Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education ​​​​​​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education was established on July 1, 1983, although the 14 universities that comprise the State System have a much longer history.

The mission of the State System is as relevant today as it was at its founding: to increase educational attainment in the Commonwealth; to prepare students at the undergraduate and graduate levels for professional and personal success in their lives; and to contribute to the economic, social, and cultural development of Pennsylvania’s communities, the Commonwealth, and the nation. The universities

The mission of the State System is as relevant today as it was at its founding: to increase educational attainment in the Commonwealth; to prepare students at the undergraduate and graduate levels for professional and personal success in their lives; and to contribute to the economic, social, and cultural development of Pennsylvania’s communities, the Commonwealth, and the nation. The universities

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Photos from Clarion University of Pennsylvania's post
09/22/2021

Photos from Clarion University of Pennsylvania's post

Aramark to Present $162,000 Check to WCU to Help Swipe-Out Student Hunger via an Intentional Food Fight
09/22/2021
Aramark to Present $162,000 Check to WCU to Help Swipe-Out Student Hunger via an Intentional Food Fight

Aramark to Present $162,000 Check to WCU to Help Swipe-Out Student Hunger via an Intentional Food Fight

West Chester University (WCU) students experiencing food insecurities, including those who are student-athletes, will benefit greatly from a generous gift of $162,000 from Aramark that will be presented formally to WCU President Chris Fiorentino on Wednesday, September 22, at 9 a.m. under the iconic...

Photos from PA State System Higher Education Foundation's post
09/16/2021

Photos from PA State System Higher Education Foundation's post

West Chester U.’s “INCOMPARABLE” Golden Rams Marching Band to Perform at Halftime of Philadelphia Eagles Home Opener
09/15/2021
West Chester U.’s “INCOMPARABLE” Golden Rams Marching Band to Perform at Halftime of Philadelphia Eagles Home Opener

West Chester U.’s “INCOMPARABLE” Golden Rams Marching Band to Perform at Halftime of Philadelphia Eagles Home Opener

The West Chester University “INCOMPARABLE” Golden Rams Marching Band will again represent West Chester University on the national stage when it takes the field on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at the Philadelphia Eagles home opener against the San Francisco 49ers.

Photos from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania's post
09/11/2021

Photos from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania's post

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09/11/2021

Timeline Photos

Honoring the lives lost 20 years ago today and remembering the three IUP alumni lost: Donald Jones ’80, William Moskal ’79, and William Sugra ’93. #NeverForget
This photo was taken 9/11/20.

We remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. #NeverForget
09/11/2021

We remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. #NeverForget

We remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. #NeverForget

Photos from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's post
09/11/2021

Photos from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's post

#NeverForget
09/10/2021

#NeverForget

The PA State System Higher Education Foundation provides scholarships to students enrolled at any of our universities. W...
09/08/2021

The PA State System Higher Education Foundation provides scholarships to students enrolled at any of our universities. What are you waiting for? Learn more about the foundation’s mission, investment opportunities and how to apply for scholarships on its new and improved site. ➡https://www.thepafoundation.org/

The PA State System Higher Education Foundation provides scholarships to students enrolled at any of our universities. What are you waiting for? Learn more about the foundation’s mission, investment opportunities and how to apply for scholarships on its new and improved site. ➡https://www.thepafoundation.org/

In case you missed today's live Q&A with PHEAA, here's a recap of our conversation. #PHEAAFinAid
09/03/2021
Live Q&A with PHEAA - Wakelet

In case you missed today's live Q&A with PHEAA, here's a recap of our conversation. #PHEAAFinAid

Sept. 3, 2021

Timeline Photos
09/03/2021

Timeline Photos

We're joining Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education for a live Q&A today at 1PM on Facebook & Twitter. Join us & learn more about the many benefits of Pennsylvania’s public higher education system. #PHEAAFinAid

Join us on Friday at 1PM as we chat with PHEAA about the many great opportunities the State System has to offer. ⬇
09/01/2021

