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Shawnee State University Student Life

Shawnee State University is on a 62-acre campus in a small town setting in Portsmouth, Ohio, not far from Charleston-Huntington-Ashland Area. Shawnee State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Shawnee State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Shawnee State University has a thriving campus ministry. In fact, more students participate in campus ministry than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Shawnee State University include Health Executives and Administrators Learning Society, Student Programming Board, Student Government Association

Shawnee State University students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Springfest and Scare Week.

Does Shawnee State University offer student housing?

Shawnee State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Shawnee State University students live off campus. In 2021, 28% of undergrads at Shawnee State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 72% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Shawnee State University. There are 934 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,406 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 81 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Shawnee State University offers coed housing and .

Safety at Shawnee State University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Shawnee State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Shawnee State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Plan a Visit to Shawnee State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Shawnee State University, take U.S. Route 23 to Portsmouth, OH. If you need to fly, book your flight to Huntington Tri-State airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Ohio you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Shawnee State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Shawnee State University Campus Services

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