Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1011 South DriveIndiana, PA 15705724-357-2100www.iup.edu
PresidentDr. Michael Driscoll
How do students conduct research during a pandemic, when face-to-face contact is not permitted?The 47 IUP students and their faculty mentors in Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Undergraduate Summer Opportunity for Applying Research program (U-SOAR), formerly the Research Experience for Summer Scholars (RESS), have discovered how to make it work.
U-SOAR is well into its 10-week virtual experience, which includes seminars with student presenters, workshops for students, and networking opportunities.
IUP is proud to be the first university to host the Pennsylvania Governor's Awards for the Arts program.
Consistently ranked nationally as a "Best for Vets" university, a "Military Friendly School" and serving as a Yellow Ribbon university, IUP won a MacArthur Award in 2015, given to the top ROTC programs in the nation, for the 2013-2014 academic year. Now in its 64th year, IUP's ROTC program has produced 2,000 U.S. Army second lieutenants and eight generals, along with the 2009 ROTC Top Cadet in the Nation.
IUP has been included for 15 years in the Princeton Review's Best Colleges guidebook, selected for the past seven years for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, listed in Forbes Magazine as a top college, included in Washington Monthly's "Colleges That Make a Difference," and is included in Dr. Donald Asher's Cool Colleges for the Hyperintelligent.
IUP is home to the first endowed honors college in Pennsylvania, the Robert E. Cook Honors College. The Cook Honors College admitted its first class in 1996 and was founded at IUP as a result of a gift from Robert E. Cook, a 1964 mathematics graduate of IUP. His multimillion dollar gift was the largest in university history.
IUP faculty have won more than 60 Fulbright scholarships; IUP students have won a total of 12 Fulbright awards, seven Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, 11 Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarships and 12 Freeman-Asia study abroad awards. IUP also has the Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educator of the Year and two Rome Prize winners.
Tim Cejka '73 - President, ExxonMobile Exploration (Retired)
Charlene Mickens Dukes '80 - President, Prince George Community College
Almar Latour '94 -Editor-In-Chief, Wall Street Journal Asia
Steve Skorija '69 - Musical Director, Walt Disney World
Sue Snyder '85 - Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Philadelphia Inquirer
Jack Thomas, D'90 - President, Western Illinois University
America's Top CollegesForbes
Best CollegesWashington Monthly
Best National UniversitiesU.S. News & World Report
Top National UniversityWall Street Journal/Times Education College Rankings
Top Graduate ProgramsIntelligent.com
In his first two years, Dr. Michael Driscoll engaged university stakeholders to create a formalized strategic vision; formed a sustainable natural resource development team; established the Military Resource Center; broke ground for new building for humanities and social sciences and took on the national problem of college student binge drinking on the local level.Driscoll formerly served as executive vice chancellor and provost of the University of Alaska Anchorage, and in various posts at Portland State University. He earned his PhD, MS, and BS in electrical engineering at Michigan State University. Learn more.