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awareness, and sensitivity among all members of the university community
while it focuses on preserving and fostering an appreciation of African
American history, culture, contributions, and development

Opportunities for informal exchanges, meetings, and a library of varied
African American materials and resources are available Besides cultural
programming, mentoring, and academic support services, opportunities also
exist for leadership and personal development, instructional supplement,
cross-cultural interactions, and community connections Programming sug-
gestions are welcomed, and AACC Booster Club membership is encouraged
but not required. The center is open to the entire campus and local
communities and is located in Delancv Hall. Suite B"Js


Website: huh athletit s

Varsity Sports: The university oilers nineteen varsity sports for men and
women. It competes at the Division II level of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association and is in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Mens sports offered in the fall include cross country and football. The
w inter sports include basketball, indoor track, and swimming. Spring sports
arc track and field, golf, and baseball.

Women's fall sports are cross country, soccer, volleyball, and field hockey.
In the winter, the sports ol basketball, indoor track, and swimming are
offered Spring sports include Softball, track and field, lacrosse, and tennis

Career Development Center

Website: www.iup cJu career
K-mail: career wr\ices(.a

Career sen ices are available to students and alumni, and career counseling is
prov ided to students of all class levels as well as to alumni In addition to
career counseling, the primary functions of the office are to arrange lor
campus interviews, prepare a current file of job opportunities, maintain an
extensive library of occupational information, conduct follow-up studies of
graduates, and provide general assistance in the career planning and job-
seeking process

The center also receives and makes available to graduates and undergradu-
ates information concerning summer employment and internships.

The universit) dues not guarantee positions, hut II P's record of placement

is one of the verv best in Pennsvlvania.


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Service Learning offers IUP students curriculum-based, wage-supported, and
volunteer opportunities to explore, expand, and fulfill their altruistic-
interests. Service Learning works closely with nearly sixty Indiana County
human service agencies and six school districts to place students in
volunteer host sites

Internships/Cooperative Learning

Many departments of the university have developed internship/
cooperative education programs which allow a student to participate in
university -supervised work experiences for variable academic credit.
Internships co-ops are view r ed as an integral part of a student's academic
preparation. An internship co-op gives the student an opportunity to apply
theoretical and philosophical tenets of a discipline in a practical job
experience related to the student \s academic program.

For general information about university internships, co-ops, and place-
ment options, the student should consult the internship coordinator in the
Career Development Center. 302 Pratt Hall, or the student's department
internship co-op coordinator, or visit the website internships.

Experiential Education Office

The Harrisburg Internship Semester (T.H.I.S.)

T.H.I.S. is available to an exceptional student from any IUP major for the
fall or spring semester. The program provides a semester-long experience at
the policymaking level in the executive or legislative branches of state
government as well as independent boards, agencies, or commissions.
Students will earn 15 credits.

Requirements for eligibility are 57 or more earned credits and an overall
GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must also submit a sample of their writing
skills which must be a copy of an IUP writing assignment that has been
graded by an instructor.

T.H.I.S. consists of an internship with a research project for 12 credits and
an academic seminar for 3 credits. The program is directed by a Pennsylva-
nia State System faculty member elected to direct the program in Harris-
burg. The faculty member will be the site supervisor and teach the seminar
course. Grades and credits will be recorded on the students' academic pro-
gress reports at IUP. See the course descriptions under UVWD 480 and 493.

Housing with kitchenette is arranged through T.H.I.S. at minimal cost to
students. Students must first pay IUP tuition, room, and board and then be
partially reimbursed via a biweekly paycheck during the semester. Students
are responsible for their own transportation costs between their home and

T.H.I.S. is offered through the Internship Center, Career Development
Center, in conjunction with the academic department of the successful can-
didate. Applications are submitted to the Internship Office. 302 Pratt Hall.
Deadline for submission for fall is March 1 ; the spring semester deadline is
October 1. See the website for more information.

Financial Aid

Website: tinum inlaid
E-mail: financial-aidia

See the Financial Aid section of this catalog for information.

