The Resource Center

Student Resources


Safe Zone for Students

An on campus program which promotes an affirming and inclusive environment for all Purdue Fort Wayne students. The program offers workshops and events designed to raise awareness and increase understanding about the LGBTQ+ community. Upon completing the five 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. The Resource Center has recently taken on Safe Zone for Students programming so all upcoming events can be found on our website. We offer all five workshops each semester. 

The workshops include: The Basics, History, Trans 101, How to be an Ally, and Intersectionality

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 transgender 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 transgender. 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 8,000 books and an archive of local gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history.

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



This is a student 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. OUTspoken also hopes to create a good, strong community for themselves, the campus, and the greater LGBTQQIA community for friendship, education, support, and activism.


Student Assistance Program

Need someone to talk to? The Purdue University Fort Wayne 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 1800 342-5653 or email to set up an appointment.

This program currently has onsite and telecounseling available.

Services are available for Purdue Fort Wayne and Indiana University Fort Wayne students.  

PFW Center for Healthy Living Campus Clinic

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