Jun 18, 2019  
Graduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
    
Graduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Part 6 — Services


IPFW provides a wide variety of support services for its students. Information on some of the more widely used services is listed below. For a complete listing of services, please consult the Student Handbook and Planner. Included in this section are descriptions of:

Click on a link to be taken to the entry below.

 

1. Academic Success Center
2. Alumni Relations
3. Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports
4. Bookstore
5. Career Services
6. Center for Women and Returning Adults
7. Child Care
8. Computer Resources
9. Continuing Studies
10. Dean of Students
11. Disabilities, Services for Students with
12. Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
13. Emergency Health and Security Services
14. Fees


  15. Financial Aid
16. Health and Wellness Clinic
17. Housing Information
18. International Student Services
19. Library Services
20.
IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program (SAP) - Counseling Services
21. Police
22. Registration
23. Student Handbook and Planner
24. Student Life and Organizations
25. Transcripts
26. Veterans Services
27. Voter Registration
28. Writing Center


IPFW’s Regulations and Policies for Graduate Students; Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct; and Ethical Guidelines for Student Computer Users appear in Part 5 .

IPFW’s Undergraduate Academic Regulations appear in the IPFW Undergraduate Bulletin.


1. Academic Success Center (ACS)

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Much like your undergraduate experience, having a strong, mutually respectful relationship with your graduate faculty advisor will assist you in reaching academic goals. This relationship will help you sequence classes appropriately, meet university deadlines, expedite issues of institutional regulations and assist with career goals. It is also your most important source of referral to other services.

2. Alumni Relations

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More than 44,000 IPFW alumni represent the university worldwide. Eighty percent of IPFW alumni remain in Indiana, contributing to the state’s economic development. The IPFW Alumni Association, headed by an 18-member board, oversees services and programs for all alumni. Services include scholarships for alumni children, stepchildren, and spouses; discounts for on-campus events; and quarterly alumni publications. Events include the annual fall Mastodon Roast, Homecoming pre-game party, Legislative Issues Day at the Indiana Statehouse, and many more. In addition, each college, school, and division has its own alumni council providing connections for alumni with professors, campus services, and a variety of events. IPFW Alumni Relations (Walb 125, 260-481-6807) assists with alumni development efforts, scholarship fundraising, and arranging services for alumni.

3. Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports

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Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports (Gates Sports Center 210, 260-481-6643) administers sports-related university activities and manages the Gates Sports Center’s fitness center and manages Healthy Purdue 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:

  Basketball   Baseball   Volleyball   Golf
  Cross Country   Soccer   Tennis   Softball
  Indoor Track (Women’s)   Outdoor Track (Women’s)

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

Intramural programs are open to all eligible IPFW students, faculty, and staff and include the following sports: badminton, basketball, billiards, flag football, racquetball, table tennis, volleyball, and wallyball. Annual tournament events include a 5K run/walk event and a golf meet. Call 260-481-6617 for more details.

Gates Sports 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. Indoor facility offers a 1/9 mile indoor walk/running track, strength training room, cardiovascular conditioning room, racquetball courts, wallyball courts, basketball, courts, core conditioning area, 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 www.gomastodons.com.

Healthy Purdue wellness events, services, and programs on campus are available to IPFW students, faculty, staff, retirees, and community members. Programs and services are implemented at Gates Sports 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 www.ipfw.edu/health.



4. Bookstore

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Follett’s IPFW Bookstore (Kettler G10, 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 Kettler G10, 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 260-483-6100 or by e-mail at bookstor@ipfw.edu.

5. Career Services

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Career Services (Kettler 109, 260-481-6595), provides career support for all IPFW students. Services include counseling and career information; inventories and assessment; a resource library; employer referral; and résumé, interview, and related job-search preparation. Your academic department may also house career information. Students entering graduate school should also contact Testing Services (Kettler 232, 260-481-6600) early to investigate the various tests required for post-graduate study and when the tests are administered.

