Center for Women and Returning Adults
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About Us

The Women's Center Mission Statement: The Women’s Center is committed to providing purposeful programs and services that support and encourage women at PFW. We will advocate for our students with families and lead in celebrating the importance of women as an integral part of Purdue Fort Wayne.


Advice: on admissions, the financial aid process, and the academic landscape.

Referrals to Service: including academic assistance personal counseling, career counseling, health care, social welfare programs and child care.

Seminars/Panel Discussions of interest to non-traditional students.

Virtual Scholarship Drawer for women and non-traditional adult students and First Generation Students.

Social Welfare Database for students struggling with economic problems.

Study Resources for students to come in and receive.


Students with Families/ Kid's Corners: Our goal is to help students who have children and families become more involved in campus life. Our Students with Families events offer special programs for young children and the needs and interests of non-traditional students. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Purdue Student Government Association and is open to all students and their immediate families. 

Sexual Assault Prevention Programming provides education and advocacy programs, such as One Love and Sexual Consent Workshops, to help prevent sexual assaults, domestic violence and create boundaries in personal/ intimate relationships. 

Flying Start: is a peer support center for Adult Learners students at Purdue University in Fort Wayne. This program allows adult learners to gain academic support, health awareness, engage in campus life amongst other fellow Adult Learners and nontraditional students. Flying Start conducts workshops that vary from academic to on and off-campus support. We provide schools supplies such as pencils, notebooks, highlighters, and index cards, and refreshments. 

 Angel Fund: The Zielinski Angel Fund program provides emergency aid grants up to $250 to students experiencing financial crises that threaten their ability to stay in school, and who have no other resources available to them. These funds can not be used for textbooks for tuition fees. Do you need assistance? Contact [email protected] to make an appointment.  

Office Hours/ Office Location

Monday- Friday

9 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Walb Student Union, Room 120

(Next to the Information Desk in Walb)

Contact Us

Phone: 260-481-6029

Email:[email protected]

Upcoming Events

Scholarship Alert:

The Goldstein Family Scholarship Program

The goal of the Goldstein Family Scholarship Program is to help female survivors of domestic violence improve their self-sufficiency and quality of life by completing higher education. 

The scholarship fund provides financial support for tuition, books, rent, utilities, and childcare. Support is provided based on the applicant's financial need after using all other available community resources. Scholarship recipients also receive case management services from YWCA's Empowerment Advocate to assist them through their academic journey. Financial support & case management services are provided to scholarship recipients for up to 4 years.

For information and to apply checkout 

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