IUP offers many things to do that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.

Arts and Entertainment

Recent events have included an exhibit of works by some of the region’s diverse artists; a visit by touring Tibetan monks who shared their region’s sacred arts; an original ballet about an Amish girl who wants to pursue a career in dance; and a play in which damage to Earth’s ozone causes a shift in the racial balance. Learn more on the Lively Arts website.

Dating, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Awareness

Regular programs include the Take Back the Night march and speak-out; a RAINN Day umbrella display in the Oak Grove to support the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network; and the What Were You Wearing? campaign and exhibit, which debunks the myth that sexual violence happens based on the victim’s clothing. Learn more on the Haven Project website.

Intercultural Awareness

The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement tackles tough topics through its Lunch and Learn sessions and weekly Six O’Clock Series, discusses challenges and opportunities in becoming a leader through its Leadership in a Multicultural Society program, provides weekly meetups for Black and Brown students to socialize and have fun, and offers numerous events through the more than 200 student organizations it coordinates. Learn more on the MCSLE website.

International Events

Share your culture, learn about others, and celebrate them all during programs and events including International Unity Day, the International Lunch Hour, the International Friendship Program, and International Education Week. Learn more on the Office of International Education website.


Programs like the Queer Arts Showcase, Lavender Graduation, the Queer Conversations Workshop Series, the Glitz and Glamour Drag Show, the Queer Book Club Series, and numerous events hosted by student organizations such as Pride Alliance, Colors in Unity, and the Cro-Gay Club offer activities for the LGBTQIA+ community.

See what’s coming up on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Calendar.