Center for Health and Well-Being

Website: i hwb
Telephone: 724-357-WELL (9355)

IUP's new Center for Health and Well-Being houses wellness-related student
services. Health and counseling sen ices and sen ices of Health AWAR1 ness
and the Alcohol. Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) programs arc located
in the center in the Suites on Maple East. The center offers students easier
access to services and programs, smoother referrals among sen ices, and a
more complete, coordinated service. Most services within the center are
funded by the students' Health and Wellness fees

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

Website: unit
Telephone: 724-357-4799

The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Program provides leader-
ship to the university community in reducing alcohol, tobacco, and other
drug use and related negative consequences. The ATOD program administers
and supports prevention and intervention services that encourage students
to make healthy lifestyle decisions to improve then overall well-being and
enhance their academic and personal success .MOD is located on the Suites
on Maple East

The Counseling Center


Telephone: 724-357-2621

The Counseling Center faculty members are psychologists who are assisted
by advanced graduate students from the doctoral program in clinical psy-
chology. These professionals facilitate the personal and emotional growth
of students by offering confidential counseling and consultation on an in-
dividual and small-group basis. A half-time faculty member, funded through
the Haven Project, counsels students who have experienced violence.
Counseling services arc paid for through the Health and Wellness fees.

Faculty members provide individual consultation to faculty, staff, families,
and friends of students who may have concerns about a student. The
Counseling Center also offers outreach education through programs and
workshops conducted on a variety of topics, including stress management,
eating disorders, grief, and healthy relationships For more information,
contact the center at 357-2621 or visit the Suites on Maple East G-31.

Health Service

Website: www. heallhc enter

Telephone: 724-357-2550

The Center for Health and Weil-Being operates an outpatient clinic and
provides routine health care to students on days classes arc in session.
Health Service, the outpatient clinic, is staffed bv nurse practitioners and
nurses. It operates on a walk-in basis without appointments. For emergency
care, the local hospital emergency room is available 24 7. (Hospital
services are not covered by the Health and Wellness fee.) The Health and
Wellness fee paid by full-time students includes all out-of-pocket expenses
for local ambulance sen ice

In addition to clinical care, including some minor surgical procedures, some
laboratory testing, and allergy injections. Health Sen ice offers a self-care
cold center with free over-the-counter medicines and no waiting. Transpor-
tation to local medical facilities for scheduled local appointments during
patient care hours is also available.

IUP requires documentation of dates of immunization from new students
for the following vaccines: measles, mumps, polio, rubella, tetanus toxoid.
and diphtheria. A self-completed health history form is also a part of the
student health record. Students living in university-owned residence halls
and apartments are required to have the vaccination for meningococcal
meningitis or to sign a waiver stating thai thej do not wish to have the

Students pay a per-semester mandatory Health and Wellness fee, which
vanes based upon the student's enrollment status. Some services and prod-
ucts arc included in this fee, while others, such as medications and physicals,
require an additional lee-for-scrvice Refer to the Finance section of this
catalog for more fee information. The Health and Wellness fee is not an in-
surance plan ll is highly recommended that students who do not have an
insurance plan consider purchasing coverage prior to arriving at IUP.
Health Service does DOl hill insurance companies foi sen ices, however, a
student can receive a receipt tor each visii thai can he used to submit the
bill to his bei insurance company. Information about a student group health
insurance plan endorsed for IUP students is available from Health Service
Call Health Service at 724-357-6475; see the website for information about
student health insurance options, or visit the Suites on Maple 1 asi

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Health AWAREness

Website: »»»

Health \\\ \KI ness prov ides educational programs and services thai
courage students lo make health) lifestyle choices < ommon issues address-
ed through Health \\\ \Rl ness programs include sexual and othci violence,
sexual health, HI\ \M>s stress management, and bod) image Health
\w \ri ness sponsors .1 speakers' bureau thai provides presentations in
classrooms, residence halls, and student organization meetings l"he Haven
Project, in collaboration with the Mice Paul House, provides twenty foui
bout legal and medical advocacy sen ices foi victims ol sexual and othei
violence Students who need assistance in accessing health and human set
vices can receive help by contacting Health \w \Rl ness al 724 - ; I ,;

Housing and Dining Information

Website: ■> » n

E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

Residence Life

II P is .1 residential campus I Ik- suites, residence hall, and apartment
building are supen ised b> professional residence directors educated in
student development or counseling 01 bj graduate residence directors
enrolled in the Student Affairs in Highei I ducation graduate program.

Ii is iIk- polic) oi 11 p to oiler lull, equal, and nondiscriminatory assistance
to all students without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin,
gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical ability in both the place-
ment in university bousing and the furnishing of facilities and sen ices in
relation to that housing.

Specific programs and services offered within the residence halls provide a
residential program that support-, the academic mission of the university
and rosters me development of a community in which the rights and

responsibilities of each person are clearly defined and respected.

It I's apartment building provides single-student housing in an apartment-
Style setting, Ibe university provides cable TV, local telephone service,
Ethernet connections to the Internet, stove, refrigerator, kitchen table and
chairs, beds, dressers, and living room furniture in each apartment. Rooms
apartments are available to both undergraduate and graduate students enroll-
ed at III' Each year the university reviews its housing policies and revises

them according to needs for the following year. I be I Mine of Housing and
Residence Life is also responsible for dining sen ice and providing informa-
tion and sen ices related to off-campus housing. The Office of Housing and
Residence I lie is located in the Suites on Maple West, 724-357-2696.

