Multicultural Involvement Virtual Series for High School Students

  • For many students and parents, the idea of planning for college can be vague or overwhelming until deadlines begin to loom in the senior year of high school.

    The Multicultural Recruitment team at IUP wants to help. We are not just admissions counselors, but first- and second-generation college graduates who care about their students. Our team has over 30 years of experience helping people navigate the process, and we are confident we can help you as well. Join us for discussions where we will answer questions, share experiences, and hopefully make the pathway to earning a college degree clearer.

    To help you through admission requirements, entrance exams, financial aid, scholarships, and college majors, we’ve put together the Multicultural Involvement series that will help you plan for college. You can attend any or all of the virtual presentations listed below.

    Sign up for any or all of the events!

    Building a Community for and with YOU?

    Tuesday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m.

    During this session you will meet faculty and staff who are committed to building a safe, supportive, and welcoming community for and with students. You will hear from student leaders and learn how to get involved during your first year at IUP. We will also share how you can find an alumni mentor from your first day on campus. The Multicultural Recruitment team at IUP wants to help. We are not just admissions counselors, but first- and second-generation college graduates who care about their students. Our team has over 30 years of experience helping people navigate the process, and we are confident we can help you as well. Join us for a discussion where we will answer questions, share experiences and hopefully make the pathway to earning a college degree clearer.

    Decisions! Why Investing in College is Smart $$

    Tuesday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m.

    We’re living in fast-changing times, so why should you invest your time and money going to college at IUP instead of going directly into the workforce? Advancements in technology have allowed people to be better connected and have more access to resources and jobs without the need of a college degree. However, going to college is more than just obtaining a job after four years! On this Zoom call, we’ll learn from two alumni where their IUP education has taken them.

    Community and Comunidad: It’s Not Just About Speaking Spanish!

    Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.

    It’s not just about speaking Spanish. College is not easy, and having the right support system around you is definitely important during your time as a college student. For that reason, we emphasize community here at IUP. In this Zoom session, you’ll learn from one of our Latinx faculty members how professors make sure students feel included and how the community welcomes new students from all walks of life. You’ll also hear from a current student how important the support she’s received from people who she has met at IUP has been in order for her to make it to senior year. From emotional support to academic resources, IUP is a place where students cultivate relationships and build community.

    Why Choose IUP?

    Thursday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m.

    During this virtual session you will hear from the IUP Office of Alumni and Friends and meet some of our amazing graduates. They will share how IUP played a role in their career, business, and personal success. Lastly, you will hear from some of our students about their first year at IUP.