organizations and learn about other resources offered on campus. They can also form study groups and friendships with students who have common academic and social interests.                                                                  

In addition, Residence Life staff and others across campus offer social and academic events throughout the semester.  

 

Perks and Benefits:

  • Suite-style living in McCune Hall Rooms 201-222, located near the College of Education and Human Services in Shippen Hall
  • Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use 
  • A concentrated focus on being academically successful right from the start of your college experience
  • Instant support from hall mates who are also transitioning into college and share three courses with you
  • Extra academic advising

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Get PSYched LLC – For Psychology students

  • First-year students in this LLC will be enrolled together in 1 major course. They will also participate in a weekly seminar led by an Academic Peer Mentor, where they will have the ability to network with faculty/staff/alumni and more. In addition to the opportunity to become more involved in their major by participating in research and joining the Psychology Honor Society (Psi Chi).

 

Perks and Benefits:

Suite-style living in Kieffer Hall Rooms 307-320

Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use 

Staff and faculty mentors to provide support and resources

Instant connection with fellow hallmates

Events and programs geared towards your interests

Supportive environment to encourage you to achieve your goals

Grove logo  Grove Start-Up

For first year business majors.

Students participating in this LLC are enrolled in the same section of Business 101: Foundations of Business Administration as well as two other courses. They receive additional opportunities to explore different career and major options within the John L. Grove college of Business and receive an Academic Peer Mentor to help guide them during their first semester of college.

The Academic Peer Mentor is an upper-class student that provides guidance on a number of topics, such as effective studying, time management, and adjusting to college life through a non-credit seminar that meets weekly.

Students taking part in the Grove Start-up also have opportunities to connect with a host of faculty and alumni from the John L. Grove College of Business. 

In addition, Residence Life staff and others across campus offer social and academic events throughout the semester.  

 

Perks and Benefits:

  • Suite-style living in Harley Hall Rooms 240-254 located near the John L. Grove College of Business (Grove Hall)
  • Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use 
  • A concentrated focus on being academically successful right from the start of your college experience
  • Instant support from hall mates who are also transitioning into college and share three courses with you
  • A Peer Mentor and Resident Assistant to help you with the academic and social transition to college 
  • Extra academic advising

Hall of Justice LLC – For Criminal Justice students

  • First-year students in this LLC will be enrolled together in 1 major course as well as a weekly seminar. Throughout the seminar, which is led by an Academic Peer Mentor, LLC students will have the ability to network with faculty/staff/alumni and develop a stronger connection to the Criminal Justice department. In addition students will have the opportunity to learn more about the criminal justice field and participate in a variety of opportunities.

 

Perks and Benefits:

Suite-style living in Harley Hall Rooms 337-354

Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use 

Staff and faculty mentors to provide support and resources

Instant connection with fellow hallmates

Events and programs geared towards your interests

Supportive environment to encourage you to achieve your goals

Honors LLC logoHonors College

The Honors College LLC offers incoming students the opportunity to live in suites designated exclusively for the Honors College in Harley Hall. By choosing Honors housing, you'll be able to form relationships with your peers, gaining social and educational connections to enhance your experience and success at Shippensburg University.

The community regularly offers a variety of social, academic, and educational programming to help create a more holistic Honors College experience. Honors students at Ship benefit from small classes, excellent teaching, and exciting research, study abroad and service-learning opportunities.

Students wishing to take part in this LLC must apply and be accepted into the Honors College. For more information please visit ship.edu/honors.

Perks and Benefits

  • Suite-style living in Harley Hall Rooms 101-131, which also houses the Honors College offices and classroom
  • Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use
  • Diverse schedule of Honors events, including service projects and recreational activities
  • Extra academic and scholarship advising
  • Leadership positions in the Honors Student Organization
  • Opportunities to participate in Honors study, research, and service-learning programs around the world

Student media logoStudent Media

Student Media LLC – For Communication/Journalism students

  • First-year students in this LLC will be enrolled in 1 major course and 2 other general education courses. They will also participate in a weekly seminar led by an Academic Peer Mentor where they will learn what it takes to be a successful Communication/Journalism student. Members in this LLC will be encouraged to get involved early in the various forms of Student Media across campus.

 

Perks and Benefits:

Suite-style living in McCune Hall Rooms 301-322

Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use 

Staff and faculty mentors to provide support and resources

Instant connection with fellow hallmates

Events and programs geared towards your interests

Supportive environment to encourage you to achieve your goals

Interest Communities

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 Healthy Living Community

For students focused on making healthy lifestyle choices in all aspects of life. 

The Healthy Living LLC serves students focused on making healthy lifestyle choices in all aspects of life. By stressing a culture of mutual respect, affinity, accountability, and support, this LLC aspires to further the image of a balanced lifestyle within both the individual and the community.

