Submit an Incident of Concern online form to report non-emergency issues involving identity-based bias or discrimination, sexual misconduct, student conduct, or other issues of concern. You will receive a response from the appropriate IUP department.

The Social Equity and 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.

Indiana University of PennsylvaniaDiversity Programming Efforts and Events

The office assists with campus-wide programs, celebrations, dialogues, and training. Please refer to the IUP Central, Student Life, and Diversity calendars for event listings. Continued programming and discussions on diversity and inclusion include the Six O'Clock Series, MASS Lunch & Learns, LGBTQIA+ Support presentations, the IUP Libraries Diversity Speaker Series, offerings from the Office of International Education and various recognized student organizations, faculty training on “Difficult Dialogues,” and other focused events. 

Please download (PDF) and read the Social Equity and Title IX Newsletter:  Volume 5, Issue 1 (November 1, 2022), Volume 4, Issue 2 (April 20, 2022),  Volume 4, Issue 1 (November 2, 2021),  Volume 3, Issue 2 (April 16, 2021), Volume 3, Issue 1 (November 10, 2020), Volume 2, Issue 2 (April 21, 2020), Volume 2, Issue 1 (November 6, 2019), and the Volume 1, Issue 1 (April 12, 2019).

Diversity Recruitment and Retention

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.

Discrimination Reporting and Response

The Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Title IX coordinator, Elise Glenn, directs efforts regarding reports and responses to incidents of discrimination and identity-based bias. 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. Please refer to IUP's Nondiscrimination Policy and Statement of Nondiscrimination.

Social Equity and Title IX Office personnel meet with reporting students and employees to assess issues, incidents, and questions regarding discrimination, bias, harassment, and/or incivility. A formal or informal process may be used to resolve complaints.

Title IX Policy, Procedures, Resources, and Support

It's On Us IUP wordmark 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. For further information, please refer to the Title IX page or specific guidance as follows:

Visit the IUP Haven Project website for further information on resources and awareness campaigns, including the It's On Us video.

Download (pdf) the 2022–23 informational handouts: Where to Turn for Help, Title IX BrochureSupport and Reporting Options.

View (YouTube) the IUP Student Overview: Civil Rights, Title IX and Sexual Misconduct video. Elise Glenn explains the civil rights that all IUP students have, and expands on the following concepts: Title IX, sexual misconduct, consent, retaliation, where to seek help, and her role as the Title IX coordinator.

Preferred First Name Policy

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). Please visit the Preferred First Name Policy web page and read the FAQ regarding the policy (pdf).

For further information regarding form submission and processing, please contact Tedd Cogar, LGBTQIA Support, at Students can also contact the Office of the Registrar at 724-357-2217 or Faculty members are encouraged to read and follow the Procedures for Viewing a Class Roster (pdf).

Disability Resources

All Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation requests for employees 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 Non-Discrimination.

University Map

An interactive map of the IUP campus is available, which highlights all-gender restrooms and accessibility/ADA information. A Muslim Prayer Room is located on the second floor of Stabley Library and reservations for other rooms on campus can be made. A Lactation Room is located on the second floor of Stabley Library, which includes a restroom and refrigerator. Please ask for the key at the Library Information Desk.


IUP Holocaust Remembrance Committee Hosting Holocaust Survivor in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

In honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), the Holocaust Remembrance Committee at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host Holocaust Survivor Solange Lebovitz at 5:00 p.m. on April 18 at IUP’s Eberly Auditorium.

Ramadan Awareness and Insight

Ramadan is observed March 22 to April 20 this year. Increased awareness and further insight into student life is appreciated.

OneSIS Information

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is in the process of implementing a common Student Information System across the State System schools. IUP is scheduled to begin implementing OneSIS in January 2024.

IUP Hosting Author and Academic Montás for Discussion on Importance of “Great Books”

Author and academic Roosevelt Montás will present “Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation” at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Sutton Hall’s Gorell Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the community.

IUP to Present “Nine Days in the Sun,” Exploring Shifting the Racial Balance, Social Order

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Theater-By-The-Grove will present Mark Clayton Southers’ “Nine Days in the Sun” at IUP. This initiative begins Theater-By-The-Grove’s association with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, where Southers is the founding artistic director. The play explores a world where dark skin is the desired tone, so the racial balance is shifted and the social order in America is turned upside down.