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East Stroudsburg University

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is a public university located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. It is one of the 14 state universities that compose the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). It is commonly referred to as ESU by its students and members of the community. 

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he university began its existence in 1893 as a preparatory school for teachers called the East Stroudsburg Normal School, which was private. In 1960, additional curricula were added and the school's name then became East Stroudsburg State College.


East Stroudsburg University, a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 55 undergraduate programs, 22 master's programs and 1 doctoral program. ESU is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.


The mission of the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research (OSPR) is to advance the research enterprise at East Stroudsburg University by promoting an environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and community.

The OSPR will assist you in securing funding for all of your scholarly endeavors. The office is a one-stop-shop committed to providing quality service and support to the University community.


ESU's Career Development Center’s mission is to prepare students to pursue successful and meaningful careers by:

  • Offering innovative career planning, job search and employment resources
  • Facilitating lifelong career management and workforce readiness
  • Helping student develop professional skills for success
  • Serving as a central link between students, faculty, employers, and alumni


Student services

Welcome to the Office of Accessible Services Individualized for Students, otherwise known as OASIS. OASIS promotes equal access to educational opportunities for students with documented disabilities and works to engage the ESU community to elevate equity and empower students. OASIS advocates for students with disabilities, and coordinates academic and housing accommodations; and connects students with appropriate resources both on and off campus.

Library services

The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), located on the ground floor of the Library, provides comprehensive and easily accessible pedagogical resource support for the students and faculty in the College of Education and of East Stroudsburg University in general.

Medical services


  • Medical evaluation/treatment for illness and minor injuries
  • Referrals to health care specialists and ESU support services
  • Some diagnostic testing
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Physical examinations for employment, drivers licenses and teaching certifications
  • Testing, treatment and education for sexual health concerns
  • Health education and information about illnesses

Student Life

Campus life

The 62 campus buildings are located on 213 acres (0.9 km2) in the East Stroudsburg community. In addition to the academic facilities, 7 residence halls, housing 2,200 students, and a 1,000-seat dining hall are located on campus. Along with the dining hall, the Student Union offers "Center Court": a cafeteria style dining experience featuring a variety of made-to-order meals. For those looking for a quick pick me up, the coffee shop Java City, also in the Union, offers coffee, tea and smoothie beverages, as well as a bakery. Java City is also where any Open Mic nights, comedy shows and other campus activities take place, and provides a comfortable, quieter area for students to relax between classes. 

Sports facilities

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania's colors are red and black, and the team nickname is the Warriors. For the 2008–09 academic year, the University's mascot was changed to Burgy the warrior bear. All teams compete in the NCAA Division II and within the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). Athletic Training services are provided for each intercollegiate sport. There are currently seven male varsity sports available (Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track & Field and Wrestling) as well as 11 female varsity sports (Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball).

Student clubs

  • Active Minds

Active Minds is the voice for student mental health and is the leading national organization that empowers students to be the driving force to change the perception about mental health issues. Meetings are held Thursdays at 3pm in Stroud 118.

  • Alpha Omicron Pi

Alpha Omicron Pi is an international women's fraternity promoting friendship for a lifetime, inspiring academic excellence and lifelong learning, and developing leadership skills through service to the fraternity and community.

  • Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre)

We are the national honor society for excellence in theatre.

  • Alpha Sigma Tau

Active. Self reliant. Trustworthy.


ESU is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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