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involved in a variety of club and intramural sports

• Excellent value: All of the above add up to one thing: value. That's
why IUP is nationally recognized for offering an education of real value.
In addition to keeping tuition costs competitive. IUP disburses
substantial financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study
programs, and low-interest loans In fact, nearly SO percent of IUP
students receive financial assistance in one form or another.

University Governance

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is one of fourteen members of the State
System of Higher Education in Pennsylvania Oversight of the System is
vested in the Hoard of Governors, the members of which are appointed by
the governor Each university has its own Council of Trustees, responsible
for financial oversight and insuring compliance of university policies with
state law. Resporjsibilit) for the day-to-day operations is entrusted to the
university president, who is the chief executive officer.

Due to the complexity of the university, the president relies on the Univer-
sit) Senate to develop and approve curricula and to advise the president on
setting policies that affect and shape the working and learning environment
at H P. I he 1 diversity Senate is composed of faculty, students, and admin-
istrators who are both elected and appointed by their peers


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Many of the important policies governing the working and learning en-
vironment, sueh as the policy on sexual harassment, the academic integrity
policy, and the policy on nondiscrimination, arc given in this catalog or the
student handbook (The Source) and are also available on the World Wide
Web at To insure a nurturing environment where all faculty,
students, and administrators can work together in harmony, it is essential
that all members of the university be familiar with these policies, as they
set the expectations for civil behavior and academic conduct.


1UP is a state-owned institution for higher education and a member of the
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. It holds universitywide
regional accreditation through the

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

3624 Market Street. Philadelphia, PA 19104

Telephone: 267-284-5000


n addition, undergraduate programs at IUP have earned specialized
accreditation from the following organizations:

Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration

Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology

American Association for Health Education

American Culinary Federation

American Dietetic Association

American Psychological Association

American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Commission on Accreditation Dietetic Education

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Council for Exceptional Children

National Association for Sport and Physical Education

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

National Association of Schools of Music

National Association of Schools of Theatre

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation


See the website for the most current listing.

Buildings and Grounds

In 1875, the main campus consisted of 12 acres and one building, John
Sutton Hall. With the addition in 1995 of 137 acres of undeveloped land,
the main campus now comprises 374 acres and sixty-three major buildings
owned by the commonwealth. Two of the buildings, Breezedale and John
Sutton Hall, have been entered in the Register of Historic Places. Beginning
in 2006, IUP began replacing all but two residential buildings to enhance the
campus's living-learning environment.

In addition to the main campus. IUP operates residential, educational
facilities at the Punxsutawney Regional Campus in Jefferson County where
approximately eight acres provide the real estate for the IUP Living and
Learning Center and the Academy of Culinary Arts program.

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Northpointe Regional Campus in
Armstrong County provides facilities for specialized electro-optics training
along with various other undergraduate and graduate-level course-.
Northpointe is a commuter-only campus.

The Monroeville Center Regional Facility is a graduate education centei
located in Wilkins Township. Pennsylvania, and provides various
graduate-level programs for traditional and nontraditional students.

Indiana, the County and the Town

Indiana County was formed by act of the state legislature in 1803 and was
fully organized in 1806. George Clymer of Philadelphia, a signei of the
Declaration of Independence, owned more than three thousand acres in the
area and presented 250 acres to the new count) for a count) seat. The
town of Indiana was officially founded m 1816,

The county's fust major industry was the manufacture of salt, which began
in 1813 about two miles above the town of Saltsburg \s early as 1797
bituminous coal was dug from exposed outcroppings. Mining soon rivaled
agriculture as the backbone of the county's economy. Its influence gradual-
ly diminished, though, and today IUP is the count) 's largest employei
Indiana County now thrives with an economic base combining education,
agriculture, energy production, and commerce into an outstanding quality of
life for its nearly 9(1.(1011 residents.

