The Office of Social Equity/Title IX Office assists in fostering a campus environment that values individual differences and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Reaching this goal across educational and employment opportunities at IUP is best accomplished if all are involved—and each member of the campus community can contribute to the mission.
The office defines avenues for reporting issues or problems, programming to support the message that moves us forward, and education and training to equip us all with the tools to contribute to positive change.
The office hosts and assists with campus-wide programs, celebrations, dialogues, and training. Please refer to the IUP Diversity Calendar for a compilation of diversity events. Of special note, the university is hosting multiple discussions on free speech, including Six O’Clock Series programming, faculty training on “Difficult Dialogues,” and other focused events.
Please visit the Free Speech website and Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement Events page.
The office collaborates with multiple departments regarding this key component of the university’s mission. The Division of Enrollment Management and the Office of Human Resources offer coordinated leadership in this area for new and returning students, and faculty and staff search procedures.
The Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Title IX coordinator, Elise Glenn, directs efforts regarding reports and responses to incidents of discrimination. Through collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, University Police, and the divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, she consults with faculty, administrators, students, and university
affiliates on issues of concern to potentially prevent issues. Please refer to IUP’s Statement of Non-Discrimination.
Office of Social Equity/Title IX Office personnel meet with reporting students and employees to assess issues, incidents, and questions regarding discrimination, and work with all involved to achieve the best result. A formal or informal process may
be used to resolve complaints. Report an Incident of Concern.
IUP has committed to stand up, speak out, and foster the safest and most inclusive environment possible for our campus community. The university takes immediate and effective steps to end sexual harassment, sexual violence, retaliation, and other prohibited
sexual misconduct. To this end, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Title IX coordinator, Elise Glenn, oversees policy and procedures, reporting and response, support resources, investigations, monitoring and assessment, and training initiatives.
For further information, please refer to the Title IX page or specific guidance as follows:
The university has established this policy that allows students, faculty, staff, and alumni to indicate their preferred first names to the university community, even if they have not legally changed their first name. Download and read the
Preferred First Name Policy (pdf),
and complete the Preferred First Name Request Form (online form).
All Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation requests are handled through the
Office of Human Resources. Any student in need of accommodations should contact the
IUP Department for Disability Access and Advising. For further information, please refer to the
Statement of Nondiscrimination.
An interactive map of the IUP campus is available, which highlights all-gender restrooms and accessibility/ADA information.
Walk-ins Welcome for Difficult Dialogues Training Program, February 28 and March 1
Space Still Available for Difficult Dialogues Training Program for IUP Employees
IUP Women’s Leadership Awards Applications Now Being Accepted
Difficult Dialogues Training Program to Be Offered Again for IUP Employees
Reminder of Mandatory Training for Student Workers and All Second Semester New Hires
Upcoming Training Offered on Controversial Topics and Difficult Dialogues
Events in Celebration of Native American Awareness Month