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NAACP, IUP Chapter

The purpose and aims of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania chapter of the NAACP shall be to improve the political, educational, social, and economic status of minority groups; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of racial discrimination; and to take all lawful action to secure its elimination, consistent with the efforts of the national organization and in conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of the association, its constitution, its by-laws and as directed by the national board of directors.

In addition, its objectives shall be to inform students of the problems affecting blacks and other minority groups; to advance the economic, educational, social, and political status of black people and other minority groups and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the black man’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent and effective leadership that is active in serving a cause or belief. These objectives shall be pursued in accordance with the policies of the association within the framework of university regulations.

Any person regularly enrolled as a student and who agrees to comply with the principles and policies of the association may become a member of the university chapter with the consent of the association’s board of directors. Membership in the university chapter shall include membership in the national association. For more information on this organization, please contact the president and/or advisor listed below.

  • Marcia Newman, m.t.newman@iup.edu, President, 571-201-1906
  • Dr. Roger Briscoe, briscoe@iup.edu, Advisor, Department of Educational and School Psychology, 252 Stouffer Hall, 724-357-3789
  • Dr. Carolyn Princes, cdprince@iup.edu, Second Advisor, African American Cultural Center, B25 Delaney Hall, 724-357-2455

NAACP website

  • Student Organizations
  • Center for Student Life
    Pratt Hall, Room 303
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2598
  • Fax: 724-357-2351
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.