OFFICE OF STUDENT
CONDUCT AND CARE
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.
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.
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.
Student Housing delivers a robust and engaging experience for residents and staff, making it a desirable place to live, learn, and work. With an emphasis on student-centered service and efficiency, Housing cultivates a safe, affirming, and equitable environment that empowers students and staff to develop as individuals and to support each other.
More than a place to live, Student Housing is a place for you to learn, grow, make friends, and have fun. And students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, earn higher grade-point averages, and are more likely to graduate.
Availability can be limited depending on time of year, but we encourage you to take a tour through the Admissions Office or to stop by our office at 4010 W. Housing Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. You can also email [email protected] with any questions you might have!
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 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 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!
PFW Community Counseling Center
The PFW Community Counseling Center provides services to members of the community. Call us at 260-481-5405 to make an appointment. All session appointments will be scheduled during the following hours of operation:
Monday: 5–8 p.m.
Tuesday: noon–2:30 p.m., 5–8 p.m.
Wednesday: 5-8 p.m.
Thursday: 5–8 p.m.
All inquiries are treated confidentially.
"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.
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
- Join the SGA Judicial Court
- Become employed by SGA as an Executive Assistant or a Election Board/Poll Worker
- 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
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.
The Center for Student Counseling
The Center for Student Counseling provides services to PFW students. The Center for Student Counseling is open for appointments and walk-in counseling for PFW students.
Call us at 260-481-6200 to make an appointment. All session appointments will be scheduled during the following hours of operation:
Monday: 9- 4pm
Tuesday: 9- 8pm
Wednesday: 9- 4pm
Thursday: 9- 4pm
Friday: 9- noon
The Center for Student Counseling is housed on the ground floor of Kettler Hall at the end of the corridor between the Department of Anthropology and Einstein Bros. Bagels.
All inquiries are treated confidentiality.
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.
Walter E. Helmke Library
The Helmke Library hosts many social events on campus and provides both formal and informal spaces for you to meet with friends and classmates for both fun and classwork. We carry a selection of board games you can check out for a little relaxation and decompression.
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!
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
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
- Outdoor Recreation
- University-wide wellness events
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.