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Intellectual Resources


Intellectual Resources

Intellectual wellness is a crucial part of your journey as a Purdue Fort Wayne student. In college, you will be faced with challenges that will help you learn and grow intellectually. We recognize that your mind is competing for your time and attention with school, possibly, and life in general. The resources below are geared towards helping you navigate your academic life. Whether you are struggling in a subject or just want extra assistance, tutoring may be a great option.


Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is where students and alumni connect with northeast Indiana’s leading companies. Born to lead and educated to succeed, students and alumni offer employers real-world experience and knowledge honed by the rigorous requirements of a prestigious Purdue degree. Employers looking for career-minded professionals who are ready to take on the next challenge will find what they are looking for in Purdue Fort Wayne students and graduates. Contact us at [email protected] or 260-481-0689 to learn more.

Career Development Center Website


Disability Access Center (DAC)

The Disability Access Center is committed to promoting and ensuring equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities at Purdue Fort Wayne. Students with disabilities can work with the center to access reasonable accommodations and other support. We also work with campus partners to create an inclusive university experience and environment. Contact us at [email protected] or 260-481-6657 to learn more.

Visit one of our low sensory spaces in the Disability Access Center, Walb Student Union, Room 113, OR inside the Center for Student Counseling in Kettler Hall, next to Einstein Bros. Bagels.

Disability Access Center Website


First Year Advising Center

You’ll find that our programs and initiatives create a challenging and supportive environment, enabling a successful transition to the university and providing a solid foundation for continued academic success and timely progress toward graduation. Your success is our mission. The First Year Advising Center is here to help your college journey go smoothly, connecting you to resources that can help make each semester your best, specifically, we are responsible for:

  • First-Year Student Academic Advising
  • Probation Intervention Programming
  • The Pathway Program for students who are undecided on their major or are looking for help with changing their major
  • The general First-Year Student Success Course (IDIS 11000)
  • Overall student wellbeing and connects to campus resources

First Year Advising Center Website


GoPFW account

With goPFW you can register for classes, view enrollment information, check out billing and financial aid information, monitor your academic success, explore student life, and much more. When first accessing goPFW, choose First-Time User on the log-in screen.

GoPFW Website


Walter E. Helmke Library

Helmke Library is a catalyst for research, knowledge discovery, and student success and transformation. We empower students, faculty, and staff by providing equitable access to knowledge and expertise, creating diverse and inclusive learning environments, and sustaining and supporting the Purdue University Fort Wayne experience. Helmke Library provides high-quality information resources, innovative technologies, and expert help for your research needs.

Walter E. Helmke Library Website


Office of International Education

Our emphasis is on creating a welcoming environment that, in turn, builds trust and fosters personal and intellectual growth that you can take back to your home country. We promote cross-cultural awareness and seek to build mutual respect by providing a venue for cultural, educational, and social events for students, faculty, and the community at large.

Let International Education help you maximize your Purdue Fort Wayne experience. We have a wide range of knowledge and experience in many areas to ease your transition to a new university—and a new home in a new country. Come to us for assistance with a variety of topics, including the following:

  • International admissions
  • Credential evaluations for any applicant that has completed coursework outside the US.
  • International transfer credit
  • I-20 issuance for degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students
  • DS-2019 issuance for exchange students and visiting scholars
  • Monitoring students’ immigration status.
  • International-student and international-scholar advising
  • Social and cultural advising
  • International student orientation
  • Cultural programming for the campus community.

Our team is dedicated to supporting you during your time at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Consider us your home away from home.

Office of International Education Website


Office of Student Conduct and Care

The Office of Student Conduct and Care is a critical resource for students, faculty, and staff, providing proactive and reactive education and outreach, assisting in conflict resolution, and advancing the holistic development and well-being of students. Caring and supportive professional staff promote accountability, integrity, and respect and provide a safe space where students can be heard.

Office of Student Conduct and Care Website


Student Government Association (SGA)

Being invested in your campus. Advocating for the rights of and interests of your fellow students. Making a difference in your college community. This is what the Student Government Association is all about. As a member, you will do all these things and more, including helping make college life successful, fun, and worthwhile.

Ways to be involved:

  • Join student senate
  • Become a student representative on a university committee
  • Run for one of the student body officer positions during spring elections

Services provided by SGA:

  • Graphing calculator and iPad rental program
  • Mastodon coffee program (Free coffee!)
  • SGA gaming lounge – pool, table tennis, Xbox, and PS4 available to play

Student Government Association Website


Student Life

College is an exciting time in your life. You meet new friends. You gain new experiences. You set the stage for success in life. Student Life is here to help you do all these things and more. We want to create an atmosphere for you where you are supported, listened to, and respected.

That’s why we have designed all our programs and events with you in mind. We want to supplement your academic experience with challenging and stimulating experiences, the kind that will foster your mind, body, and spirit. Remember that we are here for you to help provide a satisfying college experience—one that sets you up for success.

Student Life Website


Office of Student Leadership

Take the time to learn about yourself and others with Student Leadership Programs! We work to explore and develop their capacity to lead, communicate, and appreciate difference. Engagement with student leadership programs will help students prepare to step into the world as leaders in their careers and communities. We offer off-campus retreats as well as numerous on-campus workshops for students to engage and build their leadership skills!

Office of Student Leadership Website


The Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center at Purdue Fort Wayne is committed to the engagement, retention, and graduation of students of color. We embrace intersecting differences, advocate for social justice, and cultivate a campus climate that values all individuals.

Multicultural Center Website


TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO SSS is a dedicated space for first-generation college students to thrive! The program offers a variety of supports for first-generation students to aid in college retention and completion.

The program offers support services for self-development as well as academic progress. Here are   some services provided:

  • Individualized one-on-one educational advising
  • Workshops focused on first-generation student needs
  • Cultural programming, events, and trips
  • Leadership-development opportunities
  • Peer mentoring
  • Financial aid and financial-literacy programming
  • Student writing/publishing opportunities
  • Tutoring referrals/assistance
  • Writing workshops
  • Team-building activities
  • Volunteer activities
  • Social functions
  • Student employment opportunities

TRIO Student Support Services Website


Take advantage of the free services our tutoring centers offer to all Purdue University Fort Wayne students.

Our tutors are students who work to identify and address your academic needs and concerns, and recommend additional campus resources to meet those needs.

We offer a variety of tutoring services and locations. You may access unlimited walk-in tutoring in Math, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Tutoring by appointment is available in many subjects; see TutorTrac to find available tutors.

Tutoring Website


Writing Center

The Writing Center is a student-centered resource that helps with writing and public speaking assignments for PFW Campus classes and academic-related events (this includes assistance for IUFW students!). Our consultants meet with you virtually and in-person to help you with compositional questions and concerns, like developing and supporting your thesis, understanding the rhetorical situation, organizing ideas, citing sources, improving clarity, incorporating peer and instructor comments, and more. Think of us like coaches, working with you and offering you tools to succeed!

Writing Center Website