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I RECOGNIZED PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZA TIONS



Indiana University

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Student Handbook

2001-2002

View The Source online at http://www.iup.edu/studentaffairs/source



STUDY TIPS



QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SAFETY TIPS



INDIANA COMMUNITY INFORMATION



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Stu4ent Handbook

2001-2002

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STUDY TIPS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SAFETY TIPS

INDIANA COMMUNITY INFORMATION



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. Each member of the university
community has a right to study and work in an environment free from any form of racial, ethnic, and sexual discrimination. In
accordance with federal and state laws, the university will not tolerate racial or ethnic discrimination or discrimination on the
basis of disability.

This policy is placed in this document in accordance with state and federal laws including Title 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:

Mr. Richard Horton

Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Administrative Annex

Indiana. PA 15705

Telephone. 724-357-2431

Fax: 724-357-2685

TD: 724-357-2481

TD: Telecommunications Device available in the:

Advising and Testing Center, 724-357-4067 (V/TD) (8:00-4:30, M-F)
Office of Human Resources, 724-357-2481 (TD) (24 hours)
Campus Police, 724-357-2141(TD) (24 hours)

IUP 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:

Dr. Catherine Dugan Ms. Helen Soltis

Director, Advising and Testing Center/Disability Support Assistant Director Human Resources/Assistant to the

Services President for Equity

504 Coordinator Administrative Annex,

Pratt Hall, Room 106 Indiana, PA 15705

201 Pratt Drive Telephone: 724-357-2431

Indiana, PA 15705

Telephone: 724-357-4067

Specific inquiries regarding Title IX should be directed to:

Ms. Frances Nee

Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women's Administrator

107 Memorial Field House

660 South Eleventh Street

Indiana, PA 15705

Telephone: 724-357-2782

IUP is a member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.




Table of Contents



IUP Civility Statement



Welcome Letter



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IUP Quick Reference

University Services

Recognized Programs and Organizations

Study Tips

Safety Tips

Questions and Answers

Policies and Procedures

Indiana Community Information



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Index



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ICIF Ovility

As a university of different peoples and perspectives, IUP aspires to
promote the growth of all people in their academic, professional,
social, and personal lives. Students, faculty, and staff join together to
create a community where people exchange ideas, listen to one
another with consideration and respect, and are committed to
fostering civility through university structures, policies, and
procedure's. We, as members of the university, strive to achieve the
following individual commitments:



\o strengthen the university for academic success,
I will act honestly, take responsibility for my
behavior and continuous learning, and respect the
freedom of others to express their views.

|o foster an environment for personal growth,
1 will honor and take care of my body, mind, and
character. 1 will be helpful to others and respect
their rights. I will discourage intolerance, hatred,
and injustice and promote constructive resolution
of conflict.

|o contribute to the future,

I will strive for die betterment of the community:
myself, my university, the nation, and die world.






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to us!



Indiana University of Pennsylvania



WELCOME



It is my pleasure to 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 productive step
toward attaining your educational goals.

It is our belief that you, our students, are the reason for the success of this
institution. So that your collegiate experience is the best it can be, this student
handbook, The Source, provides one easily accessible location for information
essential to you. Not only does The Source contain information regarding IUP
policies and procedures, but it also outlines your rights and responsibilities as ar\
IUP citizen, and offers helpful information about the university services,
activities, and the Indiana community.

Thank you for accessing The Source at http://www.iup.edu/studentaffairs/source
and familiarizing yourself with its contents so that you take advantage of
everything IUP has to offer. If you have questions for which you cannot find
answers, call my office at 724-357-4040 or email to [email protected]

Best wishes for a prosperous year!

