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IUP Student Philanthropy Council

Odds are that you as a student receive some kind of financial aid, either in loans, grants, or scholarships. Ninety-one percent of IUP students do.

Text Norm at 90947What you pay in tuition is less than 60 percent of the actual cost to educate you. In other words, it’s like buying a shirt that costs $10, but being ask to pay only $6 for it.

So, who pays the other 40 percent?

IUP receives donations from alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends, and even students like you, to bridge the 40 percent gap and pay for the rising costs of education. What does this mean to you? It means a whole lot of people believe in you, care about your success, and want to make your education affordable! Without private support, your loans would be higher.

Gifts provide funds for scholarships, technology and lab equipment, library resources, travel and research, and building/campus enhancements. Look for the chalking and lawn signs around campus for examples.

YourIUPThe Annual Giving Office works to raise the funds that benefit you and make IUP an even better place.  We are grateful to those that give to IUP. You should be too!  

If you want to get involved with student philanthropy and learn more about how private gifts enhance your IUP experience, consider applying for membership in the Student Philanthropy Council.  This organization provides IUP students with the opportunity to get involved, learn more about how private gifts impact your IUP experience, network with IUP donors, and leave your mark on IUP as a student.  For more information regarding the Student Philanthropy Council, complete this form. You will be contacted by a representative of the council/Office of Annual Giving.

Seniors will have a special opportunity within the council to become a member of the Senior Class Gift Committee.  This committee works as a group to determine goals for the Senior Class Gift and organizes a campaign to raise the funds—allowing the graduating class to leave their legacy to IUP. The Senior Class Gift demonstrates the loyalty of the senior class and helps to make IUP a better place--strengthening the value of the IUP degree our graduates will earn--and supplies a resume builder as well.

The Student Philanthropy Council will be sponsoring a new program this year called Get in the Know With Norm that allows students to test their philanthropic knowledge about IUP and have the opportunity to win great prizes. Text NORM to 90947 to register today and watch for your text message from Norm with follow-up information regarding his Philanthropy Friday contests! 

There are lots of ways that you can become involved….

Ensuring IUP has more resources makes your university a stronger place!


    • Development Office
    • Sutton Hall, Room 301
      1011 South Drive
      Indiana, PA 15705
    • Phone: 724-357-2324
    • Fax: 724-357-2556
    • Office Hours
    • Monday through Friday
    • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.