6. Center for Women and Returning Adults

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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.

7. Child Care

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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.

8. Computer Resources

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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 10 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 204A and 217; Neff Hall B71 and B73 (a shared-use lab); Science Building G15; Helmke Library; 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 www.its.ipfw.edu. 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.

9. Continuing Studies, Division of

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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 20,500 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 (Auburn, Bluffton, Decatur, the Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana, Kendallville, and the IPFW Warsaw Center), distance-learning delivery (TV, Internet, and interactive video conferencing), 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 offers special workshops for teachers that provide graduate credit applicable toward relicensure.

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 www.ipfw.edu/dcs.

10. Dean of Students

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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 problems and advise students of their rights and responsibilities, provide assistance in pursuing 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 and Services for Students with Disabilities.

11. Disabilities, Services for Students with

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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.

12. Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

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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.

13. Emergency Health and Security Services

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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 16900 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 security 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.

14. Fees

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All fees are subject to change by action of the trustees. Fees for the 2010-11 school year are shown below:

Course fees (may not apply to continuing education courses):
  Graduate residents
Graduate nonresidents
  $298.85 per credit
$676.70 per credit
  Students who audit classes are assessed regular course fees.
 
Other fees. The following fees are in addition to the course fees listed above.
  Admission application fee
Re-admission application fee
Late registration fee
  $55
$100
$8.50 per credit, $100 maximum

Refunds. Whenever enrollment for a specific class is insufficient, IPFW reserves the right to cancel the class and refund all fees assessed. Course withdrawals for all other classes will result in course fee refunds according to the schedule on the next page.

If you are receiving federal Title IV financial aid (Stafford, Pell, Perkins, SEOG) and you make a full withdrawal, a calculation will be made to determine the amount of unearned aid that you will be required to repay. Specific information about this calculation may be obtained at the Financial Aid office, 260-481-6820.

 

 

 

Percent of Refund

 

 

Last Day to Withdraw

No. of Weeks

100%

60%

40%

20%

0%

At the end of:

14,15,16

Days 1–7

Days 8–14

Days 15–21

Days 22–28

Thereafter

9th Week

12 or 13

Days 1–7

Days 8–14

Days 15–21

Days 22–28

Thereafter

7th Week

10 or 11

Days 1–7

Days 8–14

Days 15–21

Days 22–28

Thereafter

6th Week

9

Days 1–7

Days 8–14

Days 15–21

Days 22–28

Thereafter

5th Week

8

Days 1–3

Days 4–7

Days 8–10

Days 11–14

Thereafter

5th Week

7

Days 1–3

Days 4–7

Days 8–10

Days 11–14

Thereafter

4th Week

6

Days 1–3

Days 4–7

Days 8–10

Days 11–14

Thereafter

4th Week

5

Days 1–3

N/A

Days 4–7

N/A

Thereafter

3rd Week

4

Days 1–3

N/A

Days 4–7

N/A

Thereafter

3rd Week

3

Days 1–3

N/A

Days 4–7

N/A

Thereafter

2nd Week

2

Days 1–2

N/A

Days 3–4

N/A

Thereafter

1st Week

1

Day 1

N/A

Day 2

N/A

Thereafter

3rd Day

Less than 1

Day 1

N/A

N/A

N/A

Thereafter

Thereafter

Refunds are not transferable from one student to another. To qualify for a refund, your class withdrawal must be processed during the periods specified above. The refund schedule for off-campus credit classes offered through the Division of Continuing Studies may differ from the one above and appears in registration materials published by the Division of Continuing Studies.

15. Financial Aid

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IPFW attempts to meet the demonstrated financial needs of all applicants. For graduate students, the IPFW Financial Aid office uses federal Stafford Loans, federal Work-Study, department assistantships and scholarships, and alternative loans through lenders based on several eligibility factors. Contact Financial Aid (Kettler 102B, 260-481-6820, TTY 260-481-6082) for specific information about eligibility requirements, application procedures, types of aid available, and regulations related to financial assistance. A free federal financial aid information brochure is available in the Financial Aid office, or you can access the same information on the Internet at http://studentaid.ed.gov.

