Integration Insights for Students



April 29, 2021

Welcome to Integration Insights for Students, a weekly series to update you about the Western Integration.

Students, you have been a primary and critical group involved in the integration planning process. You are represented in the process through your elected representatives in student government, your student trustees and student members of various integration committees and advisory boards.

Here are some questions students are asking about integration.

What’s happening with integration now?

The Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education approved the integration plan April 28, triggering a 60-day public comment period that extends through June 30. After hearing from the public (which includes students!), the Board is expected to hold a final vote on the plan in July 2021.

How can I learn more about the integration plan?

The plan to integrate Edinboro, California and Clarion universities is posted online at You can dig into the full plan and supporting data if you wish, or read the Executive Summary at the start of the document to get an overview of the plan.

How can I share my feedback and comment on the integration plan?

Public comments submitted to the State System office through June 30 will be shared with the Board of Governors for consideration. You can submit your comments by mail, email or online. Two virtual public meetings also are planned, on June 9 and 10. For details about submitting your public comments, visit at


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