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Centers for Excellence

Centers for Excellence logoLocated at 29 East King Street, the SU Centers for Excellence provides greater connections between campus and the local community, essentially “moving the front door” of the university to downtown. Established in 2021, the Centers for Excellence is home to the Charles H. Diller Jr. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation,  Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition, and Center for Land Use and Sustainability. Through the Centers for Excellence, students can develop hands-on experience, have the opportunity to network with community partners, and learn how to give back to the community.

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The Charles H. Diller Jr. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation

The Charles H. Diller Jr. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation works toward Improving the awareness of entrepreneurship as a career choice and as a crucially important economic activity among the campus community. Facilitating the members of the campus community to enter the entrepreneurial career. Provide members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem access to cooperate with and participate in the entrepreneurial projects of the campus community .

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The Center for Land Use and Sustainability

The Center for Land Use and Sustainability (CLUS) fosters healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities through applied research, experiential learning opportunities, and interdisciplinary, cross-sector partnerships. The vision of the CLUS is to be a leader in transforming scientific research into social innovations that promote a thriving economy while preserving resources and reducing the impacts of climate change.

The Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition

Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition logoThe Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition is a collaborative effort to provide quality social services and youth programs that are accessible and safe and that recognize the dignity and worth of each person. The goal is to help community members reach their full potential. Link out to


Serving the Community

The Centers for Excellence location makes it easier for both the Diller Center and CLUS to carry out their missions. Additional student work spaces and meeting rooms provide the opportunity for students to learn and collaborate. The downtown location facilitates meeting with community organizations, whether as clients, experts, collaborators, or funders. The Centers for Excellence directly supports our four institutional priorities: student success, how we tell our story, interacting with our community, and quality.

Learn more about how Ship gives back to the community through our various initiatives and organizations.