Jul 09, 2020  
2004-2006 Undergraduate Catalog 
2004-2006 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Message

Dear Students:

Welcome to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania! Discover what a special place this is!

You will not only find a beautiful, historic campus spreading over 600 rolling acres but also an interested faculty committed to helping you succeed both inside and outside the traditional classroom. The faculty at Slippery Rock University are dedicated to your learning experience. Our vision is to create for you a caring community of lifelong learners connecting with the world.

You’ll find exciting possibilities. Our classes are taught by professors and not graduate students. You will participate in class discussions, work on group projects, and spend time with professors after class. You will find the latest technology to help you prepare for the complex demanding digital world. You will be offered internships and real-world experiences that prepare you for your career and for leadership opportunities.

You’ll find exciting opportunities. Last year, over 250 of our students presented, exhibited or performed original works or research at regional, state, national and international professional meetings. For her research paper on how the media and dance education affect dancers’ development of body image, Slippery Rock University dance major Melinda Planey received the 2005 Student Literary Award from the National Dance Association. For his essay on German philosopher Immanuel Kant, SRU senior Brian Skibo received the $125 first prize at the 18th Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference, held recently at Mansfield University. These types of real life experiences are the opportunities that provide a link between the classroom and the world beyond our campus

Slippery Rock University honored more than 2,100 SRU students for their outstanding academic achievements for their academic and support work as part of this year’s annual Academic Honors Convocation. Last year, we placed 96% of our graduates in either a graduate/professional program or on to the first step of their career.

Success at Slippery Rock University is all about choices: Choices you make to achieve your goals. We believe you control your destiny. Standing behind you are more than 800 members of our faculty and staff pledged to help you succeed.

Best Wishes,
Robert M. Smith