Jul 17, 2024  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Part 7: Services

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1. Academic Advising
2. Academic Success Center
3. Alumni Relations
4. Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports
5. AV Technology Services
6. Bookstore
7. Career Services
8. Center for Women and Returning Adults
9. Child Care
10. Collegiate ConnectionTM
11. Computer Resources
12. Continuing Studies
13. Crossroads
14. Dean of Students
15. Disabilities, Services for Students with
16. Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
17. Emergency Health and Security Services
18. Financial Aid
19. First Year Experience (FYE)
20. Health and Wellness Clinic
21. Honors Program
22. Housing Information
23. Independent Study
24. Office of International Education
25. Learning Center


26. Library Services
27. Mastodon Advising Center (MAC)
28. Mastodon Performance Center (MAP)
29. Math Course Options
30. Math Test Center
31. Military Science and Leadership (Army ROTC)
32. Military Student Services
33. Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education,
and Service Learning (OACS)

34. IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program (SAP) - Counseling Services 
35. Police
36. Registration and Graduation
37. Student Exchange Program
38. Student Handbook and Planner
39. Student Life and Organizations
40. Student Technology Education Programs (STEPS)
41. Supplemental Instruction

42. Testing Services
43. Transcripts and Academic Records
44. Tutorial and Study-Skills Assistance
45. Veterans and Military Students
46. Voter Registration
47. Women and Returning Adults
48. Writing Center


1. Academic Advising


While students are ultimately responsible for accomplishing their own educational goals and progressing toward graduation, IPFW is committed to helping them meet this responsibility by ensuring access to quality academic advising. This is evidenced by the Academic Advising Council, a group of advisors and others (including students) from across campus that continually strives to improve advising services. Academic advisors are available to provide students with accurate, up-to-date information and appropriate guidance on academic matters. Students may find the names of their academic advisors by accessing http://my.ipfw on the IPFW home page or by contacting their academic units.

Students will benefit most from academic advising only when they accept a major share of the responsibility for seeking timely advice. Other, more specific obligations in the shared relationship between students and their academic advisors are as follows:

It is the academic advisor’s responsibility to

  • Be knowledgeable about university, school/division, and department academic regulations.
  • Establish, maintain, and clearly post adequate and suitable office hours for advising (including information on summer availability).
  • Assist the student with understanding degree requirements and the proper sequencing and selection of courses. This includes being knowledgeable about developmental course placement and any published changes in requirements.
  • Assist the student with determining practical and manageable academic loads.
  • Assist the student with monitoring academic progress.
  • Document approved exceptions to the student’s academic program.
  • Explain the relationships among degree requirements, departmental philosophy, and as necessary, certification criteria.
  • Assist the student with considering areas of enrichment appropriate to abilities and goals.
  • Assist the student with linking programs of study to relevant career opportunities.
  • Act, when appropriate, as a referral agent to other university personnel and services.

It is the student’s responsibility to

  • Be knowledgeable about university, school/division, and departmental program requirements; academic regulations; and calendar deadlines specified in the Bulletin, Schedule of Classes, and departmental publications.
  • Consult with his/her advisor whenever appropriate and in a timely manner.
  • Be prepared for all scheduled advising sessions.
  • Make academic decisions based upon the information obtained or recommendations offered. Academic advisors will not make decisions for students.
  • Act upon academic decisions in a timely manner.
  • Maintain personal records of academic progress, including documentation of approved exceptions to stated program requirements.
  • Seek additional or supplemental advice from other university personnel or services as needed or recommended.
  • Present and candidly discuss factors (such as employment, commuting distance, and other circumstances) that might influence selection of classes, registration processes, and other academic planning.

2. Academic Success Center (ASC)


ASC is the home to three divisions including:

  • Center for Academic Support and Advancement (CASA). CASA provides an array of support services for promoting students’ academic success. Course-specific tutoring and computer-based tutorials help to develop understanding and proficiency while building confidence. With CASA, under prepared students can prepare, prepared students can advance, and advanced students can excel. Kettler G23 (260-481-6817)
  • First Year Experience (FYE). FYE makes it easier for students to find their way around, make friends, and succeed academically. Students will connect with other students, faculty, and staff through exceptional academic programs and an exciting campus life. A powerful way to experience FYE is through Learning Communities, which consist of groups of students in linked or paired courses. Communities foster a deeper understanding, integrate different classes with each other, and contain a social element that links classroom experiences with fun and rewarding activities both on and off campus. Kettler G25 (260-481-6077)
  • Mastodon Advising Center (MAC). The Mastodon Advising center is dedicated to advising students from admission to the university through their acceptance into their major department. The Mastodon Advising Center fosters personal development and informed decision making by encouraging students to explore, evaluate and identify their academic and career goals. MAC is responsible for advising students classified as conditional/exploratory, deciding, ESL, readmitted and non-degree. Kettler 109 (260-481-6077)

3. Alumni Relations


More than 50,000 degrees have been granted by IPFW since opening in and more than seventy-five percent of IPFW alumni remain in northeast Indiana. Their work is seen in the growth and economic development of the state.
IPFW students have a chance to connect with alumni in a variety of ways, including:

Personal student-to-alumni one-on-one visits. Connected via the alumni office, you can chat with or spend the day with an IPFW graduate in the career field you would like to be employed.

Scholarships. Students who are alumni or children of alumni are eligible for several scholarships offered by the IPFW Alumni Association. Applications are available at the beginning of the spring semester. Homecoming. Celebrated during the pre-game with IPFW Graduates, faculty, and staff.

STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) This student organization is sponsored by the Alumni Association and offers students the opportunity to mingle with alumni through a variety of different programs.

The Alumni Relations office is located in the Steel Dynamics Keith Busse IPFW Alumni Center, 1528 East California Rd., 260-481-6807, ipfw.edu/alumni.

4. Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports


Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports (Athletic Center 210, 260-481-6643) administers sports-related university activities and manages the Athletic Center’s fitness center and manages wellness events and programs. Contact Athletics for further information about programs and fees.

Intercollegiate athletics are open to all qualified students. IPFW competes in the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I and is a member of The Summit League and the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA). IPFW offers the following programs:

  Men’s Teams Women’s Teams  

Cross Country

Cross Country
Track and Field


Information about athletics participation is available from the Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports and the Admissions offices, or go to gomastodons.com.

Intramural programs are open to all eligible IPFW students, faculty, and staff and include the following sports: badminton, basketball, flag football, powder puff football, team tennis, ping pong, billiards, euchre club, racquetball, table tennis, volleyball, sand volleyball, soccer (indoor and out), fall  golf league, dodgeball, cornhole, ultimate Frisbee and wallyball. Annual tournament events include a 5K run/walk event 3 on 3 Holiday Hoops basketball tournament and a spring golf scramble. Call 260-481-6617 for more details or go to ipfw.edu/intramurals.

