Centers, Institutes, and Projects

  • Beyond teaching courses, IUP’s English Department members participate in a variety of activities which serve the university and the greater community. This work is often carried out through centers, institutes, and projects which coordinate activities. These activities are focused on meeting specific community needs.

    Centers and institutes provide an opportunity for professionals to utilize their expertise through consultation, technical assistance, and research-related activities. Programs provide excellent opportunities for students to learn, to demonstrate their knowledge and skills, and to become involved in meaningful projects in the community. All of this work by members of the English department community strengthens the research and public service missions of the university and, therefore, enhances the quality of education at IUP.

    Select IUP Research Centers and Institutes 

  • Digital Humanities Center
    The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture will support scholarship, proof-of-concept explorations, and project applications of digital technologies in humanistic inquiry.
    Oxford Summer Study Abroad
    Travel to England and earn undergraduate or graduate college credits for art, English, nursing, philosophy, political science, theater, or cross-disciplinary study.
    Writing Across the Curriculum
    The Writing Across the Curriculum program provides support for faculty universitywide in implementing writing into their courses. The program aims to create and sustain a community of writers at IUP.
    American Language Institute
    The American Language Institute offers full-time, noncredit programs of intensive English for international students and visitors.
    Center for Film Studies
    The Center for Film Studies includes cross-disciplinary membership designed to develop opportunities for grant funding to support the study and production of film and media scholarship at IUP.
    Frederick Douglass Institute
    The Frederick Douglass Institute at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is an interdisciplinary, campuswide body that serves as a resource for information about and advocacy on issues relating to cultural diversity at IUP.
    Writing Center
    The Writing Center—a quiet, comfortable place for writers to work.