The IUP Student Government Association is the official representative body of IUP students and works to promote and enrich the welfare of all IUP students.

All members of the IUP community are welcome and invited to attend the SGA General Assembly meetings every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Room of Elkin Hall. Additional meeting information can be found under the event section of the Student Government Association Crimson Connect web page.

Undergraduate students who would like to join Student Government must be elected by the SGA General Assembly. In order to be eligible for election, students are required to attend two General Assembly meetings and complete the new senator application and have the SGA Senator Petition filled out.

For more information on how SGA works, check out our governing documents: IUP Student Government Association Constitution and Bylaws.

Interested in starting a student organization?

It is the responsibility of Student Government to recognize student organizations. At IUP, all student organizations must have university recognition to reserve space on campus for events, receive a budget from the IUP Student Cooperative Association, and be affiliated with the university.

The SGA Board of Recognition oversees most of the recognition process and can help you start your student organization. Information about starting a new organization and an outline of the steps to get university recognition can be found in the new student organization outline. For help starting the process, contact SGA Chief Justice Daniel Kukula at


Participate in #IUPLeads and Earn Money for Your Student Organization

Students can earn up to $200 for their organization by participating in #IUPLeads and keeping the campus safe from COVID-19.

2020 Decennial Census: Deadline Today

The deadline to register for the Census is today, October 15. If you have not done so, you should register for the Census.

IUP Alumnus Returns for Second Diversity Training for Students

We have the great opportunity to bring alumnus Justin Brown back next week to work with more IUP students as part of his diversity training. Are you ready to join him next week?! On October 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Justin Brown will host “UGH!?! Not Another Diversity Presentation” via Zoom.

Celebrate National Coming Out Week with MCSLE

Join the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement for the rest of this week to celebrate National Coming Out Week. There are two events on Wednesday, October 7, and one on Thursday, October 8.

Building Bridges This Thursday: Systemic Racism, the Pandemic, and My College Experience

Join MCSLE this Thursday, October 1, for our Building Bridges series from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. “Systemic Racism, the Pandemic, and My College Experience” will be presented by Brenda Dede, former Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education president and retired associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Clarion University.