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Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Purdue University Fort Wayne is committed to your academic and personal success. In addition to working with your academic advisor, take advantage of the many support systems the University offers. These include Academic Services, Technology Services, Health and Wellness, and Support from Administrative Offices. Student support services at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Academic Services

Academic Advising: Visit the Academic Advising web site for information on finding an academic advisor, academic calendar and schedule of classes, registration, programs for success, and academic support services.

Tutoring Information Desk: Not sure where to go for help? The Tutoring Information Desk (2nd Floor Helmke Library) can connect you with the right tutoring center for your academic needs. They can even help you map out and find support for all the stages of your projects: library research, writing, and oral or mediated presentation. Find the information about hours for each location online.

  • Math and Science classes:Call 260-481-5740 or stop by the Math and Science Tutoring Center in Kettler Hall G19 if you do not find an available tutor on TutorTrac. See extended information about the Math and Science Tutoring Center below.
  • Writing and/or oral presentations: Writing Center on the second floor of Helmke Library, 481-5740
  • Accounting, Economics, Nursing, Psychology (other humanities and social science classes):The Tutoring Center on the second floor of Helmke Library, 481-5740
  • Music: Rhinehart Music Center, 2ndfloor lounge
  • Foreign Language Lab: LA 258
  • Engineering/Technology related courses: Help Corner in ET 120 and ET 151

Math and Science Tutoring Center: The center provides face-to-face and online peer and faculty tutoring help for students who are taking classes in math and the sciences.  There is no charge for our services beyond your student fees.  It’s all walk-in/log-in, with no appointments necessary. The hours for the tutoring for math and the sciences are as follows:

  • KT G19 – Pre-calculus, Chemistry, Physics and Biology (and other courses where math and science help is needed).  We have models for BIOL 21500, 20300 and 20400 for anatomy and physiology students to study. [Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00-6:00; Friday 9:00-3:00]
  • KT G38 – Math Assisted Learning Lab (MALL) for advanced mathematics, physics, engineering and other classes that use advanced mathematics (Calculus and above).[Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00-7:00; Friday 10:00 – 3:00]
  • SB 369 and 377 – Open Biology Labs:  21500, 20300 and 20400 [Hours: Mondays through Fridays – schedules to be announced]
  • Online Math and Science Tutoring [Schedules and links to be announced]
  • We also offer workshops to help nursing students with the math and science portions of the TEAS exam and education students with the math and science portions of the CASA exam. Workshop schedules to be announced.

The Writing Center: The Purdue University Fort Wayne Writing Center provides peer consultations for all phases of the writing process for all classes on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus; students may schedule appointments for face-to-face consultations or submit requests for online consultations. The Speech and Presentation Service, which is a part of the Writing Center, also provides peer consultations to practice speeches and presentations for all academic-related opportunities: for classes, conferences, and more. The Writing Center web site (pfw.edu/writing) provides more information on specific services and methods for contact and scheduling.

Helmke Library: The library web site offers 24/7 access to research tools, databases, e-books and journal articles. To identify the librarian for the subject you are studying, use the Find Your Librarian link—your librarian can provide assistance with research and specialty guides to support your studies. Assistance also is available online at Ask-A-Librarian service. [The library is located on campus near Walb Student Union, (260) 481-6505.]

Student Success & Transitions (SST): SST fosters personal development and informed decision making for many students by encouraging students to explore, evaluate, and identify their academic and career goals. SST advises students who are deciding on a major, conditional students, and guest students. [SST office is located in Ketter Hall, Room 112, (260)481-0404.]

The Learning Commons: The learning commons brings together many student services (Writing Center, Library, and Honors Center, a Studio M annex and IT consultations) at one service point. The Learning Commons is also a space for study and collaboration with reserve-able group study rooms, study tables with projection screen, laptop and iPad check-out and appointments with Writing Center consultants. [Helmke Library 2nd floor, (260)481-6101.]

Twenty-first Century Scholars: The program is an initiative designed to support, retain, and graduate 21st Century Scholars on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus. [The office is located in Walb Union 120, (260)481-6438.]

Purdue Fort Wayne Student Handbook: The student handbook provides a list of campus services A to Z, including academic ceremonies, internships and service learning, athletics, CATV 5, child care, clinics, the bookstore, study abroad, as well as other services including the ones that follow. [The student handbook is available at various locations on campus, including the Information Desk on the first floor of Kettler Hall.]

Services for Students with Disabilities: SSD provides support in accommodating needs related to disabilities, including temporary disabilities. Students who want to request accommodations in their courses need to contact this office to complete the documentation needed to make any course accommodations. The SSD Student Handbook provides more information, including commonly asked questions and their answers. [The SSD office is located at Walb Student Union, Room 113B, (260) 481-6658.]