In an effort to make residence hall living more responsive to individual
needs, the university oilers a variety of living arrangements. Student
options include interest floors related to academic majors, intensive study
floors, a sen ice learning floor, a career investigation floor, and substance-
free floors. Students should consider these options carefully and select the
one with which they would feel most comfortable

First-Year Residency Requirement

\ two-semester residency requirement was implemented beginning with the
2006-200" academic year I he residency requirement was implemented to
support student academic success, enhance student development, and assist
students in making a smooth transition to university, life. All first-year
students are required to reside on campus. Exceptions to this requirement
include students who a) commute no more than 50 miles from the home ol
their parents or guardian, bi are married, el have dependent children living
with them, d) arc veterans of military sen ice. or e) arc 21 years of age or
older Students requesting an exemption to Ill's residency requirement
must complete a "Residency Requirement Exemption Request Form"
available from the ( Mice ol Housing and Residence life. Suites on Maple

West. Indiana University ol Pennsylvania, Indiana. PA 1S70S.

Residence Hall Application

I irst-year and transfer students will he offered residence hall license agree-
ments soon after they remit the SI 50 tuition prepayment required to se-
cure a place in the incoming class I be ( m-line Ho 1 eement should
be submitted along with an S80 housing prepayment as soon as possible.

Rooms will be assigned mi a lust eomc. litsl served basis and students will

be sent an e mail confirmation immediately after submitting the agreement

Continuing students may contract foi university housing foi the folio
academic yeai according lo the process published and posted in < totobet

Students heme readmitted 01 returning from student teaching 01 si
abroad programs should the < Iffice ol Housing and Resident
foi agreements

Dining Services

M P offers seven meal plans six of which are available to residence ball

Students Refel to the I inance section of this catalog lor meal plans and
lees 1 01 moie information contact [email protected] or go on line at
» n h iii/> edu dining

Residence Hall Association

I he Residence Hall Association (RHA) represents all students living in uni-
\eisitv housing The executive body ol Kll\ is composed of elected
representatives from each residence hall fne purpose ol riia is to provide

educational, social, and community service programs lor residents, to
collect information on various aspects of residence hall life; and to assist in
formulating housing policies and procedures. All residence hall students are
encouraged to participate in RIIA. Inquire at vour residence hall office lor
involvement opportunities

New Student Orientation

Website: advisinglesting
E-mail: Advising-Teslingfa iup edu

IUP offers a two-part orientation program for all new freshman and trans-
fer students. Students are expected to participate in both of the programs.
as they are intended to provide information and programs that are designed
to ensure a successful first-year or transfer experience. IIP views this two-
part student orientation as unique and extremely important to initial reten-
tion and satisfaction with the university. The first year at IUP is critical in
regard to academic success. During this time, students must simultaneously
develop academic competence in the college curriculum and adjust to the
personal decision-making process college life affords. Each of the programs
is designed to assist in this important college adjustment process f-'reshmen
and transfer students are expected to participate fully in this two-part

Ereshman Spring/Summer Orientation: The orientation, placement
testing, advising, and course registration program occurs during the spring
or summer immediately preceding students' matriculation on campus. This
orientation is designed to assess academic readiness for courses integral to
the IUP curriculum and acquaint students with the IIP collegiate experi-
ence. Placement tests are one of the tools used for advising students so that
students can register for courses that are appropriate given their selected
major and their proficiency in English, mathematics, and foreign languages
Students participate in an overnight, two-day experience which includes
testing, academic advising, and orientation to university cumcular require-
ments and cocurricular opportunities Concurrent parent orientation pro-
grams are tillered I Condensed August and January programs are offered as
well for late fall and January admits.)

Transfer Summer Orientation: Transfer orientation serves to acquaint
students with prior college experience with [UP resources to support
academic and career success. The program also prov ides placement testing
for students in selected majors The program concludes with advisement and

course registration A concurrent parent program is offered.

Welcome Weekend: Welcome Weekend occurs as students move onto
campus immediately prior to the beginning of fall classes Programs and
activities are designed to assure a smooth transition from the home (or
other college) environment to HP's campus community.

Convocation: ( onvocation serves as both a capstone to Welcome

Weekend and as a start to the semester. In a manner similar to Commence-
ment faculty, students, stall', and administrators join together to celebrate
in this case, the opening of a new academic year and IUP experience.

