Message from the Concern and Response Team

Posted on 9/9/2013 3:16:17 PM

There are many people at the university and within the Indiana community who are committed to assisting students during particularly stressful times. As the Fall 2013 semester begins, students may be arriving to campus with worries about their success at IUP. Students may have financial concerns, family stressors, or be worried about their health. Information to assist faculty and staff in recognizing and responding to students can be found at Where To Turn for Help (pdf).

For information about IUP’s Concern and Response Team (CART), or to seek assistance for a student exhibiting concerning behaviors, contact any of the members of CART. A list of the members of the Concern and Response Team can be found at CART Membership.

IUP publishes annually those policies which are directed to preserve the health and safety of individuals and our university community.

1. Title IX – Sexual Misconduct

IUP is committed to a work environment free from any form of sexual harassment or sexual violence, including dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The IUP Sexual Harassment Policy prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence and provides reporting procedures.

Questions about IUP’s efforts to prevent sexual misconduct and address reports of sexual violence can be directed to Rhonda Luckey, vice president for Student Affairs, and IUP’s Title IX Coordinator, at 724-357-2220, or Reports can be made to University Police or IUP’s Campus Security Authorities listed below:

Campus Security Authorities(CSAs)

  • Sam Clutter, Director of Public Safety: 724-357-2141
  • Kate Linder, Associate Dean of Students, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Student Conduct: 724-357-1264
  • Sondra Dennison, Assistant Dean, Living/Learning, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Training: 724-357-2696
  • Frank Condino, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics: 724-357-2782
  • Jim Grafstrom, General Manager, KCAC: 724-357-5222
  • Lou Garzarelli, Director, Operations, Student Co-operative Association: 724-357-1374
  • Richard Muth, Director, Northpointe Campus: 724-294-3309
  • Paula Stossel, Assistant Dean, Monroeville Campus: 724-357-1293
  • Theo Turner, Assistant Dean of Students, Punxsutawney Campus: 814-938-6711

2. MissingResidential Student

The objective of IUP Missing Residential Student Policy is to clearly define the reporting protocol when a residential student is presumed missing. Questions about IUP’s Missing Residential Student protocol can be addressed to Sam Clutter, director, Office of Public Safety and Police, 724-357-3201 or

3. InvoluntaryWithdrawal Policy

The purpose of the IUP Involuntary Withdrawal Policy is to provide a procedure for determining whether an identified student's behavior poses a direct threat and for responding to such behavior. Rarely does student behavior pose a direct threat. However, involuntary withdrawal may be appropriate when:

  • the student displays behavior which is not prohibited by and/or could not be adjudicated by the Student Behavior Regulations or the Academic Integrity Policy, but that nonetheless poses a direct threat; and
  • the student demonstrates a risk of repeated display of such behavior.

Questions about the Involuntary Withdrawal Policy can be addressed to Rhonda Luckey, vice president for Student Affairs, at 724-357-2220 or