Slippery Rock University

1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057


Undergraduate: 6,921
Graduate: 1,503
Total Headcount: 8,424

SRU corporate security majors interning with Pfizer as part of new agreement

Pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer are well known for making vaccines that protect people from COVID-19, but those same companies need to be protected from all sorts of risks as well. That protection is now becoming well known to Slippery Rock University students who are benefitting from two internship agreements between Pfizer and SRU's Homeland and Corporate Security Studies Department.​


 Points of Pride

A leader in campus sustainability, Slippery Rock University, with its plan to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2037, has been recognized as a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, a Top 100 “Cool School” by the Sierra Club and in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges.

Slippery Rock University is one of more than 240 institutions recognized with the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, a national standard used by institutions for self-assessment and quality improvement of their community engagement.

Slippery Rock University has 103 student-athletes who have earned the prestigious Academic All-America honor dating back to 1970 when the award originated. The total ranks first among all institutions in the PSAC and sixth among all NCAA Division II.

Faculty-student research is an area of emphasis at Slippery Rock University, from the Physics and Engineering Department receiving a NASA grant to build a portable cryogenic atomic force microscope to the exercise and rehabilitative sciences professors, students and alumni leading innovative research about inter-arm blood pressure differences. 

Slippery Rock University’s first- to second-year student retention rate is 82.8% and its six-year graduation rate is 69%, which far exceeds the national average.  

 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 – Former NFL football player​