Members are asked to actively participate in wellness events, respect and support other members, and to commit to making healthy lifestyle choices.

This LLC fosters an environment that encourages a well-rounded balance of intellectual, physical, social, environmental, financial, and spiritual wellness in order to achieve personal and academic success.

Students will develop a sense of balance and responsibility with a focus on caring for the whole person, all while having fun and creating friendships that will last well beyond Shippensburg. 

The residents of this community will work to improve their personal wellness by participating in a variety of programs provided by students, faculty, and staff. In addition, social and academic events are offered throughout the semester by the Residence Life staff and others across campus. 

Perks and Benefits:

Suite-style living in McCune Hall Rooms 101-137

Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use 

Building relationships with a diverse group of students committed to living a healthy lifestyle

Developing strong values and ethics, and connecting with other students who have similar interests

Participating in community activities and events

Becoming involved with developing standards and planning for the future of the community

Model healthy behaviors and set an example for other Shippensburg students 

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Shippensburg Leadership Academy

For students who want to develop as leaders.

The Shippensburg Leadership Academy LLC is designed for students who want to develop as leaders. This LLC offers students the opportunity to begin crafting their own personal definition of leadership, while being mentored by a Ship staff or faculty member.

Students can take part in dinners with local officials, attend presentations on the many dimensions of leadership, and become aware of some of the most coveted leadership positions on campus.

This LLC is for both experienced and new leaders who want to learn and practice skills that will help make them more effective in whatever they do. Whether you have been a leader in high school or you want to expand your interests into new areas at college, the Shippensburg Leadership Academy will help. 

By attending and taking part in a variety of planned and structured events students will learn more about their unique leadership abilities. In addition, social and academic events are offered throughout the semester by the Residence Life staff and others across campus. 

Perks and Benefits:

  • Suite-style living in Lackhove Hall Rooms 41-52
  • Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use 
  • Staff or faculty mentors who provide advising around leadership development while collaboratively creating an Individualized Leadership Plan
  • On-going workshops, planned and impromptu conversations around leadership throughout the year
  • Awareness of student leadership opportunities at Shippensburg
  • Living with a diverse group of people who bring different leadership experiences and values, and together form their own understanding of leadership 

Unity logoShip Unity Community

Designed for students of all majors who desire to engage in meaningful and open discussions on many societal issues.

The Ship Unity Community is meant for students who seek to engage in open and progressive discussions on variety of social justice issues. The LLC empowers students to be aware of cultural and social diversity within our society and on our campus. LLC participants will gain skills such as increased self-awareness, effective communication, and the ability to work in a variety of environments.

Perks and Benefits:

  • Suite-style living in Lackhove Hall Rooms 235 –252
  • Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use 
  • Building relationships with a diverse group of students committed to inclusion
  • Developing strong values and ethics, and connecting with other students with similar interests
  • Participating in community activities, events, and mentorship opportunities

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Ship TRANSFERmations

For incoming transfer students. 

This LLC is designed to assist incoming transfer students with their acclimation to the Shippensburg University community. It provides a wonderful opportunity for new transfer students to make campus connections, learn about traditions, and build relationships with one another during their first year at Ship.

Students receive a peer mentor, which is an upper-class student who helps introduce the campus to incoming transfer students, plans occasional social events and helps transfer students become a part of the Ship family.

In addition, Residence Life staff and others across campus offer social and academic events throughout the semester.  

Perks and Benefits:

  • Suite-style living in Kieffer Hall 27-41
  • Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use 
  • A focus on being successful right from the start of your Shippensburg experience
  • A Peer Mentor and Resident Assistant to help you with the academic and social transition to Shippensburg University
  • Becoming involved in on-campus clubs and student organizations

ROTC-LLC

ROTC/Veterans Living Learning Community  opens in Kieffer Hall. Not required, but an option for ROTC cadets, a living/learning community is a group of students who live on the same floor and share common academic or social interests. In your LLC, you'll build new relationships with other students, faculty, and staff, while concentrating on your personal passions. In your LLC, you'll also enjoy benefits such as simplified scheduling, living in suite-style housing custom designed for LLCs, and the ability to choose your roommates.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Suite-style living in Kieffer Hall Rooms 226-242, located near the ROTC office in Wright Hall 
  • Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use 
  • Staff and faculty mentors to provide support and resources
  • Instant connection with fellow hallmates
  • Events and programs geared towards your interests
  • Supportive environment to encourage you to achieve your goals

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Welcome to the Raider Battalion

Click here to request more info!

The Raider Battalion is the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program at Shippensburg University. Located in the heart of the Shippensburg University campus, the Raider Battalion includes students from Shippensburg University, Wilson College, and Penn State Mont Alto.