Join us on Friday at 1PM as we chat with PHEAA about the many great opportunities the State System has to offer. ⬇

We're joining the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education this Fri., Sept. 3 at 1PM to learn more about the many benefits of Pennsylvania’s public higher education system. You won't want to miss it! #PHEAAFinAid

08/30/2021

Working with the PA State System Higher Education Foundation, the State System has taken a major step to help prevent dropout among at-risk students by launching the Keystone Extraordinary Emergency Program (KEEP). 👏 Learn more ➡ https://bit.ly/2UWKrzC

Faculty from northeast integrating universities are now collaborating on Tree Swallow nesting research. Learn more about...
08/27/2021

Faculty from northeast integrating universities are now collaborating on Tree Swallow nesting research. Learn more about how a discussion about natural history led to this Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania partnership.
https://bit.ly/3j3OFik

Faculty from northeast integrating universities are now collaborating on Tree Swallow nesting research. Learn more about how a discussion about natural history led to this Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania partnership.
https://bit.ly/3j3OFik

We are proud of the students, faculty, and staff at all State System universities, and together we celebrate everyone’s ...
08/24/2021

We are proud of the students, faculty, and staff at all State System universities, and together we celebrate everyone’s hard work and achievements this summer. ➡ www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

We are proud of the students, faculty, and staff at all State System universities, and together we celebrate everyone’s hard work and achievements this summer. ➡ www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

A big welcome to students moving onto campuses across the State System! As a reminder, Chancellor Dan Greenstein, Board ...
08/19/2021

A big welcome to students moving onto campuses across the State System! As a reminder, Chancellor Dan Greenstein, Board Chair Cynthia Shapira, university presidents and statewide union leaders shared an important message to reinforce precautions we all need to take to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. ➡www.passhe.edu/coronavirus

Universities are preparing with excited anticipation for the sun to rise on a new academic year. Read Chancellor Dan Gre...
08/18/2021

Universities are preparing with excited anticipation for the sun to rise on a new academic year. Read Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post to learn more about the path to our success.
https://bit.ly/2XEPV35

Universities are preparing with excited anticipation for the sun to rise on a new academic year. Read Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post to learn more about the path to our success.
https://bit.ly/2XEPV35

In a matter of weeks, thousands of students, faculty, and staff across the State System will arrive at our universities ...
08/12/2021

In a matter of weeks, thousands of students, faculty, and staff across the State System will arrive at our universities to kick off the academic year. Read this message from the Board Chair, Chancellor, presidents and union leaders.

https://www.passhe.edu/coronavirus

In a matter of weeks, thousands of students, faculty, and staff across the State System will arrive at our universities to kick off the academic year. Read this message from the Board Chair, Chancellor, presidents and union leaders.

https://www.passhe.edu/coronavirus

It’s been a year since the State System’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was established. Read this month's ...
08/11/2021

It’s been a year since the State System’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was established. Read this month's Connectivity Bulletin to learn more about some of the highlights from the the past year and to hear more from DEI colleagues, as well as to get an update on the 2021 PASSHE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit.
https://bit.ly/395Z2wW

It’s been a year since the State System’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was established. Read this month's Connectivity Bulletin to learn more about some of the highlights from the the past year and to hear more from DEI colleagues, as well as to get an update on the 2021 PASSHE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit.
https://bit.ly/395Z2wW

This important partnership will enhance watershed education across the Commonwealth as Millersville University prepares ...
08/09/2021
A Watershed Moment

This important partnership will enhance watershed education across the Commonwealth as Millersville University prepares the next generation of teachers. #Prepared4PA

A kickoff event for the watershed education training project will be held on Millersville’s campus at Creek Lodge on August 3.

A lot of great student research happening this summer across our universities with a continued focus on student success!...
08/03/2021

A lot of great student research happening this summer across our universities with a continued focus on student success! Kudos to all of these outstanding students and faculty mentors. #studentsuccess

One of several partnerships that Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has begun cultivating in the last few years to stren...
07/27/2021
Cheyney announces partnership with Ghana university, its first international pairing

One of several partnerships that Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has begun cultivating in the last few years to strengthen the university and enrich education for students.

