Pride & Gender Equity Center
Shippensburg University's Pride & Gender Equity (PAGE) Center offers a focal point in making the institution an inclusive and equitable environment for all university community members, including LGBTQIA2S+ students, trans/cis women, trans/cis men, & nonbinary students.
The center offers:
- A welcoming and LGBTQIA2S+ affirming environment
- A commitment to building trusting relationships
- A place of contact for concerns related to LGBTQIA2S+ communities
- A place of contact for concerns related to sexism, misogyny, and misogynoir
- A team dedicated to dismantling systems of inequity
- Physical space with computers, a television, couches, and more
- Confidential counseling for experiences of sexual/gender violence
- Trainings, including Safe Zone Trainings and Healthy Relationships Workshops
- Resources, referrals, and consultation
- All gender restroom
- Lactation space with a fridge for breast milk storage
- Free contraceptives, menstrual hygiene items, and pregnancy tests
We encourage students, staff, and faculty, as well as family, friends, and supporters, to utilize the resources of our center. We can connect you with events, organizations, and other needs, as well, even if we can't provide them.
If you feel there's something the PAGE Center can do for you, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We are located in CUB 232, and we are open Monday-Friday from 8-4PM.
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We are located on Susquehannock land, land that originally belonged to the Seneca-Cayuga Nation . We remain committed to working alongside their elders and youth to restore the sovereignty of all Indigenous and First Nation peoples
What is a Land Acknowledgment Statement? A Land Acknowledgment is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional occupants of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.
Why does Shippensburg University acknowledge the land? To recognize the land is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory you reside on, and a way of honoring the Indigenous people who cared for our land prior to and through European colonialism. Land acknowledgments do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation. It is worth stating that acknowledging the land is Indigenous protocol.