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Algerian Human Rights Activist to Visit Campus

Anouar Rahmani, writer and human rights activist from Algeria, will visit campus on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. He will hold an informal meet and greet during the Common Hour in the Folger Student Center and will present to the greater IUP community at 4:00 p.m. in Leonard Hall, room 225.

LGBTQIA+ and Supported at IUP

In its efforts to be truly student centered, IUP aims to support every student. Key to that are services for the LGBTQIA+ community. Hear about the experiences of a gender-fluid student and about the support IUP provides.

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.

They Walked, They Spoke, and IUP Listened

In fall 2020, university officials joined diverse groups of students to walk the campus and see it through their eyes—including an eye for change. A year later, key participants are taking a look at how well IUP listened.

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.

Film Screening: "Two Spirits"

The Native American Awareness Council and the Queer Conversations Workshop Series will co-host a free film screening of "Two Spirits," followed by a discussion facilitated by special guest, Carrie House.

A Discussion with Ijeoma Oluo

Join others in the IUP community for a viewing party and virtual discussion with Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race. This is a PASSHE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pre-Summit event.

Diversity Speaker Series to Feature Global Consultant

Nuria Diallo Padro, a bilingual global consultant specializing in strategic management and empowerment strategies, will speak Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in B10 Leonard Hall and via Zoom as part of the IUP Libraries Diversity Speaker Series.

LGBTQIA Flag Symbolizes IUP’s Support

When LGBTQIA+ students said flying a rainbow flag can help more students feel included on campus, IUP responded. The new flag and pole, located just south of Elkin Hall’s Great Room, will be formally dedicated Tuesday, October 12, at noon. Learn how support for LGBTQIA+ students at IUP goes well beyond raising a flag.

Reflecting on Afghanistan Panel Discussion

The Social Equity and Title IX Office invites members of the IUP community to reflect on the history and politics of Afghanistan through an upcoming panel discussion. This event is open to all members of the IUP community, and participants can attend in person or via Zoom.

Information about Tonight's Event, A Student Conversation: The Chauvin Trial

Elise Glenn, chief Diversity and Inclusion officer/Title IX coordinator and Thomas Segar, vice president for Student Affairs, share a message to students about resources and a student-led discussion held Tuesday, April 20, after the announcement of the verdict in the Chauvin trial.

A Message to Students: Support, Events, and Discussion Regarding the Chauvin Trial

Information about support resources that may be helpful to you if you are experiencing anxiety over the television coverage, viewing the video of George Floyd’s death, or the impending verdict.

Social Equity and Title IX Newsletter Now Available, April 16

The April 16, 2021 issue of the Social Equity and Title IX  Newsletter highlights information about the Cejka Foundation gift, in support of diversity and inclusion efforts, and notable programming and events offered by many campus partners this semester.

Intersectionality Mini-conference Helps Break Down Barriers

Students share their thoughts on intersectionality as they look ahead to the “Intersectionality Works: Allyship, Coalition, Solidarity" mini-conference Friday featuring Melinda Quinn Brennan. How can we help people struggling for equality and equity? What does intersectionality mean and how can we apply it? Find answers and join the conversation at the mini-conference.

Intersectionality Works Mini-conference Set for April 9

A mini-conference, “Intersectionality Works: Allyship, Coalition, Solidarity,” will  be held via Zoom on Friday, April 9, and will feature guest speaker Melinda Quinn Brennan. The event is free and open to all IUP community members.

Annual Training for All University-Related Personnel

In compliance with federal and state laws, and the State System’s Board of Governors, Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education will assign all university-related personnel three training courses during the week of February 1–5, 2021. Please be mindful to check your IUP email address for your individualized invitation containing the course access information.

A Message to Students and All IUP Personnel from Your Title IX Coordinator

Elise Glenn, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Title IX coordinator, addresses IUP’s commitment to an educational and work environment free from any form of sexual discrimination or other prohibited sexual misconduct, and discusses reporting obligations, available resources, and support services.

Virtual MLK Celebration Saturday

The Social Equity and Title IX office encourages students and employees to attend a free, online event celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. The Indiana County NAACP’s annual MLK program will take place Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. Preregistration is required.

News from the Social Equity and Title IX Office

The Social Equity and Title IX Office newsletter for November 10 is now available to download and read. Included in the fall newsletter is information on the annual Title IX and Protection of Minors employee training, and notable programming offered by multiple campus partners.

“Creating Inclusive Spaces” Workshop for Faculty and Programming Staff

Hosted by the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, guest speaker and IUP alumnus Justin Brown will present a virtual workshop for IUP faculty and programming staff on Friday, October 23. The workshop will provide faculty and staff an opportunity to engage in conversations regarding DEI in the classroom and at campus events. 

Events Planned in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

The IUP Hispanic Heritage Council will host two main events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2020. Both are free and open to the entire campus community.

Candlelight Vigil Video Now Available from Racial Justice Coalition for Change

IUP's Racial Justice Coalition for Change continues its commitment to take a stand for racial justice, and invites you to view and share the latest video.