Indiana has become known as the birthplace of film star Jimmy Stewart and
as the Christmas Tree Capital of the World. Visitors and locals alike can
relive Indiana Count) "s past by \ isiling its parks, covered bridges, fairs, and
even the largest Amish settlement in Western Pennsylvania. As one of nine
counties represented in America's Industrial Heritage Project. Indiana
County has a number of historical sites that are part of the project's Path
of Progress. The project's archives are housed m the Special Collections
section of IUP's Stapleton Library.


With an alumni base that comprises more than 1 13.000 individuals, the
university has come to rely on the support of its alumni in a variety of
areas. These include career networking, student recruitment, and govern-
ment relations, as well as fund-raising and service on the Council of
Trustees, Alumni Association Board of Directors. Foundation for IUP Board
of Directors, and a number of ad\ isory committees.

Graduates automatically become members of the Alumni Association. They
are encouraged to continue their connection with [UP through the Alumni
Association and on-line sen ices at alumni and through
periodicals like IUP Magazine.


Computing Services

All students have access to an extensive set of web-based sen ices, includ-
ing class registration, schedule planning, and records management. Students
are provided with an e-mail account and a network account, which afford
personal disk space for e-mail, projects, and web pages. Technical support is
available at the IT Support Center via telephone at 724-357-4000. e-mail
at it-support-centerla or the website www.iup edu itsupportt enter

Student access to computing is provided, for the most part, through the
public computing laboratories. The primary public labs are strategically
placed around campus to maximize their availability and impact. Seven)
departments maintain computing facilities that are of a focused nature
which are intended to support specific programs. These include several
specialized networks to address particular needs.

Academic computing support is provided by technical staff assigned to each
college. The college staffs provide computational support tor undergraduate
and graduate students and for faculty and student research.

Connectivity for student computers in the residence halls is provided
through the Office of Housing and Residence life The administrative needs
of the university are served by Information Technolog) Services

The university's computing infrastructure consists pnmarilv i>l Windows-
based clients and servers and Unix-based scivcis Vccess to the network is
provided from even campus building, including the residence halls, utilizing
a fiberoptic backbone. Yv ireleSS network access is also provided from man)
locations across campus IUP is connected lo the Internet and Internet 2
via PASS1 1 1 ■net.

Through implementation ol its strategic computing plan, which is pan ol
the university long-range planning process, the universit) is commuted to
providing the level of computing and information technolog) necessar) lor
a modern institution of higher education Guidance in this area is provided
by both the Academic Computing Polic) Vdvisor) ( ommittee and the
Academic Operations Group

The IUP Libraries

Patrick I Stapleton Jr. I ibiaiv. the central hbi.uv foi II P, was completed

and dedicated in 1981. It adjoins Rhodes R Stable) Library, which results in
a combined structure ol 156,000 square feel I he Orendorfl Music 1 ibrai)
which is located in ( ogswell Hall, and the regional campus libraries in

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Northpointe and Punxsutawne) are the othei components ol the n P
I ibrary system Sixteen librar) facult) members, eighteen support stafl
members, and ovei 150 students are employed in the I ibraries division ol
the universit)

I hi- book collection contains s ',928 volumes; there are 1,741 periodical
papei "i microform subscriptions and 19,504 electronic subscriptions
I here are ovei 2.4 million items ol microforms, »>\ >.-i 143,005 bound
periodicals, and ovei ! \105 volumes ol governmental publications (II T is
a designated Select Depositor] foi federal and state publications) (Tie
libraries' media holdings in .ill formats are extensive Resources are
supplemented through membership in OCLC fot interlibrarj loan, the
Health Sciences ( onsortium (North Carolina), and the I aurel Highland
i onsortium 11k- II P I ibraries are active members ol the State System's
Keystone I ibrarj Network, and through the kl N, the universit) has .i
shared on-line catalog and receives man) electronic databases The
I ibraries are also chartei members <>f the Pennsylvania Academic I ibrarj
c onsortium Initiative and receive direct loans from the state's major
universit) and college libraries

