Commitment to Diversity at Shippensburg University
Diversity creates strength. Shippensburg University celebrates diversity.
Ship is proud to welcome students, faculty and staff from many different national, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds. By maintaining a university culture that encourages participation and inclusion, we can grow and learn from one another. We are committed to the recruitment and retention of a broad, inclusive campus community that represents a diverse range of interests, abilities, talents and cultures.
Historically, differences have divided people and led to unjust and discriminatory practices based on race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. That's why we offer activities, support organizations and provide resources that empower all members of the campus community.
We encourage you to get involved with the events and groups that ensure we are maintaining a genuinely inclusive campus.
Office of Accessibility Resources
The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) coordinates accommodations and services for students with documented disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. OAR works with other departments and university students to lay the foundation of equal educational access to otherwise qualified individuals.
Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance
The concept of social equity is used at Shippensburg University to refer to a set of standards which apply to our personal and social relationships with other individuals and/or groups. These standards consist of a bundle of rights and duties which apply to members of certain "protected classes" in society. Learn more about important policies, events, training, and other resources through the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance.
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) strives to expose students to individuals and experiences that will help them to grow, develop self-confidence and gain assertiveness. MSA always challenges students to learn about themselves and their cultures, and how they impact their everyday lives.
The Pride Center offers a focal point in making Shippensburg University an inclusive and supportive environment for all university community members, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer students and their allies.
The Women's Center at Shippensburg University advances the equality and empowerment of woman-identified students, faculty and staff. In line with the Shippensburg University Mission Statement, the Women's Center assists students in their personal, social and ethical development through educational programs, specialized resources, celebration of achievements by and for women and the pursuit of social justice.