January 23, 2024

State System, SCUPA Announce Tentative Contract Agreement

Contact: Kevin Hensil, khensil@passhe.edu

Harrisburg, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and the State College and University Professional Association (SCUPA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract, which would take effect upon ratification. 

SCUPA represents about 700 professional employees at the 10 State System universities. They provide a variety of student services, working in admissions, financial aid, residence life and career services and in the registrars’ offices. 

The tentative agreement will be submitted first to the SCUPA membership for its consideration. If ratified by the union, it then would go to the State System’s Board of Governors for final approval. 

Details of the tentative agreement will be released once it is approved by both sides. SCUPA members have been working under the terms of their prior contract, which expired June 30, 2023. 

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is the public university system of the commonwealth with a mission to provide a high-quality education at the lowest possible cost to students. The State System annually confers more than 20,000 degrees and has more than 800,000 living alumni, most of whom live in Pennsylvania. The State System universities are Cheyney, Commonwealth (Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield), East Stroudsburg, Indiana, Kutztown, Millersville, PennWest (California, Clarion and Edinboro), Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester universities of Pennsylvania.