Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania ArchFounded in 1875, Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a vibrant, comprehensive, research-based, teaching-focused, student-centered learning community that combines the opportunities of a big university with the highly personalized and intimate learning-centered environment of a small college.

Roughly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in more than 130 undergraduate and 60 graduate degree programs. They enjoy traditional and nontraditional classroom experiences, engage in research and service activities with their faculty mentors, become lifelong learners, prepare for rewarding careers and productive lives, and develop leadership skills for effective citizenship.

Students learn from faculty members who are leaders in their disciplines, conduct research worthy of funding by national agencies and foundations, and have earned many awards, including numerous FulbrightSutton Hall at Indiana University of Pennsylvania scholarships and fellowships.

Through faculty research and service, IUP makes significant contributions to the workforce education, economic development, and cultural strength of the region, commonwealth, and nation. The Office of the Executive Assistant to the President for Government and Community Relations coordinates community and professional-service outreach efforts.

IUP’s Government and Community Relations operation facilitates business development and innovative workforce services by pairing internal and external partners that influence the workforce and economic development of Indiana County and the region. The office supports the community through a commitment to create a competitively skilled and competent workforce.

How We Can Help Your Organization

A number of business services at IUP are available directly.

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Are you planning a conference and seeking a high-quality venue at an affordable price? Consider the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex at IUP.

Are you starting a new business? Do the employees of your business need training? Is your business interested in government contracting? The Management Services Group in IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s Management Services Group has a strong track record of assisting businesses of various types.

Do you need assistance complying with safety and health regulations? IUP’s Safety Sciences Department is home to the Pennsylvania OSHA Consultation Program, which has worked with businesses across the state.

Do you need human services assistance?  Families, children, health-care and human-service agencies, and government and business entities often find many avenues for assistance through IUP’s grant-funded research and service centers and institutes.

Are you seeking new employees or interns to add to your workforce? The Career Development Center can assist you with choosing the right people for the job.

If you would like to talk about customized contracted training services, train-the-trainer opportunities, research projects, internships, workshops, seminars, curriculum development, and more, contact the Executive Assistant to the president for Government and Community Relations, Robin Gorman, by e-mail at, or by calling 724-357-2410. 

Programs Custom-Made to Meet Your Goals

IUP can design a unique training program for your organization. Examples of successful previous customized programs include the following:

• Law Enforcement Leadership Certificate Program in Weapons of Mass Destruction, developed in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
• Energy and Water Research Collaboration, developed by IUP experts with the Marcellus Shale Coalition
• Customized Occupational Safety and Health and Safety Management programs for employees in the oil, gas, construction, and environmental industries
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