Shippensburg University is celebrating Diversity Week October 4-9 with a rich mosaic of inspiring events.

“This is a unique opportunity to educate our community, address the differences that exist amongst us, all the while seeing our inclusive excellence on display,” notes Dr. Manuel Ruiz, director of director of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The complete list of events and details are found at An overview is below.

monday  | Women’s Empowerment • Poetry Readings • Performance Art

tuesday  | Political Speed Dating • Columbia Historic Preservation Society–Underground Railroad Presentation

wednesday  | Tulip Planting in Remembrance of Domestic Violence • Black Alumni & Student Networking

thursday  | Business Breakfast to Discuss Career Success • Crafts for a Cause • Underground Railroad Reenactment

friday | ACT Rally and Quilt Reveal • National Recovery Month Fountain Lighting Ceremony

saturday  | Ship Raiders Football vs. West Chester • Diversity Week Celebration •  Free to be Me & You Baller’s Ball