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Personal Well-Being

A collection of resources for mental and emotional health as well as physical health and recreation opportunities.

  • University Counseling Center: The Counseling Center has a variety of resources for struggling students. They provide general counseling for individuals, couples, or groups, as well as emergency/crisis counseling. The Counseling Center also has a list of campus, community, and online resources available for mental and emotional well-being. 
  • Spiritual Center: The Cora I. Grove Spiritual Center includes a 2300 square foot Interfaith Chapel with movable seating for up to 100 people. In addition to the worship space, the Center houses office space for religious organizations and campus ministries, as well as meeting spaces 
  • Connection AOD Program: If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, the AOD program can provide support. They host recovery and support meetings and can connect students with a variety of resources to combat addiction, including certified recovery specialists 


In case of a life-threatening mental health emergency: 

Contact the Campus Police at 717-477-1444 or call 911. 


In case of a non-life-threatening mental health crisis: 

UCC 717-477-1481 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm) 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255 

UCC On-Call Counselor (accessed during the semester by calling the Campus Police at 717-477-1444 after 5:00pm on weekdays, and anytime on the weekend) 

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Hotline):  1-866-488-7386 

Trans Lifeline:  1-877-565-8860 

Crisis Text Line:  Text HOME to 741741 

Crisis Text Line for Students of Color:  Text STEVE to 741741 


  • Etter Heath Center: Located on campus, the Etter Health Center is the primary resource for student health. They offer a variety of non-emergency health services available to all students who have paid the comprehensive health fee, which is part of the normal tuition and fees.  
  • WellSpan Urgent Care: This is the closet Urgent Care near campus.  


In case of a life-threatening emergency: 

Contact the Campus Police at 717-477-1444 or call 911. 

Physical Recreation 

  • ShipRec: This on-campus student recreation center provides a variety of exercise equipment and resources, such as free weights, a racquetball court, stationary bikes, a group fitness studio, power lifting station, and more. 
  • ShipShare Bike Program: ShipShare is a free bike share program available to Shippensburg University students, staff, and faculty.  Venture downtown or enjoy routes/trails on and nearby campus! 
  • Shippensburg University’s Guide to Physical Recreation: A compilation of all physical recreation opportunities available to students, including club sports, intramural sports, disc golf, group fitness, the pool, and more.  
  • Nearby outdoor recreation opportunities: A list of local parks and trails 
  • Rail Trail: The Cumberland Valley Rail Trail runs directly through campus and is perfect for walking and biking