For financial aid purposes, graduate students are considered to be full-time students when enrolled in at least 9 credits during a semester, or three-quarter-time students when enrolled in at least 6 credits during a semester, or half-time students when enrolled in at least 4.5 credits during a semester.

Most graduate financial aid programs at IPFW are based on the premise that you are responsible for paying the cost with consideration given to your financial circumstances. IPFW financial assistance is awarded to supplement the resources you potentially have available to cover educational costs. Your ability to contribute toward educational costs is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must complete the FAFSA each year.

To apply for federal assistance, the FAFSA must be completed and filed listing IPFW’s school code (001828) as the college that you are planning to attend. The paper FAFSA form is available in the Financial Aid office. Online filing (preferred process) is available at FAFSA on the Web: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Information about specific financial aid processes and assistance with filling out the FAFSA are available in the Financial Aid office, the Financial Aid Web site at www.ipfw.edu/financial, or on the FAFSA Web site. It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed before March 1 each year to give the maximum time for processing your financial aid and to know which options are available for funding. Graduate scholarships, assistantships, and alternative loans require a separate application process from the FAFSA.

Most graduate scholarships and all assistantships at IPFW are offered through the specific program in which you are admitted. There are also free, Web-based scholarship searches at www.fastweb.com or www.finaid.org. Alternative loans require an application to be completed with a specific lender; a credit check is part of the application process. Paper alternative loan applications are available in the Financial Aid office or by Web at www.ipfw.edu/financial/finaid/types/loans.shtml.

Acceptance of financial aid is made through the student Web portal, http://my.ipfw.edu, by returning the Financial Aid Award Letter, or by completing an alternative loan application, which authorizes the university to apply aid to your account when it is received. If you are not able to attend IPFW, then it is your responsibility to officially withdraw from classes whether you are receiving financial assistance or not.

If you have experienced a change in income or resources compared to the information reported on the FAFSA, then you should contact the Financial Aid office about requirements for filing a Special Conditions Appeal. Your eligibility for financial aid can also be impacted by the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards that are monitored for financial aid eligibility. These standards are based on two criteria: (1) the percent of credit hours completed successfully compared to the total credit hours attempted, and (2) the cumulative grade-point average. Information brochures are available in the Financial Aid office and are also mailed with the first award letter sent to you.

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://fsahelp.ed.gov.

 

16. Health and Wellness Clinic

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

Location. The clinic is conveniently located in Walb 234, 260-481-5748. Parking is available in parking garage #2 (next to Gates Sports Center).

Hours. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon, Friday. Special hours, which will be posted, are in effect for holidays, semester breaks, and summer.

Staff. The clinic is staffed with two nationally certified family nurse practitioners and a medical assistant. Our collaborating physicians are John Mellinger, M.D., and Mark O’Brien, M.D.

Appointments. Clients are seen on a walk-in basis up to one hour prior to closing.

Services provided. Our master’s-prepared, nationally certified family nurse practitioners are able to

Assess/diagnose healthcare problems, obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, and order and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and X-rays.

Treat and monitor minor and acute illnesses as well as chronic health problems, such as diabetes, and provide confidential gynecological services. Nurse practitioners prescribe medication and consult with physicians and other healthcare providers as needed.

Promote healthy living through patient education and counseling.

Allergy injections. Allergy serum may be stored at the clinic. Allergy injections can be given between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 and 11:30 a.m., Friday, during fall and spring semesters. Administration of allergy injections during summer hours is limited.

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. Our clinic is a fee-for-service health facility. Students at IPFW are NOT assessed a student health fee. We request payment at each visit by cash, check, or credit card.

Students enrolled in the university’s health insurance will be charged their co-pay for a routine office visit. Due to the large number of health insurance plans, please call the clinic to see if we file with your particular insurance. We also accept Medicare and Medicaid payment. Please bring a copy of your insurance card for clinic appointments.

