Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
(known as The Rock
for short) is an American university, and a
member of the State System of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
. It is located in the
borough of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. It opened on March 26,
1889, as Slippery Rock State Normal School
.According to its website, the university has one of the largest campuses in western Pennsylvania, occupying 600 acres (2.4 km²).