Multicultural Resources and Services

  • Multicultural Resources and Services connects prospective and new minority students to individuals, information, programs, and organizations that support and enrich their college exploration and preparation, application process, and campus experience. 

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    Shawn Jones, Multicultural RecruitmentShawn Jones '98 MS

    Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment
    (724) 357-2230
    Room 117, Sutton Hall

    Shawn has worked in IUP Admissions for 14 years. He earned a master’s degree in sports management at IUP and a bachelor’s degree in political science at Talladega College.

    “Speaking to high school students and sharing tips on college success is gratifying. I’m on the level. I can honestly say IUP is a great university, with great opportunities for students of color.”

    Irvin Rivera, Asst Director Latino RecruitmentIrvin Rivera

    Assistant Director of Latino Recruitment
    (724) 357-2499
    Room 117, Sutton Hall

    Irvin joined IUP in 2012. He is the advisor of various Latino-based organizations on campus and is a brother of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Incorporated. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology, graphic communications, at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

    “I’m a first-generation college grad. While I was growing up, college wasn’t mentioned at our dinner table. A mentor told me I could go to college, and even get a scholarship. Now I want to be an example and help mentor Latino students.” 

    Kiani Lozada Admissions StudentKiani Lozada

    Assistant Promising Scholars Coordinator
    (724) 357-7543
    Room 117, Sutton Hall

    Kiani is from Philadelphia, where she attended the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School. She’s a communications media major with a minor in theater, a Promising Scholars student with a full-tuition scholarship, on/off air talent for IUP-TV’s Press Start, and a sister of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Incorporated.

    “In high school I organized a Multicultural Day for my senior project. I persuaded the principal to cancel classes for a day, and I organized performances, workshops, a lunch with different foods, all representing a variety of cultures, so students could learn about them.”

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    Student Organizations

    Dozens of student groups are geared to minority students: historically black fraternities and sororities, multicultural fraternities and sororities, and many more. Find new friends and build memories to last a lifetime!

    Campus Resources

    Students, faculty, and staff embrace and encourage diversity and inclusivity both individually and collectively, in many offices and departments.

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