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College Student's Virtual Support Group hosted by PAAR. This is a closed processing group for current undergraduate students who have experienced sexual trauma. The virtual group is limited to 10 participants per 10-week cycle. The registration deadline is February 15th, 2023. Click here to register


Access In Action: Disability Politics, Identity, and Advocacy 

These four, once-a-month workshops will make connections between history, social constructs, civil rights, and activism that can frame and inform our disability allyship presently. Together, we will realize we are all good enough to make impacts now (and moving forward) towards the more active inclusion of disability communities' influence on campus. Successful completion of workshops will award individual badges. Participants who complete the series and tasks will receive a first-edition certificate. Hosted by Cole Eskridge, Director of Accessibility Services and the Center for Inclusive Excellence. 

Register for the Access In Action series here. 

Session 1: "Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Cultural History and Historic Impacts of Ableism
Monday, Feb 13 - 4:20pm - 5:50pm 

Session 2: "Recognition, at last? The (Ongoing) Fight for Civil Rights"
Monday, March 13 - 4:20pm - 5:50pm

Session 3: "Nothing About Us, Without Us: Disability Identity and Justice"
Monday, April 3- 4:20pm - 5:50pm 

Session 4: "Disability Solidarity: Allyship Action Planning"
Monday, April 24 - 4:20pm - 5:50pm

Mission Statement

The Center for Inclusive Excellence aims to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment at Point Park University. We support Point Park faculty, staff, and students through independent and interdepartmental initiatives, student learning assessment, and an equitable approach to pedagogy, co-curricular events, and teaching excellence. 


  1. Construct assessment plans with deans and academic leaders by analyzing student learning assessment data, program review, and Middle States accreditation.
  2. Support innovation and teaching excellence at Point Park through student learning assessment, inclusive and dynamic pedagogies, and educational co-curricular activities. 
  3. Coordinate professional development opportunities for faculty and staff with an emphasis on equitable and inclusive practices.
  4. Facilitate discussions and initiatives for new ideas in academic excellence, as well as provide resources and support for the Point Park community. 

Preferred Name Change

Any student who wants to be addressed by a name other than their legal one can fill out the Registrar's Preferred Name Form. To change your preferred name, you can do so year-round by:

  • Accessing the Preferred Name Form in PointWeb.
  • Emailing the Point Park University Registrar at
  • Visiting the Registrar in person at their location on the 9th floor of Thayer Hall. 
The John Fallon Travel Fund provides academic-related travel scholarships for students enrolled in either the Point Park Honors Program or the School of Communication. Please click here to review and submit an application.



Please contact us at for assistance with any CIE services. To learn more about assessment at Point Park, please visit our Assessment of Student Learning page, or log on to Schoology to visit our Center for Inclusive Excellence or University Assessment pages.