The following is a list of everything you need to know about being a student at IUP.
Be sure to use all the resources available to you—use the Undergraduate Catalog and the Graduate Catalog, make visits to offices on campus, talk to your advisor, ask questions, get involved! The list below, organized by topic, will let you know who to contact.
See also an alphabetical list of websites.
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If you have an emergency, are going to be absent from class(es), or must leave the university for an extended period of time, be sure to contact your professors to arrange the absence and to make up work. The Health Center does not write excuses for missed classes. If you have difficulty reaching your professors, contact your dean or advisor to assist you in contacting your professors. Note: if you are able to contact your professors yourself, please do so. For more information, refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog.
You will be assigned an advisor from your academic department to advise you on matters of academic achievement, schedule adjustments, curriculum changes, student activities, study schedules, and assistance with individual problems. Your academic advisor is available to guide you through your career as a student at IUP. This is your first contact person if you have any academic questions or concerns. If you don’t know who your academic advisor is, contact the secretary in the department of your major.
All academic programs and majors are housed within the Division of Academic Affairs. The division is headed by the Provost and Vice President and the major academic units include colleges and departments. The Academic Affairs office is in 205 Sutton Hall, 724-357-2219.
The IUP Academic Calendar provides dates for:
Please refer to MyIUP or contact the Office of the Registrar, Clark Hall, at 724-357-2217.
You will be dismissed from the university if you do not meet the minimum academic standards (2.00 cumulative GPA). For more information, refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog, Academic Standards Policy section, or contact your academic department/advisor.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. You must maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA to be in academic good standing and continue as a student. Teacher certification students have additional requirements for good standing.
Dean’s List - at least a 3.25 GPA based on at least 12 credits of graded semester coursework.
Provost’s Scholar – Juniors who have a 3.50 cumulative GPA and above.
Graduation honors are not granted for second degrees. For more information, refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog, or contact your academic department/advisor.
The Academic Integrity Policy outlines the standards for ethical conduct that govern your academic career. You are responsible to read, understand, and follow these ground rules to avoid allegations of academic dishonesty. Read the entire policy in the Policies and Procedures section.
When your cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 and you have special permission from your dean to be enrolled in the university, you are considered to be "on probation" with the university. For more information, refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog’s Academic Standards Policy or contact your academic department/advisor.
You may check your academic records, including current grades and current and future registrations, by accessing them on MyIUP. You may print out an unofficial report, but for an official transcript, contact the Office of the Registrar, Clark Hall, 724-357-2217.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. This policy states the minimal requirements that must be met to remain enrolled in the university and the consequences of not meeting these requirements.
The Pennsylvania Act 101 Program provides a comprehensive first-year experience to students who qualify. The program includes educational and developmental advising, first-year experience courses, academic courses in math and/or critical reading skills, and the services of the DVST Peer Assistance Programs.
Adapted computers and software are available in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology lab, the Library, and the Advising and Testing Center.
All students are encouraged to report and update their local address (referred to as “Current Address”) on MyIUP. Also, you need to keep an up-to-date permanent address listing on the website, and if necessary, an updated mailing address if all official IUP communication is to be received at some location other than your permanent address. All address changes should be done on this website. Don’t forget to indicate the dates during which these addresses should remain active.
YOU are responsible for applying for the following:
The entire policy can be found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog.
Applicants for undergraduate admission are required to submit the following for review by the Admissions Committee: completed application for admission, $50 application fee, transcript of high school record, and SAT or ACT test results. Applications for admission are available in the Admissions Office, 120 Sutton Hall, by calling 724-357-2230 or 1-800-442-6830, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Undergraduate Admissions website.
Contact the Office of Adult and Continuing Education, Keith Hall, at 724-357-2292 or 724-357-2227.
Please refer to the University Services section of this site for a listing of the services provided by this office or contact the Advising and Testing Center, 216 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-4067.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the Policies and Procedures section of this publication. This Policy assures equal educational and employment opportunity for all persons with out regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran’s status, age, or sexual orientation.
Please refer to the University Services section of this site for a listing of services provided by this office or contact the African American Cultural Center, at 724-357-2455.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the Policies and Procedures section of this site before taking action. This policy contains information on the Pennsylvania liquor code, Alcohol liability in Pennsylvania and referral information.
Visit the Office of Alumni Relations, Breezedale, at 724-357-7942.
The ALI is a non-credit program of instruction in English as a second language for non-native students. Tutoring, unpaid internships, and employment opportunities are also available for students. For more information, contact the American Language Institute, 214 Eicher Hall, at 724-357-2402.
Please visit Athletics, 107 Memorial Field House, at 724-357-2751.
There are four PNC ATM machines located on the campus. Two inside the HUB, one outside the HUB front entrance and one at the main entrance to Stapleton Library.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. If you are interested in a course but do not need the credit hours toward your degree, you may audit the course. For more information, contact your advisor or refer to the catalog.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy. All persons desiring to park a vehicle on the IUP campus must register for a parking permit. University Parking Regulations will be strictly enforced twenty-four hours daily. Parking permits in IUP lots will be strictly enforced from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless an area is posted by signs designating specific times for different permits. If you have any questions concerning parking, contact University Parking Services, University Towers. Visit University Police.
