Multicultural Student Affairs

MSA logoShippensburg University’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) promotes diversity and enhances human understanding within the university and surrounding communities. MSA supports events, organizations and experiences that help students grow, develop self-confidence and gain assertiveness.

Ship students have plenty of opportunities to get involved in activities and groups centered around:

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Culture
  • Community

MSA challenges students to learn about themselves and their cultures while building bridges of understanding between people.

MSA Cultural Cookout

Welcome to the Shippensburg University Office of Multicultural Student Affairs web pages. As you browse these pages, I hope you will be excited and inspired by what you learn.

When I'm asked to describe the MSA I usually reply, "We are a family", a family who supports, advocated, challenges and encourages one another to succeed. Our mission is to educate and graduate students who will possess a vision for leadership and a will to excel. One of my favorite quotes is, "Mediocrity is not an option". MSA touches the lives of people who will shape the future.

We hope that you will visit us at our office, utilize our meeting rooms, and attend the events that we sponsor as well as those sponsored by our student groups.

Please feel free to contact me directly at if you would like to become involved with MSA or if you have ideas or suggestions!

Diane L. Jefferson, Director
Multicultural Student Affairs