Rhonda H. Luckey

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs



IUP Quick Reference



ABSENCES



ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY



If you hove an emergency, ore going to be absent from class (es), or must
leave the university for an extended period of time, be sure to contact your
professors to arrange the absence and to make up work The Health Center
does not write excuses for missed classes If you have difficulty reaching
your professors, contact your dean or advisor 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 IUP Undergraduate
Catalog http://www.iup edu/registrar/catalog/

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

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

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

rovides dates on

course withdrawals

drop/add finals

graduation payment

deadlines

registration
lease refer to the listing 'Academic Calendar", or contact the Office of the
Registrar, Clark Hall, at 724-357-2217 http. //www lup edu/ursa/

ACADEMIC DISMISSAL

Vou will be dismissed from the university if you do not meet the minimum
academic standards (2 00 cumulative GPA) For more information, refer to
the IUP Undergraduate Catalog, Academic Standards Policy section, or
contact your academic department/advisor

ACADEMIC GOOD STANDING

This is an overview only It is your responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Cata/ogbefore taking action
You must maintain a 2 00 cumulative GPA to be in academic good standing
and continue as a student Teacher certification students have additional
requirements for good standing

ACADEMIC HONORS



The Academic Integrity Policy outlines the standards for ethical conduct
that govern your academic career You are responsible to read, understand,
and follow these ground rules to avoid allegations of academic dishonesty.
Read the entire policy in the Policies and Procedures section

ACADEMIC RECORDS

You may check your academic records, including current grades and current

and future registrations, by accessing them on the website

http://www lup edu/ursa You may print out an unofficial report, but for an

official transcript, contact the Office of the Registrar. Clark Hall, 724-

357-2217

ACADEMIC STANDARDS POLICY

This is an overview only It is your responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Cata/ogbefore taking action
This policy states the minimal requirements that must be met to remain
enrolled in the university and the consequences of not meeting these
requirements

ADAPTED COMPUTERS - Adapted Computers and software are available in
the Eberly College of Business lab and the Advising and Testing Center

ADDRESS CHANGE

All students are encouraged to report and update their local address
(referred to as "Current Address") on the university's website for student
records and registration, http //www iupedu/UR5A Also, you need to keep
an up-to-date permanent address listing on the website, and if necessary, an
updated mailing address if all official IUP communication is to be received at
some location other than your permanent address All address changes
should be done on this website Don't forget to indicate the dates in which
these addresses should remain active

ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
(Synopsis)

YOU are responsible for applying for the following

• Admission to the Certification Program

• Admission to Student Teaching

• Recommendation for Certification
The entire policy can be found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog



Dean's List - at least a 3 25 GPA based on at least 12 credits of graded

semester coursework
Provost's Scholar - Juniors who have a 3 50 cumulative GPA and above

Graduation Honors:

Baccalaureate Degrees

Cum laude 3 25 - 3 49 cumulative GPA

Magna cum laude 3 50 - 3 74 cumulative GPA

5umma cum laude 3 75 - 4 00 cumulative 6PA

Associate Degrees

With Honor 3 25-3 49 cumulative GPA

With High Honor 3 50-3 74 cumulative GPA

With Highest Honor 3 75-4 00 cumulative GPA

Graduation honors are not granted for second degrees For more
information, refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog, or contoct your
academic department/advisor



ADMISSIONS-UNDERGRADUATE

Recommended date for filing freshman applications for admission is 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 or by calling (724) 357-2230 or 1-800-442-6830. or by e-mail at
admissions-inquiry€>grove lup edu

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 Advising and
Testing Center. 106 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-4067
http //www lupedu/odvisingtesting/

ADVISORY PROGRAM

You will be assigned an advisor from your academic department to advise you
on matters of academic achievement, schedule adjustments, curriculum
changes, student activities, study schedules, and assistance with individual



problems For more information, refer to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog or
contact your academic department/advisor

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY FOR IUP

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
This Policy assures equal educational and employment opportunity for all
persons with out regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex.
disability, veterans status, age, or sexual orientation

AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

Please refer to the University Services section of this publication for a
listing of services provided by this office or contact the African American
Cultural Center, at 724-357-2455 hftp://www lupedu/aacc/

ALCOHOL POLICY



permits If you have any questions concerning parking, contact Campus
Police office, ground floor. Administrative Annex at 724-357-2141
Parking regulations are available at the Campus Police Office or on line at
h ftp: //www i up edu/pohce/parkingregs h tm