Prospective students are required to provide disciplinary records from previous academic institutions and to report felony convictions before an admission decision is made. Prospective employees are required to divulge information regarding past criminal records. Individual applicants who report a criminal record are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
This is a free service offered by the Co-op Store to ensure the protection of your belongings when you visit the store during busy times in the semester.
Indiana area banks include:
First Commonwealth Financial Group
Indiana First Savings Bank724-349-2810
National Bank of the Commonwealth (NBOC)724-349-3400
PNC Bank (located at the HUB)
Savings & Trust (S&T)724-349-1800
You should always securely lock your bicycle in the appropriate racks when outdoors. Bicycles should never be locked to any object except a bicycle rack.
These special telephone boxes are located throughout the IUP campus beneath blue colored lights. When the box is opened and the receiver picked up, a call is automatically made to University Police Dispatch regardless of whether the caller speaks. A police officer will be sent to that location. To use the free-standing blue light telephones, just press the button and begin speaking.
This gives you the opportunity to sell back your books at the Co-op Store. Watch The Penn for times and locations.
Brailling equipment and a Braille printer are available in Advising and Testing, 216 Pratt Hall. Please contact the Advising and Testing Center at 724-357-4067 to make arrangements to use this equipment.
Schedule booklets for the Indiana and Campus transits are available at the HUB front desk. You may ride free of charge with a valid I-Card.
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This is an overview only. This policy states guidelines, including federal licensing required for sponsoring a campus-wide film or video. Stop by the Center for Student Life for details.
You can pick up a campus map at the University Police Office, first floor, University Towers, at 724-357-2141.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. If you have NOT been enrolled as a student for four or more consecutive semesters and the intervening summer sessions, and you have a semester with a low GPA, you may apply for a cancellation of a semester. The courses and grades will still be listed on your transcript but are NOT included in your cumulative GPA. See your associate/assistant dean’s office for more information and the necessary form.
Contact the Career Development Center, 302 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-2235.
The IUP Undergraduate Catalog contains valuable information about academic choices and related academic matters. Whether you are searching for prerequisites for a specific course or for course requirements in your major field of study, the IUP Undergraduate Catalog is your starting point. It can be purchased at the Co-op Bookstore. Visit the Registrar’s Office for the on-line version.
The Learning Enhancement Center, part of the Development Studies Department, offers a range of programs designed to promote the success, satisfaction, and intellectual development of all IUP students through academic assistance, learning enhancement, and college success and retention programs: Supplemental Instruction (SI), Non-credit Workshops, and Walk-in Individual and Group Tutoring.
Please refer to the University Services section of this site for a listing of the services provided by this office or contact the Center for Research in Written Communication and Translation, 354 Sutton Hall, at 724-357-2322.
Contact the Center for Student Life, 102 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-1264.
Please refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog or contact your academic department/advisor.
You may cash your checks in the HUB banking facility (account with the current HUB bank required) or at various banks and grocery stores in the area; many do not honor third party checks, and valid ID is required. Most will accept your I-Card.
Classification is based on total hours earned through courses, exams, or transfer credits.
For more information, refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog.
The CLEP Program enables you to earn credit for knowledge of a particular subject area without taking the course. A list of tests and their corresponding courses is available through University Testing Services, 302 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-2235.
CUSP is an early entrance freshman experience for all first-year students, scheduled during the week before Fall Term. The experience includes enrollment in a 1-credit course, Introduction to Higher Education (DVST 150); workshops; seminars; a common reading experience; tours; and other informational and social activities.
Eberly College of Business and Information Technology724-357-3215
College of Education and Educational Technology724-357-2480
College of Fine Arts724-357-2282
College of Health and Human Services724-357-2555
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics724-357-2609
Office of Adult and Continuing Education
School of Graduate Studies and Research724-357-2222
Remember that you will need to apply for graduation at the BEGINNING of your senior year. Degrees are conferred to students at three points in the year. These include May, August and December. Formal commencement exercises are held in May and December. August graduates may participate in one of these two ceremonies. For any further commencement information, visit the Commencement website.
University Computer Lab at Eberly College of Business, Room 110, 724-357-7959
University Computer Lab at Leonard Hall, Room 117, 724-357-4867
University Computer Lab at Stapleton Library, Room 113, 724-357-2030
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with all computer policies which can be read in their full text at the Academic Technology Services website.
Please refer to the University Services section of this site for a listing of the services provided by this office or contact Co-op Recreation Services, Hadley Union Building at 724-357-2590.
Please refer to the University Services section of this site for a listing of the services provided by this office or contact the Co-op Store, Hadley Union Building, at 724-357-3145 / 800-537-7916.
HUB Copy Center
Laurel Printing and Copy724-349-9420
Contact the Counseling Center at 724-357-2621.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. Attendance standards will be defined by the individual faculty member. However, the university expects all students to attend class. The catalog may also be purchased at the Co-op Store or found on line through the Registrar’s Office.