Athletic Center is the fitness center on campus for all IPFW students with valid IPFW ID cards. Memberships are also available to IPFW student spouses, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The newly built facility offers both 1/4 and 1/9 mile indoor mondosurfaced walk/running tracks, strength training room, cardiovascular conditioning room, racquetball courts, wallyball courts, basketball, courts, and fitness class room. Outdoor facilities include 5km and 10km cross country courses, soccer fields, baseball and softball, fields, and tennis courts. Fitness services include fitness assessments, fitness classes, “getting started” fitness consultations, nutrition consultations, personal fitness training packages, free education/awareness handouts, and special events such as fitness workshops and walk/run events. For membership costs and more facility information, call 260-481-6655, 260-481-6647, or visit our Web site at ipfw.edu/fitness.

Wellness events, services, and programs on campus are available to IPFW students, faculty, staff, retirees, and community members. Programs and services are implemented at Athletic Center, the IPFW/Parkview Health and Wellness Clinic, and various campus locations. All opportunities are designed to education, motivate, and support individual health needs and goals. Physicals, sick care, and other medical services are offered at the clinic. Health awareness workshops, 6–14 week programs, wellness screenings, blood health screenings, flu shots, and special events like Mental Health Day, the Great American Smokeout “stop smoking” Block Party, Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and a Health Fair are also provided by the wellness staff. For information on IPFW wellness, call 260-481-6647, 260-481-6746, or visit ipfw.edu/health


5. AV Technology Services (AVTS)


AV Technology Services provides AV media and technology support services on campus for university purposes. The range of equipment and services provided by AVTS to the campus community can be discussed by calling the AVTS office at 260-481-6519, or visit ipfw.edu/avts

AVTS services can be scheduled in person at the AVTS office in Liberal Arts Building, LA 102, by e-mail at avscheduling@ipfw.edu, by online request at ipfw.edu/avts, or by phone at 260-481-6519. For student activity functions, requests should be made through the Student Life office. AVTS office hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

6. Bookstore


Follett’s IPFW Bookstore (Walb Student Union, 260-483-6100) has served the academic community at IPFW for more than 35 years, fulfilling students’ needs from freshman classes to purchasing graduation apparel. Conveniently located in Walb Student Union, the bookstore offers textbooks, general books, academically priced software, computer hardware, apparel, gifts, and more. In addition, the bookstore gives you the convenience of ordering your textbooks and other items online at efollett.com These items can be purchased for pick-up at the bookstore or shipped to your home. You can contact the bookstore at 260-481-0300 or by e-mail at bookstor@ipfw.edu.

7. Career Services


Career Services (Kettler 109, 260-481-0689) offers a variety of services to meet the career development needs of IPFW students and alumni including career counseling, self-assessments, and internship and job search assistance. Students who need help choosing a major or career can take our career planning class called EDUC X210. In addition, Career Services coordinates various programs throughout the year to assist students and alumni with their job search, including career fairs and networking events. Finally, many companies post a variety of employment opportunities with our office. Work-study, part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities are posted on JobZone, and our free job and résumé database is available to IPFW students and alumni. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.ipfw.edu/career or call 260-481-0689.

8. Center for Women and Returning Adults


The Center for Women and Returning Adults (CWRA) (Walb 120, 260-481-6029) serves as an advocate for women and nontraditional students by providing academic, financial, and personal assistance while simultaneously familiarizing them with the network of services available on campus or in the community. The CWRA provides a continuum of services directed toward an extremely diverse subculture within the campus community. The nature of our services extends beyond the campus or student life spectrum into the life-planning arena that is specific to nontraditional students or individuals and family members. Our involvement in child care, housing, financial, and domestic abuse issues requires that our services be directed from the campus to the community. Special ongoing efforts designed to meet the needs of our subculture include STARS (Starting, Transfer, and Returning Students) orientations and Students with Families workshops and entertainment.

9. Child Care


IPFW partners with The Learning Community to provide child care for IPFW faculty, staff, and students at a discounted rate. The Learning Community is located at 2041 Reed Road. Hours of operation during fall, spring, and summer semesters are 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. TLC provides care for infants to children 12 years old. For registration and fee information, contact TLC at 260-424-8852 or visit www.tlckidsfirst.com.

10. Collegiate ConnectionTM


The IPFW Collegiate ConnectionTM lets students experience college while they are still in high school. Collegiate Connection students may take any IPFW course that is appropriate for a college freshman. Some financial aid is available based upon need. Any student meeting the admission requirements and who qualifies for the free and/or reduced textbook/lunch program is eligible to take up to two classes per semester (fall/spring) tuition-free. Students are responsible for their textbooks and transportation.

IPFW Collegiate Connection@your high school program has partnered with participating high schools in Indiana to offer college credit courses at your high school during the regular school day. These courses are taught by IPFW certified high school teachers. These courses receive a substantial tuition discount. See the website for a complete listing of participating schools and course offerings.

Successful students:

  • Get an early start on their college degree, which gives the student more flexibility as a full-time college student. Many students find they are able to pursue second majors, study abroad, complete internships, or finish their degree early.
  • Begin building a college transcript. Most courses are transferable to other colleges and universities.
  • Gain access to IPFW’s vast, state-of-the-art technology and resources.
  • Satisfy the Indiana high school Academic Honors diploma requirements.
  • Take additional courses designed for high-achieving students.
  • Develop the critical thinking, writing, and reading skills that will prepare students for success in college.

For additional information, please call 260-481-5478, e-mail connection@ipfw.edu, or visit the program Web site at ipfw.edu/collegiate-connection.

11. Computer Resources


IPFW’s computing environment includes access to networked computers and a variety of software, from word processing to discipline-specific applications.

Student accounts (includes e-mail, my.ipfw, student-access labs). Accounts for student computing resources are created upon your admission to IPFW. You must complete an activation process before using the account including sending or receiving e-mail. Your e-mail accounts are accessible from any student-access lab or the Web. Student accounts remain active as long as you are enrolled.

Web space. Each student and official student organization receives 250 MB of Web space to be used in conjunction with university responsibilities.

Computer labs. All student-access computer labs and computer-equipped classrooms are capable of accessing many software applications, student e-mail, and the Internet. The student-access computer labs are in Kettler Hall 217; Neff Hall B71 and B73 (a shared-use lab); Science Building G15; Helmke Library( 2 labs-1 is open 24 hours); Visual Arts 205; Student House Cole Commons clubhouse; Liberal Arts 42 ( a shared-use lab); Walb 220 (Studio M curriculum Lab); and Walb Student Union 221. Besides these student-access labs, some schools and departments provide their students with access to additional specialized labs. The sponsoring departments define their availability and hours.

Getting help. For the most current campus computing information and software documentation, visit IT Services’ Web site at ipfw.edu/its. Student consultants are available in person or via phone to assist students during most open lab hours. Student consultants cannot do assignments for students, but they can answer general computing questions. In addition, IT Services provides consultants at the Help Desk in Kettler 206, 260-481-6030. Help Desk staff can answer questions about specific computer services and facilities available to students.

