A Place Where Everyone can Learn, Work, and Live

There's no more important task than creating a place where all are welcome to learn, work, and live without fear of racial violence or any other form of oppression.

IUP leadership is committed to taking action and creating meaningful change that makes IUP better for everyone. But everyone in the IUP community has a role to play. Use this site to find out what IUP is doing on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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News from around Campus

A Welcoming Walkway

See a bird’s-eye view of the new rainbow sidewalk, suggested by students from the LGBTQIA+ community. It is one of the most visible symbols of IUP’s commitment to making all people feel welcome and supported on campus.

LGBTQIA+ and Supported at IUP

In its efforts to be truly student centered, IUP aims to support every student. Key to that are services for the LGBTQIA+ community. Hear about the experiences of a gender-fluid student and about the support IUP provides.

IUP Shares What They Would Tell a Survivor

In honor of April, which is sexual assault awareness month, the Haven Project invites you to view the "What Would You Tell A Survivor?" video offering encouraging messages of hope and support.

Dugan and Flowers Present at AAPI Foreign Languages Department’s Presentation of “Confetti”

Catherine Dugan (Department for Disability Access and Advising, D2A2) and April Flowers (graduate, biology) presented “Dyslexia: Facts and Experiences” at the screening of Confetti, hosted by Shijuan (“Laurel”) Liu as a part of Asian American Pacific Islanders Heritage Month.

Dugan, Flowers, Ramos, Vanier, and Woods Present at EGO Conference

Catherine Dugan (Department for Disability Access and Advising, D2A2) moderated and presented at a panel discussion on “The Student Experience: Disability and the Classroom” at the annual IUP EGO (English Graduate Organization) conference in April 2022.

Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society Hosts Induction and Graduation Recognition Ceremony

The Beta Zeta (IUP) chapter of the Delta Alpha Pi International (DAPi) Honor Society, hosted by the Department for Disability Access and Advising (D2A2), inducted 19 new members in late April 2022. This included 13 undergraduate and six graduate student

Freiman Recognized with 2022 Coppler Disability Awareness Award

The recipient of the 2021–22 Coppler Disability Awareness Award is Bonnie Freiman, an undergraduate disability services major in IUP's College of Education and Communications, seeking double minors in both child development/family relations and biology.

IUP Professor of Psychology Part of Free Webinars on Addressing Violence Effectively

Pearl Berman, professor of psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will be one of the presenters for two webinars on May 11 and May 17, free and open to all Pennsylvania residents, about addressing violence in Pennsylvania communities. The webinars are sponsored by a collaboration between IUP, the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan, and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

Hassan Presents Roundtable on Augmented Reality and Reading Comprehension Disabilities

Ragia H. Hassan, doctoral candidate of Curriculum and Instruction, presented a roundtable on using augmented reality for students with reading comprehension disabilities at the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education.

Health and Wellness Matters with Channing Moreland

Channing Moreland will speak on stress relief as part of the 2022 Speaker Series, cosponsored by the IUP Libraries and the Office of Social Equity and Title IX.


Making Change at IUP

IUP has renewed its efforts to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It's uncomfortable and messy at times. We don't always get it right. But we are building on our successes and learning from our mistakes. You'll see a few of our efforts below. See the full list at Initiatives: Making Change at IUP.


Training and education for employees and students. Mandatory online training for faculty and staff occurs annually.


Programming on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion to engage our learning community.

Nurturing and Retaining Students

Inclusive recruitment and retention initiatives from across the university.