A description of each individual course can be found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog or by visiting MyIUP.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. You may replace the grades and quality points in courses in which you received a "D" or "F" by repeating that course at IUP. Only six repeat-with-replacement attempts are permitted during a student’s entire undergraduate career. You must obtain a D/F repeat form from your department office. For more information, contact your academic department/advisor.
It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. This is your lifeline to any course that you take. It contains information about the professor (office hours and location), outline of course material, required readings, exam times and content, grading for the course, procedures for makeup work, etc.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. These exams may enable you to "test out" of certain courses and gain credit(s) toward graduation. Credit/Exemption Exams are given by the individual departments upon your request. For more information, contact your academic department/advisor.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. This is determined according to the university’s Academic Standards Policy (primarily, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better).
A curriculum guide gives you the information needed about your major. It helps you to decide which courses you need to take and the recommended order in which to take them. You may obtain a copy from your academic department/advisor.
IUP currently offers developmentally appropriate child care services for children of IUP students and staff. Services are available for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in our University Early Care and Education for a fee. The center is located in Davis Hall. For information, contact Indiana County Child Day Care at 724-349-1821. The university also houses a Head Start program, which is also located in Davis Hall. For information about Head Start call 724-349-6200.
Indiana County Head Start and IUP have opened a Head Start Center on the IUP Campus. It is operating out of the Robertshaw Building but will be moving to Davis Hall in the spring of 2003. Full-time IUP students with children 3 to 5 years old are eligible to apply. The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. breakfast, lunch, and snack are provided. This is a free program for income eligible full-time students. If you are interested in receiving a flyer describing the program, please contact Linda Rudy at the Head Start Office (724-349-6200).
Through its curriculum, center, and programs, the Department of Developmental Studies provides IUP students with courses and services designed to enhance the development of all students.
Please refer to the University Services section of this site for a listing of the services provided by this office or contact the Digital Language Lab, 206 Eicher Hall, at 724-357-5671 or 5672.
You don’t have to live on campus or have a meal plan to partake in IUP’s dining services. Dining facilities include: Folger Food Court, Foster Dining Hall, and the HUB Rock II. Depending on the dining location, you may pay for meals with a meal plan, your I-Card, Flex Dollars, or cash. For more information on Dining Services, contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 724-357-2696.
Diplomas are mailed by the Registrar’s Office, 300 Clark Hall at 724-357-2217 approximately four to six weeks after your actual graduation date.
The DVST Educational Advisement Program provides students with both curricular and educational advisement, monitoring, guiding, and referring students as they progress through the college experience.
Please be patient when waiting for elevators on campus. Remember: elevators are not to be used in the event of a fire.
IUP uses e-mail as the primary form of communication with its students. Every student is assigned an IUP e-mail account. Each student is responsible for checking their IUP e-mail regularly. Students should review the e-mail policy facilitated by the IT Support Center. The IUP e-mail account is created at the beginning of a student’s first semester, and stays active until the student graduates or leaves the university. IUP email addresses always end with @IUP.EDU. Student usernames are a series of 4 characters that are generated when their account is created. (Example: ABCD@IUP.EDU ) Students also have an email alias in the form firstinitial.middleinitial.lastname (e.g. A.B.Smith).
IUP provides 50MB of additional disk space for each student. The "home directory" or H:Drive is backed up on a regular basis, accessible from campus computing labs, residence halls, and off campus. This space can be used to store personal web files and course related work. The space is protected by your username and password so no one can access your documents without your permission. Information on the H: Drive can be found at the IT Support Center.
IUP allows students to have their own personal web pages. A student page address would look like www.people.iup.edu/username. Help with creating and maintaining web pages and documentation for this process is available at the the IT Support Center.
You can print your own official Enrollment Verification by visiting the Registrar’s Office.
You are encouraged to not walk alone and practice personal security precautions, especially during evening/early morning hours. If you must walk alone, please contact University Police, first floor, University Towers, at 724-357-2141 to request an escort. This service is intended for on-campus use, although requests within proximity to campus will be considered on an individual basis.
See IUP’s Emergency Plan for more information. Please become familiar with these procedures for your own personal safety.
During Family Weekend, activities, events and special opportunities designed to appeal both to students and their immediate and extended family members are hosted by the university and the Indiana community.
Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog Academic Policies for information on this policy. The final exam schedule will be published in The Penn prior to the final exam period. The Registrar’s Office oversees the finals schedule.
Please refer to the Financial Aid Office, Clark Hall, at 724-357-2218.
The DVST Freshman Year Experience Program provides a first-year series of freshmen seminar courses that include Introduction to Higher Education (DVST 150), Learning Strategies (DVST 160), and Career Exploration (DVST 170). These 1-credit courses may be taken individually or as a package, depending on the student’s needs and interests.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. The normal undergraduate semester hour load is 12-17.90 semester hours. If you wish to take 18 or more semester hours, you must receive approval from the associate/assistant dean’s office of your college. For more information, contact your academic department/advisor.