12. Continuing Studies, Division of


The IPFW Division of Continuing Studies (Kettler 145, 260-481-6619) provides lifelong learning opportunities through its credit programs and public courses for professional development and personal enrichment. The division manages approximately 44,000 enrollments annually.

The division increases student access to internationally recognized Indiana University and Purdue University degrees by partnering with IPFW’s academic departments to provide the alternative delivery of college credit courses. The division manages off-campus instruction (including the Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana, Four County Joint Vocational Consortium in Kendallville, and the IPFW Warsaw Center), online learning delivery (TV, Internet, and interactive video conferencing), high school dual credit and the university’s Weekend College program. In addition, the division administers the associate and bachelor’s degrees in general studies (A.A.G.S and B.G.S.) and the ACELINK program connecting Allen County K-12 schools through video conferencing and virtual field trips.

The Division of Continuing Studies also provides noncredit options, many of which yield continuing education units. These include public courses for personal and professional development and customized corporate training for regional businesses. For more targeted, in-depth training, selected professional development courses are grouped into certificate programs. These options offer students concise, career-related education.

For more information about the Division of Continuing Studies and a listing of available courses, see ipfw.edu/dcs.

13. Crossroads: Connecting Learning Opportunities


To help you avoid the typical roadblocks experienced by transfer students—losing credits, time, and money—Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast and IPFW are working together to ensure that certain courses will be equivalent and transferable between both institutions. That means you can take a variety of courses at Ivy Tech then transfer the credits to IPFW. Both schools have approved associate-to-bachelor’s degree programs that allow you to earn an associate degree at Ivy Tech and then complete a bachelor’s degree at IPFW. With Crossroads, you can enroll as either a part-time or full-time student. There is no time limit for completing the program. For more information, call 260-481-6595 or visit our Web site at ivytech.edu/fortwayne/crossroads.

14. Dean of Students


The Dean of Students Office (Walb 111, 260-481-6601) may be contacted regarding any problem you are experiencing. Either direct assistance or referral to the appropriate individual or office will be provided. In addition, the Dean and Associate Dean handle student conduct issues, advise faculty, staff, and students on IPFW policies and procedures governing student rights and responsibilities, and conduct, provide assistance to students petitioning for late full withdrawals, grade appeals, and student complaints, and serve as an advocate for students and their issues. The dean also oversees Personal Counseling Services, Services for Students with Disabilities and hosts the Student Health Insurance program.

15. Disabilities, Services for Students with


Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinates IPFW’s programming for students with disabilities, as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons with qualifying disability conditions per these regulations are eligible for specialized academic support services and other assistance through SSD.

SSD provides free and appropriate academic aids and services including reader and sign-language interpreter services, accommodated test-proctoring facilities, disability-specific career/academic/personal counseling, coordination of the use of accessible computer workstations across campus, and more. SSD also serves the campus community as advocate/consultant on disability-related issues.

IPFW does not provide personal attendant care or transportation services. You must be able to attend to your personal care and needs or you must arrange independently for such services if needed. Although a personal escort may be provided during times of inclement weather, you are responsible for your transportation to and from campus and between classes and other facilities. You are responsible for attending classes as required by your class instructors’ attendance policy.

To request services on the basis of disability or to receive further information, call 260-481-6657 (VOICE/TTD) or visit the director of SSD in Walb 113.

16. Diversity and Multicultural Affairs


Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (Walb 118, 260-481-6608) provides a vital support system for African American, Asian American, Hispanic, international, Native American, and other underrepresented students enrolled at IPFW. Evening appointments can be arranged for students who cannot visit the office during regular hours.

Services include networking opportunities, cultural/heritage programs, educational and personal counseling, leadership development and enhancement, mentoring, workshops, and study tables.

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs also assists in the development, administration, and evaluation of student recruitment and retention efforts; sponsors outreach and programs for early access to higher education; and provides cultural diversity training for IPFW faculty and staff.

First-generation and Nontraditional College Student Support Services (Walb 118, 260-481- 6847). Academic-success programs, academic and personal advising, and general support services are provided.

African American Student Support Services (Walb 118, 260-481-6604). Academic-success programs, cultural heritage activities, and academic and personal advising are provided. Many activities are planned in cooperation with the Black Collegian Caucus.

Hispanic Student Support Services (Walb 118, 260-481-6847). Individual academic and personal assistance, scholarship and internship information, and information regarding campus and community events are all available. Many programs are coordinated with Hispanos Unidos, which is open to all members of the campus community interested in Hispanic culture.

Asian American Student Support Services (Walb 118, 260-481-6608). Academic support, academic and personal advising, and cultural activities are available. Activities are coordinated with various Asian American student organizations.

Native American Support Services (Walb 118, 260-481-6847). Cultural heritage programs and academic and personal advising are provided. Many activities are planned in cooperation with United Native American Students.

17. Emergency Health and Security Services


For life-threatening emergencies, dial 911 from any university office telephone; then notify university police by calling 260-481-6911. From campus access-only phones, dial university police directly (16911). University police will call for additional assistance.

For routine healthcare needs, you are expected to remain under your personal physician’s care while attending IPFW.

Escort service to and/or from classes for safety reasons is available any time by dialing 16827 from any campus telephone or 260-481-6900 from a cell phone.

University Police (Support Services Building 102, 260-481-6827) and its officers are empowered to enforce state and local laws, as well as campus traffic and conduct regulations, and provide 24-hour emergency services on campus. The department conducts continuous patrols, furnishes disabled-vehicle assistance, and maintains lost-and-found articles. Students and staff are urged to report all suspicious activity or other hazards to the department. Crime prevention policy information, crime incidence, and arrest statistics are available from University Police.

18. Financial Aid


IPFW attempts to meet the demonstrated financial need of all applicants. The IPFW Financial Aid office uses grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time university employment to provide financial assistance to IPFW students. Review programs and eligibility information at ipfw.edu/financial for specific information about eligibility requirements; application procedures; the types of aid available; and regulations related to scholarship, grant, loan, and other forms of assistance. A free brochure on federal aid is available in the Financial Aid office, or you can access the same information at http://studentaid.ed.gov.

Most financial aid programs at IPFW are based on the premise that the student and his or her family are responsible for paying the cost of the student’s education, with consideration given to the family’s current financial circumstances. IPFW financial assistance is awarded to help meet educational expenses not covered by the family’s contribution.

Financial aid awards may be used to meet some costs of study-abroad and student-exchange programs, if IPFW credit will be awarded for the program and other requirements are met.

To apply for assistance, the student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov and list Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (school code 001828) as the college the student plans to attend. The FAFSA generates the expected online family contribution (EFC), which is used to determine eligibility for financial aid; it is available online shortly after January 1. Applications from IPFW students that are received by March 10 at the federal processor are given priority consideration at IPFW. Information about specific procedures and assistance with filling out the FAFSA are available at the Financial Aid office.

