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Programming and Events

  • The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement plans and coordinates events consistent with its mission statement: the promotion of diverse opportunities that encourage personal and community growth through leadership development and individual and group accountability.

    Welcome Weekend

    Welcome Weekend is a special time for new students to become better acquainted with IUP and with one another. The events will help new students begin to feel at home at IUP. Incoming students will connect with other students and become familiar with campus and the many resources available, as well as enjoy fun festivities held each day!

    IUP Day

    IUP Day allows students to explore ways of getting involved at IUP and allows for each recognized student organization to increase awareness of its mission and potentially its membership base.


    The Programming and Events office assists in the coordination of the parade in addition to working with other offices such as Student Affairs, Athletics, and Alumni Affairs to create a positive homecoming experience for the entire IUP community.  

    Homecoming Monte Carlo Night

    The Homecoming Monte Carlo Night is an incredible night full of dancing, casino games, prizes, food, and so much more! The 2016 Homecoming Monte Carlo Night will be held on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Kovalchick Complex. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office, the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement in 307 Pratt Hall, or at IUP Day!

    Six O’Clock Series

    The Six O’Clock Series provides IUP students, employees, and community members an opportunity to learn about current issues and approach familiar topics from a new perspective.

    Safety Planning for Campus Events

    Organizations planning a campus event requiring safety and security provisions such as university police, electronic screening requirements and others must file a Safety Planning Form through the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement for Campus Events. 

    Campuswide Special Events

    The Office for Student Leadership provides programming guides, guidance, and support for organizations planning a campuswide event.

    Requesting Use of Outdoor Campus Space 

    The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement processes requests for the use of outdoor space on the IUP campus. Requests are reviewed to ensure the safety of the IUP community, the protection of IUP grounds, and respect for the mission of the university. 

    Event Setup: Do I Have to Pay?

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

    For more events, check the Student Events Calendar, the Academic Calendar, and the Central Calendar.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Historically, and at present, religion is sometimes used to rationalize denial of rights, and worse, against minority groups, outsiders, and strangers. In a panel discussion, representatives from various faiths will each share their own traditions’ attitudes toward foreigners, strangers, and immigrants, referring to their histories and sacred texts to illustrate their past responses and aspirations for the future.

Sponsored by the Council on Spiritual and Religious Life.

For more information, contact or 724-357-2598.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Movie: “Get Out”

HUB, Ohio Room

A screening of one of the most acclaimed movies of 2017.

When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend's (Allison Williams) family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. This speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele (Key and Peele) is equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary.

Movie co-sponsored by Multicultural Affairs and Student Success and STATIC

Monday, October 30, 2017

Six O'Clock Series: QPR Training and Panel

HUB, Ohio Room

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer: three simple steps that anyone can learn to save a life from suicide. Those trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone for help.

As part of this training, you will become a “gatekeeper,” or someone who is in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. There will also be a brief panel discussion with the trainers, and participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Sponsored by the Suicide Task Force of Indiana County.

For more information, contact or 724-357-2598.

Monday, November 06, 2017

On July 4, 1845, writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau declared his independence from civilization and moved into a cabin he built on the banks of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. “Simplify, simplify!” Thoreau urged readers of Walden; or, Life in the Woods (1854), the book he wrote about his two-year experiment in off-the-grid living.

IUP Associate Professor and Thoreau Bicentennial Ambassador Todd Nathan Thompson will detail what Thoreau can still teach us about how “to live deliberately” instead of “lead[ing] lives of quiet desperation.”

Sponsored by the Thoreau Society.

For more information, contact or 724-357-2598.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Six O'Clock Series: Veterans Day Celebration

HUB, Ohio Room

In observance of Veterans Day on November 11, this Six O’Clock Series will honor those who have served and are currently serving our nation. CJ Jaynes, a retired Navy Rear Admiral and an IUP Distinguished Alumna, will speak about her experiences in the military.

Join us for this engaging program to help us celebrate all those who have fought and are fighting for our country.

Sponsored by the Military and Veterans Resource Center.

For more information, contact or 724-357-2598.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Trip to Attend The Color Purple


Join Multicultural Affairs and Student Success (MASS) for the Tony Award winning musical The Color Purple: The Musical on Tuesday, November 14. For only $10.00, you can reserve your ticket and ride in comfort.