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.


Tuskegee Airmen Lunch and Learn: MCSLE Welcomes Guest Speaker Shay

On Wednesday, November 3, the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement welcomed guest presenter Cory Shay, director of the IUP Military and Veteran’s Resource Center, for a presentation on the Tuskegee Airmen.

IUP’s Black Experience Alumni Committee Hosts Networking Events in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

IUP students won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to personally connect with Black alumni from the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas, building relationships with potential mentors in various fields. The events are hosted by the Black Experience Alumni Committee.

Election Day Bash: Get Out the Vote!

IUP Votes will hold an event outside of Zink Hall on Election Day—Tuesday, November 2—to encourage students to vote. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Stop by on the Zink Hall lawn from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for hot chocolate, coffee, and appetizers, plus games and merch. 

MCSLE Meet-Ups Welcome Student Group Sponsors

The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement manages the Meet-Ups, which take place every Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. in the Folger Student Center. This is an excellent opportunity to share information about your group, meet new students, and support fun activities at IUP. 

National Coming Out Week Recognized in Flag Ceremony and Queer Conversations

Check out two events celebrating National Coming Out Week.