If the student is eligible for financial aid and has submitted all additional required materials, he or she will receive e-mail notification when the awards are created. Freshmen will receive an e-mail and a paper award letter. To accept the aid that is offered, the student must log on to my.IPFW.edu and accept aid through the Financial Aid section under the Enrollment tab. Aid that a student accepts will be applied as a credit on the e-bill received after registering for classes.

The State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) requires students to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester through the end of the fourth week of classes in order to keep the Indiana Higher Education Award and/or the Twenty-first Century Scholars grants.

Students may request a review of any decision concerning eligibility for aid, including satisfactory academic progress. A financial aid administrator will review the situation with the student. The student may appeal any decision to the director of financial aid. Final appeals may be made to the Scholarship and Financial Aid Advisory Committee. All determinations by this committee are final.

Satisfactory academic progress. All financial aid recipients are required to make reasonable academic progress toward completion of degree requirements. Standards for satisfactory academic progress involve two tests:

1. Students must successfully complete 67 percent of the credits attempted and earn at least the minimum GPA shown below:


Credits attempted


Minimum cumulative GPA





Grades of I,W, F, or audit will not count toward credits successfully completed.

2. Students will not be allowed to receive aid for more than the total number of credits shown below for the certificate or degree program they are pursuing:

  Bachelor’s degree
Associate degree (two-year programs)
Associate degree (three-year programs)
Master’s Degree
  180 credit hours
90 credit hours
130 credit hours
45 credit hours
45 credit hours

Financial aid recipients who do not meet the satisfactory academic progress standards will be placed on a warning status and notified in writing that they have the opportunity to repair their record through their enrollment and counseling. Students who subsequently fail satisfactory academic progress standards will be notified in writing that they are no longer eligible for financial aid. If extenuating circumstances exist, a written appeal must be filed within 30 days of the date of notification. The appeal form and specific instructions will be included with the notification letter.

The Federal Ombudsman Office is a final resource for student loan borrowers to informally resolve loan disputes and problems after first seeking help through other customer service avenues. The Ombudsman Customer Service Line is 877-557-2575, or you can visit  http://studentaid.ed.gov.

19. First Year Experience (FYE)


First-year students at IPFW have the unique opportunity to become active participants in a very successful program, the First Year Experience (FYE). FYE eases the transition from high school to college and is a key component in students’ overall academic success. In addition, students make crucial connections (with other students, faculty, and staff) and participate in co- and extra-curricular activities. All first-year students are encourage to enroll in an FYE Learning Community.

Most FYE Learning Communities involves two or three linked courses specifically designed to integrate content. These courses will introduce students to different disciplines offered at IPFW and more importantly, will provide students with a social network that is critical to success. Nationwide research clearly indicates that students who participate in learning communities are more likely to succeed in college.

FYE Learning Communities are a great opportunity for first-year students to get connected…and stay connected to IPFW. For more information, go to www.ipfw.edu/fye or call 260-481-6077. 

20. IPFW/Parkview Health and Wellness Clinic


The IPFW/Parkview Health and Wellness Clinic provides comprehensive health services to meet the medical and psychological needs of IPFW and Ivy Tech students, staff and  faculty.

Location. The clinic is conveniently located in Walb Union, room 234. Parking is available in parking garage #2 (next to Athletic Sports Center).

Contact Information: Phone: (260)-481-5748.  Website:  ipfw.edu/clinic

Hours. The clinic is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The clinic is closed only when the university is officially closed.

Staff. The clinic is staffed with two nationally certified family nurse practitioners and a medical assistant.

Appointments. Appointments are suggested and available for your convenience. Call or stop in to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted until 4:00 P.M. daily.

Services provided. Nationally certified family nurse practitioners are able to:

  • Assessments and diagnose minor and acute illnesses, as well as chronic health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Physical examinations
  • Gynecological services and sexually transmitted disease screenings
  • Tobacco cessation support
  • Prescribe medications and consult with physicians and other health care providers, when needed
  • Promote healthy living through patient education and counseling
  • Obtain medical histories
  • Order and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and x-rays
  • Assess/diagnose healthcare problems, obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, and order and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and X-rays

Allergy injections. Allergy serum may be stored at the clinic. Allergy injections can be given between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m

Health and wellness education. Health and wellness education includes screenings, assessments, consultations, workshops, classes, and resources to help individuals gain awareness and  opportunities for better total wellness. Health education and health counseling can include, but are not limited to, weight management, heart-healthy living, sports performance, eating disorders, diabetic control, smoking cessation, and stress management. Registered dietitians and certified physical fitness instructors are on staff.

Health fees. The clinic offers affordable pricing for students. Please contact the clinic for up-to-date cost information. The clinic accepts CIGNA and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance for employees and their dependents.

Upon checking out, an insurance-ready, itemized statement will be provided so that you may submit it to your insurance company.

21. Honors Program


The Honors Program (Walb G25, 260-481-6924) is an undergraduate program that seeks to create learning opportunities and an environment of intellectual excitement and discovery through enriched courses of study and activities within a learning community. Honors courses supplement and enrich studies in any academic major - you can take as many or as few honors courses as you choose. Honors courses are multidisciplinary and tend to be more interactive; with the class size limited to 20 students; there is more interaction between you and your instructors than in other classes. Participation in the Honors Program can help you get jobs and get into graduate programs after graduation, and the Honors Certificate can give you a leading edge in today’s tight job market; and provides you with a credential that will increase your chance of success in gaining employment or admission to professional and graduate school.

The Honors Program also has much to offer outside of the traditional classroom setting. Independent studies and H-Option Contracts allow for customized and creative learning opportunities. Beyond the campus setting, students can participate in honors study abroad opportunities, as well as regional and national honors conferences. The Honors Student Group organizes several social events each semester, providing an excellent setting to meet friends, have fun and perform community service.

See Honors Program in  Part 5  of this Bulletin for details.

22. Housing Information


IPFW Student Housing (260-481-4180) provides apartment-style living for full-time students at IPFW. The IPFW Student Housing community encourages the freedom of apartment-style living without sacrificing the convenience and comfort of off-campus living. Each unit is furnished and has a fully equipped kitchen including microwave, trash disposal, and dishwasher. Bedrooms are individually keyed for privacy, and each bedroom is set up with high-speed Internet and cable. Community amenities include 24 hour computer labs, community lounges, a fitness room, and 24-hour laundry facilities. Additional information is available from the Student Housing office or by visiting the Student Housing Web site at IPFWstudenthousing.com.

23. Independent Study


A variety of credit courses are offered through the Indiana University Division of Extended Studies’ Independent Study Program by correspondence and online at the Bloomington campus. Brochures describing available courses and enrollment procedures are available from IPFW Admissions (Kettler 111, 260-481-6812) or online at scs.indiana.edu. To apply correspondence-course credit toward a degree, an enrollment form must be signed by the student’s advisor, department chair, or dean/director.

