Offices and Commissions

  • Groups at IUP charged with making a difference on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    University-Wide Offices and Commissions

    Social Equity and Title IX Office

    The Social Equity and Title IX Office coordinates the university’s efforts to ensure that IUP policies, systems, organizational structures, practices, and activities support diversity and inclusion. The office collaborates with campus partners on diversity recruitment and retention efforts, diversity programming, and all aspects of support and compliance regarding civil rights and Title IX incidents and issues.

    Diversity and Inclusion Commission

    The President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion is appointed by the president and charged with examining diversity and inclusion practices, recommending a vision for diversity and inclusion to the president, recommending high-impact action steps, and assessing the implementation of those action steps. The commission created the Diversity Action Plan, which presents 34 recommendations for action on issues of diversity and inclusion at IUP.

    Hispanic Heritage Council

    The Hispanic Heritage Council serves as a dynamic resource group to promote diverse Hispanic participation across the campus. The group is committed to fostering the appreciation and understanding of Hispanic culture.

    LGBTQIA+ Issues Commission

    Created in 1998, the University Commission on LGBTQIA+ Issues is an advisory group to the Social Equity and Title IX Office and the president. The purpose of the commission is to improve the climate for diversity within IUP, and to specifically address issues affecting the welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the university community.

    Native American Awareness Council

    The Native American Awareness Council was formed to educate the university and the wider Indiana community about historical and contemporary issues in Native America, paying special attention to the present situations of Native peoples. The group sponsors various outreach efforts in an effort to separate stereotypes from realities of indigenous Americans.

    Spiritual and Religious Life Council

    The Spiritual and Religious Life Council publicizes the breadth of spiritual and religious programming to make students aware of opportunities. It enables students of different faiths to participate in programs together for education and respect, assists new spiritual and religious groups in obtaining official student organization recognition, and provide support to IUP community members in times of emergency or crisis.

    Women’s Commission

    The President’s Commission on the Status of Women at IUP is part of a larger network of such commissions at all 14 member universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. All are charged with examining the status of women at the individual universities, identifying areas that need improvement, recommending solutions for problems, promoting networking, and encouraging leadership among women.

    Additional Groups

    College of Education and Communications Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee

    This committee meets monthly to address diversity-related issues in the College of Education and Communications with the goal of preparing students to interact effectively in an increasingly diverse and multicultural world.

    Difficult Dialogues

    Local chapter of the national Difficult Dialogues program. Holds workshops open to all faculty, students, and staff.

    Holocaust Remembrance Committee

    The Holocaust Remembrance Committee hosts several events each year designed to educate the community about this devastating historical event and its continuing importance today.

    International Education Office

    The Office of International Education helps international students, scholars, and their families from over 50 countries pursue their education at IUP. It also helps IUP students pursue education abroad opportunities and brings a variety of international opportunities the the IUP and local community.

    LGBTQIA Support

    LGBTQIA Support serves the entire IUP community, including students, faculty, and staff. In collaboration with university offices and colleagues such as the Office of Social Equity, LGBTQIA Support works to create a welcoming and supportive campus climate for all LGBTQIA individuals.

    Multicultural Affairs and Student Success

    The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Success creates and promotes programs that are diverse in nature for all students. It invites all students, especially our majority students, to participate in diverse activities with which they may not otherwise engage.

    Multicultural Resources and Services

    IUP's multicultural admissions staff manages a variety of support and events for prospective students.

    Racial Justice Coalition for Change

    A group comprised of faculty, staff, students, and administrators who are committed to speaking out against racism and showing support for students and colleagues who have experienced racist words or actions at IUP or in our communities.