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Slippery Rock Business Association's Mission

To advance the sense of place, quality of life, and economic vitality of Slippery Rock and the surrounding area.

Slippery Rock Business Association is a consortium of businesses & individuals who believe in the past, present and future of our community. We create opportunities for members to promote and improve the quality of life in Slippery Rock. We provide significant input into community planning, marketing Slippery Rock, and promote a feeling of well-being. We encourage effective communications through a powerful networking environment not only between members but also throughout the community as a whole.


SRU: A Brief History


Slippery Rock University first opened its doors on March 26, 1889, as Slippery Rock State Normal School. Limited to a single mission in teacher education, the first session enrolled 168 students. Over the years, the Rock has graduated thousands of teachers.