Social Equity and Title IX Office

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 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 Statement of Non-Discrimination.

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 2021-22 informational handouts: Where to Turn for Help, Title IX Brochure, Support 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 tcogar@iup.edu. Students can also contact the Office of the Registrar at 724-357-2217 or registrars-office@iup.edu. 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.

News

Unity Ball Celebrates Latino Culture, Intersectionality

Celebrating Latino culture and intersectionality, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Latino Student Organization (LaSO) will host the inaugural IUP Unity Ball on April 23 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the IUP Hadley Union Building Ohio Room. The event will include refreshments catered by Casa Jaliso and dancing. Formal attire is requested. It is free and open to the community.

Be Heard Anonymous Survey of Community Attitudes about Sexual Violence Launches on April 12

On April 12, 2022, the IUP Haven Project and Social Equity and Title IX Office will begin an anonymous survey of students to learn more about issues related to inappropriate sexual behavior.

Ramadan Awareness and Insight

The observation of Ramadan will take place from approximately April 2 to May 1, 2022. Increased awareness and further insight into student life, especially during exams, is appreciated.

Implicit Bias Workshops for Students and Employees

Justin Brown, dynamic speaker and IUP alumnus, will lead two virtual workshops on "Implicit Bias"—one for students on April 7 and one for employees on April 14. Both will assist our campus community in becoming a more inclusive environment.

Social Equity and Title IX Fall Newsletter Now Available

The latest issue of Social Equity and Title IX Newsletter (November 2, 2021) is now available to download, read, and share.