Shippensburg University is at the heart of the community and an economic engine of the Cumberland Valley. We are in service to our residents both on and off campus, and proud of our partnerships with local businesses and industries.
Centers for Excellence
Located at 29 East King Street, the SU Centers for Excellence provides greater connections between campus and the local community. The center is the home of Charles H. Diller Jr. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation, The Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition, and Center for Land Use & Sustainability (CLUS)
Shippensburg Station and
Rails to Trails
Explore the beauty of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. The trail, which runs along the edge of campus, connects communities in a natural and sustainable way. Next Stop, Shippensburg Station
- Shippensburg Station and the Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum
Explore Railroad history and browse educational exhibits. Join your friends and neighbors at Ship Station events.
- First Fridays at Ship Station
Join the Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Council at Ship Station for local food and live music. Proceeds from First Fridays at Ship Station benefit the Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum
- We provide volunteer and service-learning opportunities on campus and in the community. Employers and organizations interested in connecting with talented student volunteers can
- Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School
Students enjoy the future-forward learning environment that is an integral component of the College of Education and Human Services.
- Bartos Child and Family Center
A project of the Shippensburg University Foundation, young children and their families are nurtured by the safe, enriching and supportive educational programs.
Participants enjoy individualized, comprehensive and interdisciplinary to effectively prepare and assist them with meaningful experiences designed to prepare them for the future.
- Fashion Archives & Museum
Home to a 15,000-item permanent collection which consists of clothing and accessories worn by men, women and children, dating from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. The museum host multiple exhibits per year, and is open to public.
- Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Cultural programming to enrich the quality of life for students and others throughout the region.
- Small Business Development Center
Provides no-cost confidential consulting and low cost training to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York counties.
- Economic Development Centers
Centers include: Business Relations On Advanced Designs for Software Innovation, Development & Engineering (BROADSIDE); Center for Applied Research and Policy Analysis (CARPA); Center for Education & Human Services; Center for Educational Leadership; and Center for Juvenile Justice Training & Research (CJJT&R).