Student Opportunities

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    COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES: Safety sciences majors Thomas Williams and Adam Young are among the IUP students who've lived at the Indiana Fire Association firehouse at no cost in return for their dedication in responding to overnight fire calls and help with basic maintenance tasks.

    Go Beyond the Books

    As a major in safety, health, and environmental applied sciences, you can participate in many activities outside the classroom that further enrich your IUP experience.

    Safety Sciences Career Fair

    Every October, Safety Sciences hosts its annual Career Fair at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, bringing over 60 employers to campus to recruit.

    IUP Chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers

    The Safety Sciences Department has had a student chapter of the ASSE for more than 30 years and has won the Outstanding ASSE Student Section five times. All students are encouraged to participate, and approximately 100 students currently are involved.

    Rho Sigma Kappa

    The Alpha Chapter of Rho Sigma Kappa was inaugurated at IUP in 1993. This honor society recognizes exemplary performance in the safety sciences. Membership is based on nomination by program faculty and requires completion of at least 15 credits in the major and meeting minimum GPAs, as well as other evidence of superior performance. Typically, only between 5 and 10 percent of students qualify for membership in Rho Sigma Kappa.

    Safety Sciences Living-Learning Community

    The Safety Sciences Living-Learning Community is ideal for students who live on campus. Sharing a floor in the Northern Suites with natural science and math majors, safety sciences majors can work together and form friendships.

    Ladies of Safety

    Ladies of Safety, which is open to all members of the IUP community, gives young women in this major the opportunity to connect with each other and learn more about their future profession from female mentors who are in the field now.

    Safety Sciences intern at a work site

    Interns are often recruited at the Safety Sciences Career Fair.