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Indiana University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative
action for its students, employees, and applicants. The university is committed to
providing equal educational and employment rights to all persons without regard to
race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation.

This policy is placed in this document in accordance with state and federal laws
including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational
Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 as well as all
applicable federal and state executive orders. This policy extends to disabled veterans
and veterans of the Vietnam era.

Please direct all general Inquiries regarding
equal opportunity and affirmative action to:

Ms. Helen Soltis

Interim Director of Human Resources

G-1 John Sutton Hall

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA 15705

Telephone: (412) 357-2431

TDD: (412) 357-2481

FAX (412) 357-2685

lUP ensures compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the
Americans with Disabilities Act through the provision of program access
accommodations. Please direct inquiries regarding accommodations for persons with
disabilities to:

Student Concerns: Employee Concerns:

Ms. Cathy Dugan Ms. Gini Rinkus

Director, Advising and Testing Employment and Work/Family

Center/Disability Support Services Programs Manager

504 Coordinator ADA Coordinator

Pratt 106 G-1 John Sutton Hall

Telephone: (412) 357-4067 Telephone: (412) 357-2431

Specific inquiries regarding Title XI should be directed to:

Ms. Rhonda Luckey
Director, Pechan Health Center
Pechan Health Center
Telephone: (412) 357-6475



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Welcome



I welcome each of you to our campus
community. To the freshmen, I commend you
for choosing higher education as a means of
bettering yourself To our returning and transfer
students, I congratulate you on your success and
trust that you are looking forward to taking
another step toward attaining your degree.

/ would like to draw your attention to the
new name for our student handbook: The
Source. The rationale for the name change is
simple. It is our belief that you, our students, are
the reason for the success of this institution, and
we want to provide a place where information
can be easily obtained and understood.
Although the name is different, the goal of this
publication remains the same: to provide you
with the information necessary to make your
experience here a successful one. Not only does
this handbook contain information regarding
university policies and procedures, but it also
outlines your rights and responsibilities as a
campus citizen. The Source also contains useful
information about university services and
activities.

Please familiarize yourself with the contents
of The Source to aid you in taking advantage of
everything lUP has to offer

Best wishes for a prosperous year!




Harold Goldsmith

Vice President for Student Affairs



The Source: St-udent Handbook



Indiana University of Pennsylvania




Table of Contents



History of Normal School

lUP Quick Reference

University Services

Recognized Programs and Organizations

Study and Safety Tips

Questions and Answers

Policies and Procedures

Indiana Community Information

Index



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1HE plan of this Institution was conceived in the
sixties, the first money, some twenty thousand
dollars, being subscribed for its founcHng in
1869. The first recognition by the State was
through an act of the General Assembly in 1871,
but the school was not opened until May 17, 1875. Its first
principal was Dr. E. B. Fairfield, who afterwards, as the
first Chancellor of the University of Nebraska, so largely
influenced the future of that institution.

Among the notable men present upon the opening day
of the school was one of Pennsylvania's most famous educa-
tors, then State Superintendent of Public Instruction,
James P. Wickersham, who stated in his pubUc address
that it was his opinion that Indiana's first building was the
largest, finest and best-planned structure devoted to normal
school education in the United States. A monument to its
founders, that building still stands, and in honor of the first
president of the board of trustees, it is known as John Sutton
Hall.

In 1893 there was erected upon our campus a brick
residence for men students. The building was forty by
one hundred feet, and consisted of a basement and three
stories. In February, 1906, this building burned to the
ground. There were excellent fire escapes, so not only were
no lives lost, but there were no serious injuries.

The ruins were not cold before the trustees were planning
for a larger and better dormitory for our young men, and
in January, 1907, the Indiana boys took possession of one
of the best school residences for men in the State. The
building stands upon the site of the old one, but is somewhat
larger, and is known as Clark Hall, in honor of the board's
second president, the late Justice Silas M. Clark, of the
Supreme Bench.

