Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057


Undergraduate: 7,538
Graduate: 1,286
Total Headcount: 8,824

SRU receives $2.4 million petroleum engineering software donation

Slippery Rock University's petroleum and natural gas engineering program recently received a boost forward. The three-year old program received a software donation valued at $2.4 million from Petroleum Experts, an international company known as Petex that develops engineering software for the petroleum industry.

"This is a significant advancement for the program to have access to this software," said Mohammad Kazemi, assistant professor of physics and engineering, who contacted Petex to secure the 10 educational licenses that will provide SRU students access to Petex's software for the next 10 years. "We are building the foundation for the program and this software will help better prepare our students for careers in petroleum and natural gas engineering."


 Points of Pride

For the seventh time in eight years, Slippery Rock University was among one of only 79 four-year higher education institutions nationally to be recognized as a 2017 Great Place to Work by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Slippery Rock University has 90 student-athletes who have earned the prestigious Academic All-America honor dating to 1970 when the award originated. The total ranks first among all institutions in the PSAC and sixth among all NCAA Division II.

Slippery Rock University has been recognized as a 2017-18 National College of Distinction, a Pennsylvania College of Distinction and a Public College of Distinction.

Of Slippery Rock University's 531 contiguous acres, 266 acres - half the campus - has been designated as Bartramian Audubon Society Wildlife Sancutuary Status.

Boozel Dining Hall, the primary, on-campus student dining facility at Slippery Rock University, won the American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase Award in the cafeteria/food service areas category.

 Notable Alumni

​Robert Stevens ’76 -  CEO (Retired) Lockheed Martin Corporation 

​Charles Sheetz ’78 - Executive Vice President, Sheetz Corporation 

Vivian Stringer ’70 - Head Women's Basketball Coach, Rutgers University

​Michael Wolf ’88 - Former Secretary of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Brandon Fusco, ’10 – Offensive lineman, Minnesota Vikings/San Francisco 49ers


William J. Behre

William J. Behre

William J. Behre became the 17th President of Slippery Rock University on July 1, 2018. Behre, the former provost at Georgian Court University, has nearly 25 years' experience in higher education as an educator, researcher, faculty leader and administrator. He had served as GCU's chief academic officer for the past four years. Learn more.