Safety Demonstration DEMONSTRATIONS BROUGHT TO CAMPUS Recent gifts totaling $135,000 from Alcoa and the Alcoa Foundation have funded several initiatives for students, including this safety demonstration and a fatality conference for safety professionals.

Assistantship Opportunities

We are now accepting applications for spring 2018 graduate assistantships. We anticipate having four or five openings. To be considered, read the application instructions and submit the application by September 29, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

IUP Chapter of American Society of Safety Professionals

The Department of Safety Sciences has had a student section of the American Society of Safety Professionals for more than 20 years and has won the Outstanding ASSP Student Section five times. All students are encouraged to participate, and about 100 students currently are involved.

Rho Sigma Kappa

The Alpha Chapter of Rho Sigma Kappa was inaugurated at IUP in 1993. This honor society recognizes exemplary performance in the safety sciences. Graduate student membership is based on nomination by program faculty and requires completion of at least 15 credits in the major and meeting minimum grade point averages, as well as other evidence of superior performance. Typically, only 5 to 10 percent of Safety Sciences students qualify for membership in Rho Sigma Kappa.

Safety Sciences Career Fair

Our career fair is widely recognized as one of the crown jewels of the Safety Sciences Department. With our outstanding national reputation, we attract some of the largest employers in many industries who are seeking to hire personnel with safety expertise. We host the Safety Sciences Career Fair in October each year at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. All students are invited.