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Vice President for Student Affairs Segar Selected as Inaugural Fellow for Leadership Organization

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Vice President for Student Affairs Thomas Segar has been selected for a volunteer leadership role in a national organization working to make leadership training for youth more accessible.

Addressing Last Week’s Rumored Threat of Violence—A message from Vice President Fitzsimons and Vice President Segar

Additional information to help understand what occurred last week, the actions we took to protect you, and what to expect for future communications with regards to potential dangers and imminent dangers on and around our campuses.

Applicants Sought for Student Trustee Seat

Applications are now being accepted for the student seat on the IUP Council of Trustees.

IUP Homecoming Expected to Attract Thousands with Annual Parade, Reunions, Crimson Huddle, Football Game

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Homecoming celebration, September 30 through October 2, is expected to draw thousands to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the annual parade and football game.

Students Get Discounts through Talon Ticket Program

Students can get discounts and special offers at area businesses through the new Talon Ticket program, organized by IUP and the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce.

Men’s Rugby Club: National Champions and No. 1 in the Rankings

The rankings are out, and IUP Men's Rugby Club is at the top of the list.

IUP Selected for Pennsylvania Hunger-Free Initiative

IUP is one of seven colleges and universities in the state selected for the Pennsylvania Hunger-Free Campus Initiative. IUP will hold the designation for two years.

Men’s Rugby Wins National Championship

Over Memorial Day weekend, the IUP Men’s Rugby team traveled to New Orleans for the 2022 May Madness Rugby 7s National Championship matches, the largest US Collegiate Rugby Tournament. The IUP Men’s Rugby team went 6-0 and paved their way to the program’s first-ever national championship.

Summer Food Drive Now Accepting Items

The IUP Food Pantry and Help Center is holding a campus-wide food drive from Monday, June 6, through Friday, July 1, to help restock its shelves in preparation for the fall semester.

Students Tell the Story of the Crimson Scholars Circle

Five students talk about the friends, mentors, and opportunities they’ve gained through the Crimson Scholars Circle, a scholarship program designed to reduce the retention and persistence gap for Black and Brown students.

Recruitment Begins for IUP Guides

Student Support and Engagement is proud to begin recruiting efforts for its Guide program for the 2022–23 school year. Guides will function as support and contact points between students and campus and community resources. Each Guide will be assigned a group of incoming students who they will “follow” through their first year at IUP.

Support Students at Late Night Pancake Event, May 2

On Monday, May 2, starting at 10:30 p.m. the Division of Student Affairs will host our end-of-semester Late Night Pancake meal in North Dining Hall. All students are welcome, whether or not they have a meal plan. The event is free of charge. 

IUP Town Hall for Students to be Held Monday, April 18

IUP President Michael Driscoll, members of IUP leadership, IUP professors, and student leaders will lead an open discussion on the topics that matter most to our students on April 18, 2022. The event will take place during the Crimson Common Hour from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Folger Student Center.

Student Affairs Makes Moves to Include Student Groups in Programming Efforts

The Division for Student Affairs is announcing a new initiative to connect student groups and organizations with university offices through Sponsor A Program.

#IUPLeads is Back!

The Division of Student Affairs is once again sponsoring the #IUPLeads campaign.

Change to Spectator Policy for IUP Indoor Athletic Events

In continued efforts to protect the health and safety of our community in light of concerns about COVID-19 cases, no spectators will be permitted at IUP indoor athletic events from February 1 to February 13.

The “Pathfinder”: A New Publication Just for Students

The Division of Student Affairs is proud to announce that there will be a new, weekly IUP newsletter just for students. The “Pathfinder” will be sent to all IUP students on Fridays and will contain information to better inform and involve students in events, as well as highlight student groups and essential university information.

Fall Finals Week Hours for Library, Tutoring, Folger, De-Stressing Activities, and More

You're heading into Finals Week and doing your best—to complete those last homework assignments, study for finals, and finish semester projects. We believe in you and want to support you, so we've brought together the Finals Week hours for study spaces like the library and Folger, tutoring schedules, dining schedules, and /de-stressing activities.

MVRC New Location Officially Opens as Part of Veterans Day Celebrations

The Military and Veterans Resource Center officially opened its doors in its new location on the IUP campus, just in time for Veterans Day celebrations.

Popular Adopt a Game Program is Back, Accepting Sponsors for IUP Basketball Games

After a year’s hiatus, the Adopt a Game Program is up and running. Student and staff groups, organizations, and departments from IUP are all welcome to participate in this free sponsorship opportunity. Both men’s and women’s home basketball games are accepting sponsors. 

IUP Self-Care Day, November 5

Friday, November 5, 2021, has been designated as IUP Self-Care Day across the university.

Crimson Scholars Circle Students Brainstorm Organization Ideas

Every Thursday, you can find the Crimson Scholars Circle students in Elkin Hall’s Great Room, connecting with their peers and mentors, learning about new information, and working together to creatively problem solve. 

Student Affairs VP Facilitates Leadership Workshop for UMI Speaker Series

On Tuesday, September 28, UBORA Men of IUP (UMI) welcomes Thomas Segar, vice president for Student Affairs at IUP, as a guest speaker. Segar will present, “Learning to Lead Today for Tomorrow,” a part of the UMI Speaker Series.  All Black and Brown students who identify as male are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. 

IUP Homecoming Returns!

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Homecoming celebration, October 1 through October 3, is expected to draw thousands to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the annual parade and football game.

IUP Homecoming Crimson Court Selected by Students

Each year, students are chosen through a university-wide student vote to serve on the Crimson Court as representatives of their academic colleges. Traditionally, the court participates in the Homecoming parade, attends the Crimson Huddle alumni and friends event before the football game, and is honored on the field during halftime. They also are invited to participate in college-related activities by their respective deans.