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..
Rain Location (SHIP REC)
Come check out all of the programs & organizations
that MSA has to offer!
Hope to see you there!
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
Mon. thru Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
EVENING HOURS UPON REQUEST
Call to Reserve Center - 717-477-1616
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
Gilbert Hall 100,
Shippensburg PA 17257
Director: Diane L. Jefferson