24. Office of International Education


Office of International Education (Kettler 104, 260-481-6034) oversees international student services and international programs.

International Student Services  recruits, admits, enrolls, and retains international students. The office provides a host of admissions services including foreign degree certification, academic credential review, and transfer credit evaluation. ISS organizes an extensive international orientation one week prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters. For more information, call 260-481-6494 or e-mail iss@ipfw.edu.

IPFW is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. ISS attempts to ensure that IPFW complies with all applicable laws set forth by the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of State, and other government agencies. ISS offers a variety of immigration services including assistance with change of status, extension of status, on- and off-campus employment, visa counseling, and others.

ISS helps enrolled international students with obtaining a social security number, state ID, and driver’s licenses. The office also pre-registers new incoming international students, administers the required international health insurance policy, and assists with non-resident tax preparation assistance. The office co-sponsors various trips and activities, campus and community ethnic and cultural celebrations, and serves as the advisor for the International Student Organization (ISO).

International Programs (Kettler 269, 260-481-6494) promotes and coordinates all aspects of international education on campus.  It provides or sponsors:

  • Information and advising for students interested in Study Abroad
  • Information for faculty about research and teaching opportunities in other countries
  • Events related to International Education and the internationalization of the IPFW campus

25. Learning Center



 The Learning Center (Kettler G21, 260-481-5419) offers free tutoring for many courses, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Fridays. Students are allowed up to two free hours of  one-to-one tutoring per week per subject. Appointments for one-to-one tutoring must be made 12 hours in advance through the online scheduling program TutorTrac at ipfw.edu/casa. Drop-in tutoring is offered for math and some science classes. Drop-in sessions allow the students to “stop by” and have their questions answered. The current schedule for drop-in tutoring is available at ipfw.edu/offices/casa/tutoring, and in the Learning Center.

The Learning Center offers information concerning study skills through PowerPoints, CDs, videos, computer programs and personal appointments.  The Learning Center has many handouts on subjects including learning styles, test-taking tips, how to stop procrastination, text anxiety, and others. Also check the CASA website for study skills links.




26. Library Services


 Walter E. Helmke Library creates a virtual and physical environment that supports the IPFW community in its efforts to discover and access vital information. To fulfill our mission (mission.lib.ipfw.edu), we provide high-quality information resources, coordinated information services and expertise, and innovative instruction fully integrated with the educational goals of IPFW—so that you are able to

  • Get individualized help whenever the library is open, 330 days a year
  • Ask a librarian at ask.lib.ipfw.edu (in person, by e-mail, by IM chat, or by phone)
  • Arrange a scheduled or walk-in research consultation with a subject librarian
  • Find out more by calling the Library Service Desk (260-481-6512) 

We collaborate within and outside the university to increase information literacy and student success—so that you are able to

  • Come to the library to study alone in the company of others
  • Engage in productive group study
  • Enjoy comfortable study spaces
  • Browse convenient, relevant collections 

We value equity of access to and ethical use of information, respect for the privacy of library users, and intellectual freedom—so that you are able to

  • Access a vast array of scholarly information from on or off campus
  • Find tens of thousands of full-text journals (at the individual article level) via the powerful FIND IT linking tool, or (from the journal level) through E-Journal Finder at e-journal.lib.ipfw.edu
  • Use Document Delivery Services at dds.lib.ipfw.edu or IUCAT’s Request Delivery to locate library materials that the library does not own
  • Rely on ReservesEXpress at rex.lib.ipfw.edu to obtain required and supplemental course readings, 24/7
  • Check out a book or DVD with your Mastodon Card—get it at the Walb Student Union 

We dedicate effort to providing stewardship of the human record by collecting, describing, and organizing information—so that you are able to

  • Explore the library’s Find Resources By… Title, Subject, or Type portal at mdb.lib.ipfw.edu to find the highest-quality databases and indexes, encyclopedias, style guides, and much more
  • Retrieve unique digital audio, video, and document collections through the mDON Digital Object Network at mdon.lib.ipfw.edu
  • Get connected to public and government information at the local, state, national, and international level through the Public Information Reference Service at pirs.lib.ipfw.edu 

We employ technology wisely to offer responsive delivery of resources, customized research consultation, and an environment that encourages independent exploration in the pursuit of academic excellence—so that you are able to

  • Learn to evaluate the quality of information with the aid of tutorials, course guides, and research tools created by librarians—see our Foraging for Information Worksheet, Is Your Web Site Credible?, Is Your Journal Scholarly?
  • Take a virtual tour of the library at tour.lib.ipfw.edu, discover how to do library research, and enhance your information foraging skills
  • Make the future IPFW Learning Commons your destination—in the heart of the library, at the center of campus 

We invite you to explore the library’s Web site at lib.ipfw.edu. Meet you at the library!  

Environment for discovery. Services for delivery.
You discover. We deliver. 


27. Mastodon Advising Center (MAC)


MAC is responsible for providing academic advising for students classified as exploratory, deciding, ESL and nondegree. The academic advisors will provide assistance in the following areas: course selection/planning; academic monitoring; university, college, and department regulations; and identifying academic major and career choices. Students also have the opportunities to spend a semester or academic year at another college or university at a cost similar to IPFW, through the National Student Exchange program. Kettler 109 (260-481-6595).

Special Categories of Students Advised in MAC 

MAC provides academic advising for students who are admitted in the following special categories:

  • Exploratory. The exploratory majors program serves students who do not qualify for regular admission into their intended major and would benefit from the extra attention. Professional advisors in the Mastodon Advising Center (MAC) provide information and direction toward special programs, sound academic skills, and tutorial services. Those admitted to the program are encouraged to participate in clubs and activities related to their intended major and work closely with professional academic advisors to ensure that they reach their educational goals. Students in the program must report their academic progress to their advisors, who can help identify any support services that may be needed. Students who complete at least 12 credits and earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are eligible to declare their academic major.
  • Deciding. Deciding students entering IPFW and who are undecided about a major are advised in MAC. While affiliated with MAC, students are given an opportunity to take classes without having to make an early commitment to a major. Deciding MAC students are encouraged to enroll in career-exploration courses, meet with career counselors in career services, and visit academic units to investigate potential majors.
  • Nondegree or guest students. Students who are visiting or waiting for regular admission to IPFW may be assigned nondegree (guest/temporary) student status and assigned to MAC for course enrollment and related assistance. After earning 24 credits in nondegree status, students may register for additional credits only after applying for and being granted regular admission status through Admissions.
  • Special regulation on readmission. Students who have been dismissed from IPFW for academic reasons are encouraged to discuss readmission procedures with a MAC advisor. IPFW students who have been dismissed and are seeking readmission through MAC must attend a readmission workshop and apply for early readmission consideration. Contact MAC for further details.

