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Students Jose Aponte, Shayna Rice, and Dwayne Scott Jr. talk about their first impressions of IUP and how the campus came to feel like home.

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, a Promising Scholars student with a full-tuition scholarship, the treasurer of the Multicultural Student Recruitment Team, 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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Recruiting Events, 2014-2015

Next up: March 20-21st Minority Visit Program (MVP) Weekend. Register now!

Scholarship Tips

How to hack a scholarship search: Where to look for money, tips on applying, and more. Plus scholarships available through IUP Admissions.

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.

Fast Facts

Students: 14,728; undergraduate: 12,471, graduate: 2,257; minority students: 16 percent; international students: 6 percent; faculty: 770.

  • Admissions Office
  • Sutton Hall, Suite 120
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: (724) 357-2230
  • Fax: (724) 357-6281
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.