Williams-Thomas-Young-Adam-51214PF34 COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES: Safety sciences majors Thomas Williams and Adam Young are among the IUP students who've lived at the Indiana Fire Association firehouse at no cost in return for their dedication in responding to overnight fire calls and help with basic maintenance tasks.

Safety Sciences Career Fair

Every September, Safety Sciences hosts its annual Career Fair at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, bringing over 65 employers to campus to recruit.

IUP Student Section of the American Society of Safety Professionals

The Safety Sciences Department has had a student section within the Western PA Chapter of ASSP for more than 30 years and has won the ASSP Outstanding Student Section five times. All students are encouraged to participate, and approximately 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. Membership is based on nomination by program faculty and requires completion of at least 15 credits in the major and meeting minimum GPAs, as well as other evidence of superior performance. Typically, only between 5 and 10 percent of students qualify for membership in Rho Sigma Kappa.


Ladies of Safety

Ladies of Safety, which is open to all members of the IUP community, gives young women in this major the opportunity to connect with each other and learn more about their future profession from female mentors who are in the field now.