For undergraduates - twelve credits or more in a semester.
For graduate students - nine credits or more in a semester.
Please refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog or contact your academic department/advisor. Forms for filing a Level II Grade Appeal are available in the Office of the Provost, 205 Sutton Hall.
For more information regarding the letter grades that can be given and the quality points they represent, see the IUP Undergraduate Catalog or contact your academic department/advisor.
To calculate your quality points, you must:
List each IUP course and the credits attempted for each course. Add these credits to obtain your total credit hours attempted.
Multiply your credits attempted for each course by the quality points earned for the grade you received (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0). Add these numbers to obtain your total number of quality points earned.
Divide your total number of quality points earned (sum from number 2 above) by a total number of credit hours attempted (sum from number 1 above). This is your cumulative Grade Point Average.
3 credits (A)
3 credits (B)
4 credits (B)
3 credits (C)
4 credits (A)
55/17 = 3.24 GPA
IUP is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Academic offerings at the graduate level include over 45 master’s programs and eight doctoral programs. Students interested in learning more about graduate education at IUP should contact the Admissions Office of the School of Graduate Studies and Research, 101 Stright Hall, 724-357-2222.
Please refer to the Policies and Procedures section of this publication for the entire policy or contact the Campus Recreation Office at 724-357-2590.
This policy states that current and/or prospective members of a recognized organization may not engage in any activity that endangers their health and/or well being. This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Center for Student Life, 724-357-1264.
IUP recommends that all students have health insurance coverage. Check with your family to see if your health insurance will continue to cover you at school. If you are covered by your parent’s health insurance, be certain to carry an insurance card with you at all times. IUP’s Health Service can provide you with information about a quality and cost effective insurance plan. Contact the health center at 724-357-6475 (email@example.com) for more information.
Health insurance is mandatory for students in J Visa status. (See International Student Health Insurance below.)
Please contact the University HIV Committee, Malinda Cowles, at 724-357-4799.
The IUP Homecoming Weekend draws together students, alumni, and community and county residents for one of the region’s largest and most colorful three-day celebrations. Participants gather for special alumni events, outdoor festivals, indoor entertainment, the campus/community parade, and the football game and other athletic contests at the Miller Stadium Complex. For more information, contact Alumni Relations, Breezedale, at 724-357-7942 or the Center for Student Life, at 724-357-2315.
Unless you are self-insured, you are strongly encouraged to check with your family to see if their homeowner’s insurance covers your personal belongings while you are away at college (in a residence hall or an off-campus apartment). It is wise to have insurance coverage for your personal belongings.
Please refer to the University Services section of this publication for a listing of the services provided by this office. For more information, contact the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining, Ruddock Hall, Suite G-37, at 724-357-2696 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information regarding on-campus housing options, contact the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining, Ruddock Hall, Suite G-37, 724-357-2696 or email@example.com.
The I-Card is the official form of identification on campus and is available to all students, faculty, and staff members. The plastic card displays the cardholder’s photograph, ID number and a 16-digit card number. The card also contains a magnetic stripe, which is used for access to university facilities and services. All residence halls use this stripe for access to the building. There is also a computer chip that is used in campus vending operations. In addition, the card serves as a pass for the INDIGO bus and as a banking debit card.
Complete and submit this form to report an incident or concern involving an IUP student or recognized organization.
Please refer to the Emergency Plan.
An Incomplete (I) designation must be completed and reported to the Registrar’s Office in the next regular semester (fall/spring) by the last regular class day before the final exam period. The faculty member may set an earlier deadline so that the grade change can be processed before the due date.
As a citizen of Indiana, you are expected to abide by the laws and regulations of the Borough of Indiana and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in addition to the rules of the university.
Please refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog, and “Academic Policies” on MyIUP, or contact the Office of the Registrar, Clark Hall, at 724-357-2217.
Located on the top floor of the Hadley Union Building at 724-357-2590, persons at the information desk can provide you with various information on campus events, reservation of rooms in the Hadley Union Building, and payment of your telephone bill. If unsure whom to ask, e-mail IUP-HAWKS@iup.edu.
The Office of International Education assists more than seven hundred international students from seventy-five different countries during their stay at IUP. It helps to send more than three hundred students a year on study abroad. The office also liaises with departments and faculty members in a number of ways to internationalize IUP. It is located in Delaney Hall, Suite B25, 920 Grant Street, and can be reached at 724-357-2295.
IUP requires International Students in J visa status to have health insurance. Students who do not follow the requirements of the policy will be contacted by the Office of International Education. For more information, see the complete policy at Essential Information for International Students.
This is a great opportunity to receive supervised work experience and gain academic credit toward your degree. For more information, refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog or contact your academic department/advisor.
Want to be more active, but don’t want to go it alone? Try joining one of the twenty-two recreational sports teams IUP has to offer. You can join, regardless of your ability, as a team or individual. There are men’s, women’s, and co-ed teams. For more information, contact the Intramural Office, 101 Memorial Field House at 724-357-2757.
