Mission of Organization

The mission of SHRM is to provide opportunities for students to interact with human resource professionals in a mutually beneficial way for both parties.

How to Join

Interested students should email iupshrm@gmail.com to get more information.

Requirements of Members (Membership Fees, Attendance, etc.)

  • Must be enrolled in at least six credit hours in any field of study.
  • Must be an undergraduate student (graduate students should contact the IUP Hospitality and Employment Relations Department about our graduate chapter).
  • Membership fee: $15

List of Meeting Dates/Times/Locations

Our meetings are held bi-weekly on Thursday mornings at 11:15 am in Eberly room 121. 

List of Events/Activities

For more information, please attend a scheduled meeting, email an officer, or check us out on Crimson Connect.

Member Testimonials

"Joining SHRM has really given me so many more opportunities than I had expected. I have gained hands-on experiences in HR, and I have really seen myself grow, and my professional skills have certainly developed through SHRM. Not only have my experiences been beneficial professionally, but I have also had so much fun and met some truly great friends."

Miranda Akerley, President

"Joining SHRM was the best decision I've made here at IUP. The club has allowed me to expand my knowledge in the field and helped me to grow into an aspiring young HR professional. Not only am I able to network, volunteer, and go on company tours, I am able to connect with other aspiring HR managers. This club is not only professional, but also very fun! I encourage anyone who is majoring in HR to join this amazing organization."

Shannon Urich, Former Vice President, BS '21

"Joining SHRM has helped me grow as a student and a professional. I enjoy being in the organization because of the possibilities that it has opened for me. Getting involved with SHRM has given me the opportunity to meet new peers and professionals, and help get me out of my comfort zone. Getting to hear a variety of speakers, going to events with the club, and doing community service are just a few of the things that SHRM has done for me. It helps me network with my peers who want to be in the human resources and management fields. I encourage any student that has an interest in joining any organization to do so and be networked with as many of their peers as they can!"

Dimitri Nelson, Former Treasurer, BS '20

"SHRM is a great way to grow as a professional in human resources. This organization has opened so many doors for me to jump-start my career. SHRM has led me to build professional relationships by networking with students and HR professionals, participating in community service events, and so much more. SHRM has helped me prepare for my future in human resources. I encourage all HR and management majors to join as well!"

Cara Sweeney, Former President, BS '20

Please Note: IUP Undergraduate SHRM has a sponsoring SHRM professional chapter, ICASHRM.

President Miranda Akerly NTFBC@IUP.EDU 
Vice President Anthony Buzzie mnycc@IUP.EDU 
Treasurer Kayla Gillen WGBBC@IUP.EDU 
Secretary Sydney Kunkel YJNC@IUP.EDU
Director of Communications Kristinia Adkisson fcbdc@IUP.EDU

Stay Connected

  • Twitter: @SHRM_IUP
  • Crimson Connect: IUP Undergraduate SHRM
  • Instagram: IUPSHRM
  • Linked In: IUP SHRM
  • Facebook: IUP SHRM