Information about temporary changes to pass/fail grading and withdrawal deadlines was sent earlier to day,
and is available on Pass/Fail Grading and Withdrawal Changes.
I hope that you and your loved ones are well.
I continue to be extremely proud of how the IUP family is taking care of one another, and I appreciate the opportunity to continue to share updates on our on-going responses to the pandemic.
Understanding that we are all feeling the stress of this uncertain time, I’d like to pass on some expertise shared with me by Dr. Krys Kaniasty, an international expert on responding to mass tragedies and one of our Distinguished University Professors:
Know that worry and concern is normal. We are all trying to have normal reactions in an abnormal time. But, if we’ve learned anything from thousands of years of history, it is that humans are resilient, and will adapt to trying circumstances.
All of us know the experience of driving in a car. Initially we are apprehensive, and even feel it is dangerous, but we manage. We know the rules: what a green or red light means. We know to keep a distance, how to alert others with blinkers or the horn, and we wear seatbelts
Right now we have been driving in a very dense fog. We are only able to see 12 feet ahead, yet we trust that we will get to our destination. Use your worries to motivate you to protect yourself and others. Heroes don’t need muscles and capes. Heroes can change lives with even small behaviors. Heroes are people who know they are doing the right thing, and by example, lead others to do the right thing. For most of us right now, heroes stay home and stay connected in safe ways to one another and to those that need help. And, they wash their hands!
Tomorrow, you will learn of another opportunity to be a hero by participation in the university's Day of Caring. I encourage you to give thoughtful consideration to that message and how you can help members of the IUP family in need of support.
In closing, I encourage you to follow Dr. Kaniasty’s advice, and I want to remind you of mine: stay the course, study hard, continue to work together, and treat each other well. Please reach out for help when you need it.
Michael A. DriscollPresident
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Everything is changing fast, and in response to the coronavirus crisis, IUP is working to ensure all students can continue their education by moving the delivery online. For some students, that creates a hardship, because they depended on our campus’s
open computer labs. For others, it creates a financial hardship. Fortunately, several alumni and friends have asked how they can help.
If you are an IUP student facing undue hardship and in need of emergency assistance, please complete and submit the Emergency Response Form. Students
with additional questions or concerns please contact Malaika Turner, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-357-2220.
Among the greatest needs of students at this point are emergency aid for housing, travel home, temporary storage, and online learning assistance. By making a gift of any amount, you make an immediate impact and ensure our future leaders can stay on track.
A Family of Heroes
Temporary Modification To Grading, Withdrawal Deadlines, Related Issues
Driscoll’s Weekly Update: Get Help via Technology, Credible Sources, Refunds, Commencement, and More
Guidelines Developed to Respond to Request for University Donations
Student Refund Details
IUP Following Governor Wolf’s Stay-at-Home Order
IUP Family Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Professors and Students Create “The Quarantine Companion” for Students to Use While They Practice Social Distancing at Home
Extension of No In-Person Instruction Directive
Driscoll Announces Commencement Postponed; Polling Students for Alternative Date
IUP Library and Other Building Closures
Driscoll’s Weekly Update: IUP Classes On, Thanks to Staffs, Student Emergency Fund…
Update to COVID-19 Response Plan from President Driscoll
Update to Students from Segar, Action Required
Message to Employees from President Driscoll, March 20
Vital Campus Services and Information for Students
IUP Transitioning to All Online Course Delivery Starting March 23
Message from President Driscoll, March 16
Message from President Driscoll, March 13
Message to Staff from the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance, March 13
Message to the IUP Community from President Driscoll, March 12
Update to IUP Community About the Coronavirus
Health Update 3-6-2020: Coronavirus 2019-nCov
Update to Students About the Coronavirus
IUP Following US Department of State Guidelines for Travel to China
Health Update: Coronavirus 2019-nCov