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,

​​​​​​​​Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) was established on July 1, 1983. However, the universities that comprise the State System have a much longer history. The mission of the System is as relevant today as it was at its founding: to provide high-quality education at the lowest possible cost to students; to increase educational attainment in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvan

ia; 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 combine to enroll the largest number of Pennsylvania residents among all four-year colleges and universities in the commonwealth. With 85,000 degree-seeking students and thousands more enrolled in certificate and other career-development programs, the State System is vital to Pennsylvania's economy. State System universities collectively offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas. The universities have nearly 800,000 living alumni, most of whom reside in Pennsylvania. The State System is currently redesigning​ itself to ensure the long-term sustainability of all universities so that each may continue to serve students, its region, and the commonwealth for decades to come.​

PASSHE students were busy at home and abroad this summer making an impact and gaining experiences for the future.
08/15/2023

PASSHE students were busy at home and abroad this summer making an impact and gaining experiences for the future.

PASSHE students were busy at home and abroad this summer making an impact and gaining experiences for the future.
08/15/2023

PASSHE students were busy at home and abroad this summer making an impact and gaining experiences for the future.

By participating in internships in Washington, D.C., Jordan, Damali, Richermy, and Yasmeen developed skills, discovered passions, and made lasting connections that will shape their futures. 🏛️🌟🔴⚫️⚔️

Read more about their exciting experiences: https://buff.ly/44ZOMRm.

PASSHE students were busy at home and abroad this summer making an impact and gaining experiences for the future.
08/15/2023

PASSHE students were busy at home and abroad this summer making an impact and gaining experiences for the future.

Morgan, a senior at East Stroudsburg University studying Organismal Biology, has been assisting park staff at French Creek State Park, preparing education programs, cleaning up the park, serving customers and more at a DCNR internship this summer.

Another great partnership aimed at saving students time and money as they pursue their education.
08/08/2023

Another great partnership aimed at saving students time and money as they pursue their education.

Slippery Rock University and Widener University Commonwealth Law School have signed an agreement providing SRU students from any bachelor’s degree program the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degrees and law degrees in six years.

ICYMI: In Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post, he looks back on the year past and forward to the next.
08/03/2023

ICYMI: In Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post, he looks back on the year past and forward to the next.

Blogging has been on my mind for months, only the signal wasn’t getting to my fingers. Recent events transpired to change that. Perhaps it i...

07/20/2023

The Board of Governors for PASSHE today voted unanimously to freeze tuition for an unprecedented fifth consecutive year and applauded the General Assembly and Governor Josh Shapiro for their strong support of State System students.

Read full release from BOG meeting: https://bit.ly/3Dj43ka

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at PASSHE is now accepting proposals to share your research, best practic...
06/22/2023

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at PASSHE is now accepting proposals to share your research, best practices, or lead an interactive workshop at the 2023 DEI Summit in November. For more info: https://bit.ly/3piKBk1

ICYMI: The State System celebrated the achievements of thousands of students who graduated from our universities in 2023...
06/02/2023

ICYMI: The State System celebrated the achievements of thousands of students who graduated from our universities in 2023. Their hard work and dedication deserve to be recognized and applauded. ​​​ https://www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

Congratulations, Graduates! Chancellor Dan Greenstein has this message for the Class of 2023!
05/12/2023

Congratulations, Graduates! Chancellor Dan Greenstein has this message for the Class of 2023!

Message from Chancellor Dan Greenstein to the Class of 2023

Information technology is vital to the growth of many sectors of our economy. PASSHE universities are ready to prepare m...
05/08/2023

Information technology is vital to the growth of many sectors of our economy. PASSHE universities are ready to prepare more students for in .
➡️ https://www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

Congrats to our State System Startup Challenge winners: 1st Place Stelios C Melekos (East Stroudsburg University), 2nd P...
04/20/2023

Congrats to our State System Startup Challenge winners: 1st Place Stelios C Melekos (East Stroudsburg University), 2nd Place Jake Henry (West Chester University of PA), and 3rd Place Victoria Heffelfinger (PennWest Edinboro) Thank you Pennsylvania Cable Network for another great live event!

04/19/2023
Tonight is the night! Tune in to the 2022-2023 State System Startup Challenge live tonight at 7PM on the Pennsylvania Ca...
04/19/2023

Tonight is the night! Tune in to the 2022-2023 State System Startup Challenge live tonight at 7PM on the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Learn more about the outstanding finalists from PennWest Edinboro, East Stroudsburg University, and West Chester University of PA: https://bit.ly/3KOfQdx

PASSHE is ready to prepare and train more teachers!
04/12/2023

PASSHE is ready to prepare and train more teachers!

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) has a plan to help address the educator shortage. The State System is seeking $112 million in state ...