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Common Freshman Reader: All freshmen receive a common hook at,
or soon after, orientation. Through this reading, new students, the faculty,
and IUP share a common discourse which serves to enhance new students'
understanding of the academic climate, what it means to be a member of
II IP's learning community, their connection with faculty members and
fellow students, and their academic success. Programming lor the Common
Freshman Reader continues through the students' first year

CUSP: The Early Entrance Experience, a formal, credit-bearing orienta-
tion program, is offered by the Department of Developmental Studies Foi

more information, see the Developmental Studies section of this catalog.

Student Conduct

Website: studentconduct

The Office of Student Conduct is housed within the Center for Student Life
and provides direction and leadership for the administration of university
policies and regulations regarding student behavior. This includes the
adjudication of alleged violations by individual students and recognized
student organizations.

IUP is an academic community within the society at large. As a community,
the university has developed a code of standards and expectations that are
consistent with its purpose as an educational institution. IUP reaffirms the
principle of student freedom, coupled with an acceptance of full responsibil-
ity for one's behavior and the consequences of such behavior. As a member
of the academic community and of the larger society, a student retains the
rights, protections, guarantees, and responsibilities that are held by all

The intent of this educational system is to create behavioral change in the
student: promote civility, openness, and justice: and also protect the rights
of the members of the university community. The judicial system of IUP
exists to review all alleged violations of university regulations and/or fed-
eral, state, and local ordinances. The system will hold the student account-
able for his her actions when IUP regulations or statutes have been violated.

The primary function of the judicial system is to adjudicate alleged policy
violations by students that occur on campus. The university reserves the
right to adjudicate violations by students in off-campus locations when
those violations might adversely affect the university community. The
university maintains the right to amend its rules and to make such amend-
ments effective immediately upon appropriate public notification of
students. A complete statement of regulations is available in the student
handbook at For more information, call 724-
357-1264 or visit 307 Pratt Hall

Student Cooperative Association

Website: coup
K-mail: co-op-stvrelu

The Student Co-op has played an extremely valuable and significant role in
the cocurricular life of the university since 1933. All students, faculty
members, and staff members who pay the activity fee are members ol the
association. Virtually all campuswide activities outside the instructional pro-
gram are sponsored entirely or in part by the Co-op. 1 he student's 1-Card
will admit him/her free of charge or at a reduced fee to university social,
cultural, and athletic events.

The Student Co-op operates the Hadley Union Building (HUB) complex,
which includes the Co-op Store and the HUB Fitness Center. The HUB.
built by Co-op members through the activity lee. offers many facilities foi
use by the university community.

flic Co-op Recreational Park comprises 270 acres of wooded hillsides and
fields. Included are a lodge budding w Inch will accommodate groups of up to
two hundred people, a ski hut. an eighteen-station exercise course, cross-
country skiing and hiking (rails, a picnic shelter, an archery range, two
softhall fields, and a pond for fishing

The Perm, lUP's campus newspaper, is published two tunes per week during
the fall and spring semesters D) Students wishing to gain practical experi-
ence in journalism, business, advertising, marketing, and graphic design

Students are encouraged to join the staff of The Penn, regardless of their
chosen major Applications for stall' positions may be obtained from The
Penn office, room 235 of the HUB or on line at www.thepenn

Center for Student Life

Website: studentlifecenter

As participating members of the IUP community, students occupy a
responsible role in governing and shaping campus life. Since a valuable part
of education lies in participation in groups and activities in which experi-
ence in leadership, social and community responsibility, intellectual
curiosity, and spiritual interests can be met. active participation in varied
organizations is available and encouraged The (enter for Student Life is
located at 307 Pratt Hall.

There are currently more than 220 recognized student organizations at IUP

ad\ ised by faculty or staff selected by the students. Students are also
encouraged to initiate and support new groups which reflect interests not
currently represented by existing organizations.

Under the direction of the Center for Student Life and funded primarily by
the Student Cooperative Association, many activities are orchestrated by
recognized student organizations. These activities provide a significant
opportunity for students to become more involved with their campus as
well as to experience the growth and personal development that involve-
ment provides.

The Source, the student handbook, is distributed to all students electron-
ically at It is maintained by the Center for
Student Life and includes rules and regulations, the cocurricular program,
and general information of interest to students.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The SGA is the representative and recognized voice ol II P's student body.
The SGA was reconstituted in the spring of 2005 to be the unified voice of
the students. It is led by a president and a vice president elected at large in a
spring general election. A primary responsibility of the SGA lies with the
student members of various university advisory bodies, including the Student
Cooperative Association Finance Committee, which allocates funds in sup-

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