Who we are
What began in 1937 as a professional association for faculty at Pennsylvania’s teacher colleges has grown into an organization touching the lives of nearly 100,000 students and their families each year.
Today, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties represents faculty members and coaches employed at Pennsylvania’s 14 publicly owned universities — the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
APSCUF works on behalf of student and faculty interests to provide the highest quality education at the most reasonable cost by ensuring a diversity of programs are available, taught by first-class professors who strive for the pursuit of educational excellence.
What we do
APSCUF helps to shape and prepare Pennsylvania’s future leaders. We understand the importance of this charge and do not take it lightly. We are educators, role models, advocates and mentors who are passionate about teaching and steadfast in our mission.
We stand for
- We are the voice for a quality public higher education – by working to ensure students receive all the educational benefits and opportunities possible from our 14 state colleges and universities.
- We provide the highest quality education at the most reasonable cost – by working to secure adequate state funding every year.
- We support 14 local communities across the Commonwealth – through public service, charitable work, and as a contributor to the economic growth, development and citizenship of the 14 regions our schools reside in and throughout the Commonwealth.
- We foster Pennsylvania’s future leaders – by ensuring a diversity of programs are available, taught by first-class professors, who stand for the pursuit of educational excellence.
Our 14 universities
Celebrating 80 years of service
To celebrate the APSCUF’s 80th anniversary, members, retirees, and honored guests gathered Sept. 15, 2017, at Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg for an evening of awards, memories, and camaraderie.
This slideshow of APSCUF images throughout the decades played during the reception and dinner:
Later, attendees watched excerpts from an interview with Dr. John Pierce Watkins, who was APSCUF’s president 1972–73: