Office of the President

Message from President William J. Behre


President Behre PortraitGreat things are happening at Slippery Rock University in our classrooms, athletic fields and residence halls and within our myriad of student clubs and organizations. We are an institution that is on the move. We're pursuing excellence in all we do and are leading change efforts on campus, in the community and around the world. I hope you'll join us.

Slippery Rock University is firmly rooted in our normal school heritage and characterized by a commitment to intellectual development, leadership and civic responsibility. We take great pride in providing students such as you with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced hands-on learning opportunities that will help you succeed in your life and professional career. Essential to this success is our public responsibility to produce competent, civil and caring citizens who will make their communities and our world a better place for all people to live and work.

At SRU, students come first. It doesn't matter whether you come to us straight out of high school, you transfer in, are an adult learner, a working adult or from a country other than the U.S. Our promise is to deliver a Rock Solid education and do whatever we can to help you succeed.

I hope you'll enjoy exploring our website and discovering what our students call the SRU "difference." If you are prospective student, or parent, I invite you to call or visit us to see for yourself why this University continues to earn accolades such as "Best in the Northeast," "A College of Distinction," "A Best Value College," "One of the top 'Green' Colleges in the Nation," "One of the safest colleges in America," and a college where you get a "great return on your investment."

If I can provide any assistance or answer questions, email me at, or call me at 724.738.2000.

William J. Behre

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