In 1893, also, the board erected, to the northward of the
main building, the Model School, and named it in honor of
their third president, the A. W. Wilson Hall. This building
contains eight large, airy classrooms, with ample playrooms
in the basement for use on stormy days.

The year 1903 marked a strong advance in Indiana's
material equipment. The Normal's Recitation Hall was then
erected. It stands just to the southward of Wilson Hall,
completing the east wing of the quadrangle. A stately
structure it is and one of the most beautiful on the campus.
The dimensions are a frontage of one hundred and thirty
feet and a depth of one hundred and twenty-three. The
building is the school proper of the Normal and contains
twenty-four large beautiful rooms. The Trustees honored
themselves by naming this building after one of their most
widely known and most faithful teachers, Jane E. Leonard.

During that same year there was erected to the west-
ward of the south wing of John Sutton Hall another most
beautiful and imposing structure, one hundred and twenty-
three by ninety-two feet in size and three stories high. In



the basement of this building is the laundry and storage,
while on the first floor are the kitchens, dining-rooms, and
the Steward's office; the Musical Conservatory occupies the
second and third stories. This building is known as Thomas
Sutton Hall, in honor of the President of the Board of
Trustees.

During the past few years something more than $60,000
have been spent in improving the Institution's plant, the
most noteworthy improvement being the erection of a cold
storage plant in connection with the refectory. This cold
storage plant is pronounced by experts to be one of the very
best in all the country. It enables the school to manufacture
its own ice, and to furnish its students at all times with the
choicest fresh meats.

During the year 1910 two notable additions to our build-
ings have been made — an annex to the dining hall, seating
from eighty to one hundred; and an annex to the girls'
dormitory, accommodating sixty-two girls. The dining-
room annex contains a very large fireplace, which promotes
good cheer and helps the ventilation materially. The annex
to the girls' dormitory affords to each two girls occupying
it a suite consisting of a sitting-room and bedroom. There
are two large wardrobe closets, one for each girl. In the
bedroom each girl has her own bed, and there is a porcelain
lavatory supplied with hot and cold water. No dormitory,
however high the charges of the school, affords its occupants
better rooms than these. This building is practically fire-
proof, and its bathrooms — one on every floor — are tiled and
finished in Italian marble. Occupants of these rooms pay
from seventy-five cents to one dollar a week extra.

During the past year, the Trustees bought land off the
Campus and across the P. R. R., and erected a Power Plant
at a cost of $120,000. This is one of the most complete
plants owned by a school. It provides all heat and light
and furnishes power for the elevators, ventilating fans and
culinary machinery.

Indiana's student growth has never been phenomenal,
but it has been steady, and has increased from 328, the
total enrollment of that first term back in 1875, to more
than 1,500, the number for the year just closed.




{From the 1914/1915 Pennsylvania State Normal School Catalogue)



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lUP Quick Reference



ABSENCES

If you have an emergency, are
going to be absent from class(es), or must
leave the university for an extended
period of time, contact your dean or
adviser to assist you in contacting your
professors. Note: If you are able to
contact your professors yourself, please
do so. For more information, refer to the
I U P Undergraduate Catalog.

ACADEMIC ADVISER

Your academic adviser is available
through your career as a student at lUP.
This is your contact person if you have
any academic questions or concerns. If
you don't know who your academic
adviser is, contact the secretary in the
department of your major.



ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Provides dates on:



• course withdrawals

• drop/add

• finals

• graduation

• payment deadlines

• registration

Please refer to the current schedule
of classes publication for the recent
calendar, or contact the Office of the
Registrar, G-8 Sutton Hal! at x2217.

ACADEMIC DISMISSAL

You will be dismissed from the
university if you do not meet the
minimum academic standards (2.00 GPA).
For more information, refer to the lUP
Undergraduate Catalog under the
Academic Standards Policy or contact
your academic department/adviser.

ACADEMIC GOOD STANDING



This is an overview only. It is your
responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the lUP
Undergraduate Catalog before taking
action.

You must maintain a cumulative
2.00 GPA to be in academic good
standing and continue as a student.



