IUP students in front of Pratt Hall

Getting involved is key to your success at IUP: research has shown that students who are more involved are more successful as college students.

Here are a few ways you can get involved on campus.


IUP Now is a hub for university news and events, achievement announcements, feature stories, and more. An email newsletter of the same name shares highlights with IUP students and employees. 

The Pathfinder

The Pathfinder is sent to all IUP students on Fridays and contains information to better inform and involve students in events, as well as highlight student groups and essential university information.

The Student Co-Op

Welcome to IUP, Class of 2028! At the Student Co-op, we manage the Student Activity Fees paid by every IUP student, allowing us to enrich your IUP experience. We offer support through facilities, programs, and other services. Check us out online to learn more about the services we provide you.

Crimson Connect

Crimson Connect is here to help you get involved and get the most out of college.

  • Access all 275+ student clubs and organizations recognized by IUP
  • Track your service hours
  • Talk with members of your organization
  • Build your cocurricular transcript

The Student Government Association (SGA)

If you have comments, questions, concerns, or wish to join SGA, contact us through Crimson Connect.

The Six O'Clock Series

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

Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the Elkin Great Room (unless otherwise noted). 

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

RHA logo

Check back for the first Residence Hall Council Meeting. 



BACCHUS is a student organization dedicated to providing educational and social opportunities to IUP students to promote living a healthy lifestyle. We host BINGO, Open Mic, and Acoustic Art weekly, in addition to poetry slams, local bands, and painting events.

For more information, contact atod-oasis@iup.edu.

Look for upcoming programs advertised on Crimson Connect.

Fraternity/Sorority Life

Fraternity/Sorority Life at IUP has a rich tradition of excellence dating back to 1875. That tradition continues with over 30 chapters today.

The IUP Greek community functions under a deferred recruitment schedule. In order to be eligible to participate in recruitment events and/or receive an invitation to join, a student must:

  • Be a matriculated, full-time undergraduate student
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Have successfully earned at least 12 credits since graduating high school, while at IUP or another college or university

Watch for advertisements and posters on campus, the Penn, and the Beak, announcing recruitment or interest events for each chapter. Interfraternity Council, Multi-Cultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Panhellenic Association will also be sponsoring events throughout the semester.

For more information about specific chapters, visit CrimsonConnect.

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