About the Morris
University Center

The Morris University Center - or the MUC - is a modern facility that houses a number of services and offices including campus dining services, a recreation center, a bookstore, as well as the Student Business Center, the Office of Admission, and the Offices of Student Affairs and Student Life.

In addition, the MUC also offers a ball room and conference facilities available for rent to the public. If you are interested in planning your next event at our facilities, call 740.351.3390 or send an email to

Dr. Rita Rice Morris

Dr. Rita Rice Morris is the longest-serving Shawnee State University President, having led the institution from 2003-2015. During her administration, she championed the causes and needs of Shawnee State’s growing and changing student population. The expansion of the Morris University Center, made possible through the first student-administration partnership, is among the most significant efforts led by Dr. Morris to enhance student life.

Event & Conference Services

Event & Conference Services at Shawnee State University is committed to providing our guest with an environment of excellence through unique and affordable event solutions. Quality customer service is achieved through attention to detail, professionalism and high standards in accordance with the needs of our clients and the mission of the university.  To reserve your next event, please contact us:

Event & Conference Services

Vern Riffe Center for the Arts, Room 202

Phone:  740.351.3390 



Inside the MUC...