Regular office hours are 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, and 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Fridays during fall and spring semesters. For more information, visit ipfw.edu/mac or call 260-481-6595.

28. Mastodon Academic Performance Center


The Mastodon Academic Performance Center (MAP) (Gates Center 104) provides academic support for student-athletes, helping them to achieve  solid academic progress, maintain NCAA athletic eligibility, and graduate in their respective disciplines. Additionally, the MAP Center is responsible for the implementation of the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs program and supervision of the Student-Athletic Leadership Team (SALT).

29. Math Course Options


Out-of-class testing for math courses is an option available for some math classes. It involves traditional lectures, but tests are administered at the Math Test Center. No time limits are placed on tests other than the operation hours of the Math Test Center. Each test (except the final) can be taken up to three times, with only the highest score recorded. 

30. Math Test Center


The Math Test Center (Kettler G18, 260-481-5722) is primarily for students who are taking math courses that use out-of-class testing. In order to receive a test, students must have a photo ID. More information and current hours of operation can be found at www.ipfw.edu/casa.  


31. Military Science and Leadership (Army ROTC)


Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is one of the best leadership courses in the country offered within a college curriculum, and it is available at IPFW through the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science. During classes and field training, students learn first-hand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups, and conduct missions as an Officer in the U.S. Army. ROTC students maintain a normal academic schedule like all college students, but they enroll in military science and leadership courses each semester. Upon graduation from IPFW and the Army ROTC, Cadets are commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.

For more information, call 260-481-0154.


32. Military Student Services


The office of Military Student Services (OMSS) (Kettler 104, 260-481-0207) provides support services for students who are currently serving in the military as well as veterans transitioning from the military to academic life. Services include access to SMART and ARTS transcripts, assistance with predeployment and return from deployment processes, GI Bill education benefit information, CAC Reader access to IPERM, AKO, CCAF, Veterans Affairs issues, transfer credit, referral to campus and community resources, advocacy and support through the IPFW Veterans Morale, Welfare, and Resources Alliance, which is an organization of faculty, staff and students. An IPFW MSS Facebook page provides resources and information on campus activities and military support programs. Further information may be found on the my.ipfw channel for military students and veterans.

33. Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education and Service Learning (OACS)


Cooperative education (co-op) is a nationally recognized academic enhancement training program that allows students to gain valuable employment experience related to their majors. Students are paid competitive wages and may receive academic credit. Local employers offer co-op jobs in biology, chemistry, communication, English, mathematics, physics, engineering, technology, computer science, business, and organizational leadership and supervision. Eligibility requirements include current university enrollment, completion of freshman courses toward a bachelor’s degree, and the established departmental GPA prerequisite.

Service learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflects on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.

Academic Internships involve any work experience that is related to your educational and career goals. Internships may be part time or full time, paid or volunteer, and are available in many professional areas including law corrections, probation, education, health, community services, government, private business, and many more.

OACS is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., and by appointment (www.ipfw.edu/oacs; Neff Hall 337, 260-481-6939).

34. IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program (SAP) - Counseling Services


IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides free and confidential short-term services to all currently enrolled IPFW students. SAP works with a variety of concerns, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, and eating disorders. SAP is available for consultation, outreach, and workshops upon request. They are located in Walb 113. Please call  260-373-8060 or 800-721-8809 to schedule an appointment.

35. Police


Campus safety and security information. IPFW strives to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff, and visitors. The Annual Security Report details a variety of safety services, policies, and information available to students, staff, and visitors. To obtain a copy, contact Admissions, University Police, or Human Resources. To view the report, go to http://www.ipfw.edu/police/reports/IPFW_Current_Annual.pdf. 

University Police is staffed 24 hours per day and is located in the Support Services Building. Ticket payments are accepted from 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A payment drop box is available 24/7. Police reports are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. For additional information, go to www.ipfw.edu/police.

Emergency Procedures

First aid. In life-threatening emergencies, call 911 from a campus telephone or notify the university police by calling 16911 from any campus telephone or any emergency telephone on campus.

Escort service. Call 16900 to give your location and to request service.

Fire emergencies. Fire alarm pull boxes are located in all campus buildings. If you suspect a fire emergency, pull a fire alarm at once. Whenever you hear this continuous horn sound, use the nearest exit to leave the building quickly and as safely as possible. Once outside, move away from the building. Don’t use elevators during fire emergencies or when you are in an otherwise unoccupied building.

Weather emergencies. The continuous sound of weather alert sirens indicates a TORNADO WARNING is in effect (a tornado has been sighted nearby). Take shelter in one of the following areas until notified by university officials it’s safe to leave:




Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building ground-floor corridor
Gates Sports Center basement
Kettler basement or ground floor of south and east wings
Liberal Arts Building basement
Helmke Library basement
Life Sciences Resource Center, ground floor
Neff Hall basement
Parking Garage Ramp B Gold
Parking Garage Lower-Level Interior Ramp
Instrumental Rehearsal Room
Science Building ground floor corridor
Visual Arts Building ground floor restrooms or corridor
Williams Theatre to Visual Arts Building ground-floor restrooms or corridor
Walb ground-floor stair areas

If you are in the Support Services Building or Printing Services/Warehouse, go to the Liberal Arts Building basement.

Adverse weather. During the winter months, snow emergencies and snow recesses are occasionally unavoidable. During an adverse weather closing, classes are canceled, and only essential personnel are to report to the university. If you suspect that an adverse weather closing has occurred, please monitor radio and television stations for announcements or call the IPFW Weather Line at 260-481-6050.

Emergency Notification

Alert Contact Information. IPFW’s Alert Contact Information system allows the university to contact you by phone, e-mail, and/or text regarding any campus situation that may affect you. Log on to myipfw.edu and locate the “Alert Phone Number” heading on the right side of the Web page. Click on the “Edit” button and enter the methods by which you would like to be contacted. (Your university-issued e-mail address is mandatory.) 

You may be contacted for the following possible scenarios:
    –Weather conditions have closed the campus
    –Utility problems have affected all or specific parts of the campus
    –A hazardous material incident is affecting the campus
    –A hostile activity is affecting the safety of people on the campus

Once you have registered, your contact information will not be used for any other purpose than what is listed above. Messages delivered to you will always be brief, informative, and provide you with the directions necessary to ensure your safety.

Traffic Parking Rules Summary

Authority. These regulations are adopted pursuant to the authority conferred by the laws of the State of Indiana upon the Boards of Trustees of Indiana University and Purdue University.

The respective boards deem it necessary and desirable to make and enforce these regulations for the safety and welfare of students, staff, and visitors in protection of property and the safe operation of the IPFW campus.

University police are empowered to enforce state laws and campus regulations under the supervision of the vice chancellor for financial affairs.