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

For those individuals with insurance that is out of network or who are without insurance, healthcare packages are available for purchase. Contact the Health and Wellness Clinic at 260-481-5748 for additional information. Visit the IPFW/Parkview Health and Wellness Clinic Web site for the most up-to-date information at www.ipfw.edu/clinic. Visit the Health and Wellness Web site for up-to-date campus wellness activities at www.ipfw.edu/health.

*Above information is subject to changes.

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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 a computer lab, fireside community lounge, 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 www.IPFWstudenthousing.com.

18. International Student Services

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International Student Services (Kettler 104, 260-481-6034) 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.

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 license. 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).

19. Library Services

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The 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 (http://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 you can

  • Get individualized help whenever the library is open, 330 days a year
  • Ask a librarian at http://ask.lib.ipfw.edu (in person, by e-mail, by IM chat, or by phone)
  • Arrange a research consultation with a subject librarian, by appointment, or on a walk-in basis
  • 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 you can

  • 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 you can

  • Access a vast array of scholarly information from on or off campus
  • Find 40,000+ full-text journals (from the individual article) via our powerful FIND IT linking tool, or (from the journal level) through our E-Journal Finder portal at http://e-journal.lib.ipfw.edu
  • Use Document Delivery Services at http://dds.lib.ipfw.edu or IUCAT’s Request Delivery to locate library materials that the library does not own
  • Rely on ReservesEXpress at http://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 you can

  • Explore the library’s Find Resources By… Title, Subject, or Type portal at http:///mdb.lib.ipfw.edu to use  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 http:///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 http://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 you can

  • Learn to evaluate the quality of your 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 http://tour.lib.ipfw.edu, discover how to do library research, and enhance your information foraging skills
  • Plan to 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 www.lib.ipfw.edu. Meet you at the library!  

Environment for discovery. Services for delivery.

You discover. We deliver.

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

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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 210. Please call  260-373-8060 or 800-721-8809 to schedule an appointment.

21. Police

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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:

 

(ET)
(GC)
(KT)
(LA)
(LB)
(LS)
(NF)
(PG-1)
(PG-2)
(RC)
(SB)
(VART)
(WT)
(WU)

 

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building ground-floor corridor
Gates Sports Center basement
Kettler Hall 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 Student Union 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 http://my.ipfw.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. Vehicle registration is required on an annual basis on or before the first day of classes for all students. 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 rearview 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

“A” parking lots shall be used during restricted hours only by motor vehicles with an “A” permit (designated by green lined spaces). 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. Both parking garages have areas designated as “A” 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. 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
(“A” 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
$100
$ 50
$ 50

Appeals Appeal forms are available at Police and Safety (in the Support Services building). Campus tickets may be appealed to the Traffic Appeals Board, which consists of faculty, staff, and students. 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, Police and Safety 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 vehicle from campus at owner’s expense.

22. Registration

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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.

Enrollment status. Graduate students are considered to be full-time students when enrolled in 8 or more credits during a semester, and part-time students when enrolled in 7 or fewer credits during a semester.

Enrollment status certification. The registrar’s office is the ONLY university office authorized to officially certify your enrollment status. All requests for enrollment certification should be directed to that office. Your enrollment status for a specific semester can be certified only AFTER classes for that semester have begun and will be reported only as of the date requested.

23. Student Handbook and Planner

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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.

24. Student Life and Organizations

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Student Life (Walb 115, 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. Additional information is available in the Student Handbook and Planner, at the Student Life office, and on the Internet at www.ipfw.edu/stulife.

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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.

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.

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The IPFW Veterans Services coordinator 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 registrar’s office (Kettler 107, 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.

27. Voter Registration Information

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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 www.ipfw.edu/registrar, 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.

28. Writing Center

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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 (www.ipfw.edu/casa/wc). 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 open lab 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 www.ipfw.edu/casa/wc.

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

 

 

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