It’s one of several partnerships that Cheyney has begun cultivating in the last few years to strengthen the university and enrich education for students.

Chancellor Dan Greenstein and Vice Chancellor Denise Pearson will join Senator Art Haywood and others to announce new fu...
07/20/2021

Chancellor Dan Greenstein and Vice Chancellor Denise Pearson will join Senator Art Haywood and others to announce new funding for State System #DEI initiatives. The event will be livestreamed at noon tomorrow. ➡https://www.senatorhaywood.com/Live

Chancellor Dan Greenstein and Vice Chancellor Denise Pearson will join Senator Art Haywood and others to announce new funding for State System #DEI initiatives. The event will be livestreamed at noon tomorrow. ➡https://www.senatorhaywood.com/Live

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is seeking proposals for the 2021 PASSHE DEI Summit. Please consider shar...
07/19/2021

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is seeking proposals for the 2021 PASSHE DEI Summit. Please consider sharing your research, best practice, or innovative approach to elevating #DEI, activating organizational cultural change, and measuring the impact of #DEI on your campus, in your community or higher education at large.

➡www.passhe.edu/dei

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is seeking proposals for the 2021 PASSHE DEI Summit. Please consider sharing your research, best practice, or innovative approach to elevating #DEI, activating organizational cultural change, and measuring the impact of #DEI on your campus, in your community or higher education at large.

➡www.passhe.edu/dei

The Board of Governors unanimously approved a measure today to integrate six institutions into two new universities, the...
07/14/2021

The Board of Governors unanimously approved a measure today to integrate six institutions into two new universities, the latest action in a multi-year system redesign effort to bolster student success and institutional sustainability. #Redesigned4PA
Read more: https://bit.ly/3xLfEUE

The Board of Governors unanimously approved a measure today to integrate six institutions into two new universities, the latest action in a multi-year system redesign effort to bolster student success and institutional sustainability. #Redesigned4PA
Read more: https://bit.ly/3xLfEUE

The Board of Governors approves the updated West and Northeast implementation plans. Stay tuned for a full release. (Lea...
07/14/2021

The Board of Governors approves the updated West and Northeast implementation plans. Stay tuned for a full release.

(Learn more about the updates that were made in Chancellor Dan Greenstein's blog post from earlier this week: https://bit.ly/2T4O2uv) #Redesigned4PA

The Board of Governors approves the updated West and Northeast implementation plans. Stay tuned for a full release.

(Learn more about the updates that were made in Chancellor Dan Greenstein's blog post from earlier this week: https://bit.ly/2T4O2uv) #Redesigned4PA

Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post provides an update on university integrations and how the public review pro...
07/12/2021
University Integrations Update

Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post provides an update on university integrations and how the public review process was used to expand and improve on the plans, which sets the stage for this week’s Board of Governors’ meeting. ⬇

I thought it important to use this blog space to update everyone on the proposed university integrations that the Board of Governors will c...

As part of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s new STEM program in collaboration with The Wistar Institute, students re...
07/06/2021

As part of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s new STEM program in collaboration with The Wistar Institute, students returned to the spring semester eager to launch their new journey into biomedical research and to gain first-hand laboratory experience.

Learn more➡https://bit.ly/2Up3mm4

As part of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s new STEM program in collaboration with The Wistar Institute, students returned to the spring semester eager to launch their new journey into biomedical research and to gain first-hand laboratory experience.

Learn more➡https://bit.ly/2Up3mm4

06/30/2021

Two students joined the Board of Governors today, the first to be nominated and accepted under a new state statute that streamlined the process.

The Board during a special meeting unanimously approved the nominations of:

• Zakariya Scott from Johnstown, Pa., a member of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Class of 2023. Scott is majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing.
• Alexander Roberts from Brookville, Pa., a member of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania's Class of 2022. Roberts is majoring in political science and serves as parliamentarian and chair of several committees of the Student Government Association, is president of Model NATO and Model UN, and is a German language tutor.