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

BACK PACK CHECK

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



This is on 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

ALUMNI 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 724-357-7942 http //www iup edu/aiumm_af fair}

AMERICAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

The ALI is a non credit program of instruction in English as a seconu
language for non-native students Tutoring, unpaid internships, and
employment opportunities are all available for students For more
information, contact the American Language Institute 214 Eicher Hall, ot
724-357-2402 h ftp //www iup edu/ali



Indiana area banks include

First Commonwealth Financial Group 724

Indiana First Savings Bank 724

Laurel Bank 724

National Bank of the Commonwealth (NBOC) 724

People s Bank of PA 724

PNC 724

PNC (located at the HUB) 724-465

Savings ATrust (S<ST) 724-349

BICYCLES



-7220
-2810
-8950
-3400
-6990
-5561
-5582
-1800



You should always securely lock yo'jr bicycle in the appropriate racks when
outdoors



BLUE U6HT EMERGENCY PHONES



ATM MACHINES

There are four PNC ATM machines located on the campus Two inside the
HUB one outside the HUB front entrance and one at the mom entrance to
Stapleton Library

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 357-2751
h ftp //www i up edu/varsi fyspor ts/

AUDIT POLICY

This is an overview only It is your responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalogbeiore taking action
If you are interested in a course but do not need the credit hours toward
your degree, you may audit the course For more information contact the
department chairperson of the course you wish to audit

AUTOMOBILE AND PARKIN6 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 All persons desiring to park a vehicle on the IUP
campus must register for a parking permit University Parking Regulations
will be strictly enforced twenty-four hours daily Parking permits in IUP lots
will be strictly enforced from 7 00 a m to 5 00 p m . Monday through Friday
unless an area is posted by signs designating specific times for different



These special telephone boxes are located throughout the IUP 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



Brailling equipment and a Braille printer are available in 108 Pratt
Arrangements must be made

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 I-Card

CAMPUS FILM POLICY FOR RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS

This is on 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, including federal
licensing required for sponsoring a campus wide film or video

CAMPUS MAPS

You can pick up a campus map at the Campus Police Office, ground floor.
Administrative Annex, at 724-357-2141



CANCELED SEMESTER POLICY



COLLEGES (UNDERGRADUATE)



This is an overview only It is your responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Cata/ogbefore taking action
If you have a bad semester with a low GPA. you may delete these figures
from your cumulative GPA if you have NOT been enrolled as a student f ar
four or more consecutive semesters and the intervening summer sessions
The courses and grades will still be listed on your transcript but are NOT
included in your cumulative SPA See your dean for more information and
the necessary form

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 724-357-2235 http //www mpedu/career/

CATALOG - UNDERGRADUATE

The IUP Undergraduate Catalog contains valuable information about
academic choices and related academic matters Whether you are searching
for prerequisites for a specific course or for course requirements in your
major field of study, the IUP Undergraduate Catalog is your starting point
Read it carefully and put it in a safe place Additional copies may be
purchased at the Co-op Store if necessary hrtp //www lupedu/rtgistrar/catahg

CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Please refer to the University Services section of this publication for o
listing of the services provided by this office or contact the Center for
Research in Written Communication and Translation, 354 Sutton Hall, at
724-357-2322

CENTER FOR STUDENT LIFE

Please refer to the University Services section of this publication for a
listing of the services provided by this deportment or contact the Center
for Student Life 102 Pratt Hall, at 724-357-2315
http//www lupedu/studenthfe/

CHANGES OF MAJOR

Please refer to the Flow Chart in the Policies ond Procedures section of this
publication or to the IUP Undergraduate Catalog or contact your academic
department/advisor

CHECK CASHING

You may cash your checks in the HUB banking facility (account with the
current HUB bank required) or at various banks ond grocery stores in the
area, many do not honor third party checks, ond valid ID is required (Most
will accept your I-Card )

CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS

Classification is based on total hours earned through courses exams or

transfer credits

Freshmen 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 IUP Undergraduate Catalog

COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)



Eberly College of Business and Information Technology 724-357-3215

College of Education and Educational Technology 724-357-2480

College of Fine Arts 724-357-2397

College of Health and Human Services 724-357-2555

College of Humanities and Social Sciences 724-357-2280

College of Natural Science and Mathematics 724-357-2609

School of Continuing Education 724-357-2209/2227

Graduate School 724-357-2222
h ftp //www lup edu/academics/academics h tm

COMMENCEMENT

Remember that you will need to apply for graduation at the BEGINNING of
your senior year Check with the office of your college dean for application
deadlines Vou can pick up an application from your academic advisor There
are two commencement ceremonies. December and May August graduates
are included in the December ceremony There is a graduation fee, which
must be paid before you can receive your diploma

COMPUTER LABS

University Computer Lab at Davis 724-357-2150

University Computer Lab at Eberly 724-357-7959

University Computer Lab at Johnson 724-357-5917

University Computer Lab at Mack 724-357-4010

University Computer Lab at Stapleton 724-357-2030
h rtp //www /up edu/ats/sts/map/

COMPUTER POLICIES

This is an overview only It is your responsibility to become familiar with all
computer policies which can be read in their full text at
http //www iupedu/ats/sts/policies/

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Please refer to the Questions and Answers section of this publication for a
listing of services provided by this office or contact the Office of
Continuing Education, Keith Hall, at 724-357-2292/2227
h ftp //www i up edu/con tinuing-ed/

CO-OP RECREATION SERVICE

Please refer to the University Services section of this publication for a
listing of the services provided by this office or contact CO-OP Recreation
Services, Hadley Union Building at 724-357-2590

THE CO-OP STORE

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 724-357-3145 / 800-537-7916
http //www lupstore com

COPYING AND DUPLICATING SERVICES

Buerger Office Systems 724-349-3710

Copies Now 724-465-2679

Laurel Printing and Copy 724-349-9420

Pro Packet 724-357-8402

COUNSELING AND STUDENT DEVELOPMENT CENTER



The CLEP Program enables you to earn credit for knowledge of a particular
subject area without taking the course A list of tests and their
corresponding courses is available through University Testing Services. 302
Pratt Hall, at 724-357-2235 http //www lupedu/career/testing html



Counseling Services

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

listing of services provided by this office or contact the Counseling and

Student Development Center, at 724-357-2621

http. //www tup edu/counsehngcenter/



Student Development

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
Student Development at 724-357-4451 http://www lupedu/studentdev/

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS



Please be patient when waiting for elevators on campus, contrary to popular
belief, pushing the button quickly and furiously does NOT make the elevator
arrive any sooner Remember, elevators are not to be used in the event of o
fire

E-MAIL ACCOUNTS AND WEB PA&ES



A description of each individual course can be found in the IUP
Undergraduate Catalog on the web at http //www lupedu/registrar/catalog

COURSE REPEATS

This is an overview only It is your responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action
Vou may replace the grades and quality points in courses in which you
received a "D" or "F" by repeating that course at IUP Only six repeot-with-
replacement attempts are permitted during a students entire
undergraduate career you must obtain a D/F repeat form from your
department office For more information, contact your academic
department/advisor

CREDIT/EXEMPTION EXAMINATIONS

This is an overview only It is your responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog before taking action
These exams may enable you to "test out" of certain courses and gam
credit(s) toward graduation Credit/Exemption Exams are given by the
individual departments upon your request For more information, contoct
your academic department/advisor Fee

CRITERIA 6OVERNIN6 CONTINUANCE AT IUP

This is an overview only It is your responsibility to become familiar with the
entire policy found in the IUP Undergraduate Cata'ogbeiore taking action
This is determined according to the university's Academic Standards Policy
(primarily, maintaining o cumulative GPA of 2 00 or better)

CURRICULUM 6UIDE

A curriculum guide gives you the information needed about your major It
helps you to decide which courses you need to take and the recommended
order in which to take them Vou may obtain a copy from your academic


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