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 hosts and assists with campus-wide programs, celebrations, dialogues, and training. Please refer to the IUP Diversity Calendar for a compilation of diversity events. Of special note, the university has recently hosted multiple discussions on free speech, including Six O’Clock Series programming, faculty training on “Difficult Dialogues,” and other focused events.
Please also visit the Free Speech website and the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement and Office of International Education event pages.
Please download (pdf) and read the 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. 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, and work with all involved to achieve the best result. A formal or informal process may be
used to resolve complaints.
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 2019–20 Where to Turn for Help informational sheet.
Download (pdf) the 2019–20 Title IX Brochure.
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), and complete the Preferred First Name Request Online Form. For further information regarding form submission and processing, please contact the Office of the Registrar,
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.
Events in Celebration of National Native American Heritage Month
Latest Social Equity and Title IX Newsletter Now Available
D2L Course Now Open for Mandatory Training: Sexual Discrimination-Sexual Misconduct and Protection of Minors
Annual Mandatory Training Coming Next Week: Sexual Discrimination-Sexual Misconduct Policy and Protection of Minors Policy Training Refreshers
Events in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Glenn Represents IUP at SUNY-Navy Conference on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
Multiple Holocaust Remembrance Events Planned for October 7