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Established 1858
Type Private, Lutheran-affiliated university
President L. Jay Lemons
Staff 120
Undergraduates 1,900
Location Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus small town, 220 acres (2.6 m²)
Colors Maroon and orange
Mascot Crusaders
Website www.susqu.edu

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of the state capital, Harrisburg. The campus is about 90 minutes from the Poconos ski areas, and about a three-hour drive from New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Borough Logo Selinsgrove is a borough in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Borough Logo Selinsgrove is a borough in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Harrisburg is the name of many places in the United States of America: Harrisburg, Arkansas Harrisburg, Illinois Harrisburg, Missouri Harrisburg, Nebraska Harrisburg, New York Town in Lewis County Hamlet in Cattaraugus County Hamlet in Warren County Harrisburg, North Carolina Harrisburg, Ohio Harrisburg, Oregon Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania state capital and near... Pennsylvanias Pocono region counties The Pocono Mountains region is a mountainous region of about 2,400 square miles (6,200 km²) located in northeastern Pennsylvania. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love endure Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country Commonwealth County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


Founded in 1858, the university enrolls approximately 1,900 students in the School of Arts, Humanities and Communications;School of Natural and Social Sciences; and Sigmund Weis School of Business. Degrees are offered in Bachelors of Arts, Music and Science. Susquehanna offers more than 50 major emphases, with a student-faculty ratio of about 14 to 1.


Susquehanna University is recognized in several guidebooks to selective colleges, including the Fiske Guide to Colleges and Peterson's Competitive Colleges. Since 2002, U.S, News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" has included Susquehanna in its list of National Liberal Arts Colleges, which represent the best 217 institutions for undergraduate learning in the country. Previously, in the 1995-2001 editions, U.S. News ranked SU as the number one regional liberal arts college in the North.


Susquehanna has many opportunities for involvement and leadership in university life. There are more than 100 student organizations, 23 intercollegiate sports, numerous intramural sports, concerts, films, plays, and social events.

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Campus

The Susquehanna University campus spans 220 acres in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. There are more than 50 buildings on campus, two of which, Selinsgrove Hall and Seibert Hall, are on the National Register of Historic Places. The architecture is primarily Georgian in style. About 80% of students live on campus.


Athletics

Susquehanna competes in 23 varsity sports in Division III of the NCAA as part of the Landmark Conference. Club and intramural sports are also offered. Susquehanna competes in the Liberty League for football and the newly-formed Landmark Conference for other sports. Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Landmark Conference is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the eastern United States in the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C.. // Catholic University of America Drew University Goucher College Juniata College Moravian College... The Liberty League is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are all located in the State of New York. ... The Landmark Conference is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in the eastern United States in the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C.. // Catholic University of America Drew University Goucher College Juniata College Moravian College...


Greek Life

Sororities

Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization. ... Kappa Delta (ΚΔ) is a sorority founded at the State Female Normal School, now Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a womens fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at what used to be State Female Normal School but is now known as Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ...

Fraternities

Phi Sigma Kappa (ΦΣK) is a fraternity devoted to three cardinal principles: the promotion of Brotherhood, the stimulation of Scholarship, and the development of Character. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or IPA , as in teak wood) is a college fraternity with chapters in the USA, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent (WSC). ... Theta Chi (ΘΧ) is an international college fraternity for men. ... Phi Mu Delta (ΦΜΔ) is a small, national fraternity founded on March 1, 1918 at the Universities of Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont. ...

Professional Societies

Phi Mu Alpha (ΦΜΑ) Sinfonia is a collegiate social fraternity for men of musicianly character. ... Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ) is a music fraternity for women. ...

Co-Ed Service Fraternities

Alpha Phi Omega (commonly known as APO, but also ΑΦΩ, A-Phi-O, and A-Phi-Q) is a co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development, [1] and social opportunities to college students. ...

Volunteer Programs

Susquehanna University has a strong reputation for civic engagement in the community. The Center for Volunteer Programs [1] runs a first-year student service event titled SU GIVE, or Get Into Volunteer Experiences, during the fall orientation. Additionally, Susquehanna offers three trips to the Gulf Coast region each year to assist with hurricane relief efforts.


University Theme

Each year the university selects a theme for use in curricular and extra-curricular activities. In addition, incoming students and faculty share a common reading related to the year's theme. Past themes include:

  • 2008-2009: Memory
  • 2007-2008: Water
  • 2006-2007: On The Fringes: What Fades, What Flourishes
  • 2005-2006: Latin American Mosaic: Nations and Cultures
  • 2004-2005: Religion in the Public Square

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Cancer Cluster Controversy

In 2006 Susquehanna University was the subject of an article in the Harrisburg Patriot-News [2] that drew attention to the efforts of the mother of a former student to understand why a number or recent alumni who has lived off-campus housing contracted an subsequently died of rare cancers. Investigation by various Pennsylvania state agencies indicated no conclusive evidence that the cancers constituted a cluster or could be linked to local environmental conditions.


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