By the end of my freshman year I was diagnosed with panic attacks. I had a heightened sense of dread about getting in trouble because anything I did socially was surrounded by police who were issuing citations to anybody who even looked like they were having fun. I learned to walk with my head down and try not to stand out. It was a constant state of fear. I had to go through a student conduct hearing and a county hearing and hire a lawyer and pay so much in finesto both the school and the county that I didn't have any money left to live. And I didn't even do anything- I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time just trying to live a college student life. Now I am taking an anxiety medication just to try to regain my balance. Thanks to IUP I've been mentally and physically impacted. I really think that the campus and county police are overdoing it to make up for the schools party reputation from past years. It's making the student life at IUP unbearable. I will never return. I hated it there.
My counselor was NEVER available to help me even during class selection times. I made multiple visits in person to his office during his posted office hours and he was never there. He did not reply to any emails. I had to ask for help from another counselor who laughed about my inability to track down my assigned counselor. The campus police are over zealous when trying to track down party goers. They will grabbed you by the arm if they see you trip on a step and breathalyze you. They will come to your dorm and cover the peep hole to gain access to your room and search it. It feels like a police state. If you do anything out of the ordinary..like laugh too loud in the hall, the police are all over it. Someone jumped from the roof of the garage and committed suicide the first week I was here. I walked past the scene. It should have been my first clue. I am not coming back to this place....ever. All of my excitement about launching my college career, making new friends, having fun, have been crushed. My spirit is broken. I just want to go home and lick my wounds and start over somewhere else. #worsecollegeever
The professors at this university think that they are Harvard educated but in actuality they are no more than community college graduates who could not land a real job at a real university like Harvard or MIT.