Please refer to the Policies and Procedures section of this publication for information on this policy or contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 724-357-4040.
This machine is designed to facilitate learning for persons with vision loss, some physical disabilities, or some learning disabilities. It can scan a book or document and read it aloud. For more information, contact the Advising and Testing Center, 216 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-4067.
If you are not able to pay your bill within the deadline and have not made arrangements to enroll in the Installment Payment Plan, or you are late making your installment payment, you are subject to a Late Payment fee and/or a possible cancellation of your schedule. For more information, contact the Office of the Bursar, Clark Hall, at 724-357-2207.
Laundry facilities are located in all residential buildings on campus. Laundromats as well as dry cleaners are located in the Indiana community. For more information refer to the Yellow Pages under "Laundries."
If you know or think you have a learning disability, contact the Advising and Testing Center, 216 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-4067.
Each undergraduate academic program contains a series of courses known as the Liberal Studies core. Some universities refer to this as "General Education." While the overall University Liberal Studies Program requires a minimum of 48 credits, come colleges and/or departments may have minor variations within this requirement. For more information please refer to your curriculum guide or your academic department/advisor.
Records and holdings in the IUP Libraries are accessible through the Voyager on-line catalog; choose IUP Catalog; and then choose On-Line Catalog.
The DVST Linked Courses Program coordinates clusters of 2, 3, or 4 courses designed to form a learning community of students for whom course content may be linked by these, with applied reading strategies, with math, with applied learning strategies, and/or with Supplemental Instruction.
The IUP College of Fine Arts, under the header of “The Lively Arts,” presents nearly two hundred performing and visual arts each year. The major subscription series include chamber music, dance, theater, jazz, blues, and an assorted variety of other genres. Brochures are sent to students in August detailing the subscription events with additional information available by calling 724-357-2547.
If you lose an item or find one, contact University Police, first floor, University Towers, at 724-357-2141.
Students may get a P.O. Box from the Post Offices located in Sutton Hall or Folger Hall, ground floor. Students residing on campus are assigned a mailbox in Folger Hall.
A list of all available majors can be found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog. Seek help from the Major and Career Exploration Center (214 Pratt Hall, 724-357-5701), if you are unsure of your major.
Information on the various meal plans may be obtained by contacting the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining, Ruddock Hall, Suite G-37, at 724-357-2696. Keep in mind that you don’t have to live on campus to have a meal plan.
Please refer to the University Services section of this publication for a listing of the services provided by this office or contact Media Services, 201 Stabley Library, at 724-357-2460.
The College and University Student Vaccination Act requires that all students, prior to moving into university-owned and operated residence halls or apartments, must receive the vaccination for meningococcal meningitis or sign a document stating that the student has chosen to be exempted from receiving the vaccination for religious or other reasons. All residents are required to sign the on-line document with their housing contract prior to moving into campus rooms/apartments stating that they are in compliance with the law. For more information, contact the Health Service at 724-357-6475 or the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 724-357-2696.
Please refer to the University Services section of this publication for a listing of the services provided by this office or contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 211-216 Sutton Hall, at 724-357-4040.
If your name has been changed due to marriage or court order, bring your marriage certificate, court order, or your new Social Security card to the Office of the Registrar, 300 Clark Hall.
Want to get more involved in campus activities but aren’t interested in any of the organizations already recognized? Then maybe you would be interested in beginning your own. If so, contact the Center for Student Life, 104 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-2598. You may not be the only one looking for something new to do on campus.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. Some classes require you to take exams in the evening hours, which will be listed with the class in the registration information. Faculty members usually give compensatory time. If the night exam conflicts with a regular class, an alternate exam time will be scheduled.
The Non-Credit Workshop Program offered through the LEC employs trained peer educators to address a variety of study strategies and other academic success topics in informal small group settings.
institutional credit (no degree credits)
undergraduate lower division degree credits
undergraduate upper division degree credits
500-999 graduate degree credits
You may have your valuables engraved by contacting University Police at 724-357-2141. You are expected to maintain a list identifying the valuables you engraved so that you have this information available for the Police if you are a victim of a theft.
Contact the Center for Student Life, 104 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-2598.
The DVST Paraprofessional Peer Educator Program prepares selected students for the role of paraprofessional peer educators within the higher education setting. Roles include SI Leaders, Peer Tutors, Workshop Leaders, and Peer Advisors.
Parking citations may be paid at the Parking and Visitors Center located at University Towers, 850 Maple Street, or the Bursar’s office located in Clark Hall, Monday through Friday, until 4:30pm. Parking citations may also be paid on line 24/7, or deposited in the night deposit box located out front of the Parking and Visitors Center, University Towers. Review the Parking Regulations the University Police website to avoid receiving additional citations.
If you are an undergraduate taking less than twelve credits a semester, this is your status. Please note that part-time status may have an effect on the services available to you - including financial aid. Check with your academic department/advisor before decreasing your course load from full-time to part-time.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the Pass/Fail Policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog. This policy offers the opportunity to take an elective course of personal interest without competing academically with students who are majoring in the field. For more information, contact your academic department/advisor.
