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Indiana University of Pennsylvania (or IUP) is a public university in Indiana County
Indiana County, Pennsylvania
-Government and politics:As of November 2008, there are 58,077 registered voters in Indiana County .* Democratic: 26,653 * Republican: 24,159 * Other Parties: 7,265 -County commissioners:*Rodney Ruddock, Chairman, Republican...

, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to...

, USA
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. The university is 55 miles (88.5 km) northeast of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the US Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Allegheny County. Regionally, it anchors the largest urban area of Appalachia and the Ohio River Valley, and nationally, it is the 22nd-largest urban area in the United States...

. It is the largest university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a large public university system in the United States. It is the tenth-largest university system in the United States and 43rd largest in the world...

 (PaSSHE) and is the commonwealth's fifth largest university. It is governed by a local Council of Trustees and the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. IUP has branch campuses at Punxsutawney
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Punxsutawney is a borough in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States, northeast of Pittsburgh. In 1907, Punxsutawney and Claysville boroughs were consolidated and incorporated as Greater Punxsutawney. A high-grade soft coal was mined in the surrounding region...

, Northpointe
Freeport, Pennsylvania
Freeport is a borough in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States; it is situated along the Allegheny River in the southwest corner of the county. The population was 1,962 at the 2000 Census. Freeport received its name from David Todd, who declared it to be a free-port where no man would be...

, and Monroeville
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Monroeville is a home rule municipality in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. Located about east of the city of Pittsburgh, Monroeville is a bustling suburb with mixed residential and commercial developments...

.

History



IUP was conceived as Indiana Normal School, first chartered in 1871 by Indiana County investors. The school was created under the Normal School Act, which passed the Pennsylvania General Assembly
Pennsylvania General Assembly
The Pennsylvania General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The legislature convenes in the State Capitol building in Harrisburg. In colonial times , the legislature was known as the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly. Since the Constitution of 1776, written by...

 on 20 May 1857. Normal schools established under the act were to be private corporations in no way dependent upon the state treasury. They were to be "state" normal schools only in the sense of being officially recognized by the commonwealth.

The school opened its doors in 1875 following the mold of the French Ecole Normale. It enrolled just 225 students. All normal school events were held within a single building which also contained a laboratory school for model teaching. Control and ownership of the institution passed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1920. In 1927, by authority of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, it became State Teachers College at Indiana, with the right to grant degrees. As its mission expanded, the name was changed again in 1959 to Indiana State College. In 1965, the institution achieved university
University
A university is an institution of higher education and research, which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects. A university is an organisation that provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education...

 status and became Indiana University of Pennsylvania, or IUP.

IUP maintains a total enrollment of over 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students making it the largest school in the system and the only one elevated to doctoral granting status in PaSSHE's enabling legislation Pennsylvania Act 188 of 1982. Today IUP is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Intensive university and is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, NCATE, and AACSB.

Academics


IUP offers over 140 undergraduate degree programs and 70 graduate degree programs under the direction of eight different colleges.
  • Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
  • College of Education and Educational Technology
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • School of Continuing Education


Robert E. Cook Honors College was founded to offer a seminar style, discourse-based liberal studies curriculum.

Campus



IUP's 374 acres (1.5 km²) main campus is a mix of 63 old and new red brick structures. Its original building, a Victorian structure named John Sutton Hall
John Sutton Hall
John Sutton Hall is the main building of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Constructed between 1873 and 1875, the building was the first constructed for the Indiana Normal School. In 1903, the building was named after John Sutton, the first president of the school's Board of Trustees...

 once housed the entire school. Today Sutton Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation...

. It stands at the heart of campus—there was a fight to preserve it in 1974 when the administration scheduled it for demolition. Ironically, today it houses many administrative offices and reception areas. Breezedale Alumni Center is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation...

. The Victorian mansion was once home to a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice.

The campus boasts a planetarium
Planetarium
A planetarium is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation...

