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Centers and institutes of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Frederick Douglass

The Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research

An interdisciplinary, campuswide body that serves as a resource for information about equity and diversity at IUP and, through advocacy, seeks to support the growth, development, and success of students and faculty.

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Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI)

MARTI engages in research, training, and outreach related to veterans’ reintegration, family and mental health issues, alcohol and drug abuse treatment, and domestic violence intervention.


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Institute for Mine Mapping, Archival Procedures, and Safety

IMAPS develops knowledge and expertise in archiving, recording, and referencing historical coal mine maps. It also provides valuable applied internship and employment experiences to students, works with federal and state agencies, and advances methodologies in preserving and processing mine maps.

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Center for Northern Appalachian Studies

The Center for Northern Appalachian Studies provides a locus for the enhanced understanding and appreciation of the richness of our region’s diverse cultural heritage by creating educational outreach programs, developing historical archives, and facilitating community activities related to these goals.


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The Writing Center

The Writing Center helps students become better and more self-sufficient writers by offering one-on-one tutoring and group workshops.

The Writing Center uses a peer-tutoring model of instruction to help students improve their writing and communication skills.

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Digital Humanities Center (DHC)

The DHC supports scholarship, proof-of-concept explorations, and project applications of digital technologies in humanistic inquiry. It aims to facilitate conversation, collaboration, and resource sharing in order to make connections between new technologies and traditional knowledge areas.

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 201
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2280
  • Fax: 724-357-4816
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.