I Ik- central hbr.uv is open 103 hours a week during regular terms ["he
Orendorfl Music I ibrary, located in< ogswell Hall, contains approximately
11,000 hooks. ::.non scores, 10,000 recordings, ami 3,000 CDs Sound
recordings circulate onl) to facult) members, Inn listening stations are
available foi use in .ill patrons

He Northpointe Regional Campus 1 ibrar) has more than 5,000 volumes,
and the Punxsutawne) Campus Eihrarv has ovei 8,300 volumes and
recordings of music, poetrj and drama

IUP Centers and Institutes

I he School ol Graduate Studies and Research provides coordinating and sup-
potl i unctions tor campus-based centers and institutes through the Office of
the Assistant Dean lor Research Centers and institutes ser\e a variety of
functions I ach center or institute is unique in its focus and is created to
meet a specifics!!) identified need (enters and institutes provide an oppor-
tune lor facult) members to utilize their expertise through consultation.
technical assistance, and research-related activities. Centers and institutes
provide excellent opportunities lor students to learn, to demonstrate their
knowledge and skills, and to become involved in meaningful projects in the
community. Centers and institutes strengthen the research and public ser-
vice missions of the universit) and. therefore, enhance the quality o(

A current listing of centers and institutes at HP follows.

• Administration and Leadership Studies Research and Training Center

• American Language Institute

• Applied Media and Simulation ( lames Center

\pphed Research Lab
Archaeological Services

• Biotechnology Research Institute

• (enter for Applied I'svchology

• Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation

• Center lor Civic Engagement and Student Leadership

• Center for Counselor Training and Services

• Center for Digital Humanities and Culture

• Center for E-Commerce and Technology Support

• Center for Educational and Program Evaluation

• ( enter for Family Business

• Center for Film Studies

• Center for Health Promotion and Cardiac Disease Prevention

• Center for Middle Eastern Studies

• ( enter for Musk leaching and 1 earning

• Center for Northern Appalachian Studies

• (enter for Research in Cnminology

• Center for Rural (lifted Education

• Center for Statistics Education in Pennsylvania at IUP

• Center for the Study of Religion in Pennsylvania

• Center for Teaching Excellence

• Center for Turning and Furniture Design

• Center for Videoconferencing

• Child Study Center

( ommunit) Nutrition Services
i riminal Justice I raining • entci

Media Institute

I Kcellencc in I 1 eadership ( cnlei
I usi ( ommonwealth Centet lor I conomic I ducation

rick I touglass Institute
( iovemmenl < ontrac ting v. listan
Highwa) Safer) < entei
Insiiiuie fot Information \ itirance
Institute fot Mine M ipping Archival Procedures, and s.iiciv
Intercollegiate Athletic Institute fot Sports ' amps
lolm I' Murtha Institute fot Homeland Security
I iterac) < entei
Management Services < Iroup

Mid-Atlantic Addiction Reasearch and Ir.umng Institute
National I mergenc) and Disastet Information < enter
Pennsylvania < entei foi the Stud) ol I aboi Relations
Pennsylvania/OSHA ( onsultation Program

Sm.ill Business Development (enter
Small Business Incubator
Small Business Institute
Software Development (enter

Speech, Language, and I [earing ( llinic

Teacher Education (enter for Science. Mathematics, and Technology

Translation Services

University Organization

The university's administration comprises four divisions: Academic Affairs.
Administration and finance. University Relations, and Student Affairs.
Information about Academic Affairs and Student Affairs appears in this
catalog's sections called, respectively, Academic Affairs Division Areas and
Student Programs and Sen ices. Information about the other two divisions

Administration and Finance Division

The Division of Administration and Finance provides internal and external
constituents of the university with the highest-qualit) services in the most
supportive and cost-effective manner. In contributing toward the fulfill-
ment oflUP's mission of teaching, research, and public service, the
Administration and Finance Division is responsible for the development,
stewardship, enhancement, integrity, and stability of the university's fiscal,
human, and physical resources.

