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Students Tell the Story of the Crimson Scholars Circle

Five students talk about the friends, mentors, and opportunities they’ve gained through the Crimson Scholars Circle, a scholarship program designed to reduce the retention and persistence gap for Black and Brown students.

Black History Month Highlights from Fraternity and Sorority Life

Follow MCSLE on Instagram for facts about Historically Black Greek Organizations in recognition of Black History Month.

Fall Finals Week Hours for Library, Tutoring, Folger, De-Stressing Activities, and More

You're heading into Finals Week and doing your best—to complete those last homework assignments, study for finals, and finish semester projects. We believe in you and want to support you, so we've brought together the Finals Week hours for study spaces like the library and Folger, tutoring schedules, dining schedules, and /de-stressing activities.

They Walked, They Spoke, and IUP Listened

In fall 2020, university officials joined diverse groups of students to walk the campus and see it through their eyes—including an eye for change. A year later, key participants are taking a look at how well IUP listened.

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.

Campus Partners Sponsor “Get Out the Vote Bash”

IUP Votes to sponsor "Get Out the Vote Bash" Thursday, October 14, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Wallwork Plaza.

Free Lunch and Learns are Back

The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement is continuing to offer Lunch and Learns throughout the school year, which are free to anyone interested in attending.

IUP Homecoming Returns!

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Homecoming celebration, October 1 through October 3, is expected to draw thousands to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the annual parade and football game.

LGBTQIA Flag Symbolizes IUP’s Support

When LGBTQIA+ students said flying a rainbow flag can help more students feel included on campus, IUP responded. The new flag and pole, located just south of Elkin Hall’s Great Room, will be formally dedicated Tuesday, October 12, at noon. Learn how support for LGBTQIA+ students at IUP goes well beyond raising a flag.

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.

Student Government Association to Host Virtual Housing Fair

Join us from October 5 to October 9 for the Virtual Housing Fair on Flipgrid! In the Housing Fair you’ll find information from IUP Housing and off-campus landlords about on- and off-campus housing options. 

Join Cure@IUP via Zoom on Mondays

Join Cure@IUP this Monday, September 28, on Zoom as we come together and raise money for children in the Republic of Malawi to get free orthopedic surgery. 

Latino Student Organization First General Meeting

The first general assembly meeting for the Latino Student Organization (LaSO) will be Thursday, September 24, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. via Zoom.

National Voter Registration Day

September 22, 2020, was National Voter Registration Day! Don't worry if you missed us in the Oak Grove. You can still visit IUP.edu/Vote to register to vote and learn how to cast your ballot. You can also check your registration status, find your polling location, and apply for a mail-in ballot at VotesPA.com. This year, everybody vote! 

Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda Meeting

Learn how Phi Beta Lambda develops leaders through community service, competitions, and conferences on Wednesday, September 23, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Virtual IUP Day, September 18

Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, IUP Day has been transformed into a virtual experience this year. Student organizations are currently updating their Crimson Connect pages and uploading videos to Flipgrid to provide information about how you can join them this semester. 

Banned Books Week Call for Readings

Do you read banned books? Send us a video to be featured on the English Graduate Organization’s Banned Books Week page!