ACADEMIC HONORS

Dean's List - at least a 3.25 QPA on
12 credits of graded semester coursework.

Provost's Scholar - Sophomores
and Juniors with at least 3.50 QPA at
midyear.

Graduation Honors:

Cum laude - 3.25 - 3.49 QPA
Magna cum laude - 3.50 - 3.74 QPA
Summa cum laude - 3.75 - 4.00 QPA

For more information, refer to the
lUP Undergraduate Catalog or contact your
academic department/adviser.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

This is an overview only. It is your
responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the Policies and
Procedures section of this publication
before taking action.

You, as a student of this university,
are expected to carry yourself in a
respectable manner that is representative
of the university and to abide by
university academic policies.

ACADEMIC RECORDS



You may check your grades at any
time by taking your l-Card to the Office of
the Registrar, G-8 Sutton Hall at x2217 to
obtain an unofficial transcript.

ACADEMIC STANDARDS POLICY

This is an overview only. It is your
responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the lUP
Undergraduate Catalog before taking
action.

This policy states the minimal
requirements that you must meet to
remain enrolled in the university and the
consequences when you don't meet these
requirements.

ADDRESS CHANGE



All Students are encouraged to
report their local address to the
Registrar's Office at the beginning of the
Fall Semester. You need to inform lUP of
any address changes (permanent or
mailing) so that your grades and bills go



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"I remember when I was student- teaching, Jimmy Stewart, well-known
a^cVDr. wse in my class."

Mrs. E3ertha H, Cox, Class of 1917



A to the right place. To do this, contact the
Office of the Registrar, G-8 Sutton Hall at
X2217 for more information. Note:
Address changes cannot be done over
the phone.

ADMISSION TO TEACHER
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
(Synops[s)



YOU are responsible for applying
for the following:

• Admission to the Certification Program

• Admission to Junior Standing

• Admission to Student Teaching

• Recommendation for Certification

The entire policy can be found in
the lUP Undergraduate Catalog. Fee.

ADMISSIONS-UNDERGRADUATE



Recommended date for filing
freshman applications for admission is
December 31 or October 15 for early
decision. You need a completed
application form, transcript of high school
record, and SAT or ACT test results.
Applications for undergraduate admission
are available in the Admissions Office,
216 Pratt Hall at x2230. Fee.

ADVISORY PROGRAM



You will be assigned an adviser
from your academic department to advise
you on matters of academic achievement,
dropping courses, changing curriculum,
student activities, study schedules, and
personal problems. For more
information, refer to the lUP
Undergraduate Catalog or contact your
academic department/adviser.

ADVISING AND
TESTING CENTER



Please refer to the University
Services section of this publication for a
listing of the services provided by this
office or contact the Office of Advising
and Testing, 106 Pratt Hall at x4067.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY
FOR I UP

This is an overview only. It is your
responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the Policy/



Procedure section of this publication
before taking action.

This policy assures equal
educational and employment rights for all
persons without regard to race, color,
religious creed, lifestyle, affectional or
sexual orientation, disability, ancestry,
national origin, union membership, age,
or sex.

ALCOHOL POLICY



This is an overview only. It is your
responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the Policies and
Procedures section of this publication
before taking action.

This policy contains information on
the Pennsylvania liquor code, alcohol
liability in Pennsylvania, and referral
information.

ALUM NI AFFAIRS

Please refer to the University
Services section of this publication for a
listing of services provided by this office
or contact the Office of Alumni Affairs,
Breezedale, at x7942.

AMERICAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE



The ALI is a noncredit program of
instruction in English as a second
language for non-native students.
Tutoring, unpaid internships, and
employment opportunities are all
available for ALI students. For more
information, contact the American
Language Institute, 210-H Leonard Hall at
X7675.

ATHLETICS



Please refer to the University
Services section of this publication for a
listing of the services provided by this
office, or contact the Athletics Office, 107
Memorial Field House, at x2751.

