Resources for People of Color

  • The IUP Counseling Center grieves the violent deaths of many who have lost their lives in the relentless series of violence toward POC and communities. We are committed to providing services and resources to support healing and coping.

    We recognize the relentless impact that prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination have on mental health and well-being, and we are here if you need to talk. Our staff feels and understands the many reactions that can ensue from these events, such as fear, anger, and grief. We can join you in processing how systems of oppression and traumatic events impact your feelings, beliefs, and identities, and we can also help you connect to resources that feel safe and that resonate with you.

    The Counseling Center will continue to confront the traumatic and unjust impact of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination by joining with students and with other offices on campus to collaborate on conversations about race. We also anticipate providing more written materials online to support students who are coping with race-related stress, anger, and grief. Though supporting our students who feel directly impacted by racism is paramount, we also strongly advocate for the anti-racist education and allyship of all students, faculty, and staff. 

    The Counseling Center encourages any student, faculty, or staff who continue to feel impacted by these events to seek out support from family, friends, religious leaders, and other trusted sources. 

    Although we are apart, we want to stay connected with you. You can contact the Counseling Center at 724-357-2621 or email counseling-center@iup.edu to schedule an appointment. 

  • About Racism and Creating Change
    We recognize the impact that prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination have on mental health and well-being. We are here if you need to talk. We can join you in processing your feelings, beliefs, and identities. We can also help connect you to resources that feel safe and resonate with you.
    Self-Care
    Unfortunately, POC students can often feel their needs are not being met, or that they are being asked to deny certain parts of themselves to succeed. In order to support POC in our community, we have complied this list of resources.
    Longer Reads
    We strongly oppose discrimination, hate, and intolerance and stand in solidarity with our POC students, faculty, and staff. We are here to support you and be an ally. In order to support POC in our community, we have complied this list of resources.