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As a student at Purdue Fort Wayne, you have access to a wide range of resources. These resources are organized within categories, as seen below. Whether you have questions about academics, student life, health and safety, or anything in between, we have answers for you in our resources and policies.

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Academic Regulations
The academic regulations section of the academic catalog addresses topics such as academic standing, grading scale, student classification and more.

Civility Statement
Purdue University Fort Wayne is committed to the goals and ethics of academic investigation and education. The foundation of academic pursuit is the process of free inquiry, in which individuals may openly explore and express ideas. Free inquiry requires an environment that encourages open investigation, as well as the educational growth and positive social development of individuals. Therefore, it is important to state explicitly the ethics that define our academic community.

Prominent among the values that define the academic community is civility, which includes mutual respect, fairness, and politeness. Membership in any community requires a concern for the common good for all who belong to that community. Each individual may possess different ideas, as well as different ways of communicating those ideas, particularly in a community as varied and diverse as a university. Because of these differences, respect and civility are integral to maintaining the quality of the academic environment and free inquiry. Respect and civility should therefore be afforded to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, family status, socioeconomic level, educational background, veteran status, or position at the university.

Because it is not possible to establish a set of rules or guidelines that will address every issue of civility, all members of the academic community are called upon to promote and value this ethic of common respect and civility. Ultimately, such a community-wide concern will assure the continuation of a free and open exchange of ideas.

Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct
See the regulations governing student conduct, disciplinary proceedings and appeals.

Email Policy
See policies and regulations for the use of official university email accounts.

Grade Appeals
See the official procedures for grade appeals.

Grade Appeal Checklist for Students
This document outlines each step to ensure that the process is followed properly.

Persona Non Grata and Trespass Policy
Procedure for the issuance of persona non grata (PNG) notifications.

Violent Behavior Policy
University response to violent behavior by any member of the campus community

Student Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention Policy
University response to a student suicide attempt. 

Emergency Contact Policy
University response to a student crisis requiring notification of their listed emergency contact. 

Student Death Policy
University response to the death of a student

Alcohol and Other Drug Information
University information related to The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA).

Guidelines for Implementing Purdue’s Policy on Weapons
Information related to the prohibition of weapons on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus.

Title IX Harassment Policy
See guidelines governing harassment and intolerance in the university community.

Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy
PFW is committed to maintaining a community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach their her potential. See the official university statement regarding discrimination and anti-harassment.

Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, and Affirmative Action
See guidelines addressing diversity and discrimination.