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Social Equity

  • PASSHE Women’s Consortium Conference

    September 29, 2017
    September 30, 2017

    “We Are Stronger Together: Intersectionality in a Diverse World” Deadline for proposal submissions for papers, posters, and panels is Friday, June 30, 2017.

    For more information, visit PASSHE Women’s Consortium Conference.

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania is committed to advancing social equity
  • 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).

    Download the 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 of the diverse religious and non-religious groups here at IUP.

    Download Pablo Mendoza's remarks for a Jones-White Endowment Lecture (pdf), which focused on empowering students and includes a listing of advocacy work and organizations in the IUP and Indiana communities. 

    Title IX Resources and Support

    IUP takes immediate and effective steps to end sexual harassment and sexual violence. The university’s Title IX coordinator is housed in the Office of Social Equity and oversees the processes related to the university Title IX policy and resources. The coordinator also manages annual mandatory training for university employees, affiliates/contractors, and volunteers. These trainings include Title IX Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence and Protection of Minors.

    Conflict and Dispute Resolution

    The Office of Social Equity assists the Office of Human Resources in resolving complaints and reports of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  

  • Diversity Support for Human Resources

    The 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.

    Preferred First Name Policy

    The university has established this policy that allows students, faculty, staff, and alumni to indicate their preferred first names to the university community, even if they have not legally changed their first name. Download (pdf) the Preferred First Name Policy , Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) , and the Preferred First Name Request Form.

    Disability Resources

    All Americans with Disabilities Act (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. For further information, please refer to the Statement of Nondiscrimination.                                                              


    Please refer to the IUP Diversity Calendar for a compilation of campus-wide diversity events. 

  • Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Resources
    IUP is committed to an educational and work environment free from any form of sexual harassment or sexual violence. The IUP Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence. Resources and support services are available to the university community.
    Diversity Commissions
    Diversity groups receiving funding and program support from the Office of Social Equity are: Frederick Douglass Institute; GLBT Commission; Hispanic Heritage Council; Native American Awareness Council; Women's Commission.
    Diversity Peer Educator Program
    The Office of Social Equity is looking for ambitious, energetic, social justice advocates to become members of the Diversity Peer Educator Program. You can make a difference on campus!
    Diversity Student Council
    The Diversity Student Council is comprised of students interested in spreading awareness about diversity issues, advocating for all IUP students, and creating an inclusive campus community.
    Diversity Student Art Gallery
    Featuring the work of several Department of Art students, the newly created Diversity Student Art Gallery is representative of the office’s purpose that “everyone is welcome here and everyone belongs.” The gallery is open to all members of the campus community.