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New students

Watch our Facebook page this summer for information on ROTC ORIENTATION, August 

 

 

How to Enroll in ROTC

Incoming Freshmen and Sophomores: To get started in ROTC is as simple as enrolling in a Military Science course for Spring 2019. There are no prerequites or tests required.Classes meet once a week, with a lab on Thursday afternoon and physical training Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Classes count as 2 elective credits.

  • Freshmen: Enroll in Military Science 132 (Choose class on Wednesday/12:00, Wednesday/1:00, or Thursday/11:00)
  • Sophomores: Enroll in Military Science 232 (Choose class on Tuesday/11:00 or Thursday/12:00)
  • Juniors and Grad Students: Contact the Military Science Department for course info.

There is no obligation required to start ROTC. Students can take up to two years of ROTC classes without making any military commitment. Students who commit to completing the ROTC program, though, are entitled to a monthly stipend of $300 to $500 and can compete for full-tuition scholarships.

 

What makes Shippensburg ROTC special?

2016-2017: ROTC/Veterans Living Learning Community  opens in Kieffer Hall.  2015-2016: Shippensburg Army ROTC Cadet COLIN BRACKIN was named US Army Cadet of the Year . He was ranked #1 out of over 5300 cadets across the US.

  • Seven Shippensburg cadets were selected for prestigious overseas summer tours in the ROTC Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program.
  • Three cadets earned their wings at Army Airborne or Air Assault schools.
  • Three cadets were selected for competitive internships: NASA (at Moffett Field, CA), Army Medical Department (at Madigan Army Hospital/Ft. Lewis, WA) and the NSA (Ft. Meade, MD).

2014-2015: Shippensburg Army ROTC cadets ranked #1 out of 42 colleges in the Northeast for their performance at Leadership Development and Assessment Camp at Ft. Knox, KY.

2013-2014: Cadets earned a record $3,450,000 in full-tuition scholarships and ROTC enrollment rose to 142 cadets.

For more information please use the navigation links to the left.

Special Interest Suites

What are Special Interest Suites?

Special Interest Suites is an opportunity for your friends, clubs, and/or organization to live together and create a small community dedicated to an area of purpose/interest. This exciting housing option will allow students to request to live together and has so many benefits.

For any questions regarding Special Interest Suites, please reach out to Alex Karlheim (amkarlheim@ship.edu).

The Benefits?

With the two year housing requirement, your group can secure a spot on campus for your club, organization, or friend group to all live close together in one of the residence halls.

  • Utilize hall spaces for group meetings/activities
  • Convenient access to the Housing Application process
  • Beautiful rooms with varying layouts (Suites and Traditional Halls accepted)
  • Opportunity to have a strong presence on campus and can serve as a recruiting tool

How to Apply?

Group Application:

Designate one person from your club, friend group, or organization to serve as your Special Interest Suite group leader

Submit your Special Interest Suite Group Application (by October 11)

Things to Consider: Application Guidelines

- Name your group/club/organization
- Rank residence hall preferences for the special interest suite
- How many beds would you like to save? (please note, if beds are not filled by January 14 the beds will go back online for incoming and returning students to select)

Individual Application:

Sign your 2020-2021 Housing Agreement

Pay your Housing Deposit

Submit your Special Interest Suite Individual Application (rolling until spots are full- however the sooner the app is submitted the higher likelihood you will receive the room of your choice). 

The Timeline:

  • August 26 – Applications for Special Interest Suites are available October 11 – All Special Interest Suite: Group Applications are due
  • October/ November – Applications are reviewed
  • January 14 – All Special Interest Suite Applicant Groups will be notified of their status

* Please note the sooner a Group Application is received the higher likelihood that room preference will be able to be fulfilled.

 

Special Interest Suite Guidelines:

  • As a part of the Special Interest Suite Application the Housing & Residence Life staff will review your application.
  • All Special Interest Suites are subject to Shippensburg University and Housing and Residence Life policies as outlined in the Swataney Student Handbook.
  • All Special Interest Suite individual applicants must complete the Housing Agreement and pay the $200 On-Campus housing deposit in order to participate.
  • One member from the campus organization/friend group will “reserve the spaces” by submitting the Group Application.
  • Due to the nature of the housing process, Special Interest Suites can only be offered for a full academic year
  • Special Interest Suites will need to reapply every subsequent academic year
  • The team leader for the Special Interest Suite will be asked to fill out surveys regarding their special interest suite periodically throughout the academic year
  • Special Interest Suites are primarily designed for upper-class (returning) students, however first year students may be placed in those communities based on interest and or to fulfill housing vacancies
  • All housing assignments will be made at the discretion of the Housing & Residence Life staff and at no point in time can a Team Leader or special interest suite applicant decline a resident from living in those spaces.
  • Special Interest Suites can reserve 4-14 beds. If your Special Interest Group is larger than 14 beds, please select an additional team leader and fill out another special interest group application.

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