Off-campus housing is available in privately owned apartment complexes, rooming houses and homes. The University does not inspect or approve off-campus housing. Housing within the borough of Slippery Rock must comply with the housing code for property maintenance of the borough, which sets legal standards for safety (sanitation, freedom of hazards, etc.) and livability (water, ventilation, heat, etc.). Housing in the township does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Slippery Rock Borough zoning laws, but it must meet minimal health standards as determined by Butler County.
In addition to this housing, a number of rooms and apartments are available in the community. Off-campus housing lists are available via www.places4students.com. Students who live off campus may contract to eat in the university dining facilities.