AU DI T POLICY

This is an overview only. It is your
responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the lUP
Undergraduate Catalog before taking
action.

If you are interested in a course,
but do not need the credit hours toward



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Indiana University of Pennsylvania



"I remember when regular tables were assigned to each student. Faculty
members occupied the head of the table, and there wae a\wa\/e a grace bell
nang before food was eatan." Miss Laura M. Yuckenberg. Class of 1919



your degree, you may audit the course.
For more information, contact the
department chairperson of the course you
wish to audit.

AUTOMOBILE AND PARKING
REGULATIONS



This is an overview only. It is your
responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the Policies and
Procedures section of this publication
before taking action.

On-campus students are permitted
to have a car on campus only under the
following circumstances:

• medical reasons

• work assignments

• academic needs

All parking permit requests are
subject to approval by the Parking Review
Board and are to be submitted to campus
police. Parking on campus is free for all
persons from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
weekdays and from 5:00 p.m. on Friday
until 8:00 a.m. Monday morning. Off-
campus students can park in designated
areas-please see campus map. if you
have any questions concerning parking,
contact Campus Police, 1 st floor Sutton
Hall, at x2141-it could save you $5.00!

BACKGROUND CHECKS



Prospective students are required
to provide disciplinary records from
previous academic institutions and to
report felony convictions before an
admission decision is made. Prospective
employees are also asked to divulge
information regarding past criminal
records. Individual applicants who report
a criminal record are reviewed on a case-
by-case basis.

BACKPACK CHECK



This is a service offered by the
HUB to ensure the protection of your
belongings when you visit the Co-Op
Store during busy times in the semester.

B ANKS

Indiana area banks include:

• Indiana First Savings Bank 349-2810

• Integra Bank (HUB) 349-4160



• LdUK'l Hcink 349-8950

• National Bank of the Commonwealth

349-3400

• Peoples Bank of Pennsylvania 349-6990

• PNC 465-5561

• S&T 349-2900

Note: All of the above banks offer
MAC machines.

BICYCLES

You should always securely lock
your bicycle in the appropriate racks
when outdoors.

BLACK CULTURAL CENTER



Please refer to the University
Services section of this publication for a
listing of services provided by this office,
or contact the Black Cultural Center, Lewis
House at X2455.

BLUE-LIGHT EMERGENCY PHONES

These special telephone boxes are
located throughout the lUP campus
beneath blue colored lights. When the
box is opened and the receiver picked up,
a call is automatically made to Campus
Police Dispatch regardless of whether the
caller speaks. A police officer will be sent
to that location.

BOOK BUY-BACK



This gives you the opportunity to
sell back your books and make some
bucks instead of spending them. Watch
The Penn for times and locations.

BUS SCHEDULE



Schedule booklets for the Indiana
and Campus transits are available at the
HUB front desk. You may ride free of
charge with a valid l-Card.

CAMPUS FILM POLICY FOR
RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS

This is an overview only. It is your
responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the Policies and
Procedures section of this publication
before taking action.

This policy states guidelines
required for scheduling a university
facility.



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"I remember when Art Rooney, later owr^er of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
played quarterback for Indiana."

Mrs. Margaret Horn, Class of 1921



C CAMPUS MAPS

You can pick up a campus map at
the Campus Police Department, 1 st floor,
Sutton Hall, at x2141.

CAMPUS RECREATION SERVICE

Please refer to the University
Services section of this publication for a
listing of the services provided by this
office or contact Campus Recreation
Services, Hadley Union Building, at
X2307/349-7903.

CANCELED SEMESTER POLICY



This is an overview only. It is your
responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the lUP
Undergraduate Catalog before taking
action.

If you have a bad semester with a
low QPA, you may delete these figures
from your overall QPA if you have NOT
been enrolled as a student for four or
more consecutive semesters. The courses
and grades will still be listed on your
transcript, but they are NOT included in
our overall QPA. See your dean for more
information and the necessary form.

