Shawnee State University is on a 62-acre campus in the small town setting of Portsmouth, Ohio, not far from Charleston-Huntington-Ashland Area.
There are many activities and organizations for Shawnee State University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Shawnee State University has fraternities and sororities.
Shawnee State University has the campus ministry. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
The Shawnee State University community comes together each year for Homecoming, Springfest and Scare Week.
This table offers information on housing at Shawnee State University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||28%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||934|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||810|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||72%|
Shawnee State University offers on-campus 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 2022, 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 2021-2022 school year, 810 students chose to live on-campus. 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.
At Shawnee State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Shawnee State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Bowling||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Basketball||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Soccer||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Track And Field||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Shawnee State University, take U.S. Route 23 to Portsmouth, OH. If you need to fly, book your flight to Huntington Tri-State airport.
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