Diversity Events


Monday, April 12, 2021

Fraternity/Sorority Life CAP spring/final submission deadline 

Students can submit their résumés to our career coaches to be reviewed during our Roving Résumé Review session. Zoom link

The Haven Project and the Fashion Merchandising Program are partnering together to set up the What Were You Wearing Exhibit. Anonymous survivor stories from the IUP community will be on display all week in the Stapleton Library.  What Were You Wearing Campaign- Blue Hoodie and a Boot

“What were you wearing?” is an all-too-common question asked of survivors of sexual assault. This question is rooted in victim-blaming. This exhibit aims to dispel the myth that survivors provoke their assault due to how they were dressed. Stop by to experience this powerful and emotional display.

Content Warning: Stories include descriptions of gender-based personal violence, which may be upsetting to some.

Questions? Email haven-project@iup.edu

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, there are resources available to offer support. You are not alone.  

  • The Alice Paul House* (24/7 hotline) – 724-349-4444
  • The Haven Project – 724-357-3947
  • The Counseling Center* – 724-357-2621
  • University Police – 724-357-2141
  • The Office of Student Support and Community Standards – 724-357-1264
  • Title IX Coordinator – 724-357-3402
  • LGBTQIA Support – 724-357-2598

*confidential resources

Leadership is integral to professional success no matter the position we hold within an organization. Regardless of what you believe about how leaders evolve—they are born, or they learn to be leaders, or some combination of these—we all have the capacity to lead.

Part of being a leader, however, is being seen and being respected as a leader. How do we make this happen, especially if it doesn't come to us naturally? We establish leadership presence using tips, tricks, and tools based on best practices and research.

This presentation by Tammy Manko, director of the IUP Career and Professional Development Center, will provide you with tactics for standing out as a respected leader in your organization and in life. 

Join us via Zoom.

Academic recognition of fraternity/sorority chapters and members for fall 2020 achievements.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Are you ready to graduate? How much will you earn in your first job? Are you concerned about student loan repayment? What does credit have to do with a cow? (If you know, you’ll know.)

Join us for a discussion about realistic earnings, student loan repayment options, and real talk about credit.

Zoom link

Join LGBTQIA Support for the Queer Conversations Series every Tuesday from 5:00–7:00 p.m. The Zoom meeting code for all sessions is 913 2363 1243.

This program will help LatinX students create their journey for prosperity after graduation. Elaine Johnson will provide a foundation for attendees to design a consistent practice of habits that lead to a culmination of success in multiple areas of their life.

Many people continue to wrestle with the stigma that they cannot have it all and remain successful, but this presentation will show you how it can all be done.

James Iman - Piano Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

IUP alumnus, James Iman, will present a solo piano recital.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

Number of tickets available will be based on current COVID guidelines.

This event will NOT be live streamed.

This poetry workshop is facilitated by noted poet and activist Aja Monet. We will spend time with work by women writers and artists of the diaspora who raise necessary questions about the role of self in society and our many methods of survival, to include the governing of feelings and the politics of emotional labor.

Join this Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 973 4909 9157

Passcode: 774757

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Alyssa Edwards Drag Queen BINGORHA and STATIC present Drag Queen BINGO featuring Alyssa Edwards from RuPaul’s Drag Race on Wednesday, April 14, via Zoom. The waiting room will open at 6:45 p.m., and BINGO will begin at 7:00 p.m.


If you would like to submit a question for Alyssa to answer live during the event, please email us or send us a direct message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

According to Alyssa's official bio: “Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson, known by his stage name Alyssa Edwards, is an American entertainer, choreographer, drag performer, and television personality. Prior to his television debut, Johnson was a gifted dance instructor and accomplished performer in the drag pageantry scene before rising to international prominence on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where he quickly became a fan favorite. In 2012, Johnson was chosen as one of the 14 drag queens to compete on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where he immediately catapulted to fame for his candid testimonials, outrageous tongue-pops and quirky personality. In 2016, Johnson returned as one of 10 contestants in Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, where he stole the hearts of the audience, ultimately finishing as fourth runner-up. With personal appearances and tours spanning the globe, the Alyssa Edwards persona has quickly become a household name in many countries. Performing to fans throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America, Johnson balances his time between international bookings and teaching dance in his hometown. Johnson currently resides in Mesquite, Texas, a small suburb of Dallas, where he owns and runs an award-winning dance studio, Beyond Belief Dance Company. Johnson and his dance studio are the centerpieces of the Netflix Original docuseries Dancing Queen, produced by RuPaul and World of Wonder, currently in its first season.”

For more information, check out the STATIC website, Twitter page, or Instagram page.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Join MCSLE for a discussion on transgender and non-binary identities. What are they, what are the differences, and what can we do to support those who identify as such?

Join us via Zoom.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Learn more about an industry sector. The topic will be available closer to the event. Zoom link

The Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs offers this program for IUP students. In the presentation, students will learn how to use motivational interviewing strategies to support those around them. Preregistration is required.

This is a great opportunity for any student planning on entering a “helping field.” The training will teach the art of reflective listening, as well as skills to help increase and sustain a person’s motivation for making changes in their lives.

Interested students should RSVP by April 15. Contact atod-oasis@iup.edu for more information and details.

Netflix & Chill: Second Comedy Night! (Virtual)

Google Chrome's Teleparty Extension

Student Cooperative

Netflix & Chill: Comedy 2On Friday, April 16, STATIC hosts a virtual Netflix & Chill movie night featuring your favorite blockbuster comedy! Event begins at 8:00 p.m.

For this semester, STATIC lets you choose which movie we watch together! Each Netflix & Chill movie night has a genre theme, and this one is COMEDY!

Your choices are: Penguins of Madagascar, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Vote via STATIC’s Instagram stories the week of the event. Watch with STATIC via Google Chrome's Teleparty extension, available here! You must have a Netflix account, but it doesn’t matter whose account you use. Invite your roommate, your long-lost friend, your family, or whomever else!

STATIC will also host interactive trivia on Instagram during the event, with the winner taking home some amazing prizes!

For more information, check out the STATIC website, Twitter page, or Instagram page.

All students are able to come out to the Student Center on campus to enjoy an evening of fun and games. Students can play games, shoot pool, watch tv, eat some food, or just chill & hang out with your friends.

Play Bingo and you may win an e-gift card! Get your Bingo card and Zoom address by 4:00 p.m. on the date of the bingo game by emailing atod-oasis@iup.edu. The game starts at 9:30 p.m.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Join staff from the IUP Career and Professional Development Center, who will talk about how important networking is in your career search. Zoom link

This program will focus on social media etiquette, professionalism, and organization while working with clients and organizations with different experiences.

Creating a professional but meaningful outcome for yourself and your client is important for successful brand awareness. This includes establishing protocol, contracts, and communicating effectively while trying to capture and create your client’s vision.

Join us via Zoom.

IUP Piano Studio Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

The IUP Piano Studio will present their Spring 2021 recital of solo and duo selections