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Shippensburg University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
(717) 477-7447
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School Information
"Founded in 1871, Shippensburg University has a long and proud history centered on serving the educational, social and cultural needs of our students. We were the first normal school in Pennsylvania to be chartered as a state teachers college and the first to be accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. We are now a comprehensive university, offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in our College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Services and John L. Grove College of Business." The university has over 100 undergraduate programs across its 3 colleges, as well as three doctoral programs. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Shippensburg University has taken steps to financially support scholars of critical race theory. The university launched its new "Anti-Racism Institute", although the funding and scope of the institute's mission have not yet been made clear. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Program and Research Funding
  • The university library offers a "Guide to Anti-Racist Books and Resources," which includes Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist" and Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism."
  • The university library offers a "Guide to Source Material for Anti-Racist Activists and Thinkers," which includes a whole page on Ibram X. Kendi.
Last updated October 31st, 2022
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