Visit Pechan Health Center at 724-357-2550, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in a job that will give you leadership experience as well as provide you with the opportunity to meet new people, being a peer helper or peer educator might be perfect for you. For more information, contact the Learning Enhancement Center, 202 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-2729; Advising and Testing Center, 216 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-4067; COBSAC, 108 Eberly College of Business, at 724-357-3215; Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining, Ruddock Hall, Suite G-37, at 724-357-2696; Office of Health Awareness at 724-357-4799; Center for Counseling and Psychological Services at 724-357-2621.
Computers are an active part of the learning experience at IUP. They are not only used for e-mail, but are also used for writing papers, researching information, checking grades, scheduling for classes, sharing files, connecting to university resources, and much more. Due to the number of computers available at IUP’s public computer facilities, students at IUP are not required to buy a PC. However, if a student has the means to purchase a computer for their residence on or off campus, this is encouraged. Internet access is provided as part of the room fee for students who live in the IUP residence halls. Instruction for connecting to the Internet from a residence hall can be provided by the Resident Assistant at each building. If assistance is needed with this connectivity, resident students can contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 724-357-2596.
Students who reside off campus would need to contact a company for access to the Internet. Internet Service Providers (ISP) offer Internet access via dial-up, DSL (Digital Subscriber Lines) or cable modems.
Pets (with the exception of owner-accompanied guide dogs and small fish) are not permitted in campus buildings.
Please refer to the Policies and Procedures section of this site for more information on this policy.
Visit the Office of Student Conduct 102 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-1264.
Please refer to the Policies and Procedures section of this site for information on this policy or contact the Center for Student Life at 724-357-2598.
The IUP Post Office is located in Folger Hall (ground floor) and provides all postal services including box rentals. The telephone number is 724-357-2578, and the hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.
For bulk mail information, call 724-357-5581.
In addition to the above campus post offices, the Indiana (community) Post Office is located at 47 South Seventh Street, Indiana.
This is an overview only. IUP requires documentation from new freshmen and transfer students of their immunization dates for the following vaccines: measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus-toxoid, diphtheria, and polio. Students living in university-owned residences must also have the vaccination for meningococcal meningitis or sign a waiver stating that they do not wish to have the vaccination. The Health Service will provide new students with a Student Health Form on which to document immunization status. For more information, contact the Health Service at 724-357-2550.
Programs related to rape, drugs, alcohol, personal safety, prevention of vandalism, theft, and related issues are presented throughout the semester by various university offices, including University Police, University Towers at 724-357-2141; the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining, Ruddock Hall, Suite G-37, at 724-357-2696; the Center for Student Life - Office of Health Awareness, at 724-357-4799; and the Office of Human Resources, G-8 Sutton Hall, at 724-357-2431; the Office of Student Conduct, at 724-357-1264; as well as student organizations and local community agencies.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. You may earn university credit for college-level learning gained through work and life experiences. For more information, contact the Office of Adult and Continuing Education, Keith Hall, at 724-357-2292.
The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs administers all aspects of the academic policies and curriculum of the university including the colleges, schools, and related offices. The Academic Affairs office is in 205 Sutton Hall, 724-357-2219.
This program is a multi-year outreach program that prepares students from urban high schools in Pennsylvania to attend college. Successful students are invited to matriculate through the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities, a large number of whom enroll at IUP.
This is a self-defense course for female students. For more information, contact University Police, University Towers, at 724-357-2141.
Please refer to the Policy in the Policies and Procedures section of this site or contact the Office of Student Conduct, 102 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-1264.
All persons at IUP are encouraged and expected to comply with IUP’s recycling plan. The range of items that can be recycled by the University now includes aluminum and bi-metal containers, corrugated cardboard, mixed office paper (includes white, colored, letterhead, computer, envelopes, wrappers from reams of paper, adding machine tapes, pamphlets/brochures, NCR invoiced, message pads, accounting ledgers, tabulating and time cards, manila/colored file folders, poster, and glossy), magazines, newspapers, and plastics #1 and #2. The Custodial Services staff will collect recyclable materials in Academic, Services, and Residential Offices that have clearly marked and segregated collection containers. Residence buildings contain recycling bins for clear and colored glass, newspapers, magazines, corrugated cardboard, aluminum/bi-metal containers, office paper, and plastics #1 and #2. For information about IUP’s recycling practices, contact the Facilities Customer Relations and Operations Office at 724-357-2711.
Copies of the current policy and sample calculations are available at the Office of the Bursar, Clark Hall.
Contact the Office of the Registrar, 300 Clark Hall at 724-357-2217.
The Schedule of Classes listing is found on MyIUP, the university’s scheduling and student records website.
Your Alternate PIN and scheduling appointment time. This paper information sheet is called your “Time Appointment Letter” and must be picked up from your academic advisor. If you lose your Alternate PIN or your Alternate PIN becomes “inactive”, you must contact the department of your academic major to have the code reset. If you have already registered for classes in a given term, you may view your alternate PIN on MyIUP. Login to MyIUP and click the Academics page. Under "Course Registration and Textbooks," click "View your alternate PIN."
