The Social Equity and Title IX Office is operating remotely, with limited in-person appointments, but will continue to respond to all concerns. Please email email@example.com to most efficiently communicate with our staff. You may also submit an Incident of Concern online reporting form, and you will receive a response from the appropriate IUP department.
The Social Equity and Title IX Office assists in fostering a campus environment that values individual differences and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Reaching this goal across educational and employment opportunities at IUP is best accomplished if all are involved—and each member of the campus community can contribute to the mission.
The office defines avenues for reporting issues or problems, programming to support the message that moves us forward, and education and training to equip us all with the tools to contribute to positive change.
The office assists with campus-wide programs, celebrations, dialogues, and training. Please refer to the IUP Central, Student Life, and Diversity calendars for listings of events. Continued programming and discussions on diversity and inclusion include the Six O’Clock Series, MASS Lunch & Learns, LGBTQIA Support presentations, faculty training on “Difficult Dialogues,” the “Elephant in the Room Series,” and other focused events.
Please also visit the Free Speech website and the event pages of the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Office of International Education.
Please download (pdf) and read the Social Equity and Title IX Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1 (November 10, 2020), Social Equity and Title IX Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 2 (April 21, 2020), Social Equity and Title IX Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 1 (November 6, 2019), and the Social Equity and Title IX Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1 (April 12, 2019).
The office collaborates with multiple departments regarding this key component of the university’s mission. The Division of Enrollment Management and the Office of Human Resources offer coordinated leadership in this area.
The Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Title IX coordinator, Elise Glenn, directs efforts regarding reports and responses to incidents of discrimination and identity-based bias. Through collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, University Police, and the divisions of Student Affairs and
Academic Affairs, she consults with faculty, administrators, students, and university affiliates on issues of concern. Please refer to IUP’s Statement of Non-Discrimination.
Social Equity and Title IX Office personnel meet with reporting students and employees to assess issues, incidents, and questions regarding discrimination, bias, harassment, and/or incivility. A formal or informal process may be used to resolve complaints.
Submit an Incident of Concern for online reporting of non-emergency issues involving identity-based bias or discrimination, sexual misconduct, student
conduct, or other issues of concern.
IUP has committed to stand up, speak out, and foster the safest and most inclusive environment possible for our campus community. The university takes immediate and effective steps to end sexual harassment, sexual violence,
retaliation, and other prohibited sexual misconduct. To this end, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Title IX coordinator, Elise Glenn, oversees policy and procedures, reporting and response, support resources, investigations, monitoring
and assessment, and training initiatives. For further information, please refer to the Title IX page or specific guidance as follows:
Visit the IUP Haven Project website for further information on resources and awareness campaigns, including the It’s On Us video.
Download (pdf) the 2020–21 Where to Turn for Help informational sheet.
View (YouTube) the IUP Student Overview: Civil Rights, Title IX and Sexual Misconduct video. Elise
Glenn explains the civil rights that all IUP students have, and expands on the following concepts: Title IX, sexual misconduct, consent, retaliation, where to seek help, and her role as the Title IX coordinator.
The university has established this policy that allows students, faculty, staff, and alumni to indicate their preferred first names to the university community, even if they have not legally changed their first name. Download and read the
Preferred First Name Policy (pdf). Please visit the
Preferred First Name Policy web page and read the FAQ regarding the policy (pdf).
For further information regarding form submission and processing, please contact Tedd Cogar, LGBTQIA Support, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also contact the Office of the Registrar at 724-357-2217 or email@example.com. Faculty members are encouraged to read and follow the Procedures for Viewing a Class Roster (pdf).
All Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation requests for employees are handled through the
Office of Human Resources. Any student in need of accommodations should contact the
IUP Department for Disability Access and Advising. For further information, please refer to the Statement of Non-Discrimination.
An interactive map of the IUP campus is available, which highlights all-gender restrooms and accessibility/ADA information.
Connect with the Social Equity and Title IX Office on Social Media
More IUP Social Media
IUP Presenting Panel Discussion on “Diversity in the Professional Workplace”
Annual Training for All University-Related Personnel
A Message to Students and All IUP Personnel from Your Title IX Coordinator
Virtual MLK Celebration Saturday
News from the Social Equity and Title IX Office
Anthropology Faculty “Is Race Real?” Panel Discussion Recording Available
“Creating Inclusive Spaces” Workshop for Faculty and Programming Staff