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 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.
Learning Support: Not sure where to go for help? The Tutoring Center (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) 481-5419 or stop by the Math and Science Tutoring Center in Kettler Hall G19/G21 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 first floor of Helmke Library, (260) 481-5740
- Accounting, Economics, Nursing, Psychology (other humanities and social science classes): The Tutoring Center on the second floor of Helmke Library, (260) 481-5483
- Music: Rhinehart Music Center, 2nd floor 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 – Walk-in Math, Statistics, and Science Resources (includes Biol 203/204): Mon-Thur 9:00 a.m.-6:00 pm & Fri 9:00 am-3:00 p.m.
- KT G38 – Math Assisted Learning Lab (Calculus and above): Mon–Thur 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. & Fri 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
- SB 337 and 369 – Walk-in open Biology Labs:203/204 (depending on the day): Mon-Fri (schedules to be announced)
- KT G38 - Getting help with specific classes other than Math and Science: make an appointment on TutorTrac. Mon-Thur 9:00 am-9:00 pm & Fri 9:00 am-5:00 p.m.
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, athletics, internships, service learning, 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.
Disability Access Center: the DAC 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 DAC Student Handbook provides more information, including commonly asked questions and their answers. The DAC office is located at Walb Student Union, Room 113B, (260) 481-6658.
Career Development Center: 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.
The Women's Center: The Women's Center 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 Women's Center 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 DAC Find out more at TRiO Facebook page, or on Twitter. The office is located at Kettler G23, (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.
Information Technology Services: IT Services provides help with accounts, passwords, technology resources, and training, including Brightspace. Services include information on computing at Purdue Fort Wayne; hardware and software support; and student e-mail accounts. Visit the IT Services Student Support page for technology resources, or contact IT Services in person at Kettler Hall 206, by phone at (260) 481-6030, or email at [email protected].
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 Campus Health 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.
Indiana University 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) 257-6826.
Purdue Fort Wayne Student Assistance Program: The Bowen Center provides short-term onsite and tele-counseling services. These services are confidential and provided in a welcoming, comfortable setting regardless of a student’s race, gender, religion, ethnicity, age, ability, or sexual orientation. Hours are Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Our onsite services are located at Purdue Fort Wayne in the Campus Health Clinic, Walb Union, Room 232, (260) 481-5748.
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. 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.
If you are concerned about a student, including yourself, or begin to notice dangerous, disruptive, threatening, distressed, or concerning behaviors, you are encouraged to report the concern to the CARE Team through the online CARE referral form. A representative from the CARE Team will follow up with the student to determine how they can best help.
The CARE Team helps to address situations that might impede student success and safety in the college environment. When the CARE Team receives a referral, they assess the students' needs and help connect them with campus and community resources for support.
Please note that this form is not to be used in emergency situations. If you know of a student who is in immediate and pressing danger, please dial 911.