PIN number: The PIN number remains the same from one semester to the next, after the student creates the code upon his/her first access to the MyIUP logon. Students who forget their PIN need to visit the Registrar’s window counter in lobby of Clark Hall and bring photo identification with them to have their PIN reset.
To graduate with a bachelor’s degree, you must meet university requirements, college requirements, and the requirements of your department and complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in both your major and/or minor field of study. For more information, refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog or contact your academic department/advisor.
Remember: you must apply for graduation; it doesn’t just happen!
IUP Army ROTC paves the way for your success. Explore the possibilities of military service as an Army officer through dynamic leadership instruction, all while earning credit towards your graduation. One of the largest and most respected ROTC programs in the country, IUP ROTC offers a first-rate leadership development program, and uses physical fitness, medical treatment, water survival, rifle marksmanship, and repelling training towards that end. If you want an opportunity to obtain leadership credentials while serving your country, then this is worth looking into. Numerous scholarship opportunities are available. For more information phone 724-357-2700or 1-800-IUP-ROTC, or stop by Pierce Hall room F9.
To receive a degree from IUP, you must complete 45 semester hours in IUP courses, at least 15 semester hours at IUP in your major, and a minimum of 6 semester hours at IUP in your minor. For more information, refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog or contact your academic department/advisor.
In order to maintain eligibility for the federal financial aid programs, a student must be making satisfactory academic progress in his/her course of study. This means that you must meet the university’s academic standards policy in addition to earning at least 75% of your cumulative registered credits. The full details of this policy are available in the Registrar’s Office. Each student is responsible for being familiar with this policy. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at Financial-Aid@iup.edu.
Please refer to the University Services section of this publication for a listing of the services provided by this office or contact the Scheduling Center, Clark Hall, at 724-357-2652.
All students may make schedule adjustments using the university registration website from their initial time appointment until the end of the official Drop/Add period (view Academic Calendars). If any exceptional circumstances exist beyond the end of the Drop/Add period, students must consult the assistant dean of the college of the student’s major.
To schedule a university facility, you must contact the Scheduling Center, Clark Hall at 724-357-2652.
A listing of scholarship resources can be found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog or on line through the Office of Financial Aid. Scholarships are awarded to a student based on a number of characteristics that may include such factors as academic performance, athletic ability, special talents, or affiliation with a particular organization or group.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the Policies and Procedures section of this publication before taking action. This policy states the definition of sexual harassment and the procedure for filing a complaint. For additional information please refer to the Office of Human Resources, Assistant to the President for Social Equity, at 724-357-2431.
It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy. Contact the Center for Student Life, 102 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-1264. Banners must be hung by the IUP Maintenance Department, Robertshaw Building, as approved by the Center for Student Life.
The Six O’clock Series offers a diverse series of programs designed to appeal to student interest while simultaneously stimulating critical thinking, introspection, and good citizenship in an increasingly interdependent, global society. Programs take place most Monday nights throughout the academic year from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Ohio Room of the HUB.
Skateboards are not to be used to slide (grinding) across University property such as benches, railings, walls or other property. Skateboards may be used for transportation from point (A) to point (B).
Please refer to the Center for Student Life, 102 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-1264 for a copy of the Policy and a Solicitation Request Form.
Contact Sports Information, 107 Memorial Field House, at 724-357-2747.
Contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 211-216 Sutton Hall, at 724-357-2220 or IUP-HAWKS@iup.edu.
Please refer to the University Services section of this publication for a listing of the services provided by this office, refer to the Policies and Procedures section of this publication for the policies and regulations governing the Student Cooperative Association, or contact the Student Cooperative Association, Hadley Union Building, at 724-357-2590.
The Student Employment Center assists students in finding on or off-campus part-time or seasonal employment.
This organization represents the undergraduate student body at IUP. IUP policies, student participation in university governance, and student advocacy are the primary concerns of this organization. Get involved and make a change. For more information, contact Student Government Association, 219 Hadley Union Building, at 724-349-1302.
This report needs to be filed if at any time you are injured on university property. You may pick up a form at University Public Safety, University Towers, at 724-357-3201.
Contact Student Legal Services, at 724-349-1202.
Contact the Office of Student Conduct.
Student Records Policy may be accessed through the Registrar’s Office.
The IT Support Center provides proactive and reactive measures to assist the students of IUP with the orientation to and use of computers and other technology at IUP.
The IT Support Center is located Delaney Hall. E-mail can be sent to email@example.com. See the IT Support Center website for hours or call 724-357-4000.
If you are interested in doing some coursework in another country, contact the Office of International Education, Suite B25, Delaney Hall, at 724-357-2295.
If you are interested in doing some coursework in another state, contact the National Student Exchange in the Office of Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SI provides small-group study/review sessions for sections of courses with difficult content or high levels of failure and withdrawal rates. Peer leaders guide students on how to learn course content.
