All IUP students, faculty, and staff have access to Crimson Connect that are connected to the university account e-mail address (XXXX@iup.edu).
Users can complete their basic profile information, contact information, interests, privacy settings, and notification settings upon logging in to the system. See below for detailed instructions on setting up the user profile.
Providing your cell phone number and turning this feature “On” allows for organizations you are a part of within Crimson Connect to send you text messages. This action is completed in the “Profile” section; you will not see a button for test message notifications
in this section.
Choose which pieces of contact information you would like to “Show” to other campus users when your name is displayed within Crimson Connect (i.e., an organization roster).
You may choose to hide your membership or officer positions for any organization so that you will not be displayed on the organization’s public roster. However, IUP policy dictates that if you are the president/primary contact of an organization, you
must be “public” on the roster. If you do not, your organization will lapse in recognition and will not be able to seek a budget through the Co-op, attend IUP Day or Winter Warm Up, or participate in other official university events. The officers
of any organization will still be able to view members who have elected to “Hide” their public membership.
It is strongly recommended that you keep your e-mail notifications set to “From Campus and Organizations.” If you alter your e-mail notifications, you will still get messages sent to your Crimson Connect inbox. However, you may miss important, time-sensitive
messages by not having them sent to your e-mail.
“Explore” is the default view when users log into the community. Clicking on Explore (click on the dark gray grid in the top right corner) will take you to the Crimson Connect home page, where users can see important campus alerts, their
organization memberships, check out upcoming events, read news posts, find shortcuts to their cocurricular Paths, and helpful Campus Links. The Explore view is also where users can view organization pages and access content created by organization
officers or administrators. Every user in the community will have access to the Explore View.
The public Crimson Connect site is accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Organizations in Crimson Connect can choose whether the events and content they create is shown to “Anyone in the World,” “Students & Staff at IUP” (users must
be logged in with their four ID letters), or “Organization Members” (only visible to members on their roster).
Clicking on your name will take you to your account and will allow you to edit your profile, upload a picture, update your contact information, designate interests to receive custom recommendations for organizations and events, and edit your privacy settings
and notification settings. See the previous section on editing this information.
Here, you will see all of the events you have attended and swiped into. You can view the event details, navigate to the host organization page, and leave a reflection for that event.
This drop-down is where you go to manage your involvement within Crimson Connect. From this section you can access and edit your organization memberships. Your shortcuts will display any organization you are a member of within the system. This is the
fastest way to get to the home page for any of your organizations.
Experiences allow you to track out-of-the-classroom activities, such as awards, conferences, study abroad, internships, or other involvement outside of the institution. Experiences let you showcase these additional activities on your cocurricular record
to share with future employers, graduate schools, for scholarship applications, or for any other reason you might want to share your involvement.
This tool allows you to manually submit service hours that you would like to associate with a specific organization you are a part of. These service hours can be included on your cocurricular involvement record, allowing you to showcase your involvement
in an organization or in the community. Note that you must be a member of an organization in Crimson Connect in order to add service hours within that organization.
This gives you an overview of your progress in any cocurricular program(s) you are enrolled in through Crimson Connect, and maintains a formal list of all leadership roles you have held during your time at IUP. You can print or save the document as a
PDF and use it to verify your participation in cocurricular experiences at IUP.
If you’re logged into Crimson Connect, all of your form, election, org registration, and event submissions are saved. Anytime you advance past them to a new page of a submission, it will create a partial record on your submission list (which can be resumed
at a later time). Access this page to resume any partial submissions or view the status of completed ones.
This is your message inbox within Crimson Connect. Depending on your notification settings, you may receive messages to both your @iup.edu e-mail address and your Crimson Connect inbox.
Any download you request (transcript, event attendance list, etc.) will be listed here for you to access at any time.
Crimson Connect offers a service hours tracker that allows users to log and maintain a record of their volunteer work completed for an organization. Simply follow the steps outlined below to get started.