With more than 9,000 graduates in social services jobs in Pennsylvania, the State System universities are ready to incre...
04/11/2023

With more than 9,000 graduates in social services jobs in Pennsylvania, the State System universities are ready to increase enrollment to help fulfill the commonwealth’s need for more workers.
➡️ https://www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

The State System is a major educator of Pennsylvania’s medical workers, with healthcare as its third largest academic pr...
03/20/2023

The State System is a major educator of Pennsylvania’s medical workers, with healthcare as its third largest academic program. The System is ready to help meet the need for more nurses.
➡️ https://www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

The State System is expanding   programs to address the shortage of engineers needed to build critical infrastructure. S...
03/08/2023

The State System is expanding programs to address the shortage of engineers needed to build critical infrastructure. Success Highlights:
➡️ https://www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is always excited to showcase and uplift all the great work happening acr...
02/24/2023

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is always excited to showcase and uplift all the great work happening across the State System. In the February 2023 edition of Connectivity, we highlight those activities, as well as the work we are doing to foster environments where all students and employees belong. http://bit.ly/395Z2wW

02/16/2023

The Board of Governors quarterly meeting will begin today at approximately 9 a.m. in Harrisburg. Agenda and live stream info at https://www.passhe.edu/meeting.

Furthering a commitment to prepare students of all ages for in-demand careers and strengthen the state’s workforce, PASS...
02/14/2023

Furthering a commitment to prepare students of all ages for in-demand careers and strengthen the state’s workforce, PASSHE is creating the commonwealth’s first credential registry.
➡️ https://bit.ly/3YpPQLi

Our universities were created over a century ago to train teachers. Now more than ever, the State System is ready to pre...
02/09/2023

Our universities were created over a century ago to train teachers. Now more than ever, the State System is ready to prepare and train more .​ ➡️ https://www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

PASSHE is privileged to be the academic and work home to African American students, faculty, and staff! Together, we joi...
02/02/2023

PASSHE is privileged to be the academic and work home to African American students, faculty, and staff! Together, we join the country in the celebration of and we encourage everyone to learn more about the significance of this history.

February is Black History Month. Paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

Kudos to Slippery Rock University and Erie County Community College on this important agreement!
01/09/2023

Kudos to Slippery Rock University and Erie County Community College on this important agreement!

“We are proud to have a strong partnership with the commonwealth, and we applaud Governor Wolf’s $5 million investment i...
01/05/2023

“We are proud to have a strong partnership with the commonwealth, and we applaud Governor Wolf’s $5 million investment in scholarships for state employees and their dependents at State System universities,” said Board Chair Cindy Shapira.

Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Foundation announced that the Wolf Administration will be providing $5 million in grant funds for a new scholarship program for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employees and their dependents who are pursuing higher educati...

The Board of Governors unanimously selected Dr. Karen Riley to be the next president of Slippery Rock University. Welcom...
12/21/2022

The Board of Governors unanimously selected Dr. Karen Riley to be the next president of Slippery Rock University. Welcome, Dr. Riley! ➡️ https://bit.ly/3PIaWRk

Kudos to Dr. Alison Polly, Courtney Heatley and students in the special education program at Mansfield University of Pen...
12/13/2022

Kudos to Dr. Alison Polly, Courtney Heatley and students in the special education program at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania for providing this opportunity to the community.

Mansfield University's Autism Resource Center (ARC) opened this fall and hit the ground running.

With the work of Dr. Alison Polly, Courtney Heatley, and students in the special education program, students from surrounding schools have attended activities to further their social interaction and develop fine motor skills.

Read more ➡ munews.mansfield.edu/?p=4196

Best of luck tonight to our State System field hockey semifinalists: East Stroudsburg University, Shippensburg Universit...
12/01/2022

Best of luck tonight to our State System field hockey semifinalists: East Stroudsburg University, Shippensburg University and West Chester University of PA.

Coverage of the 2022 NCAA DII field hockey championships, including scores, highlights and schedules.

Our universities and alumni have come together in a variety of ways to give back to their communities and express gratit...
11/30/2022

Our universities and alumni have come together in a variety of ways to give back to their communities and express gratitude through service. Check out some highlights! ➡️ https://www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

11/28/2022

PASSHE prepares generation after generation of students for success. Your support will help the leaders of tomorrow!

PASSHE has the power to provide students with affordable education and training opportunities beyond high school, settin...
11/18/2022

PASSHE has the power to provide students with affordable education and training opportunities beyond high school, setting students on the path to achieving the career and life they want in Pennsylvania. ➡️ https://bit.ly/3hsj8It

Today is a great day and every day is a great day to honor those who have served or are serving. Thank you, Veterans!
11/11/2022

Today is a great day and every day is a great day to honor those who have served or are serving. Thank you, Veterans!

