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 livewithout 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

The “Pathfinder”: A New Publication Just for Students

The Division of Student Affairs is proud to announce that there will be a new, weekly IUP newsletter just for students. The “Pathfinder” will be sent to all IUP students on Fridays and will contain information to better inform and involve students in events, as well as highlight student groups and essential university information.

Local NAACP to Hold Martin Luther King Jr. Day Speak-Out

For its 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day recognition program, the Indiana County NAACP will present “An MLK Speak-Out: Facing Fears of the Inevitable” on Monday, January 17, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Crimson Youth Choir Presents Fall Concert

The Crimson Youth Choir, the children and young adult choir of the IUP Community Music School, and under the direction of Kye-Won Doyle, will present their end-of-semester fall concert in a cabaret style at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, in the Blue Room of Sutton Hall on the IUP main campus.

Music Department and Community Music School Partner In New Student-Centered Ensemble

The IUP Music Department and the IUP Community Music School are excited to partner for the spring 2022 semester in offering University Band, a special topics course [MUSC 281]. This new, student-centered ensemble will provide a unique and intergenerational playing opportunity for non-music students, music majors on their secondary instruments, and community members ages 15 and up.

COEC Diversity and Inclusion D2L Resources

The COEC Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee (DISC) has been working on the Diversity and Inclusion D2L Resource Page, and are pleased to announce that it is once again live!

C&I Doctoral Student Hassan Publishes Chapter on Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Qatar

Ragia H. Hassan, doctoral student of Curriculum and Instruction's book chapter titled "Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Qatar: Challenges and Opportunities” was published in Abdulnaser Fakhro’s book “Disability” published by the College of Education at Qatar University. 

They Walked, They Spoke, and IUP Listened

In fall 2020, university officials joined diverse groups of students to walk the campus and see it through their eyes—including an eye for change. A year later, key participants are taking a look at how well IUP listened.

MVRC New Location Officially Opens as Part of Veterans Day Celebrations

The Military and Veterans Resource Center officially opened its doors in its new location on the IUP campus, just in time for Veterans Day celebrations.

Alumnus Branin Returns to IUP as Official "It's On Us" Trainer

Alumnus Adrianna Branin returned to IUP to present It's On Us training. She also took some time to reflect on her experience at IUP and winning the Biden Courage Award.

IUP Students Participate in SETpoint Empowerment Self Defense Program

The Haven Project was host to the SETpoint Empowerment Based, Self Defense Training Program. Thirty-nine IUP students participated in the program whose mission is to reduce sexual and physical assault, particularly among targeted and marginalized communities.


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.