Programming and Events

  • The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement plans and coordinates events consistent with its mission statement: the promotion of diverse opportunities that encourage personal and community growth through leadership development and individual and group accountability.

    Welcome Weekend

    Welcome Weekend is a special time for new students to become better acquainted with IUP and with one another. The events will help new students begin to feel at home at IUP. Incoming students will connect with other students and become familiar with campus and the many resources available, as well as enjoy fun festivities held each day!

    IUP Day

    IUP Day allows students to explore ways of getting involved at IUP and allows for each recognized student organization to increase awareness of its mission and potentially its membership base.


    The Programming and Events office assists in the coordination of the parade in addition to working with other offices such as Student Affairs, Athletics, and Alumni Affairs to create a positive homecoming experience for the entire IUP community.  

    Homecoming Monte Carlo Night

    The Homecoming Monte Carlo Night is an incredible night full of dancing, casino games, prizes, food, and so much more! The 2016 Homecoming Monte Carlo Night will be held on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Kovalchick Complex. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office, the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement in 307 Pratt Hall, or at IUP Day!

    Six O’Clock Series

    The Six O’Clock Series provides IUP students, employees, and community members an opportunity to learn about current issues and approach familiar topics from a new perspective.

    Safety Planning for Campus Events

    Organizations planning a campus event requiring safety and security provisions such as university police, electronic screening requirements and others must file a Safety Planning Form through the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement for Campus Events. 

    Campuswide Special Events

    The Office for Student Leadership provides programming guides, guidance, and support for organizations planning a campuswide event.

    Requesting Use of Outdoor Campus Space 

    The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement processes requests for the use of outdoor space on the IUP campus. Requests are reviewed to ensure the safety of the IUP community, the protection of IUP grounds, and respect for the mission of the university. 

    Late Night Programming

    The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement provides support for late night programming initiatives, including links to important policy information, forms, and mini-grant resources. 

    Event Setup: Do I Have to Pay?

    Office of Facilities Management helps organizations, offices, and individuals requesting use of outdoor space understand if there are costs involved in their space request outside normal business hours.

    For more events, check the Student Events Calendar, the Academic Calendar, and the Central Calendar.


Friday, September 30, 2016

Counter Blast 2016

HUB Delaware Room and Parking Lot Area

Counter Blast 2016 is a get-acquainted social event hosted by Multicultural Affairs and Student Success. Admission is free and open to everyone. There will be student organizations, entertainment, games, free food, and much more!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Open access is “the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.”

International Open Access Week, now in its ninth year, is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research to turn discoveries into better lives. This year’s theme is “Open in Action.” In keeping with this theme, this panel of IUP faculty and administrators will discuss what open access is and why they are committed to it, what steps researchers should take to share their discoveries, and why it matters.

Co-sponsored by the IUP Libraries.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Six O’Clock Series: “LGBTQIA Ally Training”

HUB, Ohio Room

Ally training is for any IUP undergraduate student interested in social justice and advocacy work.

Students will experience skill-building activities in developing communication and collaboration, as well as practical exercises in community development. Ally training incorporates the benefits of being an ally to any marginalized community, while providing practical application to the LGBTQIA community. Participants who complete the training receive an LGBTQIA Ally decal.

Co-Sponsored by the Office of LGBTQIA Support, the LGBTQIA Commission, and Pride Alliance.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Homecoming Parade 2016

Philadelphia Street, Downtown Indiana

Join us for the 2016 Homecoming Parade, ”Bringing the Pages to Life!”

Crimson Huddle

Kovalchick Complex

Alumni and friends are invited to join in the fun at the annual Crimson Huddle Pregame Party, held each year from 11:00 a.m. to gametime.

Enjoy meeting your friends at the Kovalchick Complex, located near Miller Stadium. Register now for the Crimson Huddle!

Monte Carlo Night


The alcohol-free Homecoming event is exclusive to IUP students and features casino games (with the use of play money), a DJ, bingo, laser tag, free food, and a chance to win door prizes.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

While the media often portrays the Middle East as a place of unrest, this panel discussion will paint a fresh perspective about the rich cultures, education, and current events of this region.

Panelists include IUP faculty, PhD students, and guest speakers who are experts in the field, or originally from the Middle East themselves. This is part of IUP’s International Education Week events.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Mike Green, known as "Greeny," is a recovering alcoholic with 38 years sobriety. Join him as he entertains his audience with amusing stories and anecdotes while sharing his wisdom and knowledge about making healthy lifestyle choices.

His presentation contains adult language and humor.

Co-Sponsored by the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Program, BACCHUS, and IUP Athletics.