This image is a collage showing four black-and-white photos of Black student groups from IUP scrapbooks. The top, left photo shows three female students in a dance performance. The top, right photo is a group of 7 students posing for a group photo in two rows. The bottom, left photo is a group of male students, most wearing tuxedos, casually grouped together and holding a trophy. The bottom right image is a close-up of the faces of three singers wearing choir robes and standing with a choir.

Black Student Groups: A History of Building Community at IUP

Black students in the ’70s and ’80s often formed groups around their like interests—from the arts to political action to service through fraternities and sororities. See how these groups built community at IUP, paving the way for future Black students.

Jamaal Gosa took a selfie with students from the Crimson Scholars Circle program after he and Debra Evans Smith talked with them in August about the Black Experience Alumni Committee.

Voices of Experience: Black Alumni Helping Black Students

More than a dozen Black alumni, some of whom attended IUP 40 years apart, are working with their alma mater to improve the college experience for current Black students, putting them on a path to success.

Report an Incident of Concern

When concerning incidents happen, let us know. Report identity-based bias or discrimination; sexual misconduct; student conduct; academic integrity issues; students in crisis; and other incidents of concern.

Initiatives: 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.


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.

Offices, Commissions, and Student Groups

There are several groups at IUP charged with making a difference as well as student groups involved with diversity, equity, and inclusion issues at IUP.


Inclusive Syllabus Statement Bank

Syllabi are a great way to convey to students the expectations of a course, in terms of course requirements and classroom behavior/etiquette. They are also a great way to set the tone of the course and creating a classroom environment that is welcoming to all students and perspectives.


Ramadan Awareness and Insight

Ramadan is observed March 22 to April 20 this year. Increased awareness and further insight into student life is appreciated.

IUP Hosting Ambassador of Mali to Give Two Presentations, March 21–22

The Ambassador of Mali to the United States, Sekou Berthé, will give two presentations at IUP: "West and Central Africa at the Crossroads of Global Security Challenges" and "Economic Matters and Investment Opportunities in Mali, West Africa." Both events are free and open to the public.

Tibetan Monks Return to Campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania from March 21 until March 25. During this time, they will present a variety of events that will be open to both the campus and the community. Most of the events are free of charge.

Guide to Eating on Campus During Ramadan

IUP Dining guide to dining on campus during Ramadan: March 22 through April 21, 2023

Green Dot Yard Games

Join us for an afternoon of games, giveaways, and Green Dot.

Take Back the Night 2023

Mark your calendar. The Take Back the Night traditional March and Speak Out is back. Check out the schedule of events.

Upcoming Events