, University Museum, black box theater, recently renovated Hadley Union Building (HUB), extensive music library, and a newly remodeled Cogswell Hall for the university's music community. Stapleton Library boasts 900,000-plus bound volumes and over 2 million microform units. At the heart of campus is the Oak Grove. Many alumni recall this spot because of its centrality and the many events that occur there. In January 2000 former President Lawrence K. Pettit established a board to create the Allegheny Arboretum at IUP. This group works to furnish the Oak Grove with flora native to the region. The university also operates an Academy of Culinary Arts
Culinary art
Culinary art is the art of preparing and cooking foods. The word "culinary" is defined as something related to, or connected with, cooking. A culinarion is a person working in the culinary arts. A culinarian working in restaurants is commonly known as a cook or a chef. Culinary artists are...

 in Punxsutawney and a police academy
Police academy
A police academy is a training school for new police recruits, also known as a law enforcement academy.-Australia:Larger police departments usually run their own academies. States often run a centralised academy for training of personnel of law enforcement agencies within the state.Police...

 at its main campus.

The university's Student Cooperative Association also owns College Lodge several miles from campus. It provides skiing, biking, hiking, and disc golf
Disc golf
Disc golf is a disc game in which individual players throw a flying disc into a basket or at a target. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, "The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc." Of the more than 3000...

ing opportunities. Boat access is also made available through the Cooperative Association.

Over the last five years, IUP has demolished most of the 1970 era dormitories on campus. Demolition began during summer 2006 and facilities are being replaced with modern suites. Construction is ongoing with at least seven new dormitories completed for the fall 2009 semester. Two more suite style buildings were completed by the fall of 2010. That semester, the ribbon cutting ceremony at Stephenson Hall was considered to have finished the four-year long "residence hall revival".These suite style rooms are similar to those being built at other universities in PaSSHE.

Facilities


Academic Buildings: John A.H. Keith Hall (History, Political Science), Joseph Uhler Hall (Psychology, Criminology, Languages), Zink Hall (Health, Physical Education), Davis Hall (Journalism, Education), Edna Sprowls Hall (Art), Hamlin E. and Dorothy Cogswell Hall (Music), Andrew W. Wilson Hall (Criminology), Jane Leonard Hall (English, Geography), Jean R. McElhaney Hall (Economics, Sociology, Anthropology), Reschini House (Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation), Patrick J. Stapleton Jr Library (Main Library), Rhodes R. Stabley Library (Media, Children's Library), Jeannie Ackerman Hall (Fashion, Family and Consumer Science, Interior Design), Eicher Hall (Writing Center), Eberly College of Business, Stright Hall (Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Graduate School), Sally B. Johnson Hall (Safety Sciences, Nursing), Weyandt Hall (Geoscience, Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Matthew J. Walsh Hall (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Pierce Hall (ROTC), George A. Stouffer Hall (Counseling, Communications, Education, Languages).

Administrative Buildings: Willis Pratt Hall (student activities), University Towers (university police, visitor center), President's Residence, Silas M. Clark Hall (bursar
Bursar
A bursar is a senior professional financial administrator in a school or university.Billing of student tuition accounts are the responsibility of the Office of the Bursar. This involves sending bills and making payment plans with the ultimate goal of getting the student accounts paid off...

, registrar
Registrar (academic)
In education outside the United Kingdom, a registrar or registrary is an official in an academic institution who handles student records. Typically, a registrar processes registration requests, schedules classes and maintains class lists, enforces the rules for entering or leaving classes, and...

