Spread across a 611 acre campus in Western Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University (SRU) is a higher learning institution offering both undergraduate and graduate programmes. Founded in 1889, SRU has been offering degree courses since 1960.
At the modern day SRU there are more than 150 majors and minors available to undergraduate students, taught at the colleges of business, health, education, and liberal arts. The Military Science course is attached to an ROTC minor in Leadership, preparing students to become officers of the United States Army, entering active duty or a reserve unit upon graduation. The Department of Dance within the Liberal Arts college contains guest artist residencies every semester, allowing students to network with esteemed professionals in the field.
SRU also offers over thirty graduate degree programmes and two doctoral courses, in physical therapy and special education, which is also taught as an endorsement course with a focus on children with autism. Graduate courses can be taken both on campus and online.
As part of the many university-run housing opportunities is the R.O.C.K apartment complex, which provides upper-class students with common living areas, private bedrooms, and campus wide Wi-Fi. For activities on site the Performing Arts Series has been bringing great performers to SRU campus for over ten years, the Department of Theatre puts on two shows every semester, and the annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival acts as a celebration of all arts and culture available at the university.
Athletics teams compete in the NCAA Division II in the university colours of green and white. In 1995, Slippery Rock women’s became the only team outside of California to win an intercollegiate women’s water polo championship, a record held for over 20 years.