Community

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.

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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 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


Community Engagement

Child Wellness

  • 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.
  • Headstart
    Participants enjoy individualized, comprehensive and interdisciplinary to effectively prepare and assist them with meaningful experiences designed to prepare them for the future.

The Arts

  • 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.

Economic Prosperity

  • 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).

Additional Services