Definitions. When used in these regulations, the following words and phrases have these meanings:

Parked vehicle. This is a motor vehicle with no licensed driver at the wheel.

Permit. This is a parking placard issued by University Police or its designees.

Restricted hours: Classes are in session between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Sundays. During restricted hours, you must display a valid permit to park in designated “A” (employee) or handicapped parking areas. Appropriate coins must be placed in meters during these hours.

Vehicle. This is any propelled device with two or more wheels.

Visitor. This is a person who is neither a student nor a staff member, including people attending meetings or conferences.

Parking Permits

Registration procedures. Parking permits, including information about the annual fees associated with them, are available from University Police in the Support Services Building.

Parking permits issued for cars and trucks are to be attached to the rear view mirror post with the permit number visible from the vehicle front. Only a current permit should be displayed. The parking permit is for use only by the purchaser and is the property of IPFW.

Parking Regulations

“Employee” parking lots (designated by green lined spaces) shall be used during restricted hours only by motor vehicles with an “Employee Parking Permit”.  Some, but not all, “A” lots change to open parking after 5 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. Signs in each lot will indicate if and when the lot will change to open parking. The parking garages have areas designated as “Employee Parking Permit” parking  and metered short-term parking. All undesignated areas are considered open parking and no permit is required.

Special and temporary parking permits may be obtained from University Police when extenuating circumstances exist. If you arrive on campus and realize you do not have your permit, you may pick up a temporary permit at University Police.

Authorization to leave a vehicle on campus overnight must be obtained from University Police. Unauthorized vehicles left on campus 72 hours will be considered abandoned and will be removed. An accumulation of unpaid fines or improper parking will also provide cause for towing at owner’s expense. Dock parking is only for loading and unloading vehicles. People who need to use the dock for more than 10 minutes must obtain authorization from University Police.

People operating motorcycles may park in a vehicle stall or on motorcycle pads. Vehicles shall be parked between painted stall lines or in front of bumper blocks that indicate individual parking spaces.

The Allen County Extension office’s parking lot is for clients only, and not for use by the campus community.

Traffic Regulations

Campus vehicle operators must:

  • obey all state and local regulations, including signs, signals, markings, and other traffic-control devices.

  • not maintain a speed of more than 20 m.p.h. unless otherwise posted. In parking lots, the maximum speed is 15 m.p.h. Parking is never permitted within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or in designated fire lanes. People parking on grass will be ticketed and be responsible for any damages.

Pedestrians have the right of way in all crosswalks. If a pedestrian enters or is about to enter a marked crossing, approaching vehicles must stop while the pedestrian is in the crossing.

All traffic accidents that occur on campus must be reported immediately.

All bicycles must be parked in bicycle racks. Bicycle registration is available at the University Police Department from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Bicycles chained to trees or signs or taken inside buildings may be impounded.

Skateboard use on campus is prohibited. See University Police for the roller blading policy.

Violations and Fines


Meter Violation
Failure to display a permit in “A” lot
(“Employee Parking” permit holder who forgot permit)
Improper Parking
Moving Violation
Handicapped Parking Only
Fire Lane
Displaying lost/stolen/counterfeit permit
There is a charge to replace a lost or stolen permit.


$ 15
$ 25
$ 5
$ 25
$ 60
$ 50
$ 50

Appeals. Appeal forms are available at University Police (in the Support Services Building) Campus tickets may be appealed to the Traffic Appeals Board, which consists of faculty, staff, and students. Appeal board decisions are binding and final.

If a ticket recipient does not respond or pay the fine within five working days from the date of issuance, University Police shall notify the recipient by mail that unless the ticket/fine is appealed in writing or is paid within 10 working days after the date of notice, the ticket recipient has forfeited any appeal privilege. An administrative encumbrance fee shall be added to each unpaid fine. No appeals will be accepted or considered by any university appellate body unless filed within the 15-day period.

Failure to satisfy delinquent fines may result in denial of future academic registration, denial of parking privileges, and/or removal of a vehicle from campus at the owner’s expense.

36. Registration and Graduation


The IPFW Schedule of Classes is published each semester and the summer sessions and is widely distributed on campus and published online at http://my.ipfw.edu. The Web site provides detailed current information about

  • course offerings
  • registration days and times
  • fees and refunds
  • the semester/session calendar
  • important deadlines
  • final exam schedules
  • general policies and procedures

Before you meet with your advisor, you should carefully examine each edition of the Schedule of Classes and make a tentative selection of classes in which you wish to enroll.

For the convenience of students with late-evening and weekend classes, a drop box is on the door of the registrar’s office (Kettler 107). In most cases, deposited forms containing all applicable information and required signatures will be processed by noon on the next working day. Partially completed forms cannot be processed. This drop box is not secured for the deposit of checks, cash, or other financial transactions. All financial transactions are to be directed to the bursar’s office (Kettler G57).

Graduation information. To be considered for graduation from an IPFW program, you must submit an application for graduation. If you do not apply for graduation by the deadline posted, you may not be considered for honors; your name may not appear in the Commencement program; and your spring degree may not be available at Commencement.

Please visit the registrar’s Web site at ipfw.edu/registrar, and click on Graduation Information or contact your department.

If you are finishing your degree:   Application Deadline
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Session I
Summer Session II

June 1
Nov. 1
Feb. 1
Feb. 1


37. Learning Center


The Learning Center (Kettler G21, 260-481-5419) offers free tutoring for many courses, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Fridays. Students are allowed up to two free hours of  one-to-one tutoring per week per subject. Appointments for one-to-one tutoring must be made 12 hours in advance through the online scheduling program TutorTrac at ipfw.edu/casa. Drop-in tutoring is offered for math and some science classes. Drop-in sessions allow the students to “stop by” and have their questions answered. The current schedule for drop-in tutoring is available at ipfw.edu/offices/casa/tutoring, and in the Learning Center.

The Learning Center offers information concerning study skills through PowerPoints, CDs, videos, computer programs and personal appointments.  The Learning Center has many handouts on subjects including learning styles, test-taking tips, how to stop procrastination, text anxiety, and others. Also check the CASA website for study skills links.


38. Student Exchange Program


The National Student Exchange (NSE) program (Kettler 109, 260-481-6595) allows eligible IPFW students to spend a semester or year studying at one of approximately 200 different universities and colleges in the United States, its territories, and Canada. The NSE program broadens students’ cultural and educational experiences.

Participating students pay regular tuition fees to IPFW and have access to regular IPFW financial aid. While credits earned on exchange are recorded as resident credit toward the IPFW degree, exchange grades are not calculated in the IPFW grade-point average. Go to ipfw.edu/mac to schedule an appointment, or go to ipfw.edu/nse for more information.

39. Student Handbook and Planner


The Student Handbook and Planner is published each fall semester to inform students of the services, programs, and activities available at IPFW. It also contains important information on university policies and the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. The handbook is available at the Kettler Hall Information Desk, the Dean of Students office (Walb 111), Follett’s IPFW Bookstore, and other campus locations.

