IUP Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

The President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion is appointed by the president and charged with examining diversity and inclusion practices, recommending a vision for diversity and inclusion to the president, recommending high-impact action steps, and assessing the implementation of those action steps. Find out more about the commission.

Diversity Action Plan

This Diversity Action Plan, completed in March 2018, presents 34 recommendations for action on issues of diversity and inclusion atIUP.


IUP Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Selected for Inaugural Keepers of the Flame Award

Debra Evans Smith, a 1981 IUP criminology graduate who received the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2022, will be honored on November 4 during the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit for her longstanding contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at IUP.

The Black Experience at IUP: Improve It with Your Voice

Black students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a discussion with an IUP alumni committee that aims to improve the academic success and social experience of Black students at IUP. Kicking off Homecoming weekend, this Fireside Chat with the Black Experience Alumni Committee will be Thursday, September 30, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Elkin Hall Great Room.

IUP Presenting Panel Discussion on “Diversity in the Professional Workplace”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will continue its diversity and inclusion programming with a panel discussion on March 17, 2021, “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a Professional Workplace.”

Commission Statement on Inauguration

The President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion joins the country in welcoming our 46th President of the United States. The commission would like to highlight the significance of this event as it affects IUP.

Resources on Anti-Racism and Intersectionality

The President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion provides a list of resources for creating an anti-racist campus.