Major responsibilities of the division are organized and operated from the
departments of Facilities Management. Finance. Human Resources.
Administration. Special Assistant to the Vice President. Budget. Procure-
ment Services and Central Stores. Public Safet) and University Police, and
Student Housing Development.

University Relations Division

The advancement ami of the university, the Universit) Relations Division
brings togetha several functional areas 1 he marketing and communica-
tions, governmental relations, alumni relations, university events, arts and
entertainment, and development arc. is stimulate positive regard for the
university and acquire new resources. I he departments feature the
excellence and achievement of faculty, students, stall, and alumni and
engage people in the life of the university. Staff members and volunteers
raise private resources that can influence the quality of the academic
environment and of student .mil alumni life

The Foundation for IUP is the nonprofit, charitable vehicle steered by a
distinguished Board of Directors through which the charitable dollars raised
bv volunteers and staff members are used b\ the university to improve the
educational and learning environment.

INDI \\ v I \l\ I RsITY OF PF\\SYl\ WIA I MM R(.K AIU \U ( VTALOG, 2009-2010

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The Regional Campuses

Patricia D. Scott, Dean, Northpointe Regional Campus

Richard J. Muth, Assistant to the Dean, Northpointe Regional Campus
Valarie J. Trimarchi, Dean, Punxsutawney Regional Campus

I UP operates two regional campuses, one in Punxsutawney, twenty-eight miles north of the Indiana campus, and one at Northpointe in Freeport, thirty-
eight miles west of the Indiana campus. I he Gist regional campus was established in 1 962 in Punxsutawney. The following year, the Armstrong campus in
Kittanning was opened. In the summer of 2005, the Armstrong Campus relocated to a new facility at Northpointe and became the Northpointe Regional
Campus. The Punxsutawney Regional Campus accommodates three hundred students, and the Northpointe Regional Campus accommodates three hundred
to three hundred fifty students.

Control of the regional campuses is directly vested with the IUP administration and Council of Trustees. Both regional campuses carry full accreditation as
integral parts of the undergraduate programs of IUP. This means that courses offered at the regional campuses are of the same quality as those offered at
the Indiana campus.

Programs of Study

The regional campuses of IUP offer basic Liberal Studies courses for most majors in the various undergraduate colleges of the university. Students may
schedule a full program for the freshman year and some sophomore-level courses. No student accepted at either of the regional campuses is eligible to
attend the Indiana campus until he she has completed two semesters and has attained at least a 2.0 GPA and earned at least 21 undergraduate credits.

Faculty advisors and administrators at the regional campuses are available to advise students on their instructional programs and the proper time for
continuing al the Indiana campus.


Any prospective student who wishes to attend either of the regional campuses instead of the Indiana campus may apply for admission by requesting an
application from the Admissions Office or from the dean of either regional campus.


Punxsutawney Regional Campus students pay the same basic fees as Indiana campus students. Northpointe Regional Campus commuter students do not have
to pay the activity fee and health services fee.

Rules and Regulations Concerning Student Behavior

Students at the regional campuses are subject to the same rules and regulations as students on the Indiana campus.

Northpointe Regional Campus

The Northpointe Regional Campus is a nonresidential facility located at
Exit 18 off Route 28 with the primary mission of meeting the workforce-
related educational needs of Armstrong County and surrounding areas in
manufacturing technologies, computer-based training, and health-related
disciplines. It is the workforce engine for the county and surrounding
communities, providing citizens of the region with access to higher
educational opportunities that foster economic, professional, and
workforce development. Both credit and noncredit programs are offered at
the Northpointe Campus, with special emphasis on associate degrees,
graduate degrees, certificates, and liberal studies courses for the first-year
experience for commuter students.

