Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education

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Graduate Program in Student Affairs in Higher Education

Through a balance of academic and practical experiences, you'll develop the ability to apply theory and skills as an effective practitioner. Whether you are beginning a career in this field or have experience and want to strengthen your credentials for a leadership position, you'll find our program has a great deal to offer.

Student Affairs in Higher Education, MA

Academic Advising Certificate

The Student Affairs in Higher Education Department at IUP is designed to prepare graduate students for employment in higher education in entry-level or mid-management student affairs positions, dependent upon their previous experiences.

Please visit the About Our Graduates page to view résumés from the Class of 2021!

SAHE Department Statement on Diversity and Racial Justice

The SAHE Department is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and socially just learning environment for our students and faculty. As we observe deeply rooted and pervasive acts of white supremacy and systemic racism, particularly anti-Black racism, we affirm that it is our individual and collective responsibility to draw on our life experiences, our interactions with one another, and our education (both inside and outside the classroom) as sources of awareness, knowledge, and skills. We are committed, as individual faculty and students, to continue to expand our own multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills in this important area and to take meaningful and transformative action toward change.

News

Ron and Peggy Lunardini Fund Announced at COEC Scholarship Reception

The Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education and the College of Education and Communications formally announced the Ron and Peggy Lunardini Fund on October 18, 2021.

Newkerk Scholarships Awarded for 2021

The Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education is pleased to announce two recipients of the Nancy Newkerk Scholarship for 2021: Abigail (Abby) Gontis and Reaiah Rutherford.

IUP SAHE to Host Practicum Fair for Current Students

IUP SAHE is inviting current SAHE students to participate in our annual practicum fair. This event will take place Friday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the HUB Ohio Room.

Lowery Recognized with Outstanding Contribution to Literature/Research Award

John Wesley Lowery, professor of Student Affairs in Higher Education, received the Outstanding Contribution to Literature/Research Award by NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Region II on June 9, 2021.

Mueller Publishes on Measurement of Privileged Identity Exploration

John Mueller published "Measuring Privileged Identity in Educational Environments: Development and Validation of the Privileged Identify Exploration Scale." The article focuses on how privilege is constructed and how that can be useful to training in student affairs.

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