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Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvaniamarker, north of the state capital, Harrisburgmarker.


Founded in 1858 as the Missionary Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and Susquehanna Female College, the university enrolls approximately 2,000 students in three schools: the School of Arts, Humanities and Communications; the School of Natural and Social Sciences; and the Sigmund Weis School of Business. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science. Susquehanna offers about 50 major emphases, with a student-faculty ratio of 13-to-1.


The Path at Susquehanna University.
The Susquehanna University campus spans in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. There are more than 50 buildings on campus, two of which, Selinsgrove Hall and Seibert Hallmarker, were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The architecture is primarily Georgian in style.

Students are guaranteed housing all four years and must live on campus their freshman year. 80% of students live on campus with off- campus students comprising some juniors and about half the senior class. Off-campus versus on-campus trends have been changing because each year Susquehanna pushes more and more student parties off campus which has resulted in a lack of willingness of many landlords to grant students housing.


Susquehanna is well known for its business program. Currently bolstering just under 1/2 of the student population, the Weis School of Business is a focal point of the University. Susquehanna sends a group of students each semester to London to study overseas business markets. This program is perennially extremely popular, and is seen by many as a big draw for the university.

Volunteer programs

Susquehanna University has a strong reputation for civic engagement in the community with an average of 20,000 hours of service logged every academic year. The Center for Civic Engagement[99881] 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.

Student organizations

The variety of organizations for students to become involved with at Susquehanna is great. Areas of interest range from academic subjects, like accounting or chemistry, to athletic club sports, political and religious/spiritual life organizations, Outdoors Club and the Pre-Seminary group and Pre-law Society.

University theme

Each year the university selects a theme for use in curricular and extracurricular activities. In addition, incoming students and faculty share a reading related to the year's theme. Past themes include:
  • 2009-2010: What Does it Mean to be Educated?
  • 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


Susquehanna competes in 23 varsity sports in Division III of the NCAA as part of the Landmark Conference and Centennial Conference (football), with other Northeastern colleges. Susquehanna competes in the Liberty League for football and the newly-formed Landmark Conference for all other sports besides men's and women's golf (both independent). Cheerleading is Susquehanna's 24th varsity team.

Susquehanna offers 14 intramural sports which are free of charge to all students. Both flag football and basketball league winners advance to national tournaments, where teams have enjoyed success in past years. Students may also join several club sports — including men's and women's rugby, men's ice hockey, ultimate Frisbee, men's volleyball and men's and women's crew — that compete against other colleges.

The Goal Post Trophy goes to the winner of the annual football game with rival Juniata College. It is a section of goal post from the post that was torn down after the 1952 Juniata-Susquehanna game. The visiting Indians (now Eagles) upset the Crusaders in Selinsgrove, and Juniata fans tore down the goal post after the game. At roughly 5 feet tall, it is one of the tallest trophies in college football.

The trophy currently resides at Susquehanna after the Crusaders downed the Eagles 43-13 in 2009.

Susquehanna also plays Lycoming Collegemarker for the Amos Alonzo Stagg's hat (bronzed) trophy. This trophy currently resides in Williamsport after the Warriors defeated the Crusaders 37-23 in 2009.

Greek life

Nearly 20 percent of the undergraduate student population is active in Greek life on campus.



Professional societies

Co-ed service fraternities


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