), Samuel W. Jack Cogeneration Plant (power plant), Robertshaw Building, R&P Office Building, John Sutton Hall ("Old Main")

Public Venues: Olive K. Folger Hall (food court, Crimson Events Center), Hadley Union Building (HUB), John S. Fisher Auditorium, David J. Waller Hall, George P. Miller Stadium, Memorial Field House, Foster Hall (dining), Daugherty Field, Oak Grove, Breezedale Alumni Center

Residential Buildings: IUP's Living-Learning Communities are noted in perenthesis. Susan Snell Delaney Hall (Civic Engagement, Criminology, English, ROTC, Social Justice, UJAAMA), Donna D. Putt Hall (Fine Arts, Music), Suites on Maple East (Food and Nutrition, Nursing and Allied Health, SOAR, Wellness), MG Rodney Ruddock Hall (Communications Media, Education, Education Tech., Health and Physica Education), Northern Suites (Intensive Study, Natural Science and Math, Safety Science, WMST), Stephenson Hall, Gealy W. Wallwork Hall (Asian Studies, Global Awareness, Piso Cervantes, International Students), Suites on Pratt (Leadership Development), Crimson Suites (Business), Whitmyre Hall (Robert E. Cook Honors College), Elkin Hall, McCarthy Hall, and University Towers (university owned apartments).

Former Facilities: David L. Lawrence
David L. Lawrence
David Leo Lawrence was an American politician who served as the 37th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1963. He is to date the only mayor of Pittsburgh to be elected Governor of Pennsylvania. Previously, he had been the mayor of Pittsburgh from 1946 through 1959...

 Hall (Governor's Quad), William W. Scranton Hall (Governor's Quad), Raymond P. Shafer
Raymond P. Shafer
Raymond Philip Shafer served as the 39th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1967 to 1971. He had previously served as Lieutenant Governor from 1963 to 1967...

 Hall (Governor's Quad), James Sutton Hall (dining/residence), Corrine Menk Wahr Hall (men's residence), Flagstone Amphitheater, Administrative Annex/Military Hall, Memorial Athletic Field, McFarland House, Stanley House, Catawba House, McGregor Hall, Mabel Mack Hall (Tri-Halls), Hope Stewart Hall (Tri-Halls), Agnes Turnbull
Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Agnes Sligh Turnbull was a bestselling American writer, most noted for her works of historical fiction based in her native Western Pennsylvania.-Biography:...

 Hall (Tri-Halls), and J. Nicholas Langham Hall, Gordon Hall, Esch Hall, Wallace Hall and Campus Towers. Keith Hall is slated to be torn down in 2012, and Leonard Hall will come down at about the same time.

Planned Facilities: Kovalchick Convocation Center and Hotel (Slated to Open in January, 2011)

Fraternities

  • Acacia
    Acacia Fraternity
    Acacia Fraternity is a Greek social fraternity originally based out of Masonic tradition. At its founding in 1904, membership was originally restricted to those who had taken the Masonic obligations, and the organization was built on those ideals and principles. Within one year, four other Masonic...

  • Alpha Chi Rho
    Alpha Chi Rho
    Alpha Chi Rho is a men's collegiate fraternity founded on June 4, 1895 at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut by the Reverend Paul Ziegler, his son Carl Ziegler, and Carl's friends William Rouse, Herbert T. Sherriff and William A.D. Eardeley. It is a charter member of the North-American...

  • Alpha Chi Sigma
    Alpha Chi Sigma
    Alpha Chi Sigma is a professional fraternity specializing in the field of chemistry. It has both collegiate and professional chapters throughout the United States consisting of both men and women and numbering more than 63,400 members...

     (Professional Chemistry Fraternity)
  • Phi Mu Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Phi
    Delta Sigma Phi
    Delta Sigma Phi is a fraternity established at the City College of New York in 1899 and is a charter member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. The headquarters of the fraternity is the Taggart Mansion located in Indianapolis, Indiana...

  • Delta Tau Delta
    Delta Tau Delta
    Delta Tau Delta is a U.S.-based international secret letter college fraternity. Delta Tau Delta was founded in 1858 at Bethany College, Bethany, Virginia, . It currently has around 125 student chapters nationwide, as well as more than 25 regional alumni groups. Its national community service...

  • Phi Kappa Psi
    Phi Kappa Psi
    Phi Kappa Psi is an American collegiate social fraternity founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on February 19, 1852. There are over a hundred chapters and colonies at accredited four year colleges and universities throughout the United States. More than 112,000 men have been...

