The Social Equity and Title IX Office is pleased to present the latest issue of their newsletter, which highlights notable DEI groups and programming on our campus.
By the Numbers
of students are from minority groups
Find a Community and a Cause
Disability Services Major Wins Coppler Award
Learn about this year’s winner of the Ray Coppler Disability Awareness Award. Named for its first student recipient, the award recognizes exemplary and creative contributions to disability awareness, advocacy, accessibility, support, and/or education.
Black Student Groups: A History of Building Community at IUP
Black students in the ’70s and ’80s often formed groups around like interests—from the arts to political action to service through fraternities and sororities. See how these groups built community at IUP, paving the way for future Black students.
IUP Chosen for International Research Program
The International Research and Exchange Board chose IUP and the IUP Research Institute to host two international visitors as part of the University Administration Support Program Fellowships in Research Management.
Voices of Experience: Black Alumni Helping Black Students
More than a dozen Black alumni, some of whom attended IUP 40 years apart, are working with their alma mater to improve the college experience for current Black students, putting them on a path to success.
Charlene Mickens Dukes, a 1980 graduate of IUP and a 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, will be honored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education for her longstanding contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at IUP during the 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit.
Incident Reporting and Protections
These incidents may involve bias/discrimination, sexual misconduct, student conduct, cheating and other academic-integrity issues, student crises, and more. Different types of incidents are reported in different ways. Report them here.
See the procedure IUP follows to (1) assess the threat to safety, (2) investigate the incident, (3) work with the offending individual to educate and restore, (4) support the victims and affected community, and (5) communicate what is being done.
Find IUP policies that offer protection related to diversity, equity, and inclusion issues—from preferred first names to hazing to course scheduling for veterans.
Support Following an Incident
Find helpful services on campus after reporting an incident of concern.
- Counseling Center
- Student Wellness and Engagement
- Supporting Student Concerns: Care Team
- Actively Moving Forward (Peer Grief Support Group)
- LGBTQIA Support
- Center for Health and Well-Being
- Title IX Sexual Misconduct Resources
- Where to Turn for Help
- Social Equity and Title IX Office
- Student Support and Community Standards Office
American Language Institute
Students from around the world can improve their English language skills and their understanding of US academic culture.
Art, Design, and Performance
Programs include Dance Leadership and Women’s and Gender Studies.
Community Impact/Public Engagement