The Office of Social Equity works to assist in the creation of a campus environment that promotes diversity and values individual differences.
We believe that diversity enriches the campus community, and we strive to understand, accept, and value differences respectfully. Download the
Office of Social Equity Brochure (pdf).
Religion Resource Guidebook (pdf). This document includes information for significant dates, practices and accommodations, places of worship, and student religious organizations. It is intended to help expand understanding and strengthen relationships of the diverse religious and non-religious groups here at IUP.
IUP takes immediate and effective steps to end sexual harassment and sexual violence. The university’s Title IX coordinator, Valerie Mercado, is housed in the Office of Social Equity and oversees the processes related to investigations and support, and the training of university policies and initiatives. These include: Title IX Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence, Protection of Minors on Campus, and Students of Concern.
The Office of Social Equity assists the
Office of Human Resources in resolving complaints and reports of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
The office also monitors the university’s performance and behavior to ensure that it meets the regulatory standards of the federal and state governments.
The Office of Social Equity assists in the creation of the Affirmative Action Plan. Download the
2016 Affirmative Action Report.
Office of Human Resources works in partnership with the Office of Social Equity to improve the existing faculty and staff search procedures by developing new and more creative supplementary approaches to increasing faculty and staff diversity on campus. During search committee meetings, the committee members are reminded of the importance of diversity to the educational mission of the university and are given information, strategies, and resources to help increase diversity in the applicant pool.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. All ADA accommodation requests are handled through the
Office of Human Resources. Any student in need of accommodations should contact the
IUP Office of Disability Support Services.
Access at construction sites on campus, including ADA access, can be found in the
IUP Facilities Engineering and Construction news information.
The IUP Taskforce on Accessibility Guidelines (TAG) committee recommends and implements policies and procedures on electronic information technology (EIT) accessibility. Further information, including the statement of non-discrimination, can be found on the
Government's Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Please refer to the IUP Diversity Calendar for a compilation of campus-wide diversity events.
LGBTQIA Support Hosting Queer Conversations Workshop Series
National Experts Provide Training on Title IX
Diversity Student Council to Hold Second Annual Talent Show
Diversity Student Council General Meeting Open to All Students
Listing of Summit Concurrent Sessions Now Available
LGBTQIA Support Offering Queer Conversation Workshop Series
Annual Indiana LGBTQIA Film Festival Begins
Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline
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