The IUP Ambassadors, IUP's student alumni association, has launched a new program called Tradition Keepers. This program is for all IUP students to engage with IUP traditions at their own pace, earning prizes along the way. Traditions can be completed virtually or on campus, and can even support local Indiana businesses. Program categories include IUP Pride, Experience, Philanthropy, Campus, Indiana, and Discovery, with 35 total traditions.

The IUP Ambassadors will be promoting the program virtually and on campus, providing scrolling pens to students who sign a pledge to become an IUP Tradition Keeper. The pens have a fun surprise scroll inside listing all the IUP Traditions, ensuring that students won't forget to participate when they are on campus and in the community.

Students can find the program within Crimson Connect.

Dear fellow IUP students,

Tradition Keepers will serve as your guide to the ultimate IUP experience through the exploration of traditionsnew and those passed down from generations of #IUPproud alumni. The IUP Ambassadors, IUP's student alumni association, has compiled a number of fun traditions that will take you beyond the classroom to make the most of your time here at IUP.

Some traditions will allow you to snap a photo and post to social media using specific hashtags. Others will ask for a short, typed response. Many will simply follow the honor systemhey, it's your experience! Make the most of it!

The traditions presented are things that alumni often will reminisce aboutso go explore, experience, and discover! Tradition Keepers can be part of your digital scrapbook, recording your experience with IUP traditions that you can share with future IUP students who cross your path.

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Have fun!

Your friends,
The IUP Ambassadors

IUP Ambassador Mission Statement

The IUP Ambassadors create and enrich relationships with current students by educating and providing them with opportunities that demonstrate the lifelong benefits of being an actively engaged IUP alumnus/a and the positive impact of philanthropic support at IUP.

Submit a nomination for student membership.