  • Phi Kappa Tau
    Phi Kappa Tau
    Phi Kappa Tau is a U.S. national collegiate fraternity.-History:Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity was founded in the Union Literary Society Hall of Miami University's Old Main Building in Oxford, Ohio on March 17, 1906...

  • Phi Mu Delta
    Phi Mu Delta
    Phi Mu Delta is a small, national fraternity founded on March 1, 1918 at the Universities of Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The fraternity is focused on the three ideals of democracy, service, and brotherhood.-Founders' Creed:...

  • Pi Lambda Phi
    Pi Lambda Phi
    Pi Lambda Phi International Fraternity Inc. is a college social fraternity with 35 active chapters and four colonies in the United States and Canada....

  • Sigma Chi
    Sigma Chi
    Sigma Chi is the largest and one of the oldest college Greek-letter secret and social fraternities in North America with 244 active chapters and more than . Sigma Chi was founded on June 28, 1855 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio when members split from Delta Kappa Epsilon...

  • Sigma Pi
    Sigma Pi
    Sigma Pi is an international college secret and social fraternity founded in 1897 at Vincennes University. Sigma Pi International fraternity currently has 127 chapters and 4 colonies in the United States and Canada and is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee...

  • Sigma Tau Gamma
    Sigma Tau Gamma
    Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity also named "Sig Tau" or "the Knights" is a U.S. all-male college secret-social fraternity founded on June 28, 1920 at University of Central Missouri...

  • Theta Chi
    Theta Chi
    Theta Chi Fraternity is an international college fraternity. It was founded on April 10, 1856 as the Theta Chi Society, at Norwich University, Norwich, Vermont, U.S., and was the 21st of the 71 North-American Interfraternity Conference men's fraternities.-Founding and early years at Norwich:Theta...

  • Kappa Alpha Psi
    Kappa Alpha Psi
    Kappa Alpha Psi is a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership. Since the fraternity's founding on January 5, 1911 at Indiana University Bloomington, the fraternity has never limited membership based on color, creed or national origin...

  • Alpha Phi Alpha
    Alpha Phi Alpha
    Alpha Phi Alpha is the first Inter-Collegiate Black Greek Letter fraternity. It was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Its founders are known as the "Seven Jewels". Alpha Phi Alpha developed a model that was used by the many Black Greek Letter Organizations ...

  • Kappa Sigma
    Kappa Sigma
    Kappa Sigma , commonly nicknamed Kappa Sig, is an international fraternity with currently 282 active chapters and colonies in North America. Kappa Sigma has initiated more than 240,000 men on college campuses throughout the United States and Canada. Today, the Fraternity has over 175,000 living...

  • Phi Sigma Pi
    Phi Sigma Pi
    Phi Sigma Pi is a national coeducational honor fraternity based in the United States. The fraternity is a 501 not-for-profit organization incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania, with the purpose of fostering the ideals of scholarship, leadership and fellowship...

     (Honors Fraternity)
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
    Tau Kappa Epsilon
    Tau Kappa Epsilon is a college fraternity founded on January 10, 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan University with chapters in the United States, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent...

  • Phi Beta Sigma
    Phi Beta Sigma
    Phi Beta Sigma is a predominantly African-American fraternity which was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The founders A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I...

  • Rho Tau Chi (Military/Community Service)
  • Phi Kappa Phi
    Phi Kappa Phi
    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society established 1897 to recognize and encourage superior scholarship without restriction as to area of study and to promote the "unity and democracy of education"...

    , Sigma Alpha Lambda
    Sigma Alpha Lambda
    Sigma Alpha Lambda is a National Leadership and Honors Organization in the United States dedicated to developing the individual and serving the campus and community...

     (Honor Organization, Community Service)
  • Alpha Phi Omega
    Alpha Phi Omega
    Alpha Phi Omega is the largest collegiate fraternity in the United States, with chapters at over 350 campuses, an active membership of approximately 17,000 students, and over 350,000 alumni members...

