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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
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Established 1889
Type Public
Endowment US $16.5 Million
President Dr. Robert M. Smith
Staff 867
Undergraduates 7,157
Postgraduates 691
Location Slippery Rock, PA, USA
Campus Rural
Nickname The Rock

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, Pennsylvania, approximately 52 miles (84 km) north of Pittsburgh. The university 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.


Notable alumni


Student media

SRU has a student newspaper, radio station, and closed-circuit campus TV station.

  • The Rocket, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 3,000
  • 88.1 WSRU-FM, a 100-watt alternative rock station
  • Channel 7 WSRU-TV, the campus TV network with a variety of news and entertainment shows


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

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Outdoor Track & Field

Women's teams

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Outdoor Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse

Club Sports

In 1995, the Slippery Rock women's water polo team won the intercollegiate national championship conducted by USA Water Polo.[1] 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.[2]

Greek life (fraternities and sororities)

Interfraternity Council Fraternities:

Panhellenic Association Sororities:

Pan-Hellenic Council Organizations:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


  • Slippery Rock's unofficial mascot is Rocky—The Pride of The Rock. Technically the university has no official mascot. "Rocky" and "Rock Pride" are initiatives of the Student Government Association and the Department of Athletics.
  • The announcement of Slippery Rock's football scores is a tradition at University of Michigan football games, begun in the 1950s by Michigan Stadium's public address announcer. Slippery Rock was so popular with UM fans that on Sept. 29, 1979, Slippery Rock played in-state rival Shippensburg at Michigan Stadium, in front of 61,143 fans, a record for a Division II football game (Shippensburg won, 45-14). Slippery Rock played a second game at "The Big House" in 1981, attracting 36,719 fans in a 14-13 loss to Wayne State University.


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



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