You may obtain information on various support groups by contacting the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (C-CAPS), at 724-357-2621.
This service is available in the Advising and Testing Center, 216 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-4067, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (V/TD).
Students living in IUP residence hall rooms should refer to the “Technology in the Residence Halls” handbook which is provided by the Office of Housing and Residence Life for detailed documentation about the use of telephone services in the residence halls. In general, the following is true when using campus phones:
On-campus dialing – calls from a campus phone to another campus phone use only the last 5 digits of the 10-digit telephone number.
Local dialing – calls from a campus phone to an off-campus phone, dial 9 + the 10-digit telephone number
An on-line student directory is available to students, and printed copies of the directory are available the end of October. Copies are delivered to residence hall students and are available in the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining, Ruddock Hall, Suite G-37, for students living off campus.
Looking for something to do? Attend a performance by IUP faculty and students in Waller Hall. Performances are given throughout the year, and themes include modern and classic plays, comedies, and dramas, as well as musical plays, so you are sure to find something you like. For more information, contact Ticket Information, 206 Waller Hall at 724-357-2547.
This is an overview only. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action. If you do not plan to return for a semester for which you have registered or for which you or your aid have paid all or part of your university bill, you must contact the Student Financial Services in Clark Hall, 724-357-2207, by the end of office hours on the first day of classes. If you have not canceled by the end of the first day of classes or if, during the semester, you need to interrupt your studies and leave the university for medical or personal reasons, you must process a "total university withdrawal" through MyIUP and do a "web withdrawal" for each of your classes. If you are a member of the Department of Developmental Studies support program, you will need to complete paperwork through the Advising and Testing Center, 216 Pratt Hall, 724-357-4067. If you are a regional campus admit see your campus dean or director for paperwork [(which they will forward to the Advising and Testing Center, upon your completion of forms with them.)].
When a total semester undergraduate university withdrawal is processed, your transcript will reflect a designation of ’W’ for each course for that semester rather than grades. For more information, contact the Advising and Testing Center, your associate dean, and/or your advisor. If you cancel or withdraw, you must apply for readmission to the college that houses your major. Applications for readmission are available from the Office of the Registrar, Clark Hall, 724-357-4820.
You may obtain an official academic transcript by filling out a Transcript Request Form at the Clark Hall lobby window counter for the Registrar’s Office. You may also mail in your request or fax the necessary information, including your full legal name, dates you attended IUP, student ID number, your address and daytime phone number, the number of transcript copies needed, the address(es) to which the copies will be sent, and your handwritten signature to the Office of the Registrar, 300 Clark Hall, or fax them to 724-357-4858. You can also download the request form from the Registrar’s Office website, www.iup.edu/registrar.
You may take courses at another institution, but to ensure that your credits (not grades) will transfer to IUP, you must complete the Application for Pre-Approval of Coursework at Another College/University four weeks PRIOR to enrolling for the course. You may pick up this application at the Office of Admissions, G27 Sutton Hall. For more information, contact your academic department/advisor.
If you are planning to enroll in another institution, you should complete a transcript request form in the Registrar’s Office to have your grades forwarded. (See "Transcripts" above.)
Please refer to the University Services section of this site for a listing of the services provided by this office or contact Translation Services, 104 Eicher Hall, at 724-357-7769.
Check ads in The Penn or on bulletin boards around campus for names of experienced typists. Some instructors require typewritten papers, so if you can’t type or don’t have time, contact a typist well in advance.
The University Museum is located in the north wing of Sutton Hall. It has monthly exhibits that focus on a variety of interests for persons of all ages. Admission is free, tours are available by calling in advance. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; and Thursday evening, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The University Museum is closed on Monday and during the scheduled university break times. The summer Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 724-357-6495.
Contact University Police, ground floor, University Towers,at 724-357-2141.
The purpose of the University Senate is to provide a formal means through which the student body, faculty, staff, and the administration, working as a unified group, shall have a representative share in the governance of the university. In order to further a sense of university community on all issues of governance, the senate has a consultative role to the president and Council of Trustees that is designed to empower the senate with a significant voice in the governance of the university.
University Testing Service is located in 302 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-2235.
Vending machines are usually located on the ground or first floors of most campus buildings. The machines either take cash or your I-Card. For more information, contact the Vending Office at 724-357-3028.
Contact the Veterans Affairs Office, Clark Hall, at 724-357-3009.
We urge you to register to vote and take an active role in the selection of our leaders, both at the university, local, state, and federal government levels. For more information or a voter registration form contact the Indiana County Voter Registration Office at 724-465-3852. Voter registration applications, which students can print and mail to their county voter registration office, are available on the Indiana County Voter Registration website.
This Tutorial Program utilizes trained paraprofessional peer educators to provide individual and small group assistance with how to learn content for targeted courses.
Contact the Financial Aid Office, Clark Hall at 724-357-2218 or Financial-Aid@iup.edu.
Please refer to the University Services section of this publication for a listing of the services provided by this office or contact the Writing Center, 217 Eicher Hall, at 724-357-3029.
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