CAREERLINK



This program is designed
specifically for seniors and alumni. When
you register for this program, you
automatically become part of a pool of
employment candidates. When an
employer indicates a specific hiring need,
a search of the candidate database is
done and the resume-briefs of those
candidates who meet the employer's
qualifications will be sent to the employer
automatically. For more information,
contact the office of Career Services, 302
Pratt Hall at x2235.

CAREER SERVICES



Please refer to the University
Services section of this publication for a
listing of services provided by this office,
or contact the office of Career Services,
302 Pratt Hall at x2235.

CATALOG - UNDERGRADUATE



You will follow the guidelines specific to
your major in the year you enter this
institution, regardless of whether the
departments change their requirements at
a later time. You may receive another
copy of your Undergraduate Catalog at the
Co-op Store. There is a fee for additional
copies, so DON'T LOSE IT!

CENTER FOR BUSINESS SERVICES
AND CARD ADMINISTRATION
(l-CARD)

Please refer to the Question and
Answer section of this publication or
contact the Center for Business Services
and Card Administration, 135 University
Towers, at x3028.

CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION AND
TRANSLATION



Please refer to the University
Services section of this publication for a
listing of the services provided by this
office, or contact the Center for Research
in Written Communication and
Translation, 410 Sutton Hall, at x2322.

CHANGES OF MAJOR



Please refer to the Flow Chart in
the Policies and Procedures section of this
publication or to the lUP Undergraduate
Catalog or contact your academic
department./adviser.

CHECK CASHING



This is your academic guide
throughout your undergraduate career.



You may cash your checks at
various banks and grocery stores in the
area, many do not honor third-party
checks, and valid ID is required. (Most will
accept your l-Card.)

CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS

Freshman 28 semester hours or less

Sophomores 29-56 semester hours

Juniors 57-90 semester hours

Seniors 91 semester hours or more

For more information, refer to the
lUP Undergraduate Catalog.

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION
PROGRAM (CLEP)



The CLEP Program enables you to
earn credit for knowledge of a particular



Indiana University of Pennsylvania



"I remember when girls danced with other glHs at Saturday night dancee.
Ne had only a very few boys enroWed at lUP In those daye'

Mrs. Catherine F! McCauley. Class of 1925



subject area without taking the course. A
list of tests and their corresponding
courses is available through University
Testing Services, 302 Pratt Hall, at x2235.



COLLEGES (UNDERGRADUATE)

Eberly College of Business x2520

College of Education x2480

College of Fine Arts x2397
College of Health and Human

Services x2555
College of Humanities and

Social Sciences x2280
College of Natural Sciences

and Mathematics x2609
School of Continuing

Education x2209/x2227

Graduate School x2222

COMMENCEMENT

Remember that you will need to
apply for graduation at the BEGINNING of
your senior year. You can pick up an
application from your academic adviser.
There are two ceremonies, December and
May. Note: The Graduation fee must be
paid PRIOR to the ceremony.

COMPUTER SOFTWARE POLICY



This is an overview only. It is your
responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the lUP
Undergraduate Catalog before taking
action.

Copyrighted computer software
shall not be improperly copied,
distributed, or used by lUP's employees,
students, or affiliated organizations.



COMPUTER LABS




Davis Hall


X2150


Johnson Hall


X2198


Leonard Hall


X7829


Mack Hall


X4010


McElhaney Hall


X7959


Tompkins Lab, Stright Hall


X6105


CONTINUING EDUCATION





listing of services provided by this office
or contact the Office of Continuing
Education, Whitmyre Hall, at x2209/2227

CO-OP BOOKSTORE

Please refer to the University
Services section of this publication for a
listing of the services provided by this
office or contact the Co-op Store, Hadley
Union Building, at x2334/349-1194.

COPYING AND DUPLICATING
SERVICES

Buerger Office System 349-3710

Copies Now 465-2679

Kinko's Copies 349-4881

Laurel Printing & Copy 349-9420

Pro Packet 357-8402

COUNSELING AND STUDENT
DEVELOPMENT CENTER



Please refer to the University
Services section of this publication for a


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