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Commitment to Diversity at Shippensburg University

Ship is proud to welcome students, faculty and staff from many different national, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds.

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DR. CHARLES PATTERSON
"Throughout my career, I have been a champion of human rights, a stalwart supporter of equal opportunity to education, and a bulwark against all forms of discrimination. My door is always open to discuss new ways each of us in the community can hold each other accountable for creating a sense of belonging and inclusion on campus and beyond. Please explore the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance webpage and links for resources and information on how we can continue to grow, together, as "One Campus, Many Cultures."
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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. We offer activities, support organizations and provide resources that empower all members of the campus community. A calendar of diversity events is available at the bottom of this page.

Learn more by visiting the following offices dedicated to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access at Shippensburg University:


Pride and Gender Equity (PAGE) Center

The PAGE 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.


Cora I. Grove Spiritual Center

The Cora I. Grove Spiritual Center is available for students of any faith, religion, denomination, spiritual practice, or atheism to use. The space includes an Interfaith Chapel with movable seating for up to 100 people. In addition to the chapel, the Center houses office space for religious organizations and campus ministries, as well as meeting spaces.


If you are interested by having a courageous conversation on race, email socialequity@ship.edu.

Diversity Events

February

Thursday, February 29, 2024 4:30 PM
Reisner
Join the Offices of MSA and Inclusion/Belonging for an evening of food, performances, and great education.

More details about Black History Month Dinner (Reisner on February 29, 2024)


March

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 3:30 PM
CUB MPR !
Happy National Women's History Month! Multiple off-campus vendors, fun entertainment, and presenting the annual Gero Award

More details about International Womens Day (CUB MPR ! on March 6, 2024)


Wednesday, March 20, 2024 5:00 PM
McFeelys
Come test your knowledge around Menstrual Equity (fun facts, brands, anatomy, and so much more!)

More details about Menstrual Equity: Trivia (McFeelys on March 20, 2024)


Tuesday, March 26, 2024 3:30 PM
Orndorff
Learning how to navigate being queer in the workplace? Come listen to a group panelists who discuss being out at work.

More details about Trans Week of Visibility: Out for Work (Orndorff on March 26, 2024)


Wednesday, March 27, 2024 7:00 PM
Stewart Hall
torrin a. greathouse is a transgender cripple-punk poet and essayist. She received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota. Their work has been featured in Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, the New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, and The Kenyon Review. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Effing Foundation for Sex Positivity, Zoeglossia, The Ragdale Foundation, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. She is the author of DEED (Wesleyan University Press, 2024), and Wound from the Mouth of a Wound (Milkweed Editions, 2020), finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, CLMP Firecracker Award, and winner of the 2022 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshop, the low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. The event will include a reading, Q+A session, a book giveaway to students, and a book signing.

More details about Poetry Reading by Torrin A Greathouse (Stewart Hall on March 27, 2024)


April

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 8:00 AM
CUB
An exhibit that aims to dispel the victim blaming myth that clothes invite sexual assault

More details about What Were They Wearing (CUB on April 24, 2024)


Thursday, April 25, 2024 5:00 PM
McFeelys
An event in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

More details about Take Back the Night (McFeelys on April 25, 2024)


May

Thursday, May 9, 2024 4:00 PM
CUB MPR !
Come help the PAGE Center celebrate our Lavender Graduates

More details about Lavender Graduation (CUB MPR ! on May 9, 2024)


Contact the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance Old Main 200 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1161 Fax: (717) 477-4001