     (National Community Service Fraternity)
  • Phi Mu Alpha (Music)
  • and Gamma Theta Upsilon
    Gamma Theta Upsilon
    Gamma Theta Upsilon is an international honor society in geography.-History:On May 15, 1928, a local professional fraternity by the name of Gamma Theta Upsilon was formed at Illinois State University under the guidance of Dr. R. G. Buzzard. Before that is was the Geography Club at Illinois State...

     (Geography).

Sororities

  • Alpha Gamma Delta
    Alpha Gamma Delta
    Alpha Gamma Delta is an international women's fraternity, who are mainly sluts, founded in 1904 at Syracuse University. The Fraternity promotes academic excellence, philanthropic giving, ongoing leadership and personal development, and a spirit of loving sisterhood. Also known as "Alpha Gam" and...

  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
    Alpha Sigma Alpha
    Alpha Sigma Alpha is a US national sorority founded on November 15, 1901 at the Virginia State Female Normal School in Farmville, Virginia...

  • Alpha Sigma Tau
    Alpha Sigma Tau
    Alpha Sigma Tau is a national Panhellenic sorority founded on November 4, 1899, at Michigan State Normal College...

  • Alpha Xi Delta
    Alpha Xi Delta
    Alpha Xi Delta is a women's fraternity founded on April 17, 1893 at Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois. Alpha Xi Delta is one of the oldest women's fraternities as well as one of the ten founding fraternities of the National Panhellenic Conference...

  • Delta Gamma
    Delta Gamma
    Delta Gamma is one of the oldest and largest women's fraternities in the United States and Canada, with its Executive Offices based in Columbus, Ohio.-History:...

  • Delta Phi Epsilon
    Delta Phi Epsilon (social)
    Delta Phi Epsilon is an international sorority founded on March 17, 1917 at New York University Law School in New York City...

  • Delta Tau Sigma
  • Delta Zeta
    Delta Zeta
    Delta Zeta is an international college sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Today, Delta Zeta has 158 collegiate chapters in the United States and over 200 alumnae chapters in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada...

    , Sigma Kappa
    Sigma Kappa
    Sigma Kappa is a sorority founded in 1874 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Sigma Kappa was founded by five women: Mary Caffrey Low Carver, Elizabeth Gorham Hoag, Ida Mabel Fuller Pierce, Frances Elliott Mann Hall and Louise Helen Coburn...

  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
    Sigma Sigma Sigma
    Sigma Sigma Sigma , also known as Tri Sigma, is a national American women’s sorority with membership of more than 100,000 members. Sigma Sigma Sigma is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference and hosts chapters on more than 110 college campuses and 89 alumnae chapters in communities all...

  • Theta Phi Alpha
    Theta Phi Alpha
    Theta Phi Alpha women's fraternity was founded at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor on August 30, 1912. Theta Phi Alpha is one of 26 national sororities recognized in the National Panhellenic Conference...

  • Zeta Tau Alpha
    Zeta Tau Alpha
    Zeta Tau Alpha is a women's fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at the State Female Normal School in Farmville, Virginia. The Executive office is located in Indianapolis, Indiana...


Accolades


IUP faculty has won nearly 60 Fulbright Exchange Awards since 1959, enabling them to study and conduct research in 27 countries. Two faculty members have been awarded the Rome Prize
Rome Prize
The Rome Prize is an American award made annually by the American Academy in Rome, through a national competition, to 15 emerging artists and to 15 scholars The Rome Prize is an American award made annually by the American Academy in Rome, through a national competition, to 15 emerging artists...

.

IUP students have earned accolades including: Fulbright Scholar, Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society established 1897 to recognize and encourage superior scholarship without restriction as to area of study and to promote the "unity and democracy of education"...

 grants, Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Gilman Scholar, Finnegan Fellow
Finnegan Foundation
The James A. Finnegan Foundation was founded in 1960 and incorporated under Pennsylvania law as a 501 non-profit educational organization. It is governed by an independent Board of Directors, many of whom are Finnegan Alumni.-Founding:...

