Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057


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

SRU students give new therapeutic robot a ‘seal’ of approval

When animal-assisted intervention students at Slippery Rock University were told there would be a surprise in a class last week, they figured a professional therapist would be bringing in a four-legged assistant. After all, it's common to see a real-life Lab -- that is, a Labrador retriever -- in the recreational therapy lab.

Instead, students were introduced to a therapeutic robot made to resemble a baby harp seal and interact with patients as an alternative to animal therapy.


 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.