ICYMI: Chancellor Greenstein has been traveling the commonwealth meeting with PASSHE students and faculty to discuss the...
11/04/2022

ICYMI: Chancellor Greenstein has been traveling the commonwealth meeting with PASSHE students and faculty to discuss the 2022-23 academic year.

State System universities continue to innovate and grow as they prepare generation after generation of students for succ...
10/31/2022

State System universities continue to innovate and grow as they prepare generation after generation of students for success. ​​​​ ➡️ https://www.passhe.edu/systemsuccess

ICYMI: The Board of Governors will seek state investment to graduate more students in high-demand careers. Read full rel...
10/28/2022

ICYMI: The Board of Governors will seek state investment to graduate more students in high-demand careers. Read full release: https://bit.ly/3TVDFTR

10/18/2022
The 2022   Summit is only a few weeks away. Register now and be part of this important conversation: https://bit.ly/3eom...
10/12/2022

The 2022 Summit is only a few weeks away. Register now and be part of this important conversation: https://bit.ly/3eombA7

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Congratulations to Ship legend, Ms. Di! 🔥🥰

Shippensburg University Alumni Association Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education

https://news.ship.edu/2022/10/18/diane-jefferson-recognized-with-passhes-keeper-of-the-flame-award/
Today, we joined Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Chancellor Greenstein to officially launch our Intern to Hire career pathway to help keep young talent living and working in Pennsylvania after they graduate college.

The program guarantees students a full-time job with our department after they intern with us, have a good employee performance review, graduate with a bachelor’s degree that includes 12 accounting or IT credits, and meet Pennsylvania residency requirements for employment. Learn more about the program here: https://bit.ly/intern2hire
Great work Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education !

"Today, we’re announcing Industry Specializations, a new addition to the Google Career Certificates program. We’ve joined forces with leading universities so people can learn from top experts at Google.....The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is working with member universities across the state to implement the certificates as a non-credit offering to undergraduates"
It was nice to welcome Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Greenstein back to campus today.
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Thank You Hershey Entertainment & Resorts for supporting Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education students!
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Join the PHRC Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission for a free, virtual training on October 12, 2022, at 1p.m. as part of the Commission's Diversity Speaks series.

Teacher Diversity: Catalyst for Organizational and Leadership Diversity and Transformation will be presented by Denise Pearson,
Vice Chancellor and Chief DEI Officer for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

Attend via Zoom or Facebook Live on the PHRC page:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82771294348
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Such a good idea. Do Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education colleges offer Indigenous languages? http://ow.ly/KsZi50KLOAA Lenape Nation Of Pennsylvania
Six more days until on Tuesday, September 20! Your vote matters!

Nearly five million Americans are eligible to vote for the first time in 2022 -- use your voice Raiders, like Moriah. ❤️💙

https://www.ship.edu/shipvotes

National Voter Registration Day Ship Votes Moriah Hathaway Shippensburg University Alumni Association Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Governor Tom Wolf
🔹We invite students, faculty & staff to think together about how to cultivate environments that promote belonging and well-being for all, on and off campus.

🔹Submit a proposal to share research, best practices, or lead an interactive workshop that is related to learning and implementing DEI practices, activating organizational cultural change, and measuring the impact of this work on your campus or in your community. Deadline for app: Sept 9.

🔹For more info ➡️ https://www.passhe.edu/inside/BOG/IE/Pages/2022-DEI-Summit.aspx

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education
A collaboration between Penn State and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, which provides invention evaluation, patent management, agreement negotiations, and general invention and commercialization guidance to each PASSHE, has been extended through 2025.

https://bit.ly/3Q5ehZg.
“I regularly get frustrated by how people treat each other. Then, I remember that I need to treat people better myself — and remember to practice the self-compassion that I teach." —Joseph Croskey, chair of the Department of Student Achievement and Success at Clarion University and executive director of the Frederick Douglass Institutes for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education
"Please do not forget my colleagues," APSCUF President Dr. Kenneth M. Mash told the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Board of Governors in this morning's quarterly meeting. Read his full comments as prepared on the APSCUF blog: https://www.apscuf.org/see-dr-kenneth-m-mashs-remarks-to-the-board-of-governors-july-21-2022/
Teaching and Learning SOTL Faculty Fellowship Get More at https://www.helptostudy.com/teaching-and-learning-sotl-faculty-fellowship/
Basketball helped make college a possibility for me, but working families shouldn't have to hope for a scholarship to pay for higher education.

That's why I'm so glad the budget we just passed makes big investments in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

As other colleges are increasing costs, our plan will help make it possible for the state universities to freeze tuition and fees for a fourth consecutive year, despite inflation.

What can you do today? Contact your legislators and encourage them to support Governor Tom Wolf's budget plan to increase funding for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education:
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