Special degrees, such as the A.S. in Elcctro-t )ptics and the A.A.S. in
Electro-Optics, are offered only at the Northpointe Campus. Graduate
degree programs can be completed entirely at the Northpointe Campus
Undergraduate prospective students who wish to attend the Northpointe
Regional Campus may apply for admission by requesting an application
from the Admissions Office, while prospective graduate students who wish
to attend the Northpointe Campus may apply for admission by requesting
an application from the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

In addition, requests for applications may be made to the Office of the
Dean of the campus. The address follows

Northpointe Regional Campus


167 Northpointe Boulcv.ud

I reeport, PA L6229

Telephone: ^24 -294-3300

Toll-Free: 800-889-0872

Fax: 724-294-3310

E-Mail: northpointe-campusta inp edu

Website: 'northpointe

Punxsutawney Regional Campus

The Punxsutawney Regional Campus oilers a first-year experience where
students have the opportunity to begin their university studies in a small.

personalized setting. The students are provided with a range of first-year,
Liberal Studies classes that arc designed to meet the needs of the entering
student regardless of academic major. The smaller environment allows stu-
dents to interact with faculty, staff, and other students in an en\ ironment
that fosters individual growth and achievement Students from across the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as other states attend the Punxsu-
tawney Campus, sharing in a diverse living-learning experience

The Punxsutawney Regional Campus has a living-center for those students
who prefer a residential college experience. Students are free to choose
their own housing from all a\ ailable sources, including the liv ing-eenter and
private homes or apartments within the community. A list of off-campus
housing options can be obtained by contacting the campus.

The campus has its own dining facility where meals arc served seven days a
week when the university is in session Living-center students, as well as
students living within the community, are encouraged lo participate in the
dining hall program The same food service contractors serving the Indiana
campus operate the Punxsutawney dining program.

To receive an application, or to request information on the
Punxsutawney Regional t arapus, please coin

Punxsutawney Regional t ampus
n 1'

1012 Winslow Street

Punxsutawney, P\ I 5767

Telephone: ' 814-938-6711

Website nun

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Admissions and Registration

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

i ol .in accredited foui yeai high school oi holders ol -i I il D
equivalcnc) diploma arc qualified to appl) for admission to II P Students
who have completed the junioi yeai ol high school ma) rile an application
.ins bine aftei Vugusl I

Requests foi applications should be addressed to
Office ol Vdmissions
Indiana I niversit) ol Pennsylvania

Sllll, Ml I I. ill. Sllllc I 17

101 1 South Drive
Indiana, PA 15 '05
i grj! ' 10

An on line application foi admission is available al «wm /»/> edu admis
worn undergraduate.

I he Vdmissions i ommittee, giv my equal opportunity to all students, will
take the following criteria into consideration when reviewing each applica-
tion grades and courses taken, class rank, SAT oi \< I scores, high school
counselor recommendations, extracurricuku activities, and othei pertinent
information thai would be helpful to the Admissions Committee in making
decisions s\l oi \c I scores are not required for transfer applicants,
veterans, oi applicants who have graduated from high school more than
two sens before applying, However, transcripts from high school and all
colleges previousl) attended are required of all applicants

Although the universit) Joes not require a specific number of high school
credits in particular subject areas, applicants mc strongly urged to lake the
usual college preparatory program m high school. Applicants should also
lake an) available high school courses iii the field of then intended major.
I ertain majors al ll T require completion ol a foreign language al the inter-
mediate level in order to earn a hacheloi 's degree Hie Admissions Commit-
tee does not require an applicant to take a foreign language in high school
idmission to these majors; however, it is in the student's besl interest to

do so

Vpplications are considered b> the Vdmissions Committee on a rolling
basis I ndei a tolling admissions policy, applications are re\ iewed as they
become complete. Decisions can range from automatic acceptance, to
request for additional information, to other alternatives, with a May 1

deadline for tuition deposits

Academically qualified applicants to the departments oi \n. Music, and
Theater will he admitted to the universit) b\ the Admissions (ommittee

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