Meet the Pride Guides

The Pride Guides are an important asset to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Pride Guides assist with office tasks and help with admission events throughout the year. They share their SRU experiences and love for SRU on their campus tours.


Hometown: Hamburg, NY
Major: Exercise Science - Pre-Occupational Therapy
Minor: Spanish
Campus Involvement: The Honors College, MEDLIFE, Pre-OT Association, Exercise Science Society, Spanish Club
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because of the welcoming atmosphere. From my first time on campus, everyone was so friendly, and I knew that SRU was going to be a perfect fit for me. It offered the best opportunities for me to get a one-of-a-kind education and do all of the extracurricular activities I wanted. I am so glad I chose Slippery Rock!"


Hometown: Jefferson Hills, PA
Major: Psychology
Campus Involvement: Pride Guide
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because of how much it felt like home, especially the surrounding town. The minute I walked on campus for the first time, I could tell this was going to be my new home away from home."


Hometown: Monroeville, PA
Major: Psychology
Minor: Leadership
Campus Involvement: Psychology Club, Rock Spin Instructor
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because while touring I felt like I was at home. The campus was not too small but not too big. I felt as if I was welcomed into my program. It also was the perfect distance from home."


Hometown: Slippery Rock, PA
Major: Early Childhood Education
Campus Involvement: The Honors College, Early Childhood Club, Best Buddies, Psychology Club, and Delight Ministries
Why I Chose SRU: “I chose SRU because I spent a lot of time growing up coming over to SRU and fell in love with the campus and the people who come here!"


Hometown: Clarence Center, NY
Major: Psychology - Pre-Student Affairs 
Campus Involvement: The Honors College, Psychology Club, Club Softball
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because my in-person tour had a significant impact on me. SRU is a place with lots of opportunities to expand my interests and partake in activities I already enjoyed."


Hometown: Brookfield, OH
Major: Secondary Education and Health and Physical Education
Minor: Adapted Physical Activity
Campus Involvement: Student Government, the Honors College, Fitness & Wellness Club, WISE
Why I Chose SRU: "I chose Slippery Rock because of how campus felt like home to me. You get the feel of a big school while still being part of a close-knit community. It is also the perfect distance from home. Slippery Rock also had all the majors I was interested in which made it the perfect option for an Exploratory student, which is the major I started with."


Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Major: Recreational Therapy
Minor: Animal Assisted Interventions and Adapted Physical Activity
Campus Involvement: University Program Board, the Honors College, Recreational Therapy Club
Why I chose SRU: "I chose Slippery Rock because of how I felt when I first visited campus. When I first visited, I immediately felt welcomed, and had great connections with everyone I talked to. From the moment I stepped foot on campus, I knew this was the place for me!"


Hometown: Brookfield, OH
Major: Recreational Therapy 3+3 Pre-Physical Therapy
Campus Involvement: Recreational Therapy Club, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Women's Club Volleyball
Why I Chose SRU: “I chose SRU because the campus felt the most like home to me." 


Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Major: BFA Dance Major double concentration in Performance and Choreography and Studio Ownership and Dance Entrepreneurship
Campus Involvement: Delight Ministries, National Honor Society for Dance Arts, the Honors College, Dance Express, Phi Sigma Sigma, Slippery Rock University Dance Theatre, Palenque Afro-Columbian Dance Ensemble  
Why I Chose SRU: “I chose SRU because it felt like my home away from home and the amazing Dance program! When I toured for the first time, I loved the atmosphere and the friendly people on campus. I fell in love with the Dance program and the talented faculty members when I came to campus.”


Hometown: Troy, PA
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Minor: Political Science
Campus Involvement: Criminal Justice Honor Society, Criminology Club, and FYRST Seminar Peer Leader
Why I Chose SRU: “I chose SRU because as soon as I stepped on campus, I knew that SRU would be my home. The campus was big enough for me to meet a lot of new peiple, and was small enough that it was not overwhelming."


Hometown: Windber, PA
Major: Recreational Therapy 
Minor: Adapted Physical Activity
Campus Involvement: The Honors College, Recreational Therapy Club, Best Buddies, Adapted Physical Activity Council, The Harbor 
Why I Chose SRU: “I chose SRU because of all the unique programs offered and how many ways I saw myself getting involved. Slippery Rock and their faculty made it clear how much they valued their students which was something very important to me. The community could not have been any more welcoming and it was so easy to see my future here as a student. Coming to SRU was the best decision I could have made!”


Hometown: Rural Valley, PA
Major: Early Childhood Education and Special Education
Campus Involvement: Delight Ministries, Alpha Xi Delta, SRU Honors College, Rock Life Coach 
Why I chose SRU: "I chose Slippery Rock because of its education program!"


Hometown: Canal Fulton, OH
Major: Psychology - Pre-Ocupational Therapy
Minor: Exercise Science
Campus Involvement: The Honors College, Pre-Occupational Therapy Club
Why I Chose SRU: “I chose SRU because it felt like a home away from home and the campus felt safe. I also knew I was going to get an amazing education here at SRU!"


Hometown: Massillon, OH
Major: Seconday English Education
Campus Involvement: Delta Zeta Sorority, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Delight Ministries, and Rotaract Club
Why I Chose SRU: "I chose SRU because I loved campus and the size was perfect for me! I love the small town feeling of it while still being close to all the fun things that come with living in a bigger city. It's also a really good school and I could see the care and passion that SRU staff had for education and helping students.”


Hometown: Mount Carmel, PA
Major: Geography with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability 
Campus Involvement: Phi Sigma Sigma, Lemon Club, GGE Club
Why I chose SRU: "I fell in love right away. I found out they even had my major and concentration that I wanted; it was a win-win. Now I can’t imagine going anywhere else." 


Hometown: Warren, OH
Major: Recreational Therapy - Pre-Occupational Therapy
Campus Involvement: Pre-Occupational Therapy Club 
Why I Chose SRU: “I chose SRU because it felt like home the first time I was ever on campus and it had exactly what I wanted to do for my career."