Scott and Roberts join Stephen Washington from Shippensburg University as the Board’s student representatives.

Read more ➡ https://bit.ly/2UetUGy

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06/30/2021

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Summer melt isn’t just for ice cream cones! 🍦 ☀️ Summer melt in higher education refers to students who commit to college in the spring of their senior year of high school but never enroll for school in the fall. We’ll share tips to avoid summer melt from our student aid experts here on Friday, July 2 at 1PM EST. Be sure to join us! #PHEAAFinAid

Tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., the Board of Governors will hold a virtual meeting during which it will receive an update regardi...
06/29/2021
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Tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., the Board of Governors will hold a virtual meeting during which it will receive an update regarding the proposed university integrations plans. You can view the webcast live online.

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Many state universities around the country are mandating vaccination (some for everyone, some of just those living on campus). There are over 600+ schools that have done this and many are state run. PASSHE has not made an announcement or statement saying we are doing, not doing, leaving to the schools to decide etc. Can you please comment on what PASSHE plans on doing.
Your consolidation scheme will devastate several schools and their surrounding communities like Mansfield, Lock Haven, Cal. and Cheyney. Please reconsider this arbitrary decision of yours. It has been proven that it will not save taxpayers one thin dime. I am a non-traditional student at Mansfield University and since you announced this, it is already having an impact on enrollment...or is this your plan to gradually eliminate these schools in question. Maybe if you your eliminated bureaucratic regulations and red tape, these schools in question could thrive once again.
Truly disappointed that you are trying to merge Bloomsburg University with other schools. Hope the alumni and present students fight this decision and prevent it from happening.
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is a good investment for the Commonwealth. We need less talking and more action from state officials in support of affordable higher education for our students, both in relation to four-year colleges and technical schools.
How can I publicly state that I am 100% against this bizarre combination of multiple PA State Universities? I had no problem at all when BSC and the other State colleges became the State University system, but this destroys the individual character of the different schools and accomplishes little. If this is to save money, find some better way.
Shippensburg University's refusal to take decisive disciplinary action against Olivia Penwell is inexcusable. Her hate speech is contrary to the concept of free and open inquiry in an academic environment. The administration's lame excuse, that they can't legally do anything about her conduct, causes me to question why my tax dollars are supporting such an environment. It's especially galling to know what she is up to, considering that she is a "criminal justice" major; I shudder to think of the number of similarly credentialed Shippensburg graduates who are worsening the current state of virtual war between legal authorities and minority communities.
I've always admired my sister, she's smart, cool, caring, and extremely FUNNY!🤣 She's the main reason I attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania, I followed her there. Help me congratulate my sister Terry Little-Davis for receiving the Educator of the Year Award, 2019-2020! #PASSHE Proud!
According to the Penn Live article, “The State System of Higher Education wants to achieve $250 million in savings and efficiencies within the next two years to align its costs with revenues.” In the past forty years, the growth rate in the number of administrative staff at U.S. universities has been five times that of professors. Chancellor Greenstein, where are the cuts being made to PASSHE administration? Or have you only proposed faculty cuts?
How are the closed universities planning on reimbursing students for room and board at those universities that are going online? What arrangements are being made for those who are living in university towns in apartments for them to recoup the rent they have paid for the semester?
Excited to see that Chancellor Dan closed his recent update with the motto from my alma mater, Clark University, #FiatLux #LetThereBeLight
I think it’s time Pennsylvania start teaching about killing contests...your state is one of the worst..
BOUNDLESS: ARTS AND INTELLECTS - OCTOBER 11 & 12 at MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY. Don't call it a STEM Conference (sorry, nothing personal)! This is the first ever PSSHE wide conference in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the DEADLINE is fast approaching - midnight September 2nd. Follow the link below for full details!!!