Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement

IUP students welcoming you to the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement

The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement is a campus gathering space and resource/programming center, providing students from a diverse set of backgrounds a place to meet and socialize. Our dedicated space for student organizations and up-to-date collaboration areas provide a great place to meet and study.

The Center provides a variety of multicultural programs and student events, from leadership opportunities to fraternity and sorority life, including ways for all students to get involved on campus.

Join us at one of our upcoming events!


  • Hispanic Heritage Month (15-30)
  • 20-24: National Hazing Prevention Week
  • 21: Queer Conversations: Bi Awareness, 5:00–6:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room
  • 22: Lunch & Learn: The Importance of Latinx Students Pursuing Higher Education, with Pamela Guzman, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room
  • 22: Emerging Leader Series: Skills to Practice, 3:00–4:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room
  • 23: Vitalant Blood Drive, 12:00–5:00 p.m., Folger Student Center
  • 24: Crimson Blast, 3:00–6:00 p.m., Elkin Hall
  • 24: The Meet-Up, 8:00–11:00 p.m., Folger Student Center
  • 27: 6:00 Series: Becoming a CEO After Graduation, with Cam Brown, 6:00–7:30 p.m., HUB Ohio Room
  • 28: Queer Conversations: Black & Brown & Queer, 5:00–6:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room
  • 28: National Voter Registration Day
  • 29: Emerging Leader Series: Service and Engagement, 3:00–4:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room
  • 30: Breaking the Barrier: Sexual Orientation, 3:00–4:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room


  • Hispanic Heritage Month (1-15)
  • National Disability Awareness Month
  • 2: Homecoming Parade, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Indiana Community and IUP Campus
  • 2: Late-Night Homecoming Party, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., KCAC
  • 4: 6:00 Series: The Powerful Effects of Body Language, 6:00-7:30 p.m., HUB Ohio Room
  • 5: Queer Conversations: Lesbian Awareness, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room
  • 6: Red Cross Blood Drive, 12:00-5:00 p.m., Folger Student Center
  • 6: Lunch & Learn: Undocumented and Unafraid: The Undocumented Student Movement’s Use of Social Media for Organizing, with Vicky Ortiz, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room
  • Emerging Leader Series: Networking and Mentoring, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room
  • 8: The Meet-Up, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Folger Student Center


Other Areas of Interest

Student Organizations

A list of recognized student organizations at IUP, information on beginning a new organization, and information about annual resubmission of the Organization Recognition Form for an already-recognized organization.

Diversity Events

A calendar of diversity events around campus, open to all members of the IUP community.

Office of Social Equity

The Office works to assist in the creation of a campus environment that promotes diversity and values individual differences.

President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

The Commission is charged with examining diversity and inclusion practices, recommending action steps, and monitoring progress.

Office of Facilities Management

This office helps organizations, offices, and individuals requesting use of outdoor space understand if there are costs involved in their space request outside normal business hours.


IUP Homecoming Crimson Court Selected by Students

Each year, students are chosen through a university-wide student vote to serve on the Crimson Court as representatives of their academic colleges. Traditionally, the court participates in the Homecoming parade, attends the Crimson Huddle alumni and friends event before the football game, and is honored on the field during halftime. They also are invited to participate in college-related activities by their respective deans.

The Black Experience at IUP: Improve It with Your Voice

Black students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a discussion with an IUP alumni committee that aims to improve the academic success and social experience of Black students at IUP. Kicking off Homecoming weekend, this Fireside Chat with the Black Experience Alumni Committee will be Thursday, September 30, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Elkin Hall Great Room.

Founding Fathers Foster Discourse at Six O'Clock Series

For 15 years, Gwendolyn Torges has created something uniquely special at IUP. Unlike many other universities that recognize the federally mandated recognition of the US Constitution with uninspired library displays, Torges decided to use the platform of the Six O’Clock Series to bring the founders of our country to life. 

Folger Student Center Now Open with Extended Hours

Folger Student Center is now open for students to study, meet, relax, and more!

MCSLE Staff Raises LGBTQIA Flag in Partnership with It's On Us Grant

On Friday, August 27, MCSLE staff members stood at the new flag pole in front of Elkin Hall and held a ceremony to raise the inclusive rainbow flag in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.