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The knowledge you need.

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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Campus Resources for Students
Cultural and Identity Resources
Your identity matters to you and it matters to us too. As a student at Purdue Fort Wayne, we hope you identify as a Mastodon (Go Dons!). We also know that your country of origin, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and life experiences are extremely important to who you are as a person. The resources below provide support for your identity, a sense of community, and fellowship. You belong here.
Emotional Resources
Emotional wellness is how you engage with and understand your emotions and thought process. The resources below are there to support your mental health, help you when there are changes to your emotional well-being, and seek support through a plethora of offices, resources, and services. Your emotional health is just as important to us as it is to you.
Financial Resources
Financial wellness involves the successful management of financial means, which includes things like food, transportation, social activities, various wants and other needs. We know managing your money can be extremely successful. The resources below are designed to help you understand how to manage your money, make wise financial decisions, and prepare financially for your future.
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.
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.
Sexual Resources
Sexual wellness is all about making informed decision related to boundaries and sexual relationships, all while respecting and honoring yourself and others. The resources below are here to empower you to become informed about how to make healthy sexual choices, respond to your needs, and support offered for victims of intimate partner violence.
Social Resources
Social wellness involves getting connected with others and forming relationships. The resources below will guide you towards social engagement, building community, and forming and maintaining relationships. This resource is also great for students with families.
Spiritual Resources
Spiritual wellness encompasses you finding the meaning and purpose of living, which can often include faith, beliefs, morals, and ethics. The resources below are here to help you foster that meaning finding.
Vocational Resources
Vocational Resources includes finding a career that you’re passionate about while feeling personally fulfilled. Whether you want to pursue a degree beyond a bachelors or not, your vocational wellness involves preparing yourself personally and professionally for your future. The resources below are here to help you do just that.


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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 Drug Policy for Students
Information for students regarding legal sanctions, health risks, and drug and alcohol programs.

Alcohol- and Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy
See the comprehensive policy aimed at providing a safe and healthful campus and workplace.

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.