Hawk's Nest


Welcome to the Hawk's Nest!

Here you'll find more information about the IUP mascot, IUP cheerleaders, and our Club Sports Program.

IUP now allows tailgating at home games! For more information, see the tailgating guidelines via the IUP Athletics website.

Club Sports

IUP offers several club sports and intramural leagues to our students throughout the year.


Frequently asked questions about the Hawk’s Nest

Sports Camps

This institute helps to organize sports camps for students and to train camp counselors, coaches, and others.


Crimson Hawks cheerleading is a noncompetition cheerleading squad that performs at IUP’s home football games and at men’s and women’s basketball games. They also take part in several campus and community events throughout the academic year.


Students Needed to Play IUP's Mascot Norm

Athletics is looking for a few energetic students interested in being IUP’s mascot, Norm! These are paid positions, offering $10 per hour.