PIE (People Involved Equally) will have it's first meeting Feb 4th, 6-7:30 Heigis Field House, and meet regularly on Tuesday nights through the semester. Volunteers welcome.

Please check our "Get Involved" section for more volunteer opportunities. Also check the "News" section for upcoming events!


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Contact Us

Allison Carey, Director
Disability Studies Minor
102 Wright Hall

Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299


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Get Involved


People Involved Equally (PIE) – a student club with a mission to socialize with adults with developmental disabilities who reside in the community, offering social opportunities, peer support, and assistance in working towards individually-identified goals. Students from all majors and colleges are welcome! This group meets weekly, and a steady commitment is required. Contact faculty advisor, Cheryl Zaccagnini at mailto:CHZacc@ship.edu?subject=DisabilityStudiesPIEcontact.

Inclusive Basketball – offers opportunities for everyone and anyone to engage in a fun game of basketball regardless of age or ability. A great opportunity to meet people across abilities and have some fun. Inclusive Basketball meets weekly on Saturdays in Henderson Gym. People are welcome to come just once or make a longer commitment. Students from all majors and colleges are welcome! Contact faculty sponsor, Marita Flagler, at mailto:mnflagler@ship.edu?subject=DisabilityStudiesBasketballContact.

Special Olympics Swimming – trains people with disabilities in swimming. Volunteers can coach, swim as a buddy, and/or offer enthusiastic support. Volunteers do not have to be trained swimmers. Special Olympics meets weekly at Heigis Field House, and volunteers are expected to make a steady commitment. Students from all majors and colleges are welcome! The contacts for Special Olympics swim are Jen Flinchbaugh jf2085@ship.edu and kate kd5930@ship.edu

Disability Awareness Club – this is a student group in formation which will focus on promoting Disability Awareness and addressing barriers students with disabilities face on campus. Students from all majors and colleges are welcome, and one does not need to have a disability to join. Contact Dr. Carey at accare@ship.edu


AYSO VIP Soccer – This is an inclusive soccer league open to players of all ages and abilities. Volunteers can serve as coaches, refs, buddies, trainers, or just play. This is a new opportunity in Shippensburg. For more information, contact Jerry Carbo at mailto:jacarbo@ship.edu?subject=DisabilityStudiesAYSOcontact.

There are many disability-related agencies in the area that could also use volunteers. See the resources page for a listing.