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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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives: What's Going On at IUP

There are many areas where we can act now to grow a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture at IUP. Recent correspondence from the Social Equity and Title IX Office highlighted some of the initiatives planned for this academic year.

Stand for Racial Justice Video Now Available from Racial Justice Coalition for Change

IUP's Racial Justice Coalition for Change has created their first video to express its continued commitment to take a stand for racial justice. Please view, share, and become involved.

Message to Students, Employees, and University-Related 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, plus policy changes, available resources, and support services.

Online Reporting Option for Incidents of Concern

Every person has the right to be heard, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania takes concerns and complaints very seriously. An online reporting option for incidents of concern can be found at the bottom of every IUP web page. Reports submitted through one of the incident forms are addressed through a coordinated university approach. These reporting forms are for non-emergency reporting only. If any person may be in danger, call 911 immediately. 

Message from Title IX Coordinator Regarding New Title IX Regulations

New regulations regarding Title IX have been released and will go into effect on August 14. Elise Glenn, chief diversity and inclusion officer/Title IX coordinator, addresses what these mean for IUP policies, procedures, and the university community.

Ramadan Awareness and Insight

Ramadan, observed by Muslims worldwide, will be from approximately April 23 to May 23 this year, with some dates overlapping finals week. Increased awareness and further insight into student life, especially during exams, is appreciated.

Latest Social Equity and Title IX Newsletter, April 21

The second-semester Social Equity and Title IX Newsletter is now available to download and read. Included in the latest issue is information on continued support by the office and notable programming by multiple campus partners. 

2020 Women's Leadership Award Winners Announced

Since 1986, the IUP Women’s Leadership awards have recognized women—both students and staff—for their outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence, and community contributions on and off campus.