New Student Guide Academics

  • Hawks 101
    Completion Mandatory by Sunday, August 23 at 11:59 p.m.

    These short information courses provide information helpful for the start of your IUP career. These courses cover topics from student life, technology, important policies, and diversity on IUP’s campus. Students have until Sunday, August 23, at 11:59 p.m. to complete the courses. Students are pre-registered for classes and can access their schedule on D2L, which can be accessed via MyIUP.

    The HAWKS 101 courses include topics such as:

    • Health and Wellness Requirements, Policies, and Information
    • Student Life
    • Diversity
    • Nuts and Bolts of Technology
    • Mapping your IUP Career Game Plan
    • Discovering Your Strengths
    • Tradition Keepers and Crimson Network

    Academic Deans

    Each of IUP’s six academic colleges is led by a dean. See below to find out who your dean is, and make a note of their contact information.

    College Dean Phone Email
    Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Dr. Geofrey Mills, Interim Dean 724-357-7889
    College of Education and Communications Dr. Lara Luetkehans, Dean 724-357-2480
    College of Fine Arts Dr. Curtis Scheib, Dean 724-357-2397
    College of Health and Human Services Dr. Sylvia Gaiko, Dean 724-357-2555
    College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. Yaw Asamoah, Dean 724-357-2280
    Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Dr. Deanne Snavely, Dean 724-357-2609

    Academic Support

    IUP offers academic support through many outlets on campus, including:

    Academic Success Center (ASC@IUP)

    Supporting the achievement of our students as they attain their academic goals is the driving force behind ASC@IUP. Equally important to our office is the support we provide to our faculty in their roles as academic advisors. Resources from across the university are provided on the Academic Success Center’s website.

    IUP Libraries

    The IUP Libraries provide support for teaching, research, and the personal enrichment of members of the university community. Hours of operation and services provided can be found on the IUP Libraries’ website.              

    Major and Career Exploration Center

    You probably have already or will soon experience the pressure to decide about a major/career. The first question people ask you when they find out you are in college is “What is your major?” You will be asked this question from now until you graduate, and not having the answer can be very frustrating. Nevertheless, it is okay to be struggling with the question! In fact, it can even be to your advantage to be undecided. “Decided” people often quit exploring, thinking that they have all the answers.

    Center for Learning Enhancement

    The Center for Learning Enhancement offers the following programs:

    • Supplemental Instruction: Supplemental instruction provides small-group study/review sessions for sections of courses with difficult content or high levels of failure and withdrawal rates. Peer leaders guide students on how to learn course content.

    • Noncredit Workshops: Noncredit workshops address a variety of study strategies and other academic success topics in small group settings. Led by trained peer educators.

    • Walk-In Individual and Group Tutoring: Walk-in individual and group tutoring provides peer assistance for a wide range of disciplines and courses.

    Kathleen Jones White Writing Center

    Visit the Writing Center for one-on-one help at any stage of the writing process! Get help with:

    • Analytical and persuasive writing

    • Documenting sources for research papers

    • Organizing and developing ideas, editing, and proofreading

    • ESL writing

    2020–21 Academic Calendar