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Slippery Rock University

Grove City, Pennsylvania, United States
Slippery Rock University, founded in 1889, is a member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The University is shaped by its normal school heritage and characterized by its commitment to intellectual development, leadership and civic responsibility.



In 1926, the institution was purchased by the Commonwealth, became a four-year teachers college, and continued the tradition of teacher training. While the curricular preparations were in elementary education and in a number of secondary education subjects, the area of academic focus which was assigned at that time by the Pennsylvania Department of Education was in health and physical education.


The fundamental educational mission of Slippery Rock University (SRU) is to transform the intellectual, social, physical, and leadership capacities of students in order to prepare them for life and career success. Complementary missions are to engage in scholarly activity and professional service.


At Slippery Rock University, you have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members on research projects and present your findings at regional and national conferences, as early as your first year. Why do undergraduate research? You can:

  • Work closely with a faculty mentor
  • Learn more about your academic field while exploring  specific interest area
  • Apply classroom knowledge through practical, hands on experience

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Student services

The departments that make up Student Success contribute to the development of the whole person by improving students' abilities to successfully manage challenges and by creating an environment in which students are likely to thrive, so that they are retained and graduate

Library services

Bailey Library supports the mission of Slippery Rock University by developing collections and services that make the Library integral to the learning process, both within and beyond the classroom. The

Medical services

Good health is an integral part of your Slippery Rock University experience.

Coverage for benefits through a health insurance plan is important to safegurard your health, and compliments services available through Student Health Services.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Ski Lodge and Campground are located a quarter mile northeast of the ARC, next to the ROCK Apartments, on 6+ acres of land.  The  rustic design of the Ski Lodge offers a variety of opportunities to gather on campus.  Shower and restroom facilities are available inside the lodge.   The campsites are ideal for camping, picnicking and recreational activities.


Slippery Rock University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education ,3624 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middels States Commision is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 

Student Reviews

Go Rock
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent university with decent class sizes and wonderful professors. SRU is my second home

Grove City, Pennsylvania, United States

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