Created in 1998, the University Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender
(GLBT) Issues is an advisory group to the
Social Equity and Title IX Office and the
The purpose of the commission is to improve the climate for diversity within IUP, and to specifically address issues affecting the welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the university community.
The commission supports multiple campus programs and groups, including:
Download (pdf) the
LGBTQIA Support Brochure.
LGBTQ Studies is an interdisciplinary minor housed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences that provides students the opportunity to critically examine diversity in sexual and gender identities. The minor is designed to supplement all majors in the university and provides valuable preparation for careers in all fields, including business,
criminal justice, education, health care, human services, and the military.
The ninth annual celebration of IUP’s LGBTQIA community and ally graduates was held on Friday, April 26, 2019 in the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement (MCSLE) Great Room, Elkin Hall. The university
community and all family and friends were invited to attend the graduation.
Graduating students must signify their participation in a Lavender Graduation and request lavender graduation cords by completing the online form.
Please contact the LGBTQIA Advocacy Office with questions: Tedd Cogar at email@example.com.
IUP has established a policy that allows students, faculty, staff, and alumni to indicate their preferred first names to the university community, even if they have not legally changed their first names. Read the policy, FAQ, and obtain a request form
through the Preferred First Name Policy page.
An interactive map is available, which highlights the location of all-gender restrooms across campus.
For LGBTQIA and other related events, please also refer to the
IUP Diversity Calendar.
For further information about LGBTQIA initiatives at IUP, please contact:
Tedd Cogar, assistant director of Student Conduct and director of LGBTQIA Advocacy, 724-357-1256, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Shelly Bouchat, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, 724-357-2605 or firstname.lastname@example.org