What is there to do in Slippery Rock on the weekends?
Some of our students are from the region and do choose to visit or travel on the weekends, but many remain for weekends of college life. There are over 150 clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. The Union Program Board (UPB) is the major sponsor of student activity events. UPB offers activities featuring local, national, and international entertainers in areas such as performing arts, concerts, films, lectures, and travel. In the past few years, entertainers such as Dierks Bentley, Ludacris, Poverty Neck Hillbillies, Busta Rhymes, T.I., The Clarks, Trace Adkins, Chris Cagle, and people from the Real World and Road Rules have all visited The Rock.
Cultural activities abound in the form of music performances, theatrical events, and dance recitals. Students, regardless of major, can get involved in the performances or they can just come watch their classmates perform. You're attending college after all - broaden your horizons! Plus it makes for a great date night.
There's always NCAA and intramural athletic events to watch or participate in - from football to field hockey - and these are free of charge for students. There is also the Aebersold Recreation Center (ARC) with its two-story rock climbing wall, weight facility, indoor track, swimming pool and multiple basketball, volleyball, roller hockey, and soccer courts is open late on the weekends, just as it is on weekdays. The ARC offers a wide variety of fitness classes, intramural and club sports, and outdoor adventure programs to suit the interests of many students.
Finally, The Village at Slippery Rock has recently undergone a renaissance. Students can stroll down for an off-campus lunch or dinner, hang out at one of the coffee shops, or for those of-age, the tavern or microbrewery.
Are there fraternities and sororities on campus?
Slippery Rock offers a variety of social (Greek) fraternities and sororities at Slippery Rock University. There are also many academic honor societies related to our academic degree programs.
What division does Slippery Rock compete in athletically?
All intercollegiate athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division II level. For more information, like team statistics, coach's profile, and schedule of events, check out the Intercollegiate Athletics web site.
Are there intramural and club sports in which to participate?
The Rock offers a variety of challenging athletic club and intramural opportunities. See our campus recreation page for more details, but some include rugby, outdoor sports, and the classic intramurals you'd expect on a college campus with a lot to do. More than 5,000 students participated in intramurals this year!
How can a student get a job on campus?
The Office of Career Services advertises a variety of on- and off-campus employment opportunities for students throughout the year. Job postings and employment applications are displayed on the job board outside the office and on their web site. On-campus jobs are available for a maximum of 20 hours per week and pay minimum wage. Students who qualify for federal work-study can earn money for their education by seeking on-campus employment.