The Resource Center

Campus Resources


Safe Zone for Students

An on campus program which promotes an affirming and inclusive environment for all IPFW students. The program offers workshops and events designed to raise awareness and increase understanding about the LGBTQ+ community. Upon completing the primary workshop that Safe Zone for Students offers, they can then receive a certification which signifies their commitment to being a more effective ally or advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Visit their website for more info or follow them on Instagram to see upcoming events.

IPFW Safe Zone Logo

Safe Zone

A Safe Zone is a place where you can feel free to talk about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered without fear of criticism or hatred. It is a place where you can feel not only supported but affirmed. It is a place where you are not only accepted but valued.

Look for the Safe Zone sign. People displaying this sign have taken a Safe Zone training workshop and have signed a pledge to be positive, supportive, and affirming to students, staff, and faculty who wish to talk about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. In a Safe Zone, you are free to be yourself.


Northeast Indiana Diversity Library

The Northeast Indiana Diversity Library (NIDL) is a specialty library with a circulating collection of more than 7,000 books and an archive of local gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history. The presence of this specialty library on the IPFW campus is a partnership between IPFW and NIDL to augment gender-studies resources in the wider community. NIDL is located in the basement of Helmke Library. Visit their website to learn their current hours and more.

Unfortunately, NIDL is currently not on campus as they have moved to storage.



This is a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, allies, and those questioning their sexual orientation identity or gender identity to come together and create discussion and have an active voice on campus. We also hope to create a good, strong community for ourselves, the campus, and the greater LGBTQQIA community for friendship, education, support, and activism.

Student Assistance Program

Need someone to talk to? The Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)/Parkview Student Assistance Program (SAP) is here for you. The program offers a variety of brief counseling and consultation services by professional counselors to address student needs. The services are free and confidential. Call (260) 373-8060 or (800) 721-8809 to make an appointment, or visit their website.

IPFW Center for Healthy Living Campus Clinic

The IPFW Center for Healthy Living Campus Clinic provides comprehensive health services to meet the medical and psychological needs of students, faculty, and staff at IPFW.