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Senate Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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For additional information or to schedule an appointment with any Student Senate member, please contact the office secretary at 717-477-1651, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., by email  ljlaug@ship.edu or stop by our office located in CUB 201.

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President's Welcome


Dear Fellow Students,

Greetings and welcome to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania! If you are returning, welcome back. If you are new to Shippensburg University, congratulations on making the best decision of your life! Shippensburg University is a phenomenal place to live and go to school. I am excited for you as you begin the next phase of your life with us.

Shippensburg University is filled with outstanding faculty, staff, and amazing students, who like you, are looking to make the most of their coming years. The “SHIP Family” welcomes people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientation.  

When entering any institution of higher education, one should be grateful and proud of what they have accomplished to get to this point in their lives. At SHIP, we like encourage every student to get involved and give back to this wonderful community. Whether joining clubs, student government, intermural team sports, or Greek Life, giving back to the Shippensburg Community is one of the more rewarding experiences I have had at Shippensburg University.

My role at Shippensburg University is to serve you, the students, and help to create the best experience possible here at SHIP. My name is Dominic V. Giovanniello and I am the 54th Student Association President. The Student Senate allocates roughly $4 million dollars, which is obtained through the activities fee and campus bookstore, to different groups and athletics teams. More than that, we are your voice on campus and to Shippensburg University’s administration. The Student Senate is made up of numerous committees that meet about everything from food services to campus safety and any student has the opportunity to join any of the different committees. We want your input on these committees. We are always open and available to any and all input from the student body. Just stop by the Senate Office (CUB 201) and let us know your thoughts, concerns, and ideas. Join a committee. Run to be a Senator. If you need to reach a specific Senator, our hours are posted right outside the office and I’m always willing to speak with anyone.

These years are yours. To research, to learn, to reach out, to connect, and to do anything else you want. You have the ability to make the most your time here. Be as much as you can.

Best of luck as you go forward,

Dominic V. Giovanniello

President, Shippensburg University Student Association