Members of the IUP community make it a priority to advance, elevate, and advocate for diverse populations. The university recognizes their work with a variety of awards:

Accessibility Award

Recognizes faculty who make instruction accessible to all students

Ray Coppler Disability Awareness Award

Recognizes exemplary and creative contributions toward disability awareness, advocacy, accessibility, support, and/or education

Global Engagement Award

Recognizes outstanding leadership beyond the classroom, through an international lens

Inclusive Excellence Award

Recognizes faculty for course design and implementation that respects students’ differences and/or makes diversity central to intellectual content

Jane Leonard Award for Advancement of Women

Named for one of the most respected figures in school history, this award recognizes contributions to elevating women through policies, opportunities, or mentoring.

Maureen McHugh Award

Named for the 2015–16 Distinguished University Professor, this award recognizes contributions spanning five years or more to the advancement of women at IUP.

Research on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Faculty award presented during IUP Research Appreciation Week

Women’s Leadership Award

Recognizes women for outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence, and community contributions on and off campus