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1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg , Pennsylvania 17257-2299

Disability Resource Office

Office of Accessibility Services
Horton Hall 312
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
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About Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, located in the charming town of Shippensburg, is a thriving public university that offers exceptional educational opportunities. Established in 1871, the university has a rich history and a commitment to providing a high-quality education and fostering academic excellence.

Situated in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, the university enjoys a picturesque setting surrounded by breathtaking nature. Shippensburg is a small, tight-knit community, creating a welcoming and supportive environment for students to thrive in both academically and personally. The town itself offers a balance between the tranquility of a small town and the convenience of nearby urban centers, making it an ideal place for students to pursue their studies.

At Shippensburg University, students have access to a wide range of academic programs, with over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree options, ensuring that there is something for everyone. The university boasts a strong faculty, composed of dedicated professors who are experts in their respective fields. These professors are committed to providing students with a challenging yet nurturing learning environment that encourages intellectual growth and personal development.

The university takes pride in offering an inclusive and diverse campus community, promoting cultural awareness and understanding among its students. With a student population of around 6,000, Shippensburg University provides a close-knit community where students can build lifelong friendships and connections. The campus is known for its vibrant student life, offering numerous clubs, organizations, and activities for students to explore and engage in outside of the classroom.

Additionally, Shippensburg University places a strong emphasis on experiential learning and practical application of knowledge. The university encourages students to gain real-world experience through internships, cooperative education programs, and research opportunities. With a dedicated Career Center, students receive guidance and support in their career exploration and job placement, ensuring a smooth transition into the professional world upon graduation.

Being located in Pennsylvania, Shippensburg University benefits from its proximity to several major cities, including Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. This strategic location provides students with easy access to cultural events, career opportunities, and internships in diverse industries. Furthermore, the region offers stunning natural beauty and outdoor recreational activities, allowing students to explore and appreciate the surrounding landscapes.

In terms of campus facilities, Shippensburg University provides state-of-the-art resources to enhance students’ educational experience. The university boasts modern classrooms, well-equipped science labs, a library, and a fitness center. The campus also features various housing options and dining facilities that cater to students’ needs and preferences.

In conclusion, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a distinguished public institution that offers a comprehensive education in a supportive and inclusive environment. With its commitment to academic excellence, practical learning, and a vibrant campus community, the university provides students with the tools and opportunities to succeed both academically and professionally. The picturesque setting of Shippensburg and its proximity to major cities make it an ideal location for students seeking a well-rounded college experience.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations