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Director of Public Safety/University Police Chief Candidate Visit

Three candidates for the position of Director of Public Safety/University Police Chief will be on campus between Tuesday, May 10, and Thursday, May 12, with one candidate visiting each day. All IUP community members are encouraged to attend a university-wide open forum for each candidate, which will also be live-streamed.

National Police Week and Peace Officer Memorial Day

Peace Officers Memorial Day, which every year falls on May 15, specifically honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. IUP’s Police Department will host a memorial service on Wednesday, May 12, at noon in Toretti Auditorium at the Kovalchick Athletic and Convention Center. The public is welcome to attend.

Parking Garage Temporarily Closed May 9–27

The IUP Parking Garage will be temporarily closed for necessary annual cleaning and maintenance beginning on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The garage is scheduled to reopen on Friday, May 28.

Pennsylvania's New “Move Over” Law In Effect

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the new “Move Over” Law went into effect in Pennsylvania.

Relocation of Parking and Transportation Services Office

The Parking and Transportation Services office has moved from University Towers to the lobby of Clark Hall, effective Monday, April 12,

A Message in Support of Anti-Racism and against Police Violence

Anthony Clement, interim director of Public Safety and University Police, offers a statement about the Department’s continued commitment to anti-racism and anti-bias in light of the George Floyd murder trial.

Don't Forget to Spring Forward this Sunday

Daylight savings time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14. After setting your clocks forward an hour this weekend, check off a few items from this list to stay ahead of emergencies.

Test of IUP's Emergency Notification System to be Held on Wednesday, Feb. 17

The test will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. and will include text messaging, voice calls, email, and desktop alerts. Testing of the public address system will come at a later date.

National Burn Awareness Week Kicks Off

Nearly 500,000 people are treated for burns each year. The primary causes of injury include fire/flame, scalds, electrical, and chemical burns. The Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner is encouraging Pennsylvanians to learn more about burn hazards, and how to avoid injury, in observance of National Burn Awareness Week, February 7–13, 2021.

Reminder: Full Parking Enforcement in Effect

Please be reminded that full parking enforcement is in effect. Valid parking permits must be clearly displayed while parking in Commuter, Faculty, Staff, and Long-term designated parking lots on the IUP campus. When parked in a pay-by-space area, you must pay, in advance, for the time you will be parked.

COVID-19 Free Public Testing Clinic, February 13–17

In an effort to mitigate the local spread of COVID-19, the Department of Health will, once again, be offering free COVID-19 testing. Anyone is eligible to be tested, symptomatic or not.

Winter Storm Warning Issued for Wednesday; Heavy Snow Expected

A winter storm warning has been issued for Indiana County from 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 15, to 7:00 a.m. Thursday, December 16. Heavy snow accumulations of 7–12 inches are expected. Travel could be very difficult, with hazardous conditions affecting both the evening commute Wednesday and the morning commute Thursday.

Don't Forget to “Fall Back”

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2020. As we prepare our clocks to “fall back,” this is a chance to also prepare your home and family for emergencies.

National Preparedness Month, Week 4: Teach Youth about Preparedness

Week 4 of National Preparedness Month encourages parents to talk to their kids about preparing for disasters and emergencies and what to do in case they are separated. You are never too young to be prepared for an emergency.

National Preparedness Month, Week 3: Prepare for Disasters

It’s the third week of National Preparedness Month, and this week focuses on limiting the impacts that disasters have on you and your family.

National Preparedness Month, Week 2: Build Your Kit

Being prepared for any emergency is as simple as planning ahead and building an emergency kit. Assembling the supplies now that you might need following a disaster is an important part of your plan.

September is National Preparedness Month: Take Action to Prepare

National Preparedness Month, held annually in September, is a time to focus our attention on the importance of preparing our families, homes, workplace, and communities for natural and man-made disasters that threaten our lives and property. This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”

Fall 2020 Semester Parking Information

Full parking enforcement will begin on August 24, 2020, for the start of the fall semester. Valid parking permits must be clearly displayed while parking in commuter, faculty, and staff designated parking lots on the IUP campus.

Temporary University Drive Traffic Restrictions

University Drive will be temporarily closed to through traffic on Saturday, July 4, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. In addition, access to South Campus athletic facilities will be restricted at this time.

Parking Garage Temporarily Closed for Annual Cleaning and Maintenance

The IUP Parking Garage will be temporarily closed for beginning on Monday, June 29. The garage is scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 20.

IUP Police Department Issues Statement on Anti-Racism and Discrimination

The IUP Department of Public Safety and University Police stands firmly against racism and discrimination of any kind, and we do not tolerate acts of racial violence or other forms of hate and oppression in our community, or in our department.

Parking and Transportation Services COVID-19 Notice

Due to the unique challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus, beginning Monday, March 23, and continuing until further notice, the IUP Office of Parking and Transportation Services will be closed for over-the-counter transactions. 

Reminder: Full Parking Enforcement Now in Effect

Valid parking permits must be clearly displayed while parking in commuter, faculty, and staff designated parking lots on the campus. When parked in a pay-by-space area you must pay in advance for the time you will be parked.

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV: What You Should Know

There are 11 total confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the US, but none in Pennsylvania. IUP has banned travel to China for official university business. Take precautions if you feel sick.