Career Services: This office provides assistance with identifying job interests and career skills, selecting related majors, activities to develop professional skills and job search strategies, and on and off-campus job placement and internships. [The Career Services office is at Kettler Hall 109, (260) 481-0689.]

Center for Women and Returning Adults: The Center for Women and Returning Adults offers programs to support non-traditional and first general college students to get the resources for a successful college experience. [Find out more about the CWRA programs. The CWRA office is located at Walb Student Union, Room 120, (260) 481-6029.]

Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs: This office provides “a support system for African American, Hispanic, Native American, International, Asian American, and first generation non-traditional college students” at Purdue Fort Wayne. Support includes skills workshops, support groups, diversity training, counseling, mentoring, cultural heritage programs; ASAP program. ODMA includes a variety of resources, programs, and departments including those in the following list. [The office is located at Walb Student Union, Room 118, (260) 481-6921.]

  • TRiO Student Support Services: TRiO assists first generation students, students who meet federal income guidelines, and those who have a documented disability registered with the SSD [Find out more at TRiO Facebook page, or on Twitter. The office is located at Kettler G25, (260) 481-0220.]
  • Military Student Services: Purdue Fort Wayne is recognized as a military friendly school because of the support it provides to service members and veterans.
  • Resource Center: This center provides support for LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer) students, including efforts to “reduce heterosexism, genderism, homophobia, and transphobia.” [The office is located at the ODMA suite in the Walb Student Union.]

Office of International Education: This office oversees international student services and study abroad programs. [The office is located at Walb Student Union, Room 145, (260) 481-6034.]

Technology Support

Information Technology Services: IT Services provides help with accounts and passwords and technology resources and training, including Blackboard Learn. Services include information on computing at Purdue Fort Wayne; hardware and software support; and student e-mail accounts. [IT Services is located at Kettler Hall, 206, (260) 481-6030. E-Mail: helpdesk@pfw.edu.]

  • Studio M: Studio M is a curriculum-based multimedia lab for students who are working on projects or presentations for their courses. Students have access to equipment, software, and receive assistance in developing their presentations and materials to help meet course requirements. [Studio M is located at Walb Student Union, 220, (260) 481-0114.]

Health and Wellness

Purdue Fort Wayne Center for Healthy Living Campus Clinic: This center provides health and wellness services such as physical exams, acute illness care, chronic illness care, immunizations, lab work, medication prescriptions and management. Accepts most health insurance plans. [The clinic is located at the Walb Student Union, Room 234, (260)481-5748.]

Purdue Fort Wayne Dental Hygiene Clinic: This clinic provides preventive dental care from September through April for appointments scheduled in advance. [The clinic is located at Neff, Room 109, (260)481-6575.]

Purdue Fort Wayne/Parkview Student Assistance Program: This program provides short-term personal counseling free of charge for students, and when appropriate, for their family members and significant others. [The office is located at the Walb Student Union, Room 113, and the program has off-campus locations in Fort Wayne, Huntington, Columbia City, Kendallville, and LaGrange. Phone: (260)481-8060; 1(800)721-8809. IMPORTANT: For after-hours crisis assistance, call (260) 373-7500 or (800) 284-8439.]

Personal Insurance: Purdue Fort Wayne does not have a student insurance plan, but students can receive assistance in obtaining information about insurance. [Email Phyllis Harris at trustedbenefits@gmail.com, (260)481-3303.]

Support from Administrative Offices

Office of the Dean of Students: This office serves as an advocate for students at Purdue Fort Wayne, implements the Purdue Fort Wayne Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, manages policies on appeals, responds to inquiries about student history, manages policy on student records, late withdrawals, conflict resolution, academic honesty, and provides support information for families. This office also coordinates the CARE team for which there is a referral form for any enrolled Purdue Fort Wayne student who may be in need of assistance. IMPORTANT: Use of 911 for emergencies. [The Dean’s office is located at the Walb Student Union, Room 111, (260) 481-6601.]

Office of the Registrar: This office manages student academic records, including transcript requests, staff contacts, voter registration, military students and veterans, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), financial issues, graduation rates, and other student information. The web site includes related information on graduation rates, campus security, financial matters and protection of student information. [The office is located at Kettler Hall, Room 107, (260) 481-6815.]

NOTE: Other offices of possible interest include: Office of Admissions, Office of the Bursar (paying for college), Office of Financial Aid, Office of Student Affairs, and Campus Credentials & Transportation.

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