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Physical Resources

Physical wellness involves taking care of your body in an effort to stay healthy. We want your physical health to be a priority, because we know that your physical health helps you in the classroom too. The resources below include those relating to nutrition, physical activity, illness prevention and treatment, safety, and more.


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


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


Q Center

"All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential." – Harvey Milk.

The Q Center is committed to the work of building this learning environment for LGBTQIA+ students, creating spaces for connection and community, and equipping faculty and staff with the necessary tools to be effective allies in the quest for equity and acceptance.

Q Center Website


Title IX

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

—Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

As Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Title IX officer, Christine M. Marcuccilli is responsible for coordinating the university’s compliance with Title IX, including overseeing all complaints of sex discrimination and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints.  

Title IX Website


University Police Department (UPD)

You’ll find a committed police department at Purdue Fort Wayne. Our officers and staff are here to help you.

Our mission is to protect and serve the campus community by providing a safe environment through enforcement, service, and education.

We are located in the Support Services Building (north of the Science Building and west of the Liberal Arts Building).

University Police Department Website


Walter E. Helmke Library

The Helmke Library is a member of the National Networks of the Libraries of Medicine and serves   as a community resource for quality health information for people of all ages. Our online resources for consumer health include a wealth of sources on nutrition, fitness, mental health, and general wellness. Our physical collection supports these areas and includes a collection of health-conscious cookbooks and resources specifically for college students.

Consumer Health guide:

Walter E Helmke Library Website


Well-being and Recreation (WellRec)

Well-being and Recreation, also known as WellRec, is a leader at infusing holistic well-being, personal development, and play into the Mastodon experience. WellRec believes in access, collaboration, sustainability, serving others, and building affinity on campus and in Fort Wayne to enhance the quality of life for students, employees, and community members. Through our resources, programs, and available facilities, we strive to provide the tools necessary to maintain or improve your overall wellness. Mastodons support each other, and that’s what we are here to do. Below are the areas included under the WellRec umbrella:

  • Fitness Center
  • FRIENDS of the University Pantry
  • Intramural Sports
  • Ourdoor Recreation
  • University-wide wellness events

Well-being and Recreation Website


Women’s Center

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.

Women’s Center Website