, and the PaSSHE Ali-Zaidi award.

Current Rankings


Indiana University of Pennsylvania has an unpublished rank as a national university according to rankings published by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is an American news magazine published from Washington, D.C. Along with Time and Newsweek it was for many years a leading news weekly, focusing more than its counterparts on political, economic, health and education stories...

. Those same rankings show that high school counselors rank IUP at 219. The 2009-2010 Washington Monthly College Rankings of National Universities ranks it at 124.

In a national comparison by Forbes Magazine of all undergraduate colleges based on the quality of the education they provide, the experiences of the students, and how much they achieve, Indiana University ranked 576 of the top 600.

Also, IUP is listed by The Princeton Review as one of the "Best 371 Colleges".. This recognition follows IUP’s tenth consecutive year of inclusion in The Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” guidebook, and IUP’s selection as a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review guidebook editors.

Notable Previous Rankings


In June 2007, “Consumers Digest” magazine selected IUP as number four in the magazine’s rankings of the “Best Values in Public Colleges and Universities.” In February 2007, IUP was ranked at 40 out of 100 colleges and universities selected for "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance" magazine’s “The Kiplinger 100,” a listing of schools that combine outstanding value with a first-class education.

IUP was included in the 2005 issue of “Entrepreneur Magazine” under a listing of the top 73 colleges and universities in the nation ranked for excellence in “entrepreneurship emphasis.”

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology won national prominence in the Princeton Review’s inaugural edition of “The Best Business Schools” in 2005 and has continued to be selected annually for recognition by guidebook editors.

Athletics



IUP's athletic department (The Crimson Hawks) sponsors 19 varsity sports, including 8 for men and 11 for women. IUP competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference is a college athletic conference that participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II. The conference is composed of 16 full-time members within Pennsylvania and one associate member in New York...

 (PSAC) of NCAA Division II.

IUP annually produces teams and individuals that compete for championships on the conference, regional and national levels. The 2004-05 school year saw 12 sports either send their teams or individuals to NCAA postseason competition.

IUP has been to the NCAA Division II National Title game twice (1990 and 1993). In both cases, IUP came up short, finishing the season as runner-up. While Division II teams rarely appear on TV, IUP has appeared on regional telecasts in 1968 at the Boardwalk Bowl
Boardwalk Bowl
The Boardwalk Bowl is a post-season college football game held at the former Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The game featured an annual matchup between Pennsylvania Military College and the United States Merchant Marine Academy, known as the "Little Army–Navy Game"...

 and 2006 against California University of PA. The team has also been on national TV while playing in the Division II National Title games in 1990 and 1993. On November 2, 2006, a game against Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a public, master's-level university that offers some doctoral programs in cooperation with Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Both institutions are members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education...

 was nationally televised on the TV channel, CSTV. Additionally, on September 15, 2011, a game against Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, commonly referred to as Bloomsburg, BU or Bloom, is a public university in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States...

 was nationally televised on the TV channel CBS Sports Network as the NCAA Division II game of the week.

Alma mater


To our noble Alma Mater's name, we, her children sing a joyful lay,

and to her a new allegiance pledge, that lives beyond a day.

Chorus:

Sing, oh sing! Our Alma Mater's praise. Hail, oh hail! Her color's gleaming hue.

Give to her our homage and our love, and to her name be true.

A pray'r for her who sheltr'd us, a hope no child her name will stain,

a cheer thrice giv'n with hearty voice, and now the sweet refrain.

Of loyalty are symbols twain, her colors crimson and the gray,

"Dear Indiana Mother Fair," the burden of our lay.

People



Further reading

  • Juliette, Ron and Dale E. Landon. Our Homage and Our Love, 1991.
  • Merryman, John Edward. The Indiana Story 1875-1975: Pennsylvania's First State University... 1976.
  • Stewart, Grace. A History of the Indiana State Normal School.

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