Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
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Established1889
TypePublic
EndowmentUS $16.5 Million
PresidentDr. Cheryl Norton
Admin. staff867
Undergraduates7,157
Postgraduates691
LocationSlippery Rock, PA, USA
CampusRural
AthleticsNCAA Division IIPSAC
NicknameThe Rock
MascotRocky – The Pride of the Rock (lion)[1]
AffiliationsPSSHE
Websitewww.sru.edu
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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Seal.png
Established1889
TypePublic
EndowmentUS $16.5 Million
PresidentDr. Cheryl Norton
Admin. staff867
Undergraduates7,157
Postgraduates691
LocationSlippery Rock, PA, USA
CampusRural
AthleticsNCAA Division IIPSAC
NicknameThe Rock
MascotRocky – The Pride of the Rock (lion)[1]
AffiliationsPSSHE
Websitewww.sru.edu
SRULogo.jpg

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (also known as The Rock or SRU) is a public, master's-level university that offers some doctoral programs in cooperation with Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Both institutions are members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Slippery Rock University is located in Slippery Rock, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, approximately 52 miles (84 km) north of Pittsburgh and approximately 80 miles (130 km) south of Erie. The university has been coeducational since its founding in 1889.[2] It has one of the largest campuses in western Pennsylvania, occupying 611 acres (2.4 km²). It includes new residential suites, the cornerstone being Watson Hall.

In 2012, Cheryl Joy Norton was appointed as the university's first female president.[3][4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Accreditations[edit]

Area known as 'the quad' on the Slippery Rock campus.

Student media[edit]

SRU has a student newspaper and radio station.

Athletics[edit]

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania competes in the NCAA Division II and is a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).

Men's teams[edit]

Women's teams[edit]

In 2006 they cut men's/women's swimming and water polo, men's division 1 wrestling, men's golf, and others.[citation needed]

Club sports[edit]

In 1995, the Slippery Rock women's water polo team won the intercollegiate national championship conducted by USA Water Polo.[7] This remains the only collegiate water polo championship ever won by a non-California team.

In 1987, the Slippery Rock women's judo team won the intercollegiate national championship conducted by the National Collegiate Judo Association.[8]

In 2008 and 2009 the Slippery Rock Women's Rugby Team Won the Midwest Championship for the first time in SRU's History. This led them to go on to Nationals for 2 consecutive years in a row where they made it to elite 8's both years.

In 2010 the Slippery Rock Women's Ice Hockey Club won the DVCHC championship. This was the first time for the team and was achieved on the team's third year in playoffs. They also won back to back Crabpot Championships in 2010 & 2011. The women's team finished 4th in the nation in 2012. The team plays ACHA Division 2.

In 2010 and 2011, The Slippery Rock University Mens Ice Hockey Team won the CHMA regular season championship. The team plays ACHA Division 1.

Greek life (fraternities and sororities)[edit]

Interfraternity Council Fraternities:

Panhellenic Association Sororities:

Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Organizations:

Multicultural Greek Organizations:

Facts[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.rockathletics.com/roster.aspx?roster=174&path=wbball

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°03′43″N 80°02′35″W / 41.062°N 80.043°W / 41.062; -80.043