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Programming and Events

  • The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement plans and coordinates events consistent with its mission statement: the promotion of diverse opportunities that encourage personal and community growth through leadership development and individual and group accountability.

    Welcome Weekend

    Welcome Weekend is a special time for new students to become better acquainted with IUP and with one another. The events will help new students begin to feel at home at IUP. Incoming students will connect with other students and become familiar with campus and the many resources available, as well as enjoy fun festivities held each day!

    IUP Day

    IUP Day allows students to explore ways of getting involved at IUP and allows for each recognized student organization to increase awareness of its mission and potentially its membership base.


    The Programming and Events office assists in the coordination of the parade in addition to working with other offices such as Student Affairs, Athletics, and Alumni Affairs to create a positive homecoming experience for the entire IUP community.  

    Homecoming Monte Carlo Night

    The Homecoming Monte Carlo Night is an incredible night full of dancing, casino games, prizes, food, and so much more! The 2016 Homecoming Monte Carlo Night will be held on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Kovalchick Complex. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office, the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement in 307 Pratt Hall, or at IUP Day!

    Six O’Clock Series

    The Six O’Clock Series provides IUP students, employees, and community members an opportunity to learn about current issues and approach familiar topics from a new perspective.

    Safety Planning for Campus Events

    Organizations planning a campus event requiring safety and security provisions such as university police, electronic screening requirements and others must file a Safety Planning Form through the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement for Campus Events. 

    Campuswide Special Events

    The Office for Student Leadership provides programming guides, guidance, and support for organizations planning a campuswide event.

    Requesting Use of Outdoor Campus Space 

    The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement processes requests for the use of outdoor space on the IUP campus. Requests are reviewed to ensure the safety of the IUP community, the protection of IUP grounds, and respect for the mission of the university. 

    Event Setup: Do I Have to Pay?

    Office of Facilities Management helps organizations, offices, and individuals requesting use of outdoor space understand if there are costs involved in their space request outside normal business hours.

    For more events, check the Student Events Calendar, the Academic Calendar, and the Central Calendar.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Join us for a panel discussion on political expression in the digital age.

Are Facebook pages a public forum? Can users be blocked if they express criticism? These questions and more will be on the table for one of Banned Books Week signature events.

Sponsored by the English DepartmentIUP Libraries, English Graduate Organization, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

For more information, contact or 724-357-2598.

Monday, October 02, 2017

One in three women and one in four men will experience relationship violence in their lifetime (One Love Foundation website). Do you know how to determine if you or a friend of yours is in a potentially unhealthy or unsafe relationship?

Come to the Escalation Workshop to view the short film Escalation,which has been repeatedly described as “eye opening” and “deeply recognizable,” to learn the warning signs of an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship and what you can do about it.

Sponsored by the Haven Project and the Alice Paul House.

For more information, contact or 724-357-2598.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Defamation

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor of Sutton Hall

A play where race, religion, class and gender collide in this riveting courtroom drama.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Six O'Clock Series: LGBTQIA Ally Training

HUB, Ohio Room

Ally Training is for any student, faculty, or staff member interested in social justice and advocacy work. Participants will experience skill-building activities in developing communication and collaboration, as well as practical exercises in community development.

Ally Training incorporates the benefits of being an ally to any marginalized community, while focusing on the LGBTQIA community.

Sponsored by LGBTQIA Support, Pride Alliance, and the LGBTQIA Commission.

For more information, contact or 724-357-2598.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Let’s face it, life after college can be pretty awesome and scary. No more homework, but now you have to figure out how to get a job, health insurance, retirement fund, and not cry throughout the whole process.

Yes, adulting can be challenging, but it helps to hear from those who have recently been there. In this panel presentation we will discuss these topics and others as they relate to embarking on the real world.

Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center.

For more information, contact or 724-357-2598.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Historically, and at present, religion is sometimes used to rationalize denial of rights, and worse, against minority groups, outsiders, and strangers. In a panel discussion, representatives from various faiths will each share their own traditions’ attitudes toward foreigners, strangers, and immigrants, referring to their histories and sacred texts to illustrate their past responses and aspirations for the future.

Sponsored by the Council on Spiritual and Religious Life.

For more information, contact or 724-357-2598.