40. Student Life and Organizations


Student Life (Walb 210, 260-481-6609) promotes extracurricular and co-curricular programs that complement and enhance each student’s academic experience and personal development. In addition, Student Life serves as the planning resource for more than 100 student organizations, provides leadership training, coordinates the new student orientation program (SOAR),  and the Co-Curricular transcript (CCT) program. Additional information is available in the Student Handbook and Planner, at the Student Life office, and on the Internet at ipfw.edu/stulife.

41. Student Technology Education Programs (STEPS)


STEPS is a program of free technology workshops offered by Information Technology (IT) Services and CASA. Workshop times are posted at ipfw.edu./casa/STEPS  and are also available in computer labs and in the Learning Center. No reservations are needed. Presently, the following computer application workshops are offered: PowerPoint, Word, e-mail, Web design, e-Learning, setting up an APA or MLA paper, and Photoshop. Instructors may request a workshop to be given to their entire class. For more information, call CASA at 260-481-6069.

42. Supplemental Instruction


Supplemental Instruction (SI) is designed to assist students in historically-difficult courses. It consists of regularly scheduled study groups with trained peer leaders. The classes can include biology, chemistry, math and history, and others. SI sessions usually begin during the first week or second week of the term. The instructor of the class or the SI leader will announce the SI schedule on the first day of class. The sessions are usually scheduled immediately after class. This is dependent upon the SI leader’s schedule as well as space availability on campus. Sessions are open to all students. Generally, students who attend SI regularly attend a grade one half to one full letter grader higher than those students who do not attend SI. If a student does not have an SI leader in their class, they can attend SI sessions that may be helpful to them. For example, any Math 15300 student can attend SI for Math 15300 even though it is assigned to a different instructor. Visit ipfw.edu/offices/casa/si/  for available SI sessions.

43. Testing Services


Testing Services (Kettler 232) administers IPFW placement tests (English, math, reading, and foreign languages), national tests (CPA, CLEP, LSAT, MAT, PRAXIS, and SAT), correspondence-study examinations, career-assessment inventories, and board and certification computer based exams.

Placement tests. Students admitted to IPFW must follow the writing guided self-placement process and take the math placement test before registering for any class.

Transfer and/or nondegree students who have taken English composition and/or math at another college should check with their IPFW academic advisor about placement requirements. Placement test results are valid for two years from the date the exams are taken. Foreign Language placement exams in Spanish, German, and French are also available. Contact Testing Services (Kettler 232, 260-481-6600 for an appointment. For information regarding the guided self-placement writing exam, please contact the Department of English and Linguistics at 260-481-6841.

44. Transcripts and Academic Records


The Office of the Registrar (Kettler 107) can provide official transcripts for students who have been enrolled at IPFW or any other IU or Purdue campus.

Copies of academic records (unofficial transcripts) for IPFW students are available from the registrar’s office (Kettler 107).

If your record is not encumbered for any reasons described herein, you will (upon application to the Office of the Registrar and payment of any prescribed fee) be entitled to receive an official transcript of your complete record, including any major(s) and minor(s).

NOTE: The registrar’s office is the ONLY university office authorized to issue official transcripts. All requests for these documents must be directed to that office.

45. Tutorial and Study-Skills Assistance


The Center for Academic Support and Advancement (CASA) (Kettler G23, 260-481-6817) assists students who want to improve their academic and study skills, need tutorial help in regular college courses, or would welcome advice on returning to college after a long absence from the classroom. It oversees a peer tutoring program in the Learning Center (Kettler G21, 260-481-5419) that offers free individual appointments and regularly scheduled drop-in sessions. For more information and for making appointments, go to the website at ipfw.edu/casa. CASA also provides English-as-a-second-language materials, and coordinates the Supplemental Instruction program, the STEPS computer workshops, and the IPFW Writing Center (The Learning Commons, Helmke Library, 2nd Floor, 260-481-5740).


46. Veterans and Military Students


The IPFW Veterans Benefits certifying official provides educational support services for veterans of the U.S. military.

Veterans’ benefits information and counseling for first-time, continuing, or transfer students is available from the VA-benefits certifying official in the military student services’ office (Kettler 104, 260-481-6126). If you are receiving veterans benefits, certification of your enrollment status is required each semester and should be requested at the registrar’s office.

47. Voter Registration


Recent changes in the 1998 reauthorization of the U.S. Higher Education Act require colleges and universities to make available voter registration forms to all enrolled students. Any student not registered to vote may obtain an Indiana Mail-In Voter Registration Application (VRG-7) form, which is available at convenient locations throughout the campus. Please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Web site at ipfw.edu/offices/registrar/services, and click on Voter Registration for more information.

The forms will be available at:

  • Bursar Office–Kettler Hall
  • Diversity and Multicultural Affairs–Walb Student Union
  • Financial Aid Office–Kettler Hall
  • Office of the Registrar–Kettler Hall
  • Office of the Dean of Students–Walb Student Union
  • Gates Sports Center
  • Information Center–Kettler Hall lobby
  • Information Desk–Walb Student Union lobby
  • Each college and school dean’s office

To be eligible to vote in Indiana, you must

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be at least 18 years old on the day of the next general or municipal election.
  • Have lived in your Indiana precinct for at least 30 days before the next election.
  • Not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime.

48. Women and Returning Adults


Located in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, (Walb 120, 260-481-6608)

Mission statement. The Office of Women and Returning Adults serves as an advocate for women and nontraditional students by providing academic, financial, and personal assistance, while simultaneously familiarizing them with the network of services available on campus and in the community.

Special ongoing efforts designed to meet the needs of these students includes

  • Individual appointments
  • Social and educational workshops—Students with Families series
  • Scholarships for nontraditional students and women
  • Newsletter
  • Omicron-Psi Honor Society for adult students
  • Campus and community resource information and referrals.

49. Writing Center


The Writing Center (Kettler G19, 260-481-5740) serves faculty, staff, and students with any university-related writing project in any discipline. The center’s mission is to help all writers produce clear writing appropriate to their audiences. Knowledgeable consultants help writers brainstorm, focus, organize, and develop their ideas as well as learn how to better cite sources and revise and proofread their own drafts.

For free 25- or 50-minute, one-to-one or small group appointments, students should sign up through TutorTrac (ipfw.edu/casa/writing). Arrangements for other services are made with the coordinator at 260-481-6893. For example, students make arrangements for large group project assistance or presentations (five or more participants) and faculty and staff can make appointments to discuss their own or their students’ writing. Students may also, without an appointment: (1) drop in for quick writing help, (2) use the Writing Center computers in Kettler G19 to write their papers, and (3) use the Writing Center’s library of resources about writing.

For online consulting and further information, visit ipfw.edu/casa/writing.

Writing Center hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; and Sunday, 1–5 p.m.