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MSA Mission Statement

Roots logoThe 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.

Multicultural Student Affairs Creed


It's not JUST a RACE thing

It's not JUST a GENDER thing

It's not JUST a RELIGIOUS thing

It's not JUST a CLASS thing


It's not JUST an ETHNICITY thing

It's a HUMAN thing!

Contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Director, Diane L. Jefferson Gilbert Hall 100, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1616 Fax: (717) 477-4074
Mon. thru Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (evening hours upon request)